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  •  OK. Yes, but--the insight to seize the day (2+ / 0-)
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    corvaire, cv lurking gf

    is valuable, and also surprisingly difficult to maintain. At least it's been so for me as I've slid back over the line toward "health." I think I'm still doing what's most important, most days, but over the weeks it's hard to tell.
    Love this though:

    I don't believe in deferring happiness. Even my kid driving me crazy makes me happy.
    I'm very grateful to have kids to drive me crazy. It could have been otherwise.
    My own older relatives have been very bad in this regard. My 90+ y-o parents still plan to live forever. It is unfortunate, but I can't make them behave any differently now than they have for the past 80+ years.

    Some DKos series & groups worth your while: Black Kos, Native American Netroots, KosAbility, Monday Night Cancer Club. If you'd like to join the Motor City Kossacks, send me a Kosmail.

    by peregrine kate on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 11:12:16 AM PDT

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    •  I wanted to make it to Ireland to fulfill my (1+ / 0-)
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      dad's wish for years after he died from cancer. Now, I'd still like to go, but I like gardening too. I'm long past my "touch" of cancer, but I learned a lot about what matters from facing it, and what I didn't learn then was slammed into me when that car hit me. Overall, I'm lucky. I suppose I regret only my loved ones who have died and I can no longer hug or hear their voices or laughter. I carry those memories in my mind, and I'm grateful for them - I am one of the luckiest people to ever walk this planet I've had such a plethora of wonderful people who loved me and I love - but the physical presence is much missed.

      "You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty." Mohandas Gandhi

      by cv lurking gf on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 01:40:13 PM PDT

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      •  Glad you feel lucky, dear cv l gf. A fortunate (1+ / 0-)
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        condition, losses and mourning notwithstanding.

        Some DKos series & groups worth your while: Black Kos, Native American Netroots, KosAbility, Monday Night Cancer Club. If you'd like to join the Motor City Kossacks, send me a Kosmail.

        by peregrine kate on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 02:43:13 PM PDT

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