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Miracle Party for Collette
August 28,2010

This is such an exciting weekend, I'm sure you have heard the news but just in case you haven't please visit Spiritual Sunday and read all about it. It is women like Collette that make me stronger, thank-you Collette

The blessing that I think of daily and thank the Lord is that my family is healthy. I pray daily that the Lord be with my husband, my adult kids, and my grandchildren.
Thank-you Lord for the blessings of my family. One of my favorite sayings is this,

Every day is a GIFT that's why we call it the PRESENT

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A Happy Heart
August 14,2010

I came across this story and I enjoyed it, I hope that you do too.

The 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud lady, who is fully dressed each morning by eight o'clock, with her hair fashionably coifed and makeup perfectly applied, even though she is legally blind, moved to a nursing home today.

Her husband of 70 years recently passed away, making the move necessary.

After many hours of waiting patiently in the lobby of the nursing home, she smiled sweetly when told her room was ready. As she maneuvered her walker to the elevator, I provided a visual description of her tiny room, including the eyelet sheets that had been hung on her window.

"I love it," she stated with the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old having just been presented with a new puppy.

"Mrs. Jones, you haven't seen the room .... just wait."

"That doesn't have anything to do with it," she replied.

"Happiness is something you decide on ahead of time. Whether I like my room or not doesn't depend on how the furniture is arranged ... it's how I arrange my mind.

I already decided to love it ... It's a decision I make every morning when I wake up. I have a choice; I can spend the day in bed recounting the difficulty I have with the parts of my body that no longer work, or get out of bed and be thankful for the ones that do. Each day is a gift, and as long as my eyes open I'll focus on the new day and all the happy memories I've stored away ... just for this time in my life."

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Psalm 118:24
"This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it."

Proverbs 15:13
A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit.

Proverbs 15:15
All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast.

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Deuteronomy 5:33
33 Walk in all the way that the LORD your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will possess.

Exodus 20:12
12 "Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.

1 Kings 3:14
14 And if you walk in my ways and obey my statutes and commands as David your father did, I will give you a long life."

I have noticed that I have been getting grey hair, it seems to just come in over night. Each day I see yet another streak of grey. I don't think of myself as vain, nor do I like spending money on my hair. Although I do care about my appearance I think of myself as very frugal and the price of getting my hair done or even the time to do it myself is just not worth it to me. I told my husband that I refuse to let society make me feel like I have to die my hair.

A lady at my church told me this, It's not about going grey it's about having the confidence to do so.

As I read scriptures on aging I think of it as a blessing to even be able to live long enough to have grey hair.

Lord thank-you for all the days of my life and for all the days ahead of me Lord. Thank-you for making me a woman who puts you first. Lord I want to thank-you for the two beautiful grey haired women in my life Lord that's Charlotte and my mother in law, they put you first Lord and their beauty comes with in. Thank-you for letting them be mentors to me.
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