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Image Spotlight: Words
By Sharon Brown on October 6, 2013

What matters most could be a word or two.

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Imagevic
Oct 6, 2013 11:07 AM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
When we experience things like this, by choosing to go forward in a positive manner helps not only ourselves, but others in our lives as well. We can't change the past, but we can make our present and whatever future we have be hopeful and peaceful.

Lovely photo Sharon but I don't know what it is. Beautiful color Thumbs up

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ImageZanymuse
Oct 6, 2013 11:23 AM CST
Name: Brenda Essig
Rio Dell, CA
Being strong when facing adversity is not always within the scope of my abilities. I try. Sometimes I have to try again and again and again. Each time I try, I regain a small fraction of my strength. Giving in and not trying is not an option. Sometimes that means admitting defeat and forcing myself to move on past the pain, past the grief, past the frustrations. To be willing to force myself to be positive again. Life is not always easy but it still seems better than the alternative.
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ImageSharon
Oct 6, 2013 12:04 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
The photo is of my lacy Japanese maple with the fronds of a yucca pushing through behind it. Smiling
Imagesallyg
Oct 7, 2013 5:03 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
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Gorgeous photo Sharon.

And wise words- it bears focusing on how we react to things not just the things that happen TO us. Just 'things happen'
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
Imagepajonica
Oct 8, 2013 8:43 PM CST
Name: Jon
Japan, Ibaraki
I know you just don't get to my age without at least a few scars on your body, those show and sometimes we talk about them. Scars on the mind are hidden and rarely talked about and yet talking about these actually helps to heal them. Group hug

Jon
Fortune favors the brave.
Tickling is no laughing matter.
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Imagesallyg
Oct 9, 2013 7:28 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
Mental scars are often the ones people least want to admit, aren't they? Why is that?
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
ImageSharon
Oct 9, 2013 7:59 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Mental scars /emotional scars /heart scars . . . sometimes we have lots of scar tissue floating around. And sometimes talking helps, I'm sure. Sometimes, maybe not so much.
Imagepajonica
Oct 9, 2013 8:48 PM CST
Name: Jon
Japan, Ibaraki
Sharon, you'll never know how good it feels to share.

Sally, simply because we don't wan't to admit, even to ourselves the existence of these scars.
Talk to others and pretty soon you'll come to understand that many of us carry them! We are hurt as children and as young adults and then along comes life and damages us even further!

Hey I survived all be it through my own tenacity.
Fortune favors the brave.
Tickling is no laughing matter.
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Imagesallyg
Oct 19, 2013 6:23 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
I can see that could be, that talking about is a form of admitting pain, and NOT talking is a way of keeping it in denial.

Just finished two books involving severe ...challenges? pain deprivation?? About Holocaust and about Cambodia and the Khmer Rouge and revolution. So my having to clean house...I should be dancing with joy!
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
Imagepajonica
Nov 6, 2013 7:07 PM CST
Name: Jon
Japan, Ibaraki
I just love to clean house or anything, something deeply satisfying about it. Perhaps it's our soul we're cleaning? I don't know.
Fortune favors the brave.
Tickling is no laughing matter.
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ImageSharon
Nov 6, 2013 7:16 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Probably true, Jon, cleaning our souls.
Imagepajonica
Nov 6, 2013 10:16 PM CST
Name: Jon
Japan, Ibaraki
You know we all carry pain, for me it's from childhood and the way my own father treated me, he's been dead a long time now yet somehow he still controls me.
Can we really break away from our childhood? From the people that hurt us and abused us? Still hurts today as to why. I have two boys and they will never feel my pain, so why did I? Dad didn't love me? Love my kids I do, perhaps I'm not quite as damaged as he would have liked.
Fortune favors the brave.
Tickling is no laughing matter.
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ImageSharon
Nov 7, 2013 12:17 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
We have to leave old pain behind us, Jon, and never let it control our lives. If we allow it to control us, then those who hurt us will have won. Group hug
Imagenap
Nov 7, 2013 7:24 AM CST
Name: Nancy
Buffalo NY
pajonica wrote: I have two boys and they will never feel my pain....


Jon, they will never feel your pain. What they do feel and will always feel, is your love.

I have this little 3 year old friend who loves me with all his heart. He spends time with me daily, playing and hugging and learning, and we are each other's best friend. But I am getting old so I pondered to a friend that I remember no one at all from my early childhood, and that if I were to die soon he will not remember me when he grows up.

My friend said, he may or may not remember you, but the love you are sharing with him now will remain in his heart. You have taught him to love.

Boy, that made me feel a whole lot better.
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Imagevic
Nov 7, 2013 9:26 AM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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