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Sniper
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   Posted 5/14/2010 8:06 AM (GMT -7)   
 I'm usually up way before the sun and I'm making my first of several runs to the bathroom. Somewhere in that time I get a cup of coffee and make it to the back porch to watch the sun rise. I put feed out for the ducks ,but the doves are the first to come in ,followed by jays and then cardinals, woodperkers and house finch. The gold finch are nesting and will follow when the sun is up more. A noise above me draws me to a house wren making his way along my porch is search of spiders . A great blue heron, I call Charlie is fishing from my pier and he usually leaves a fish or two behind. Its a race for the otters and the coons to see which can get there first and take advantage of a free meal. A large lizard moves across the porch and climbs to the rim of a flower pot where he puffs out his red neck in a display I call, I am lord of all I survey. This is true until a larger one comes along and sends him packing. The wren has found a spider web filled with captured bugs and is fluttering above it taking them out one at a time,as  not to disturb the web and ruin a good meal.
 I could go on but I think you get the picture. What I am trying to point out is , you, have to take the time to see whats beautiful in the world. It hard , I know ,with all the pain and stress but if we dont take that time for ourselves , we suffer more. This is my time,  you have to find yours . Maybe its a good book or flowers or even a few moments watching your child sleep . Whatever it is that makes you see the good in your life. Whatever puts your soul at peace . Find what works for you. Take the time to admire something and then make it a place to heal.
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.


Howlyncat
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   Posted 5/14/2010 8:20 AM (GMT -7)   
My friend
i could not agree more
n it has become my passion moreso now since losing all hearing
i so miss the sounds of nature but i dont whine about it i can still take in the beauty n revel in the glory of it all
cept here we just get garter snakes n mice roaches..no i dont hv em ..god forbid i would move my butt in a sec lol
but anyways it is still beautiful to sit out on my porch though i dont hv your view mine is great for me i see flowers bees trees and hv a pet squirrel that is just now starting to trust me enough to tk peanuts out of hand
it is so beautiful
our world has so much going on hate war ect ect
to have nature is the best med there is
my granpa was full native n he always taught me to live with nature
only use what u need to survive
i miss his wisdom n our talks
we need to learn to live in harmony n enjoy every moment we can
i really truly enjoyed this post my friend thank you
luvs n huggs
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lyn
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dunny2
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   Posted 5/14/2010 9:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Sniper,
You held me spellbound there for a few seconds. You transported me to a place that I remember, the lake we stay on
in Florida. I remembered that fishing is so much fun, I remembered that life truly is worth living.
Thank you so much for that beautiful post. It came at a time for me, when I needed it the most. You are such a good
friend to us all. God Bless (((hugs)))
Vicky

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
Fibromyalgia and recently diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis and lupus.
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CrohnieToo
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   Posted 5/14/2010 12:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Amen, Sniper. (((hugs))) Thanks for sharing and remiding those of us who need it to stop and smell the roses and appreciate our blessings which are many despite this DD.
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 5/14/2010 12:39 PM (GMT -7)   
I could not agree more Dunny

it took me back to grampas knee n talking about out Native culture n beliefs

i too was gone to where he posted
ty again my friend
it truly helped this ole bag today
but ya seem to hv a knack for that
luv n huggs
lyn
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Sniper
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   Posted 5/14/2010 10:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Lyn, I have been many places and perhaps you dont have my view , but, you have a different one. I found beauty in the jungle. When i was not being shot at anyway. One thing there, I could never see in my back yard. A tiger .I hold that memory as a shield against the pain . There is a peace you can find no matter where you look. You have to draw it into an open heart . I find beauty in peoples faces, in a child laugh , in a kind deed or a strangers smile . I did a lot of work in nursing homes and saw the elderly just sitting in chairs along the hallways. I always took the time to say hello and spend the few moments I could with them. You could see the life come back into there eyes and for a moment they were young again. That was beauty . The truth is, all we need do is take the time to see with our hearts. I think of all the things I have been through and even the most terrible has helped me to learn,,, how to see . Its not always with the eyes .
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.


songstress
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   Posted 5/14/2010 10:16 PM (GMT -7)   
makes me think of that song "pocket full of sunshine" she says, "theres a place that I go where nobody knows and the rivers flow and I call it home"

I get in my car and turn that up and go to my happy place many times!! great post
Psalms 9:18
But the needy will not always be forgotten, nor the hope of the afflicted ever perish.

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Howlyncat
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   Posted 5/15/2010 5:51 AM (GMT -7)   
I too worked in nursing homes n you are so spot on with what you say about taking a few to say hello
yes they come alive again
i wish more ppl would do this i truly do
our elders hv become forgotten in so many ways
they need to be respected admired n loved
they really are the backbone of our society n hv so much to give if only they are acknowledged

as i said i no longer hear the wonders of nature but my eyes n heart dont miss a thing
n for that im grateful
luv n huggs
lyn


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newfoundsun
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   Posted 5/15/2010 7:03 AM (GMT -7)   
".....even the most terrible has helped me to learn,,, how to see . Its not always with the eyes ."
 
Yes, yes, and yes again Sniper!  Thank you so much!  Even though I'm a relative newbie here, I can't help but notice how sometimes this Crohn's thing just gets people down.  But there is so much that is alive around us every day, if we just take a moment to stop and see.  A friend of mine often asks, "what have you done for yourself today?"  For some Crohnies, that might be hard to do.  But like you said, it's just about taking even a short time to enjoy something that is around you.  I love the image you gave.  I would love to wake up to that every morning.  I live in a city and don't have that.  But what I do have is a quiet front porch, the trees, the car noise (yes, even that proves that there's life out there!), and a peaceful moment to myself before the day begins.  It's at these times that I love the most.  The quiet and the solitude to reflect on all of the good that I have been given in this life.  That truly, I am blessed.   
 
I will carry this image with me today as I go about my day.  Please post and remind us often of the things that you see.  I think it is vital that we share the good in life with each other.
 
BTW Sniper.....I don't know your story, but if you are talking about Vietnam.....thank you.  Thank you for your willingness to fight for my freedom. 
newfoundsun
 
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Southern Lady
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   Posted 5/15/2010 7:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks so much Sniper,I needed that. When house bound for so long, I have forgotten about the windows and doors.
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Nanners
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   Posted 5/15/2010 7:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Very nice post Sniper! Thanks for sharing that with us.

Hugs
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Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 5/15/2010 8:22 AM (GMT -7)   
yes
it would be great to keep this thread alive with the beauty we see no matter what place we see it from
it sure has been on my mind since reading
i went out n feed my lil squirrel looked around n today i saw it all thru cleare heart n mind as well as eyes
thanks again my friend
this truly is inspirational n it does tk the pain away or at least holds it at bay
huggs
lyn
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dunny2
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   Posted 5/15/2010 8:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Sniper, my 41/2 year old grand son often says to me, that "I make his heart super happy"
Today I'm saying " Sniper you make my heart super happy too"
Vicky

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
Fibromyalgia and recently diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis and lupus.
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Laughter is the brush that sweeps the cobwebs from our hearts...


dunny2
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   Posted 5/15/2010 8:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Just to keep this thread going, the other thing that makes my "heart super happy" is my little pregnant
raccoon. Now I've always fed the raccoons, I know some would find this wrong or gross, but to me, they
are the cutest things, plus if I feed them they don't raid the trash:) Well my little mommy to be one, is
getting so sure of herself, that she's almost coming up onto the deck and begging for food. She sits and
quietly wait while I go to the garage and get her food. Then she follows at my heals to the place in the yard
where I feed them. I swear I see the look of delight in her eyes as she eats. Almost saying, "darn this pregnancy
stuff really makes you hungry".
I reap the benefits of this when she brings her babies to eat. She trusts us with them....
Vicky

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
Fibromyalgia and recently diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis and lupus.
B12 Shots bi-weekly

Laughter is the brush that sweeps the cobwebs from our hearts...


flowery
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   Posted 5/15/2010 7:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Love your description on the great outdoors! For a minute there,  I thought I was siting drinkin' Joe with ya:)
 
Small things are the only things that really matter. For me after a hospital visit I notice I can  put things into perspective again. (Who knows maybe it's the man upstairs plan) I notice how much people go, go, go and for what? Then buy, buy, buy for what?  It's really the great outdoors that make so much sense and tells the big stories in life.  Mother Nature doesn't really do to much wrong..and she's in her prime right now! It's nice to sit back and enjoy!
 
This morning...I took some great aggression out on some weeds! I looked up a few minutes later and saw an injured baby robin in my spirea. It's heart was beating fast so scared! I stood still and tried to look for the nest it may have fallen from. I wasn't able to find it....but realized it had a broken wing. I scooped it up and put it in some cedars to protect it.
After awhile I thought that little bird reminded me (us) this website.  Broken in a way...and scared. Then realizing it's just nature that our shells eventually break down...and how we lean on the people here. Learn, accept and hand it over! 
 
Flowery
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Dx in 2005 with Crohns after a Hysterectomy. Re-section in 2006...came apart so got to do it again! Frequent Kidney stones and Shingles... a new present as of 08-09 Diabetes Type 2. Total of 12 surgerys.
Imran, Asacol, Colestid, Bentyl, Lamotil, Paxil, Nexium, Probiodicts, Vit D, Folic Acid, Lots of Potassium, Fish Oil, up to 6 Immodium a day. Oh, and one Giant Pill holder!
 
 
               
                        


Rider Fan
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   Posted 5/15/2010 7:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Wonderful post...
33 y/o male. Dx'ed in 1999. No surgeries.

Current meds: Humira 2/27/09. Proferrin iron pills.

Reduced gluten and dairy.


Go Saskatchewan Roughriders!


Wolfie40
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   Posted 5/16/2010 5:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Amen! Sniper. I'd love to switch places with you and have a lake out my backdoor.
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications:Humira,  Asacol, FolicAcid,  Multivitamin, 1000mg Calcium, Vitamin D, Probiotics, Pepcid Complete, Questran,  Monthly B-12 injections.

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Hunter & Hailey.
I love them dearly.


Howlyncat
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   Posted 5/16/2010 11:54 AM (GMT -7)   
i am lucky to remember the sounds the birds and other creatures make '
im grateful for that
sat out on my porch this am just watching as spring becomes alivw with babies n flowers
yes it truly is a way to let go of the pain '
huggs
lyn


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Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 5/17/2010 8:07:55 AM (GMT-6)


Grandpato2
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   Posted 5/17/2010 1:19 AM (GMT -7)   
  scool What your post is about Sniper is gratitude. Gratitude for the wonderful things we have in our lives if we just unwind a bit and truly see whats around us. I think everytime I go through an episode of pain for a few days, I isolate myself and need to, to survive the trauma. I need to be reminded that once it's over to be grateful and see the beauty once again. Both you and Howlyncat provided that for us today! Gratitude I have  also for you beautiful people in my life! tongue

Male, 54 years old with Crohn's since 15 years old, diagnosed at age 46. Terminal ileum resected 2002. 5 months of remission. Crohn's has now been active since early 2003. Had a gall bladder removed Nov. of 2009. Currently on Remicade every 8 weeks, Nexium, Iron, B-12 injection every 4 weeks,5-asa Asacol, Morphine Sulfate as needed for pain. Cymbalta for long term pain control. 5-asa Salofalk, Entecort, Imuran and Prednisone in the past.


Sniper
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   Posted 5/17/2010 6:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone . I did not expect this post would be on page one when I got home this morning. It's like being on the best sellers list. I' m glad I brought a smile. Hope you all take a closer look at the world around you. We all tend to get accustom to what we see every day and then we forget to look. Guess thats why we like to see other places and we ooh and ahh about a new view. The grass always looks greener to an unfamiliar eye. We tend to see people that way to and we say, gee I wish I was healthy like that guy, but we dont know that guy is thinking he is in a bad way too. All we have is what we have so , make the best of it I say, even when it sucks . I can always recall a time in my life when things were worse and I said to myself, If I live through this , I will never complain again. Nope, I didn't keep that promise , by I do try to....
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.


Howlyncat
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   Posted 5/17/2010 7:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Amen to that my friend we dont really know what others hv gone thru
yesterday i was out on main street here n there was this fella you could see he was down on his luck
torn ragged clothes
unshaven
eyes that were hungry not just for food but real human contact
not fear from others
i dont know what he was thru but i can imagine
ppl were making it well known not to come near them
out of ignorance or fear..i dont know
i gave him a few bucks have no clue what he said verbally
but his eyes n smile said alot

llast night while i am comfy after a meal n locking my doors
looking at Cait watching movie n playing on here
i could not help but wonder where that fella was laying his head
i pray he is okay..
wherever he is
it truly touched me n i hope in some small way i touched him

this is an incredible thread
one i read over n over
reminding self of all the good there is
you know it has hit u when your out n about n you think of the posts here
ty for making it a beautiful world again
n having us remember the beauty
luv n huggs
lyn
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HabsHockeyFan
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   Posted 5/17/2010 7:32 AM (GMT -7)   
I had great joy in watching my niece graduate college from my alma mater this weekend. With some financial help, she did all of the work on her own from finding a new major to learning a college campus where she knew no one. Of everything, the best thing was the smile on her face...and watching the smile on each of the grads as they stood to receive their diplomas.

Revel everyday in the successes and wonder around you
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dunny2
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   Posted 5/17/2010 7:40 AM (GMT -7)   
It's so weird that we can see beauty in the most unexpected places.

Lyn, you're such a good person. You saw something in that fellas eyes, and I saw beauty in your actions

(((hugs)))
Vicky

Too many years with CD
Two bowel resections, several obstructions.
Fibromyalgia and recently diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis and lupus.
B12 Shots bi-weekly

Laughter is the brush that sweeps the cobwebs from our hearts...


Howlyncat
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   Posted 5/17/2010 10:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Seeing my cait graduate was the biggest gift other than giving birth to her
i know she will go far she has the empathy for others that we truly need in our world toda


Dunny thank you hun
the look in hiss eyes before i approached him was of total rejection n just giving up

i never want to see that look in anyones eyes it hurts to see it
if i am able to help if only with a few kind words or touch of my hand i do
you never know where life might take you so i tk nothing for granted n he really brought that message home
appreciate yr kind words
tk care
huggs
lyn
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 5/17/2010 8:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Sniper my friend
this post has had me do alot of soul searching and seeing thru others eyes as well as hearing thru others ears
while i might be deaf now
i heard those beautiful sounds of nature laughter n many other things
i can remember how it sounded
so i am grateful for that
at least i did hear for 50 plus yrs unlike some that hv never heard
ty for making me realize that not all is lost
yr friend
huggs
lyn
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