Archive | December, 2010

Resolutions… Forgivness… And Good Will…

12 Dec
If you didn’t know i have a new blog it’s called Savvy Army Wife
It’s not just for Army Wives it’s for everybody…  i am still cultivating it and I am in the process of moving it over to WordPress, blue host and I are not getting along right now…  Over the holidays I hope to have everything moved… I even have my own email so, it’s going to be a process…  I wanted to share this with my readers over here…

Now is the time everybody is thinking about Resolutions…

I can proudly say I made it a whole year and I kept my resolution and that was to lose weight!  I went from a size 22/24 to a size 14 and if I want a muffin top a 12.(So, i will keep it at a 14)  I now fit into a large shirt…  This wasn’t easy…  This has been the hardest thing I have ever have to do.  But, I did it and if I can do it ANYBODY can! 

Another thing i did was conquer a fear.   My fear of Bridges.  I ran the Savannah Bridge Run…  I didn’t think about time, or speed the point is.. I did it!  I made it… And for the person who told me i couldn’t…  Well, I showed you didn’t I!? 

The other thing I did was…  Forgive and Forget and I hope that it’s the start of a “do-over”  I know I am being cryptic but, I have done my fair share of not being a nice person.  I reached out to somebody that I never thought or even imagine I could.  And she in return, was very receptive to me.  I didn’t know what to expect what I open the email, all I know is that I was shaking and I had tears running down my eyes when I read this her response, I was blown away.  Truly from the bottom of my heart if you read this, you have NO idea what this gesture means to me.  I hope this is the start of healing.  I need to heal.  Hate is a cancer.  and I couldn’t have it in my life anymore.  I am trying to be a better person all the way around.  Love harder, give more and just set a better example of being a better person…  Her gesture alone made my Christmas!  I wish this person a lifetime of good will and blessings! 

Another thing I did was start school. 

If you don’t make resolutions, that’s OK…  I did…  And this year I kept every single one of them.  Sometimes you need a good ass whipping or eating humble pie and reach out.. 

I want to leave this with you, if you have forgotten what Christmas means… it’s a simple but, one of my favorite quotes of all time.  it’s the season of giving, it’s the season of forgiving and it’s the season of doing good deeds to human kind.  With all the hate in the world we need good: 

Charlie Brown: I guess you were right, Linus. I shouldn’t have picked this little tree. Everything I do turns into a disaster. I guess I really don’t know what Christmas is all about.
[shouting in desperation]
Charlie Brown: Isn’t there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?
Linus Van Pelt: Sure, Charlie Brown, I can tell you what Christmas is all about.
[moves toward the center of the stage]
Linus Van Pelt: Lights, please.
[a spotlight shines on Linus]
Linus Van Pelt: “And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, ‘Fear not: for behold, I bring unto you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.’ And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.'”
[Linus picks up his blanket and walks back towards Charlie Brown]
Linus Van Pelt: That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.
God Bless you all… 

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Pay It Forward…

4 Dec

This week was National Pay it Forward Day, it was something that Facebook started.  And random acts of kindness are so hard to come by and,  me being very short of cash I did several “little” random acts of kindness.  I will not name all of them… Because that’s not what’s it’s about…
 But, I do want to talk about one.  There’s a program called A Cup of Joe for a Joe.   I donated to the program so, that soldiers overseas can get a cup of coffee it’s not much but, I figure…  What’s a few dollars compared to what they doing over there…  Fighting for our freedom and being so far away from home.  I want to share with you some of the responses I have gotten… 

3 Soldiers want to thank you for sending them a Cup of Joe!

Cup of Joe #1

Your message and gift of a CUP OF JOE was delivered to a Soldier serving at Iraq – Basrah in . They wanted to say thanks and make sure you knew your gift was received. Please see below for their note to you:

Thank you Schwartz Family this cup of Joe is greatly appreciated.

Cup of Joe #2

Your message and gift of a CUP OF JOE was delivered to a Soldier serving at Iraq – South Victory in Iraq. They wanted to say thanks and make sure you knew your gift was received. Please see below for their note to you:

Thanks so much for the cup of coffee! It’s especially appreciated this time of year. Not only is it Christmas Time, but it’s cold! I know we’re in the desert and all but it’s not hot all year round (thank goodness!) Thanks again and Merry Christmas! -PV2 Sarah Byrne

Cup of Joe #3

Your message and gift of a CUP OF JOE was delivered to a Soldier serving at Iraq – Tallil in Iraq. They wanted to say thanks and make sure you knew your gift was received. Please see below for their note to you:

Thank you very much for the cup of joe. Pay it Forward does work. Thanks for your thoughts and prayers. I have about 40 days left so I am getting excited about coming home. Thanks again..

Thank you for those who serve in the Military!  God Bless you all!!