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    J3L 2404 gbcb's Avatar
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    Do you realise how lucky you are?

    Well, do you? It really hit me today as I thought about my situation in life. Sure, there are some things that I'd like to change and improve, but the sheer number of unbelievably awesome things that I have been blessed with is really... well, unbelievably awesome. One of the many awesome things is having the luxury to spend time in Foo. Such a simple thing in some ways, but one that is dependent on so many other things going right. It's really amazing if you think about it.

    That is all.

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    Yes.

    Thank you, though, for reminding me again. Life is good... I mean, to be breathing, walking, talking, healthy is the least of it - and the biggest deal... all at once. Now, add technology to the picture and wheeeeeeee!!!

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    Yes.

    I am reminded of this every minute of every single day.

    I have often said that if I get up the morning and can fog a glass then it can only get better.

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    I've thought about this many times over the past several years, gbcb.

    I think that so many don't really consider themselves lucky to be as healthy as they are, and I find it sad that so many just don't care to take better care of themselves when others, who have no say in their physical degenerations, would gladly exchange lives just to have a body that could be healthy....

    I count my own blessings every day, and try to stay true to taking care of me, in spite of my own personal loss.

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by gbcb View Post
    Well, do you? It really hit me today as I thought about my situation in life. Sure, there are some things that I'd like to change and improve, but the sheer number of unbelievably awesome things that I have been blessed with is really... well, unbelievably awesome. One of the many awesome things is having the luxury to spend time in Foo. Such a simple thing in some ways, but one that is dependent on so many other things going right. It's really amazing if you think about it.

    That is all.
    U r teh auzomnez wot is Goobs!

    I r teh suxor wot is Stacey .

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by VegaVixen View Post
    I've thought about this many times over the past several years, gbcb.

    I think that so many don't really consider themselves lucky to be as healthy as they are, and I find it sad that so many just don't care to take better care of themselves when others, who have no say in their physical degenerations, would gladly exchange lives just to have a body that could be healthy....

    I count my own blessings every day, and try to stay true to taking care of me, in spite of my own personal loss.
    U r teh auzonenz too.

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    feel the love

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    yes, I do realise it. life is good

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Yeah but you don't have ta pay bilz wen yer ded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey View Post
    U r teh auzonenz too.
    I calls 'em as I sees 'em.... <shrug>

    I'd give you my marrow, gawdammit, if it were a match an' you'd take it, Stacey. <very serious Vega look>

    But, otherwise, I getcha.

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    Spend a week in a third world country and you will be hating yourself for some of the things you get bummed about right now.

    Oh, you can't go out and buy that new bike you want? Too bad. Someone here can't go out and buy enough food for their whole family....

    I'm just sayin....
    War: Where foolish men kill other foolish men for foolish reasons.
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    does this face make my butt look big?

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    Lucky, you are learnin' quite a bit in your life's journey, I can see. ((hugs))

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    Living here has made me a much better person. You really begin to appreciate people and the times you have with them instead of the things you do or don't have.
    War: Where foolish men kill other foolish men for foolish reasons.
    Quote Originally Posted by artifice View Post
    does this face make my butt look big?

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    Lucky, I hope you can keep some of those very meaningful relationships that you develop there. Try to make a difference in the life of just one kid, and you'll see a lifetime of reward. I promise you.

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    Yes I do in the fact that I don't live in the streets and I have food to eat so on and so forth.

    Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VegaVixen View Post
    I've thought about this many times over the past several years, gbcb.

    I think that so many don't really consider themselves lucky to be as healthy as they are, and I find it sad that so many just don't care to take better care of themselves when others, who have no say in their physical degenerations, would gladly exchange lives just to have a body that could be healthy....

    I count my own blessings every day, and try to stay true to taking care of me, in spite of my own personal loss.
    I am already voting this the best post of 2008! I could not have said any of this any better.

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    Great thread. You know that Talking Heads song Once In A Lifetime?

    And you may find yourself
    In a beautiful house, with a beautiful wife
    And you ask yourself:
    My God! How did I get here?

    That's my theme song.
    Cyclists of the world, unite! You have nothing to lube but your chains!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    I am already voting this the best post of 2008! I could not have said any of this any better.
    MV, I wept when I saw your post. You just "get it." And I just weep in gratitude....

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    About 6 years ago I decided to stop making people who already had money richer and go to a third world country to build up a business that helps people, helps the environment, and helps workers. A three way win. It works, and is working well.

    We have a very good life and I suppose in a way we are lucky - but in a way, it was a plan. I guess we were lucky we came up with the plan.

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    HAhaha…………….lucky! That’s a understatement.

    Poor Childhood, Gunshot, three concussions, falling off a roof breaking my back, WAR, disease and losing my shirt.


    After surviving all of that I end up in a good place with the love of my life and three great kids.
    James

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    I'm so fortunate that it's sickening. If I think about it too long I'll probably start to feel guilty.

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    Thank you all for your posts. I've been in a bad place emotionally recently, and it is good to see others put things into perspective. (Gotta love Depression)

    While I recently have been feeling down, I also understand how lucky I am. I have a beautiful wife, two health kids, and nice house and food to eat everyday. As a teacher, I get paid to have an impact on young people everyday. Plus, I have FOO. Sorta my friends away from home.

    Stu
    Slow, but at least still moving...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indyv8a View Post
    Thank you all for your posts. I've been in a bad place emotionally recently, and it is good to see others put things into perspective. (Gotta love Depression)

    While I recently have been feeling down, I also understand how lucky I am. I have a beautiful wife, two health kids, and nice house and food to eat everyday. As a teacher, I get paid to have an impact on young people everyday. Plus, I have FOO. Sorta my friends away from home.

    Stu
    Didn't know. ((hugs)) PM anytime. I've been there. And back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indyv8a View Post
    (Gotta love Depression)
    Ain't it grand?

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    YES I love life and AM VERY GRATEFUL for what I have, I would like to have MORE money but other then that I LOVE MY LIFE! Things are good, great family, friends and doing the things I enjoy!
    "RIDE FAST TAKE CHANCES!"

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