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The Mint Challenge

08/19/09 – No Data

Good morning Mintdom!

I got a new pedoMINTer last night so I am back online!  whoo hoo!  I really missed that little tracker.  It has become like an appendage for me.  It is a nice one (Weight Watchers) in that it has a safety clip so if it falls off it does not go in the toilet like a previous one!  LOL! It is interesting, because I almost feel that that the pedoMINTer connects to my brain too. Of course, the past week has been a challenging one for my family, but since I have not worn my pedoMINTer for the past few days, I have thought less about my steps and about moving. Posting ‘No Data’ was getting easier to do too, so I made it extra big to make an impact on my brain.  I think you call that a mind game! hehehe Anyway, I have a new one and I am baaaack!

As many of you know, it has been a challenging week aside from the missing pedoMINTer.  My daughter’s stepson’s Mom died unexpectedly at age 32.  This is such a sad time for her family, and especially her 8-year old son.  I am amazed, but not surprised at how my daughter and son-in-law are dealing with the challenge of getting their children (my daughter also has an 8-year old daughter) through it all.  They have put their children’s welfare first.  They hung framed photos of his mom on the family wall without hesitation.  They are creative also.  For instance – they game them each a pair of ‘magic glasses’ (adult sunglasses) to wear at the funeral for when/if they cried.  Those are just a couple of examples. This sad event has really shined a light on this young couples love for their children, and their parenting skills. They really need to write a parenting book.

I also want to take a minute to say again, how grateful I am to my family and friends, who have reached out from all over the country, and surrounded this little family with love through words and deeds.  I could not have ordered a better group of people. I love you all so much!

“Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you; they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.” –Bernice Johnson Reagan

Do you have a challenge that you want to share?  Please feel free to share a challenge (large or small) here  What did you discover about yourself during this challenge?  You never know how you will help or inspire someone in the world.

AffirMINTion:  I grow through each challenge that I face.

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

Life is good!

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