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Old 12-08-2007, 07:24 PM   #31
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Mikki,why is it you cant work nights?
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Old 12-08-2007, 09:25 PM   #32
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An Inspirational Poem


Don't Quit
by Edgar A. Guest
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
when the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
when the funds are low and the debts are high,
and you want to smile but you have to sigh,
when care is pressing you down a bit - rest if you must,
but don't you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns.
As everyone of us sometimes learns.
And many a fellow turns about when he might have won had he stuck it out.
Don't give up though the pace seems slow - you may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than it seems to a faint and faltering man;
often the struggler has given up when he might have captured the victor's cup;
and he learned too late when the night came down,
how close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out - the silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
and when you never can tell how close you are,
it may be near when it seems afar;
so stick to the fight when you're hardest hit - it's when things seem worst,
you must not quit.
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Old 12-08-2007, 09:37 PM   #33
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[quote=elaine l;518917]An Inspirational Poem


Don't Quit
by Edgar A. Guest
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
when the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
when the funds are low and the debts are high,
and you want to smile but you have to sigh,
when care is pressing you down a bit - rest if you must,
but don't you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns.
As everyone of us sometimes learns.
And many a fellow turns about when he might have won had he stuck it out.
Don't give up though the pace seems slow - you may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than it seems to a faint and faltering man;
often the struggler has given up when he might have captured the victor's cup;
and he learned too late when the night came down,
how close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out - the silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
and when you never can tell how close you are,
it may be near when it seems afar;
so stick to the fight when you're hardest hit - it's when things seem worst,
you must not quit.
WOW!Great poem
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Old 12-08-2007, 11:06 PM   #34
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Thanks Elaine that is a great poem
JP husband works evenings,need to be here for my daughter. She's older but has school activities she is committed to. If it totally comes down to it that might have to be sacraficed. It will break my heart if I have to do that though. But I haven't even been offered a evening job either.
After a long day of tears and saddness, the support from my new DC family has picked me up and I feel like I can face tomarrow. Thanks to everyone who took the time to give me support, It helped me get through today.
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Old 12-08-2007, 11:08 PM   #35
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lol, mikki. what about joining the upstate production of these guys?

Blue Man Group

j/k. glad you're feeling better.
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Old 12-08-2007, 11:19 PM   #36
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I do look great in blue, wait then my eyes wouldn't stand out, could I go with pink. LOL
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Old 12-08-2007, 11:20 PM   #37
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Mikki, glad you are feeling somewhat better. I hope things look better tomorrow.
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Old 12-09-2007, 12:01 AM   #38
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Mikki I am male and a sensitive one at that. Boot you insensitive husband where it would hurt the worst.. Then tell him up front to knock off the negative nonsense and start being supportive or show him the door. You do not kneed this aggravation at this time in your life. G d works in strange ways at times and I have faith that the Master is looking out for you. He has helped me numiorus times. I am a fully trained Chef and when I had to I worked as a cleaner of bathrooms just to survive But a new door will open
It is always darkest just before the dawn so hang in. QUIT TAKING RUBISH FROM YOUR HUSBAND. It is hard but ask G D for help and think positive.
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Old 12-09-2007, 05:58 AM   #39
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Wow a lot of worthwhile posts here Mikki! And I agree with everyone!

Somebody mentioned volunteer work - great idea cos it can give you your confidence back and make you feel worthwhile (even though you are).

We aren't defined by our jobs. We define our jobs.

At 15, let your daughter worry a little. It won't kill her! You don't need to share everything but don't play charades either. My dad died when I was 15, and my mum sheltered me from a lot of the problems she was experiencing, mainly financial. It was quite isolating really. I would have understood if she had shared with me.

At 15, you are deemed old enough to get a job, so why not let her try as well? She doesn't have to support the family but can at least pay for her luxuries/activities herself. Also if you did have an evening job, like waitressing, could your daughter spend the evening with a friend who also has the same activities as her? They could go together on those nights and you can reciprocate when you have the opportunity. Or with lots of home baked cornbread! :-)

Have you considered virtual jobs - one's that are internet based that you can do from home? Not talking about the dodgy ones here but for example, there is a site in Oz for a virtual assistant, where they act as the go between for client and temp - no on-site work.

Good luck with whatever the future brings you.
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Old 12-09-2007, 11:12 AM   #40
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Mikki I am male and a sensitive one at that. Boot you insensitive husband where it would hurt the worst.. Then tell him up front to knock off the negative nonsense and start being supportive or show him the door. You do not kneed this aggravation at this time in your life. G d works in strange ways at times and I have faith that the Master is looking out for you. He has helped me numiorus times. I am a fully trained Chef and when I had to I worked as a cleaner of bathrooms just to survive But a new door will open
It is always darkest just before the dawn so hang in. QUIT TAKING RUBISH FROM YOUR HUSBAND. It is hard but ask G D for help and think positive.
Same here I will take any job just to survive
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