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This is a repeat of a recent journal post at [Link Removed] I thought I'd share it here as well.
Looking at Life a Little Differently  

Time for Change... but not the Obama way.
I am excited that we have come to a point of change in our lives. Turning the big 4-0 has made us reflect on where we are, where we wish we were, and how to get there from here. We are making big changes... and the reality is sinking in.
Being a mom of twelve is a badge I proudly wear, but being a geographically single mom isn’t looking so appealing. I know the Lord has a plan, and it is a perfect plan. But I am beginning to doubt our soundness of mind in deciding to pack the wagon and head west. I used to think I would have been a bold frontierwoman, but I have always been in awe of the women of the west who lived without their men for months on end. My fortitude will soon be tested. How will I measure up? With just a few short weeks to go, reality is beginning to look me in the face.

Other changes are also on the horizon. My blogspot is taking on a new look, and a new function. As a local wellness consultant and weight loss coach, I reach out and touch hundreds of lives. Being able to facilitate face to face health seminars has been so gratifying, but I am realizing that in order to help more people I must concentrate more on connecting on a cyber level. My passion is to enable, empower, and encourage people to take control of their health. As a mom, I realize that I set the stage not only for myself, but my whole family. I lead, they folllow (idealistically). Reaching out to other moms seems to be a good way to broaden my scope of influence.
The tone of my blog is changing to reflect my desire to touch more lives, change more perspectives, and in my own small way, have an impact on a little segment of history. We as moms don’t realize the potential we have as we mold and shape the next generation. Are we going to create a society that follows like sheep, or will we raise up thinkers and doers, movers and shakers? What has God called us to do? For what were we created? When we turn to toxic chemicals to make our lives easier, or toxic medicines to make us feel better, who are we relying on? In this day and age when the world is blissfully complacent with doing things like we’ve always done them... what will we be remembered for? My hope is that I can help others reach their full potential, be all the God created them to be, and take care of the temple God provided them with to bring glory to Him.
It is truly a time for change. Will we turn to God and search for wisdom and a return to common sense, or will we (as a nation) continue to play follow the leader and become a statistic in the system of sickness we have created? Is this what we want for our children (who are already sicker than we were at their age)?
Are you ready to look at life differently? What kind of changes are you willing to make? How can I help?

Sharing Hope.........

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      Darla5 wrote Oct 31, 2008
    • For me, well Ms. DeeDee, you have helped. I have started my family and me on eating better. We are taking small steps but we are headed in the right direction.

      Changing from drinking Diet Mt. Dew is a Huge change for me. My husband said yesterday, I have not drank a coke in almost a week. This is huge in our house.

      I am still trying to figure out what to drink since I have learned the Vitamin waters are not good for us either. Any suggestions. We drink water and flavor it with lemon and limes but I still would like that jump start in the morning.

      I also like the Pay It Forward group. I would love to hear more about your conversation last night. I am not sure I know how to get on with you guys. I would love to be  in next time.

      Have a great morning!!!

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      Dee Dee Shaw wrote Oct 31, 2008
    • Darla,
      Look in the the Home Business Builders group, and check out the Master Mind posts. You are welcome to join us if this is something that would benefit you.
      I am so glad to hear that you are benefiting from my blogs. Sometimes I feel like I am writing to myself. It is great to know that others are reading, and even better taking heed. With our upcoming trip, I don’t know how much time I’ll be online in the next few days. Leaving my brood behind takes more prep work than packing for the trip. :)
      As for suggestions - I have been drinking Holy Tea - [Link Removed] (browse products). It is a bit pricey, but it has glyconutrients in it, which will be the subject of a future post. When I was a Mt. Dew addict (gasp! yep, I was, just not diet) and I crossed that bridge of my health journey, I compared it to the cost of a 20 oz. bottle of Dew, and then it didn’t seem so expensive. :) I drink juice in the mornings when I take my supplments, and coffee when it is cold (like now!) but I never seem to have time to finish a cup before it gets cold, so I don’t figure I am contributing too much to my empty calorie intake. :)

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