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izzy  
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07/16/2010 09:42PM
 
I just got back from a funeral. A good friend of mine lost his wife to cancer. They never complained. But they asked that each day we should count our blessings. And we should. So every day for them, please take a look around and see how good we have things. And take time to appreciate the wonders of nature and the world we live in.
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kanoes  
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07/16/2010 09:55PM
 
so sorry to read that pat. every morning i wake up is a plus. i never take a day for granted anymore.


time is a flat circle...
Basspro69  
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07/16/2010 10:17PM
 
Im sorry for you loss, each day is a gift, and we decide whether or not to appreciate that gift.


" I want to know Gods thoughts , The rest are details " Albert Einstein.
campnscrap  
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07/16/2010 10:27PM
 
quote izzy: "...They never complained. But they asked that each day we should count our blessings. And we should. So every day for them, please take a look around and see how good we have things. And take time to appreciate the wonders of nature and the world we live in.
"



I agree with you Izz and I'm so sorry for your loss - it's so sad. As I get ready for this upcoming trip I will remember this and remind my trip partners.


Thank you for sharing this and reminding us.


Talk to you in a week :)






THE EDGE, there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over. - Hunter S. Thompson
sloughman  
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07/17/2010 12:21AM
 
I agree, count your blessings. I've been to a few funerals of people close to me in the last few years, and boy does it change your perspective.


It's appreciating the little things and having the little diversions that help you go on.


I stumbled upon BWCA.COM during such a time. It's been a nice diversion since - it brings me to my happy place.


"You guys might not know this, but I consider myself a bit of a loner. I tend to think of myself as a one-man wolf pack." - Alan Garner, The Hangover.
snakecharmer  
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07/17/2010 08:16AM
 
Thanks for the reminder izzy.


"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing it is not fish they are after"
~ Henry David Thoreau
fishguts  
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07/17/2010 10:09AM
 
Take time to appreciate the wonders of nature and the world we live in.
Thanks! good reminder.


fishguts
SunCatcher  
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07/17/2010 08:14PM
 
Hey Izzy,
My Dad used to have a tin plate hangin in his office...here is what it said"
"And when the one Great Scorer Comes to Score against your name...It
matters not that you won or lost, but how you played the game"
We all go through life pretty much under the "same rules" It's tought to lose friends or wife's of friends, but the in the end when we meet the almighty it pretty much matters how we played the game.
Thinkin of U,
SunCatcher


Dad Always said "We don't Always catch fish...but we ALWAYS have a good time"
airmorse  
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07/17/2010 09:45PM
 
quote izzy: "I just got back from a funeral. A good friend of mine lost his wife to cancer. They never complained. But they asked that each day we should count our blessings. And we should. So every day for them, please take a look around and see how good we have things. And take time to appreciate the wonders of nature and the world we live in.
"



AMEN!!!


To the world you are just another person, but to your dog you are the world.
mooseplums  
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07/17/2010 11:35PM
 
Try to remember the real, and good purposes of life, it ain't found on television.
It isn't important what you do for a living, what's important is HOW you live.
Live Life


Sorry Iz for your loss.


"I am haunted by waters"~Norman Maclean "A River Runs Through It"
Jackfish  
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07/18/2010 02:43PM
 
Sorry to hear about your friend's wife, Pat. Your message is well received and very appropriate. Thanks for the reminder to cherish life everyday. It can't be said enough.


It's only a spot on the map... until you go there.
mc2mens  
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07/18/2010 04:51PM
 
And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. ~Abraham Lincoln



"Big fish eat little fish."
BWPaddler  
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07/18/2010 07:28PM
 
Thanks for the reminder and so sorry for your friend's loss.


Wherever there is a channel for water, there is a road for the canoe. -Thoreau
Jeriatric  
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07/18/2010 07:42PM
 
I love that Lincoln quote.


The business of life is the acquisition of memories. In the end that's all there is. ___Mr Carson (Downton Abby)
mooseplums  
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07/18/2010 08:29PM
 
quote mc2mens: "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. ~Abraham Lincoln
"



Mae West had a somewhat similar quote:
"It's not the men in your life that count, it's the life in your men"


......Ok well kinda sorta similar


"I am haunted by waters"~Norman Maclean "A River Runs Through It"
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