Daily Journal December 20, 2012 Part 1

This journal blog was originally set up so that through my struggles and others that I heard about or knew about, you would be inspired to go the one more step. Bear the extra five minutes of pain on the road to recovery. But there are just some times like the last few days and the tragedy at Sandy Hook, that I feel my sharing with you these stories will do just as much and in some cases even more than I can. The following is one of those times. I found this on my facebook.

 

Please take a minute to read this adorable story! ---></p><br />
<p>Our 14-year-old dog Abbey died last month. The day after she passed away my 4-year-old daughter Meredith was crying and talking about how much she missed Abbey. She asked if we co<br /><br />
uld write a letter to God so that when Abbey got to heaven, God would recognize her. I told her that I thought we could so, and she dictated these words:</p><br />
<p>Dear God,</p><br />
<p>Will you please take care of my dog? She died yesterday and is with you in heaven. I miss her very much. I am happy that you let me have her as my dog even though she got sick.<br /><br />
I hope you will play with her. She likes to swim and play with balls. I am sending a picture of her so when you see her you will know that she is my dog. I really miss her.</p><br />
<p>Love, Meredith</p><br />
<p>We put the letter in an envelope with a picture of Abbey and Meredith and addressed it to God/Heaven. We put our return address on it. Then Meredith pasted several stamps on the front of the envelope because she said it would take lots of stamps to get the letter all the way to heaven. That afternoon she dropped it into the letter box at the post office. A few days later, she asked if God had gotten the letter yet. I told her that I thought He had.</p><br />
<p>Yesterday, there was a package wrapped in gold paper on our front porch addressed, 'To Meredith' in an unfamiliar hand. Meredith opened it. Inside was a book by Mr. Rogers called, 'When a Pet Dies.' Taped to the inside front cover was the letter we had written to God in its opened envelope. On the opposite page was the picture of Abbey & Meredith and this note:</p><br />
<p>Dear Meredith,</p><br />
<p>Abbey arrived safely in heaven. Having the picture was a big help and I recognized her right away.</p><br />
<p>Abbey isn't sick anymore. Her spirit is here with me just like it stays in your heart. Abbey loved being your dog. Since we don't need our bodies in heaven, I don't have any pockets to keep your picture in so I am sending it back to you in this little book for you to keep and have something to remember Abbey by.</p><br />
<p>Thank you for the beautiful letter and thank your mother for helping you write it and sending it to me. What a wonderful mother you have. I picked her especially for you. I send my blessings every day and remember that I love you very much. By the way, I'm easy to find. I am wherever there is love.</p><br />
<p>Love, God</p><br />
<p>Don't say you're too busy to forward this. Just go ahead and do it</p><br />
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Please take a minute to read this adorable story! —>Our 14-year-old dog Abbey died last month. The day after she passed away my 4-year-old daughter Meredith was crying and talking about how much she missed Abbey. She asked if we co
uld write a letter to God so that when Abbey got to heaven, God would recognize her. I told her that I thought we could so, and she dictated these words:Dear God,

Will you please take care of my dog? She died yesterday and is with you in heaven. I miss her very much. I am happy that you let me have her as my dog even though she got sick.
I hope you will play with her. She likes to swim and play with balls. I am sending a picture of her so when you see her you will know that she is my dog. I really miss her.

Love, Meredith

We put the letter in an envelope with a picture of Abbey and Meredith and addressed it to God/Heaven. We put our return address on it. Then Meredith pasted several stamps on the front of the envelope because she said it would take lots of stamps to get the letter all the way to heaven. That afternoon she dropped it into the letter box at the post office. A few days later, she asked if God had gotten the letter yet. I told her that I thought He had.

Yesterday, there was a package wrapped in gold paper on our front porch addressed, ‘To Meredith’ in an unfamiliar hand. Meredith opened it. Inside was a book by Mr. Rogers called, ‘When a Pet Dies.’ Taped to the inside front cover was the letter we had written to God in its opened envelope. On the opposite page was the picture of Abbey & Meredith and this note:

Dear Meredith,

Abbey arrived safely in heaven. Having the picture was a big help and I recognized her right away.

Abbey isn’t sick anymore. Her spirit is here with me just like it stays in your heart. Abbey loved being your dog. Since we don’t need our bodies in heaven, I don’t have any pockets to keep your picture in so I am sending it back to you in this little book for you to keep and have something to remember Abbey by.

Thank you for the beautiful letter and thank your mother for helping you write it and sending it to me. What a wonderful mother you have. I picked her especially for you. I send my blessings every day and remember that I love you very much. By the way, I’m easy to find. I am wherever there is love.

Love, God

Don’t say you’re too busy to forward this. Just go ahead and do it

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This one is just because of the season and that it is so beautiful.

First place in cubicle decorating at the command 😀 they really sparkle when its just the Christmas lights on (aka when I’m the only on left in the office at 6). It makes me happy just sitting under it all day and I’ve actully had two people say they came over just to look at it to make their day better 🙂
First place in cubicle decorating at the command :D they really sparkle when its just the Christmas lights on (aka when I'm the only on left in the office at 6). It makes me happy just sitting under it all day and I've actully had two people say they came over just to look at it to make their day better :) http://instagr.am/p/TcMgivHrIr/

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Facebook has some good ones today, and here is one of the ones that I count as food for thought.

Well said…
A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.</p><br />
<p>The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles roll<br /><br />
ed into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.</p><br />
<p>The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full.. The students responded with a unanimous ‘yes.’</p><br />
<p>The professor then produced two Beers from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand.The students laughed..</p><br />
<p>‘Now,’ said the professor as the laughter subsided, ‘I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things—-your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions—-and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car.. The sand is everything else—-the small stuff.</p><br />
<p>‘If you put the sand into the jar first,’ he continued, ‘there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life.</p><br />
<p>If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you.</p><br />
<p>Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.</p><br />
<p>Spend time with your children. Spend time with your parents. Visit with grandparents. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and mow the lawn.</p><br />
<p>Take care of the golf balls first—-the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.</p><br />
<p>One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the Beer represented. The professor smiled and said, ‘I’m glad you asked.’ The Beer just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there’s always room for a couple of Beers with a friend.
A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles roll
ed into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full.. The students responded with a unanimous ‘yes.’

The professor then produced two Beers from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand.The students laughed..

‘Now,’ said the professor as the laughter subsided, ‘I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things—-your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions—-and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car.. The sand is everything else—-the small stuff.

‘If you put the sand into the jar first,’ he continued, ‘there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life.

If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you.

Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.

Spend time with your children. Spend time with your parents. Visit with grandparents. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and mow the lawn.

Take care of the golf balls first—-the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the Beer represented. The professor smiled and said, ‘I’m glad you asked.’ The Beer just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there’s always room for a couple of Beers with a friend.

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  • You, Kauri-Lynn Roderick and 3 others like this.
  • Bonnie Jean Hern This is so true, except for me it would not be beer, it would be soda pop.
  • And here is another thought for the day, even though it isn’t as long as the previous one, it still says a lot.
  • -TIP OF THE DAY-</p><br />
<p>Share if you agree
  • Maybe today’s journal should just be titled “Thoughts For The Coming Days”, because here is another one, and probably even more will follow.
  • LIKE if GOD has blessed you with much to be THANKFUL for!</p><br />
<p>Click the link below to find out how choosing gratitude is just one way of praising God! ▼▼</p><br />
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LIKE that God's plan is ALWAYS perfect.</p><br />
<p>Check out the illustrative video below that reminds us that, as absurd as taking that leap might feel, God always has a plan!</p><br />
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LIKE that God has never let you down!</p><br />
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Some true American Icons.
Louve *
This one is true for me. I wouldn’t be alive today if it weren’t for Jesus being my Savior.
LIKE if you wouldn't WANT to live without JESUS!</p>
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<p>SHARE if your relationship with Jesus is paramount!
LIKE if there's no light between you and Jesus!</p>
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✿LIKE that each day is a GOOD day with GOD!</p>
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That should do it for this part of today.