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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:39 PM
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What are you gratefull for today? I'm gratefull that as my mother gets sick she
has around the clock care and lots of attention.
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idiotgardener Donating Member (479 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:55 PM
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1. That is indeed something to be grateful for.
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 09:56 PM by idiotgardener
Someone in my family is making that transition now, and even with resources it has been incredibly stressful and upsetting for her and those caring for her now. I wish the best for your mother.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:03 PM
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2. I wish the best for your family too. I'm grateful to my meds that
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 10:11 PM by applegrove
give me a strong emotional baseline. My mom seems better today. I just hope she can live where she is well into the future.
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Maine-ah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:16 PM
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3. going through this with my Mom
Except my brother and I are her care givers. Another trip to Boston next week to see if we can get some answers.

The best to you and your mom :hug:
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:20 PM
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4. Good luck to you all and your mom.
:hug:
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astral Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:26 PM
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5. Hugs to you too!
I am grateful I had a mother to love.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:54 PM
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8. Yes. Thanks.
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MiddleFingerMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:49 PM
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6. Compared to the past, I have very few physical assets to be thankful for.
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But, circumstances having been what they are, I'm fortunate for just
plain life (even with being Fucking Immortal n' all)... so I find myself
appreciating MANY more things now than I did when I had so much "more".
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Today, in particular, I was happy for the burning on my lips from some
Tapatio & lime chips and the fact that it was cold enough that I had to
get all cozy and warm as toast by wrapping up in a blanket.
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I've always liked Rocky Dennis' poem from the movie "Mask":
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These things are good:
ice cream and cake,
a ride on a Harley,
seeing monkeys in the trees,
rain on my tongue
and the sun shining on my face.

These things are a drag:
dust in my hair,
holes in my shoes,
no money in my pocket
and the sun shining on my face.

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What I am most grateful for (and most often grateful for) is getting
to share in the warmth and affection and kindness and joy and
concerns of so many friends.
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:grouphug:
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Over the decades, I've gone through MANY stages of divesting assets
and simplification of my life, both through intent and circumstance
and I have found the sentiment in the picture below to be very VERY
true.
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If we can just focus on what we DO have -- rather than what we DON'T ..
I think most of us would realize that we're pretty well-off, indeed.
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"Rant" off.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:54 PM
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7. That is a great pic. Great sentiments too. I was lucky that I had family
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 11:34 PM by applegrove
who did not value money but valued hard work and integrity. Those two things have got me through a lot.
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blueamy66 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 02:27 AM
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9. That I am still breathing.
nt
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blueamy66 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 02:28 AM
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10. vibes and prayers coming your way
nt
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