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Old 08-01-2012, 02:17 PM   #2911
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It is so sad that people don't know what to say, and others avoid us because they don't know what to say. Often times we just need someone to listen when we are grieving. Or...someone to cry with. I try to be the one who listens when a friend is grieving.
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Old 08-01-2012, 02:29 PM   #2912
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It is so sad that people don't know what to say, and others avoid us because they don't know what to say. Often times we just need someone to listen when we are grieving. Or...someone to cry with. I try to be the one who listens when a friend is grieving.
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Old 08-01-2012, 03:01 PM   #2913
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It is so sad that people don't know what to say, and others avoid us because they don't know what to say. Often times we just need someone to listen when we are grieving. Or...someone to cry with. I try to be the one who listens when a friend is grieving.
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:21 AM   #2914
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Right now my main grumble is that I had the hip surgery 3 weeks ago .... am recovering very well according to my PCP, surgeon, and PT. I've seen a lot of progress. BUT, that said, I'm almost in tears with the frustration of having to be inactive, not being able to drive. Three weeks ago I was taking 3-5 hour-long exercise classes a week, walking up a down our very steep streets, driving around to run all our errands, helping out a couple of elderly friends twice a week. Now I have no idea when I'll be able to get back to any of this (well, the surgeon said i can try driving in an empty parking lot and start on the street when I feel secure in my speed from foot on accelerator to brake (It would be my right leg). I read a lot, but am not big on TV. I've gotten back to doing most of my household chores (except gardening, not steady enough for our rough, slanted, terraced yard). But what I am able to do exhausts me, so I drift off to sleep during the day, then am up all night. I'm still sleeping on the couch because I'm only sleeping a few hours a night, and that in one-hour increments. No reason to keep my husband awake and have him grouchy the next day.

I'm a person who's rarely bored, but I am literally becoming bored to tears of frustration. I'm trying to pick up an old hobby (beadwork) to ease it a little.

Sorry for going on ....
Patience Little Grasshopper, patience. God knows what He is doing. He is teaching you a lesson in patience.
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:40 AM   #2915
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Losing a child is probably the most painful experience one can go through.

And for those who have no children, I just figure it was by choice. As any parent can tell them, having children can be the most exasperating experience one can have. And it can also be the most fulfilling experience. But childless couples seem to have a capacity to love all children. And they find ways to show it. They are the ones we ask to sit in on committees, babysit, work at the youth center, etc. And we know our children are in good hands. They are the ones who can stand back and look at a situation and make a good decision of whether it is good for a child or not. These folks never complain that they have too many children to care for. They can always make room in their hearts for one more. Thank you childless folks for being there when I needed a relief from the frustrations of being a parent. Thank you for teaching my children good moral rules of life. And thank you for setting a good example for my children to follow. You have the love of not only the children we have entrusted into your care, but the parents as well.
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:16 AM   #2916
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Patience Little Grasshopper, patience. God knows what He is doing. He is teaching you a lesson in patience.
... and boy did I need it yesterday. I'm one of those people who is very patient with others -- but get easily frustrated with myself!
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:15 PM   #2917
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... and boy did I need it yesterday. I'm one of those people who is very patient with others -- but get easily frustrated with myself!
I've recently reopened my study of Buddhism after a few years break and have been studying patience to start off with my learning. Patience is the only way to know ones soul. With patience, the ego can no longer present itself. One must learn patience, along with other attributes, to release the ego and become completely free. Only then can one reach heaven.
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:32 PM   #2919
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Well said, Maxine and Hoot!
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:36 PM   #2920
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This is relatively minor, but it's really getting on my nerves right now. Somehow I did something to my neck this morning (not during sleep) and if I look down, there's a sharp pain at the back of my neck going down my back. Now it's giving me a headache. I need to get some preserving done and am really aggravated. Thanks for listening.
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