Heidi

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Mom, desperately trying to get the health thing right! I started this blog so that I can pass along all the great things that I learn everyday on damage control for our wonderful bodies. It is tough to keep up sometimes with all the things going on in our daily lives so hopefully some of the helpful hints that I provide can make your life easier and healthier. I welcome your comments and tips as well! I am a vegetarian, animal rights advocate and avid animal rescuer.
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2012-11-07

Congratulations Mr. President! Obama Wins-Hope For The Future!


I am never one to throw my religous or political beliefs out there but I was relieved that Obama was reelected. I feel in many way the tide is turning in this country towards acceptance and more openmindness and I think he is a big part of that. None of us are perfect but I believe he can lead us in the right direction. His acceptance speech was inspirational on many levels that I felt went beyond just politics.  Below is my favorite part of his actual speech-it gave me goosebumps.

Congratulations Mr. President!



"I have never been more hopeful about America. And I ask you to sustain that hope. I'm not talking about blind optimism, the kind of hope that just ignores the enormity of the tasks ahead or the roadblocks that stand in our path. I'm not talking about the wishful idealism that allows us to just sit on the sidelines or shirk from a fight.

I have always believed that hope is that stubborn thing inside us that insists, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us so long as we have the courage to keep reaching, to keep working, to keep fighting.

America, I believe we can build on the progress we've made and continue to fight for new jobs and new opportunity and new security for the middle class. I believe we can keep the promise of our founders, the idea that if you're willing to work hard, it doesn't matter who you are or where you come from or what you look like or where you love. It doesn't matter whether you're black or white or Hispanic or Asian or Native American or young or old or rich or poor, able, disabled, gay or straight, you can make it here in America if you're willing to try.

I believe we can seize this future together because we are not as divided as our politics suggests. We're not as cynical as the pundits believe. We are greater than the sum of our individual ambitions, and we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. We are and forever will be the United States of America."




2012-11-04

After A While.............

One of my all time favorites since as long as I can remember.  When I make a mistake in trusting or believing someone these words come back to me and I am comforted. Hope they comfort you too!





After A While


©1971 Veronica A. Shoffstall



After a while you learn

the subtle difference between

holding a hand and chaining a soul

and you learn

that love doesn't mean leaning

and company doesn't always mean security.

And you begin to learn

that kisses aren't contracts

and presents aren't promises

and you begin to accept your defeats

with your head up and your eyes ahead

with the grace of woman,

not the grief of a child

and you learn

to build all your roads on today

because tomorrow's ground is

too uncertain for plans

and futures have a way of falling down

in mid-flight.

After a while you learn

that even sunshine burns

if you get too much

so you plant your own garden

and decorate your own soul

instead of waiting for someone

to bring you flowers.

And you learn that you really can endure

you really are strong

you really do have worth

and you learn

and you learn

with every goodbye, you learn...

2012-11-01

Facebook-Which Type Are You? Funny!

Ok so this isn't really health related but maybe it is because it is funny and creates laughter and laughter promotes good health so enjoy!!!!!

Source: urlybits.com via Julie on Pinterest