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10/12/2007 - Accepting what God gave me
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Accepting What God Gave Me....

I think the hardest thing about accepting my limitations, is remembering, what I had before. I have found, myself looking back to how I was before, I was ill. I too often want to look at what I had before, instead of being grateful for what I have today. When I got sick I thought the world ended and why was I given this dreadful disease. I had to learn to appreciate what I have and let go of what I had in the past. It is still easier said then done.
 
I have learned that God has given me lots of gifts because of my illness. I have learned to appreciate when the sun rises, it rains, birds chirp, and much more. I’ve learned to appreciate the time I have with my daughter and family. Learning to accept the gifts God gave me, even if it wasn’t my plans, is the hardest thing I’ve ever done.


Today I accept what God gave me:

 

He gave me the sun
He gave me my pets
He gave me the moon

 

He didn’t give me what I wanted
But, he gave me his love
And his love is like a river
It always keeps flowing

 

He gave me the trees
He gave me the water
And the air to breathe
And the ground to walk

 

What did he give me most?
A family to love
And friends to have
And most of all is a life to live.
And I’m thankful today


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10/10/2007 - Simple Ranchy Chicken Recipe
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I'm not much of a cook but, I tried an experiment tonight and it turned out yummy.....

Ranchy Chicken recipe

3 lbs of chicken cut into strips or chicken tenders
2 packets of dry ranch dressing mix
oil for pan



Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Cover broiler pan with foil and oil the foil.
Empty packets of ranch into a large enough bowl to dip chicken.
coat the chicken one by one with the dry ranch dressing
place pan into oven for 45 minutes to 60 minutes depending on oven.
Then turn the chicken half way through cooking.

Serving size 3 if you need more, add a pound per person. ENJOY

The recipe is simple and is easy enough for a little one to do.


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10/6/2007 - Dealing with Depression in adults and children
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I have been dealing with depression for years. Its seems to get the worst at the darndest times. I have found different ways of copping with my depression. One of the most effective ways is calming myself down. Some of the ways I combat my depression is taking a bath, swinging on my porch swing, putting on a little makeup, or playing with my pets. Find something that you enjoy doing to help keep your mind occupied. I have had periods of time that I have taken antidepressants. Sometimes the antidepressants help and sometimes they don't help at all. Sometimes therapy is needed to combat depression and to get to the root of the depression. Millions of people don't seek help for depression because of the stigma associated with mental illness. I am a firm believer that depression can cause you physical pain. If you don't feel good it makes it hard to even want to move around.

Children can suffer from depression and many go undiagnosed. Children as they reach adolescence, have to deal with so many pressures. They deal with peer pressure, bullying, stereo typing, low self esteem, low self confidence, and many other pressures. Some children have good luck with antidepressant medications and/or therapy. I think the important issue is to get to the root of the problem. The only way a parent can get to the root of the problem is putting their selves in the child's place. A child needs lots of support dealing with depression. It takes a lot of patience to be able to get to the point that the depression doesn't overshadow everything else. Recurrences of depression can happen at anytime without any warning. Yelling or screaming at a child while there dealing with depression only decreases there moods and increases the depressing symptoms. Be sure to get help for your child dealing with depression.


Some symptoms of depression are  feelings of hopelessness, suicidal thoughts, loss of energy, feelings of worthlessness,  and extreme irritability.

If you have symptoms of depression please see your doctor or health care provider. The purpose of this blog is to provide some information on depression, not to take the place of a doctor or health care providers advice.
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10/5/2007 - Halloween Safety Tips
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Halloween Safety tips

1. Carry a flashlight or neon glow-stick.

2. Wear light color clothes so that you can be seen by cars.

3. Always go with an adult.

4. Trick or treat only at homes where porch light is on.

5. Don’t eat candy not in sealed wrapper.

6. Don’t eat any fruit or homemade snacks from people you don’t know, even the little old lady down the road.

7. Don’t eat any candy until a parent or adult looks at the candy.

8. Don’t wear face mask while walking down the street.

9. Face painting is safer then masks, so you see where you’re going.

10. Walk towards traffic to stay safer.

11. Goes trick r treating at dusk, not late at night.

12. Wear tennis shoes, not sandals or flip flops.

13. Don’t carry empty flames.

14. Don’t wear costumes that are too long to prevent tripping.

15. Wear reflective tape on clothing.

16. G0 to a local mall rather then door to door.

17. Make sure candles are blown out from pumpkins.

18. Check your local sex offender registry so you avoid those homes.

19.Don’t run just walk.

20. Carry a cell phone if one is available.

21. Trick treating only in a familiar area.

22. Stay on the sidewalk if there is one.

23. Avoid shoes that don’t fit properly.

24. Watch for candy that can choke young children such as peanut butter kisses and gum balls.

25. Wear costumes that are flame retardant.

26. Stay away from strange dogs.

27. Check with local hospitals for free x-raying of candy.

28. Trick treating should only be done in groups.

29. Wear clothing that covers arms and legs to prevent mosquito bites.

30. make sure costumes don’t obstruct hearing.


 

These items are suggestions to make your halloween safe and sound. 

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9/27/2007 - Disabilities Digest Welcome today
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Welcome to my blog Disabilities Digest..
This blog is all about anything to do with disabilities that are both visible and invisible.

Living with a disability is hard enough without having it validated and understood...

I am going to write about all things to do with disability... just because your disabled doesn't make you unabled.

I love to get some feedback so feel free to give me some....

If you have a topic you would like me to write about please let me know.....

THis is my first of many blog entries.... so come back and read me once again.....Laughing

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