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3/3/12 12:15 P

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It is funny how the male counterpart requires and demands so
much attention and care when he is perfectly capable of
taking care of himself. He is an attention hog but, to his
credit, he has occasional bouts of attentiveness to the needs of
others. He does great with the GC so I am hoping some of
it gets spread to me. But, today, I will allow myself to take
some time for "me" and put the guilt aside.

DON'T BE NORMAL! BE YOU!
BELIEVE IT-ACHIEVE IT!
JUST DO IT!
MAKE IT HAPPEN!

Marsha
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3/3/12 6:43 A

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For the past 40 years ( it will be our 41st wedding anniversary Tuesday) I have been taking care of someone other than me. Now the rest of the time is for ME and no, I don't feel guilty.

"We are what we repeatedly do; excellence then is not a single act, but a habit." - Aristotle



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Today...I have my Grandson Riddick to watch. Today will be a total ME day playing with him.
I must admit...I get allot of exercise with him. LOL He keeps this Grandma on her toes. Love it.

Everyone, have a relaxing weekend and find some ME time with no guilt allowed.

Vicki



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3/2/12 10:46 P

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That's called tunnel vision LOL!
Tonight I went to a ladies party to plan out how to display photos
for graduation. Now that was fun, short and sweet. But I am so
glad I went.

DON'T BE NORMAL! BE YOU!
BELIEVE IT-ACHIEVE IT!
JUST DO IT!
MAKE IT HAPPEN!

Marsha
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You are always on the run Marsha. I KNOW I could not keep up with you. :)

You know if you saw someone else dragging down and feeling tired...your first suggestion would be STOP...take a break...rest up a bit. We need to say that same thing and do it for ourselves too. Odd how we don't see it. :(



Vicki



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3/2/12 5:32 P

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Sounds just like me! I have all these commitments and things
I NEED to do but forget that if I get run down, it will have to
wait. My mind gets to spinning and there aren't enough hours
in the day. Time to take a deep breath and let "me" relax.
You are so wise. Take care of me, too!

DON'T BE NORMAL! BE YOU!
BELIEVE IT-ACHIEVE IT!
JUST DO IT!
MAKE IT HAPPEN!

Marsha
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Odd, but here I sit thinking what do I want to do for my Me relaxation time for Friday and I am so used to NOT taking that moment for me....I don't know what to do with it. You see, my head is already jumping ahead to what I NEED to do and I don't know what I WANT to do.

I will find some ME time today and start to connect with the kid in me that enjoyed a hobby or new how to just kick back. Wow.

Vicki



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This is for our Mind and Soul today.

We all have a circle of family and friends we are there for. People we love and are willing to help when asked and many times even if not asked. We need to include ourselves in that circle and extend that helping hand to ourselves...no guilt involved.

Taking care of self is NOT selfish. Do you feel guilty when you give to yourself? There are 24 hours in a day. During that day, we take care of our family, our home, our jobs. Give yourself permission to take care of YOU also. It does not mean we are giving less to others but it does mean that we are also a priority. And sometimes...yes...we DO NEED to let others step up and do more for themselves to free up some of our time. Again, that is NOT selfish.

ME time is time well spent. We are worth the time it takes to move more, plan a healthy day meal wise...and find a moment to relax.



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