The world and what is important from Deni's perspective

Friday, May 27, 2005

I just wanted to tell each of you to have a happy Memorial Day! I know that it is a day for most of us to be off from work and get to relax
some, but let us each spend some time reflecting on all that lost their lives in military endeavors to protect us. Let us also remember
those who are abroad and stateside currently sacrificing for our well-being.

God bless you and God bless America!
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Good poem I found...

Unknown author, from an e-mail I received today.

Drinking from my saucer

I've never made a fortune, and it's probably too late now.
But I don't worry about that much, I'm happy anyhow
And as I go along life's way,
I'm reaping better than I sowed.
I'm drinking from my saucer,
'Cause my cup has overflowed.

Haven't got a lot of riches,
and sometimes the going's tough
But I've got loving ones all around me,
and that makes me rich enough.
I thank God for his blessings,
and the mercies He's bestowed.
I'm drinking from my saucer,
'Cause my cup has overflowed.

I remember times when things went wrong,
My faith wore somewhat thin.
But all at once the dark clouds broke,
and the sun peeped through again.

So Lord, help me not to gripe,
about the tough rows I have hoed.
I'm drinking from my saucer,
'Cause my cup has overflowed.

If God gives me strength and courage,
When the way grows steep and rough.
I'll not ask for other blessings,
I'm already blessed enough.

And may I never be too busy,
to help others bear their loads.
Then I'll keep drinking from my saucer,
'Cause my cup has overflowed.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Mental Health Issues...

I don't consider myself an expert, but an active learner in the "game" of life. I want to let you know that I've come from a place where I had "way below sea level" self-esteem about 15 or 20 years ago to where I am today with "average" (whatever in the world that really is) self-esteem. What I do know about my past to present is that it has been a very hard, rough road to get to where I am. One of the most therapeutic things I started to develop was being patient with myself. You are not perfect, I am not perfect, and NO ONE is perfect in the world today. Always remember that. Do you expect others to be perfect? If you do, that's another issue; but, more than likely you don't. Why expect that of yourself? Then, after that, the best thing I've done for myself is to be extremely focused on taking care of myself so that I can help others and live at my maximum potential. Then, ridding myself of my hurtful things in my past was another important step in the healing process.

Finally, realize you didn't get to where you are overnight, so don't expect for your situation to remedy itself overnight, either. It will take time and determination. This will be an ongoing goal for you in the long-run, but it can be something that you only rarely think about anymore.

Once you've successfully dealt with an emotional issue, it gets easier the 2nd, 3rd, ... times.

Never give up on it or yourself!

Monday, May 23, 2005

Discussion welcomed... - The new TV season: Be very afraid - May 23, 2005

The question is: "Is it just me, or do there seem to be fewer and fewer good 'new shows' with each passing tv season?" (Go to the above link to evaluate this.)

I don't know whether it is just that I'm "growing up" and not placing as much emphasis on tv nowadays, but there seems to be less that interests me with each passing year.

What does everyone think?


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