Sunday, March 18, 2007

A GIFT

Happiness . . . holding hands
with suspended time . . .
flickering flames casting shadows of dreams . . .
Remembering yesterday's stolen kiss . . .
Or, seeing the exuberance
of undaunted youth
excited in their own discoveries.

Happiness . . . counting colors
in Autumn's leaves . . .
Tasting rain that relieves
a long dry period . . .
Listening to the wind
whistling outside a snug cabin . . .
Or, basking in the warmth of
rocking a baby to sleep.

Happiness . . . that state of being
which is so solid in the contentment . . .
of quiet hours and so alive
in the breath of bustling activity. . .
But more than anything else
the realization that the gift
of life is yours to enjoy.
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Hi, to all of you . . . my special blogger friends.
I am taking a break from blogging for about a month or so.
Need to give lots of attention to our newest family member, Jake.
Having a puppy is wonderful , but lots of work too.
Also, our son will be leaving us soon for college, and I don't want to
miss any of the special times we will be sharing . . . those moments will never come again, and I can't miss a single second spent with him.
Just not enough time now . . . for writing . . . or visiting your wonderful blogs . . .
Will try and visit now and then. . .


Will miss all of you . . .
Till I return. . .
Be happy . . . take care . . . enjoy life . . . and be well.
Love to all!

Margie :)




121 comments:

  1. Waaa..hhh...waaaa.....Me gonna miss you Margie :( Oh bring that little Jake over to me, I'll take care of him so that you can still be around :(

    Kekekek...just kidding, we understand, we know you won't abandon us for long. Before too long, you'll be missing us too ya? ;)

    Thank you for your Happiness poem and how true, happiness is within ourselves, so solid in the contentment. I am happy to be hear to have blog pal like you :D

    You have fun Margie and come back soon!

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  2. Have fun with your puppy! thanks for the parting poem.

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  3. Margie nooooooooooooooooooo :*(

    Keshi.

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  4. Have a great time Margie! I'm glad that you can take time for some fun! Enjoy the start of Spring and "see" you soon!

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  5. Come back soon. But don't miss a minute with your loved ones.

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  6. well...i guess i'll have to miss the wonderful poems here. anyway have fun with your new family member and looking forward for your return :) take care

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  7. Wish you and yours all the very best in all your endeavours!

    Hope to see you soon...

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  8. Enjoy!
    I know had my daughter here for almost two weeks and you want to share moments with them. It is important. She has started her journey back to Dubai.
    Probably see her again in a month or so.
    Im sure Jake will enjoy all the attention ... he so gorgeous.
    hugs for you.
    see you soon Margie

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  9. so true... happiness is a gift, a rare gift, one to be treasured and cherished for it is transient.

    I am an erratic blogger these days; real life gets in the way, but would we have it otherwise.

    Have fun with Jake and good luck to your son; may he enjoy a glittering career in college

    keep well, keep happy, and keep in touch

    lotsa luv ann xxxxx

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  10. The same wishes to you (and your family!)
    Nice poem, too!

    There is a time for everything...

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  11. so true..Margie..embrace every moment you can with your son...I look forward to your return and more of your beautiful poetry. God Bless

    hugs
    donna

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  12. i'm gonna miss you!
    enjoy your time with your love ones.

    big hugs

    p.s hope your son enjoys college!

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  13. Enjoy your break Margie !!! we will miss you....please know I will keep you in my prayers..Thankyou heaps for yours to me and thankyou for the special poems you left for me, they are wonderful...

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  14. We will miss you, but have a wonderful time this month being in the moment.

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  15. oh margieeeeeee, am gonna miss you...but have a nice time with your son. i understand how jake needs walking and training specially knowing when and where to poo...
    am glad am so over that stage.

    happy people are easy to let go...cause they always leave a smile...and laughter the next...

    take care. see yah!!!

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  16. You know you're going to be missed! Another beautiful poem and a lovely letter to your readers. Life gets in the way of blogging...it happens! Bittersweet--your son leaving for college, and your new pup!

    Be well Margie, ...

    {{HUGS}}

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  17. You do need this time with your son. Have a very fulfilling time. We will wait. Don't worry.

    Hugs, margie!

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  18. Margie, enjoy your break.

    Your family is so blessed to have you.

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  19. Helo, Margie!
    This poem is very good. Thank you
    Have nice week

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  20. Beautiful poem Margie...have fun with Jake and your family...and take care.

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  21. Margie: We understand a little break is always good.

    Have fun and enjoy your spring.

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  22. you know i will miss you Margie,but u wil be happy spendin time with Jake and ur son!have fun and enjoy the time!
    takecare!
    ~~shammu!

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  23. Enjoy your time away Margie... we'll miss you and your joyful spirit...!

    Love, Kathleen :)

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  24. Hi margie!!!

    you got a puppy...thts sooo sweet!!! :) :)
    nd have a wonderful time with ur son...nd u know what..i wont miss you as much as the others cvoz i'v got atleast a half a dozen of poems of yours yet to read :) :)

    But once i finish reading them all..i'm gonna miss you a lot...

    take care...nd a have a great time :)

    preetha.

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  25. SHEET !

    her dog Jake gets more attention than me

    son i can understand
    but a dog ?

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  26. Enjoy your break Margie, I hope your urge to write will allow you the time you need to catch your breath. :))

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  27. Take care, Margie
    Jake sounds adorable- a new puppy! :)
    I understand about a son going off to college. Our daughter will go soon, too, but school must let out later here plus she's in afterschool activities (theatre), that run until late at night, so the blogging break isn't yet.... Yes, treasure those irreplaceable moments. I already miss her.

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  28. Good luck with the new member of the family! =)

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  29. Aw, gonna miss your wonderful words but I understand completely. Good Luck!

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  30. Best to you Margie.... Come back soon!

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  31. good luck margie, have fun with the pup and enjoy your son.
    We'll miss you.
    tc

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  32. Hi everyone
    Thanks so much for your visits, nice comments, and good wishes.
    It's the most beautiful day here in Colorado Springs....
    warm and sunnny!

    Me and my pal Jake are heading out to watch my son's ballgame.

    I miss all of you!

    Margie:)

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  33. Well dear Margie - life!

    To live to the fullest one must be "present".

    Sorry I missed you...

    Big Hug

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  34. Margie, Hi. Beautiful poem as always. And good luck with many blessings in your life! Take care and see you soon. :^)
    All good things - Steve.

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  35. Margie you and your beautiful poetry will be sorely missed. Enjoy your break!!

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  36. Of course I will miss your happy presence Margie - on your blog, mine, and others - but knowing that you are taking the time to soak in all of your blessings now is such a warm feeling.

    Enjoy!

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  37. Already missing you Margie ... give Jake a cuddle from me.
    cuddles to you too.

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  38. A lovely parting shot.
    Enjoy and come back with more.

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  39. Hello sweetie

    sorry to have missed you AGAIN
    I am taking a workshop on Thursday afternoons but I have been meeting frinds for lunch before the sessions...

    Tied-up tomorrow and Sat. most of the day.

    Hope you are all doing well.
    Want to hear all about the young man going away to college and pupppy dog... and hubby...
    and you...

    ((Big Hug))

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  40. hi margie
    i hopeyou're enjoying your break and time with your son and jake :)
    hugs to you!

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  41. INDIA LOST
    SRI LANKA WON


    i hate Keshi

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  42. Bob Woolmer the PAKISTAN coach strangled to death

    He was riting a book exposing match fixing in India and Pakistan



    I hate cricket
    lets play hockey again

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  43. Margie
    come back soon

    i need cheering up

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  44. Margie
    get a pussy cat instaed

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  45. Hope ur having a marvellous time with ur family and cute lil Jake.

    HUGGGGGGGGZ!
    Keshi.

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  46. Here's wishing you all the goodness in life...have a nice time and we will await your come back !!

    Till then take care n God Bless !

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  47. The thing is, I know you and though you'll be breaking from blogging, you'll not be breaking from writing. So, I can only imagine all the great stuff you'll have in store for us.

    I understand completely. Enjoy your life, Margie. Love you much.

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  48. Margie, thanks for stopping by! Hearing from you today was like a breath of spring air! Your thoughtfulness is appreciated. :)

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  49. Blowing u a kiss...

    MWAH!

    Keshi.

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  50. Show us a pic of your new puppy when you have a chance.

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  51. i am getting old, i fear
    i need a break too Margie



    i wont be blogging much hence forth

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  52. I gues I was late to get here just to wish you good luck, fill your box with all the memory of this time of sharing with your family

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  53. May you have all the happiness
    And luck that life can hold...
    And at the end of all your rainbows
    May you find a pot of gold!


    Thanks Margie
    i found the pot of gold

    i found a biz partner in California
    i also found a lover
    the 2 are 1

    i no u and Keshi wont like wat i said

    i and the wife (of 26 years) are going in for a mutual agreement divorce

    i am leaving all my property to her
    and starting a new life, a new business in California

    mebbe i will see u soon in person

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  54. thanks for stopping by!
    hows jake and your son?
    i'm lil better!
    thank u

    hugss

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  55. to answer your questions
    i need your email id

    sabydasouza@yahoo.com

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  56. May u have a sunshiney day today!

    Keshi.

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  57. Margie
    Bring Jake to the pc so that you can write ... we are missing you.
    Enjoy your moments with your puppy ... as you know they are not puppy's long. I bet you are getting so much enjoyment out of his company.
    hugs for you
    see you soon;

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  58. Margie,
    Enjoy every single minute! The memories you are making will be little "love notes" for all eternity. hugssssssssssss

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  59. Margie, enjoy your good time, till we meet again. :)

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  60. Best of luck margie with that puppy of course...and enjoy those precious moments that will be frozen in time...love your verse my friend...best wishes!

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  61. My dearest

    hope you are keeping well and all is well including the little furry hooligan

    Popped in to check on you and pass this message

    "www.livinginpoetry.blogspot.com has a tribute for Paul of spiritualdiablog and now in his new website www.originalfaith.com. Hope u can join us in this tribute and if you can helps us spread the word among his blog friends"

    Love and joy to you all
    ((Big HUg))

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  62. COME BACK HERE Margie
    Keshi has gone too

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  63. Im well babez...tnxx for being an angel! HUGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGZ!

    Keshi.

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  64. HAPPY EASTER MARGIE
    HOPE THAT YOU WILL MAKE YOUR WAY BACK TO PLANET BLOG SOON
    WE MISS YOU
    HUGS

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  65. Does the moon-walk to RS' 'Baby Jane'

    LOL MWAHHHHH sweetie!
    Keshi.

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  66. hello Margie!
    thank you for visiting me while i was away!
    am back in doha now after my short visit to india, had a lovely time thre:D!
    hop ur doing well,
    and Happy Easter to you!
    Takecare!!

    PS>> miss your blogs!come back soon!

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  67. Hi Margie, thank you for your visits to my place. Enjoy your break.

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  68. What a friend we have in Jesus and MARGIE,


    all our sins and griefs to bear!
    What a privilege to carry
    everything to God in prayer!
    O what peace we often forfeit,
    O what needless pain we bear,
    all because we do not carry
    everything to God in prayer.

    2. Have we trials and temptations?
    Is there trouble anywhere?
    We should never be discouraged;
    take it to the Lord in prayer.
    Can we find a friend so faithful
    who will all our sorrows share?
    Jesus knows our every weakness;
    take it to the Lord in prayer.

    3. Are we weak and heavy laden,
    cumbered with a load of care?
    Precious Savior, still our refuge;
    take it to the Lord in prayer.
    Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?
    Take it to the Lord in prayer!
    In his arms he'll take and shield thee;
    thou wilt find a solace there.

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  69. thanks for the prayers u have been praying for me Margie

    something wonderful happened yesterday

    she told her family about us

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  70. Have a great long Easter wknd Margie. I'm off for abt 4-5days from today. TC n HUGGGGGGGGGGGZ!

    Keshi.

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  71. Margie,

    Do enjoy your time

    Nice post my friend

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  72. miss u

    i was keeping aa in line

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  73. miss u

    i was keeping aa in line

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  74. hey margie :)
    hope you're enjoying your break.

    happy easter!

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  75. Have a Great Easter Time, Margie!

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  76. Margie! thanks again for the visit, have a happy easter and enjoy your vacation from blogging. :)

    Eric

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  77. happy easter!

    pet jake for me, ok?

    biggest biggest warm hugs

    ♥princess kai

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  78. ,happy easter!

    pet jake for me, ok?

    biggest biggest warm hugs


    u too ♥princess kai
    ,

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  79. 9 days to go... then the month is over!!! I wish you could come back... you are such an inspiration!!!!
    I am sure a lot of people are counting the days....

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  80. Hiya Margie, hope you are fine & well...been missing you pal :)

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  81. Margie MWAHHHHH Im bakk! I had a great long weekend. Im glad u did too except for the snow.

    Well tnxx for ur emails...I got em all. Im so busy here :( Will write to u soon hunny.

    TC
    Keshi.

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  82. hope ur doing wel Margiee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  83. Looking at the date I guess it is “see you soon :)”
    Enjoy your time out from blogging!
    Have fun with the puppy!!
    And cherish the time with your son!!!

    hugs
    Liz

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  84. Hi Sweetie
    hope you had a great (?) weekend and all is well - icluding the furry one!

    Love and joy my dear to all of you

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  85. u trying for 200 plus or wat ?


    get yr ass in here pronto
    no way u can match the blog goddess


    unless u too show cleavage
    u r dressed like a nun

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  86. I was wondering where you are...
    Wish you success in all your endeavours!
    Love,
    MW

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  87. if u leave me your email in my comment section, (i will not post it) we could communicate.
    ty for caring.
    donna

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  88. Just wanted to say "Hi", Margie, and "We miss you". Hope you're enjoying your time off, and come back to us refreshed.

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  89. Missing your cheery words Margie...hope you are having a grand time.

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  90. Hey Maggie!!! 2 days to go.... No presure at all :-)

    Hope you are ready, because we are!!!

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  91. hope u wil b back sooonnnnnnn...........

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  92. hi margie, i'll miss u 2.
    did u heardabut va.tecch?

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  93. Hey Margie :)

    Just popped in to say hello and hoping all is well at your end :)

    Take care alot!

    Stay Beautiful...!

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  94. Margie-
    You were gone for quite a while and I didn't know you was back. And now you're leaving?! I'm going to miss you. :(

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  95. Hi Margie!
    Hope you are well.
    Wishing you the best!
    Take good care!

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  96. Hi!!!!
    I was glad to see ur comment,looking fwd to ur poem.......and then u wil b gone for a long time?....yeah,i guess thats life :)..even i dont know for how long i wil be blogging!!
    hope u have great days ahead..
    takecare!
    wilsurely miss your poems!

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  97. Hiya Margie...thank you for your well wishes at my blog and I am sorry to hear that you're going to take a break from blogging soon.

    Oh...just when I 'found' you my dear friend...gonna miss you for sure.

    Can we keep in touch still? My email is shionge@hotmail.com

    Tell me more Margie...tell me :)

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  98. Enjoy every second of it.
    A new puppy and son growing up...
    I don't know whether to laugh or cry...

    but I do know that you'll be writing about it..
    when you are good, and ready.

    Later!

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  99. Thanks for the message... It is sad that your talent must stand still for a while. But you have to do what you have to do.
    Keep a book and pen with you. Maybe you supprise us...
    Take care
    Carien

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  100. Hi everyone
    Thank you all sooooo much for all the visits while I was gone.
    Your kind words are sooooo appreciated!!!!
    I'm sorry if I did not get to visit all of you.
    I promise I will before too long.
    My break was great!

    Shionge, of-course we can keep in touch...I'll email you soon.

    Take care everyone.
    May life always be kind to you, and give you much joy!

    Margie:)

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  101. I keep checking often to make sure that you are not posting. Thank you for your visit on my absence.

    Take care.

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  102. I just re-read this poem
    s000000000o wonderful :)

    big hug

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  103. Hi Margie..how are you doing.are you back from your break.take care.

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Each day comes
bearing its own gifts ...
Untie the ribbons.

-Ruth Ann Schabacker