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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 01:11 PM
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89. Welcome Mrs. Edwards and thank you so much for reaching out to US!
Edited on Fri Nov-05-04 01:16 PM by hlthe2b
As you'll see from my sigline, the lessons of history have great meaning to me and so I'm very appreciative of your Jefferson quote.

I have so much respect for you and your family (as well as the Kerrys and Chris Heinz was very much appreciated when he stopped by to post yesterday).

I also know that your need to reach out to others-- while you are dealing with your own health issues-- speaks volumes to you as a person, as well as for your hopes for the future. While we don't yet have the absolute scientific proof, there are suggestions, surely, that those who are able to focus on others, rather than allow the stress response that is normal when focused on ones own difficulties to consume them, have a boost to their own immune system. Not hard to understand, really... Stress hormones have very negative effects on immunity and healthy. Thus, the very fact that you are focused on the future and on others, not only speaks volumes to your strength of character-- but it also tells me that all will be well for you. I am absolutely convinced. Certainly you have our thoughts and prayers with you as well. Treatment guided by the best science, but supported by faith, is a powerful combination, imo.

I'm heartened that our grief and sadness at Tuesday's events, has now turned to serious consideration of where to focus our efforts. Please stay involved to give your input and advice where you can. I know if you see an occasional critical comment from a DUer here (about the campaign or even about Senator Kerry or your husband), you will realize that it is emotion speaking and not reality. We are VERY appreciative of the hard fight you all undertook and we are proud of all of you. Please know that!

We have together incited a core of highly motivated activists. While I am in Colorado--a red state, for now-- I take heart in the fact that our State House has gone Democratic in both House and Senate, and we were able to send our Hispanic Democratic candidate, Salizar to the US Senate. As I write this, students in the Boulder High School are now protesting in a 24 hour plus sit-in, demanding to know of Republican standardbearers why their concerns over the draft, the war, the environment, and the devastating budget deficit have not been addressed. The youth are "getting it!"

Now, we must determine how best to focus our efforts. Onward, all. We are here to support and encourage each other and it means EVERYTHING to us, Elizabeth that you (and Chris, yesterday) are here to aid in that effort. Bless you!

"Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
-George Santayana

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