Inspiration With New Possiblites



I've been inspired to write a letter a week about different parts of my life for one year.  Different events and people that changed my life, either good or bad.  Different life lessons I've learned... I was getting overwhelmed with how to start my book and this came to me.

I write better in letters, I think some of them will be lengthy... some shorter.  I feel so ready to write... I even have certain events... starting with my weight loss... back to the fire... a book from the present to the past, I want to start out with the weight loss and how I gained my life back by deciding to love myself enough to really believe I deserved to be healthy and active, I am after all just 50.  When I set out to lose the weight, I had no idea how much self esteem and self worth I would gain.

I hope that it is able to inspire other people, especially people at my age who think that it's impossible, nothing is impossible... only what our brain limits us to, I no longer want to be limited like I was in the past.  As you all know I have been dealing with some difficult challenges, one of them has come to a conclusion and frankly as much as I thought in the past that I would fall apart, I think I was numb when that challenge came along.  The end result came quickly and I easily let it pass.  The other trial is not one I can just say oh well, I somehow have to figure out how to make that one right.  Someone asked me how long I would wait to see it right, I said for the rest of my life.

That doesn't mean that I am not going to live, I have the other 20 pounds I want to lose, I am going to complete my PCP by the summer and then I have a really big idea of something I want to do but that is down the road.  Oh and I am going on a date on Saturday, he seems sweet.. he's been a gentlemen ... my side that has a hard time trusting wonders if he might be too good to be true.  Anyhow, I will find out Saturday, I am tentatively hoping he is as nice as he is coming off.  I think it will be great to be attracted to someone again, for the past two years I have not been the least bit interested... I think my heart had to have time to heal a little.
I'm still not sure I am ready to love yet but I will never know if I don't try... My heart is leery but this guy has kind of peaked my interest ... which is new to me.  Anyhow, I am taking my time, meeting him for a hot chocolate and talking, then go from there.  So, I am not living in the past and I most definitely don't have my head in the clouds about my future, I am living today... making goals and working on things, I see a lot of improvement.  I am grateful to have some goals and getting my passion back ... I had lacked that part of me for a long time. 

I hope everyone is in the festive mood and getting their last minute things done so that you can enjoy Christmas with your family and friends.  I am getting there, I will just take a couple nights next week and get it all done, I am looking forward to relaxing and watching Christmas shows and movies with Valentina, it is just not Christmas until I have watched it's a Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street and How the Grinch Stole Christmas... plus we have had snow, so it looks like it might even be a white one. I had planned to read my blogs tonight but that will have to wait until tomorrow when I am a bit more refreshed, I had an hour and half chat with the guy I am meeting on Saturday.. so now it is time for sleep. 

 

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  1. I admire the goals you have set forth for yourself. They sound personal and doable. As for whether you are "ready for love," I agree that if you don't at least give someone a chance, you will never know if you really are ready.

    My absolute favorite holiday movie is It's a Wonderful Life...we'll definitely watch that one on Christmas Eve.

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    1. Thank you Grace, I havevto at least try :-)

      I ♡LOVE♡ that movie ♥

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    2. One reason I love it so much is that Donna Reed's parents lived across the street from me where I grew up (Denison, Iowa). I actually met Donna once when she visited...at the time she was starring in the Donna Reed Show. I was about 7 years old and still remember being totally in awe of her.

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    3. Wow Grace, that would have been so interesting :)

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  2. Thinking all the things in positive manner will make our life to go smooth. Nice to hear that you are going to write a book to motivate others of your age. The way you said Nothing is in possible is true. Everything is possible as we try thing to be done for many times without leaving our hope.

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    1. Thank you John and exactly... we should never give up hope:)

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  3. Hi dear =) nice blog you have here,I really love it ,so I decide to follow you.
    Check out my blog there is a big giveaway for holidays =)

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    1. Thank you Sabrina, I will definitely check out your blog and thank you for the follow :)

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  4. Your posts are very helpful and inspiring. Keep going and making goals for yourself. You can do it. I wish you a wonderful holiday season.

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    1. Thank you Imogen, I wish you a wonderful holiday season too :)

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  5. Great post !Would you like to follow each other?
    http://kate-fashionschtick-kate.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you Kate, I am following you now :)

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  6. Ah! Do I hear a new year surprise ;)

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    1. Thank you Rajesh... more like a summer surprise... it depends on what I hear in February or March :)

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  7. I have no doubt that you'll be able to inspire people. Every post of yours inspires me :) I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!!

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    1. Awe thank you so much Keith... I will have to visit your Facebook page and wish you a Merry Christmas :)

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  8. Woo Hoo Launna....a date. Thrilled for you. Have a ton of fun and try not to have too many expectations...just enjoy. You deserve it.

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    1. Thank you Nikki... I am just going to meet him, lol... I don't have one expectation... :)

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  9. you'll be able to inspire people :))) i love your post, because posts inspires me.
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    1. Thank you so much Sandra, you are so sweet :)

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  10. i missed your posts these days. I am on Job training. Yet you never fail on your part to inspire me whenever i read your post. Hope you are doing good maim!

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    1. Thank you so much Sangay, good luck with the on the job training :)

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  11. a hot date, wow Launna :)...how I miss going on a date....Just have fun and don't expect too much...At least that's my motto....And yes...you are MY inspiration. Love u. Come and join my giveaway if u feel like a good read...if not...HAPPY HOLIDAYS :).

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    1. Thank you Petronela, of course I will com and join your give away... I have a lot of blogs to get to but I always love seeing when you post... Merry Christmas to you too :)

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  12. Interesting Book ,sounds good!

    Happy Friday ,many kisses :)

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    1. Thank you LoveT, Happy Friday and kisses to you too :)

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  13. I love your blog so much
    I´m following your blog in GFC
    I invite you to follow me in GFC
    dezazu.blogspot.com.es

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    1. Thank you Dezazu, I am following you on GFC and Bloglovin :)

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  14. I love your blog!! And your letters are amazing!

    XOXO!

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  15. I haven't seen Miracle on 34 Street this is season. It sure would be nice if it was coming on tonight to get me in the mood to pack. I think I'll go see if its on Netflix. That will help. Anyway when someone knocks you off your feet leery won't be in your vocabulary. Well maybe for a minute but not long ;-)

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    1. Haha, thank you Kenya... that last part gave me a laugh... I hope you got to see Miracle on 34th Street :)

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  16. I like your idea for your book. I hope it will work out the way you have planned. I love watching all those Christmas movies too. Good luck on your date! I hope you can just relax and have a fun time. :)

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    1. Thank you so much Daisy, I am just going to have fun... nothing serious :)

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  17. Very interesting idea, I already have wrote a book, but its in spanish, about fashion and art, hope will translate next year.
    I like a lot the Christmas movies and advise you to see The Origins of the guardians. Its one of my favorite Christmas movies :))))
    Have a nice weekend

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    1. Thank you Alissa, I will have to look that movie up... you have a lovely weekend :)

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  18. Happy to hear you are back in the dating scene--it will be good for you to get out and have fun. I'll be anxious to hear how it goes! Also---I am with you on all the old Christmas classics--It's A Wonderful Life still makes me cry!

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    1. Thank you Marcia, I am just going to have fun and relax :)

      I love that movie... I am looking forward to sitting down Christmas Eve :)

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  19. That sounds really good dear :)

    Wishing you a lovely Christmas!

    xoxo
    www.its-dash.com

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    1. Thank you Dascha, I wish you a lovely Christmas too :)

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  20. Date - yo yo :D

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  21. Oooh, back in the dating scene huh? Exciting! :-D I know it's a bit early, but still: Merry Christmas and all the best for 2014!

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    1. Thank you Kissandmakeup, Merry Christmas to you too :)

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  22. We just watched The Grinch day before yesterday, and while my son was at school, the sneaky (nice sneaky) elf brought him a little stuffed Grinch to watch it with us. :) Big hit, Launna. ;)

    Going out for hot chocolate is nice! Watching movies with your daughter sounds nice too (and I love her name!).

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    1. Thank you Rosey, I love her name too... it fits her perfectly too... special :)

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  23. interesting post! great pictures :)
    check my latest post if you want too:)
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  24. your letters have inspired me, I love the way your write them :)

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  25. Merry xmas

    http://www.facebook.com/AmandaChicFashionRoomLounge?ref=hl
    twitter & instagram : @fashionrlounge
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    A chic kiss ;)

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    1. Thank you Amanda and Merry Christmas to you too :)

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  26. Merry Christmas Launna! I do hope you right a book about your weight loss. I think there are a lot of people out there who could benefit from your inspiration. You can certainly show them that it can be done! Share your attitude!

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    1. Thank you Kc, I will write the book... I have the idea now... Merry Christmas to you too :)

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  27. I love your letters Launna.... always full of inspiration!!!!
    I wish you a Merry Christmas sweetie!!!!

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    1. Thank you Paola, I love your sweet comments... Merry Christmas to you too xox <3

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  28. wonderful words and inspiration!
    following you via gfc and bloglovin now! hope you'll follow me, too!
    happy holidays!

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    1. Thank you get carried away, sweet of you to say, I will follow you :)

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  29. thank you so much!
    i love the inspirational quote you posted above. i believe that the wedding of my mum is also something i believed as impossible but it happened, and it makes me very very happy. glad you liked my outfit. thank you <3

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    dahi

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    1. Thank you Dahi, I am glad my comment made you happy ♡

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  30. Stopping by to wish you a really nice Holidays Launna! Hope you will have an awesome one:)..

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    1. Thank you so much my sweet Tonya... Merry Christmas to you too ♡♥♡

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  31. As usual phenomenal post! You are a champion!
    I can see that you love what you are doing!
    Thanks for posting! I love you :-*

    Merry and peaceful Christmas full of magic: - *


    Regards,
    Katherine Unique


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    1. Thank you Katherine, you always write such lovely comments :)

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  32. Ciao Launna, have a great start of the Xmas week!!!!!

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    1. Thank you my Paola, have a great beginning to your Christmas week too xox <3

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    1. Thank you so much and Merry Christmas to you too :)

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  34. I hope last night's date was fantastic. (It's time for you to be happy, ya know.)

    A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to both you and Valentina.

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    1. Thank you Susan... I agree it's time to be happy .. ;-)

      We had freezing rain... I won't be able to meet him until next week ...

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  35. very inspirational
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    new post: http://tupersonalshopperviajero.blogspot.com.es/

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  36. Thank you for this inspirational post Launna and thanks for visiting my blog. It's true that if one believes and put his or her heart on it. anything can be possible =) keep posting.. And Merry Christmas =)
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  37. i hope everything goes well. and hope you have a merry xmas, Launna ^^

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    1. Thank you Inge.... I hope you have a Merry Christmas too ;-) ♡

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  38. I'm wishing you a merry Christmas my love <3 You are a special friend!
    Xxx

    Carolina

    www.the-world-c.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you my sweet Carolina... you are a good friend too ♥♡♥

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  39. thanks for following me. I'm following you on GFC and bloglovin
    kss
    new post: http://tupersonalshopperviajero.blogspot.com.es/2013/12/5-cosmetics-christmas-gifts.html

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    1. Thank you Pilar... have a great holidays ♡

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  40. i wish you a merry christmas!!!

    <3
    http://www.getcarriedaway.net/

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    1. Thank you get carried away... Merry Christmas to you too...♥

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  41. A lot of kisses, my dear friend... I would like to meet you "live", one day!!!!!!

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    1. Thank you Paola... I'd love to meet you in person too ♡♥♡ xox

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    1. Thank you and Merry Christmas to you toi ♡♥♡

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  43. I hope you had a good time on your date. I hope your holidays are remarkable.
    R

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    1. Thank you Rick, we had icy roads on Saturday... we are meeting after the holidays... I hope you an Jilda have an amazing holidays...♡♥♡

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  44. Every one of your inspirational writing is worth framing.
    I wish you a very Merry Christmas and I hope that all the good things in life come your way. I hope that you are happy in every adventure of your life. Ameen.

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    1. Thank you Munir... you are such a sweetie ;-) ♡

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  45. Hello My sweet Launna.
    I think that you are a true example of a strong woman and adorable at the same time.
    These qualities make you a very special person.
    I hope your Saturday night was a special day,
    Hugs and Merry Christmas
    The Indian Savage Diary

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    1. Thank you so much Margret.... my date was post poned due to weather... you are so sweet to me... ty♥♡♥

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  46. Great quotes as always Launna! Very inspiring! We need to love by these quotes because it actually affects everyone of us! Thank you for sharing and Happy Holidays!

    Love Nilu Yuleena,
    from
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    1. Thank you Nilu, have a wonderful holidays ♥♡♥

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  47. Love it, those quotes are really positive and inspiring. The one that says "Where there is no struggle, there is no strenght" is my favorite ♥

    http://www.mursway.com/

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    1. Thank you Constance, have a lovely day :)

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  48. ermm... regarding all these quotes... what about people with terminal illnesses? have they not believed in themselves enough? so on top of their cruel fate they should also blame themselves for not trying enough?
    btw you show a great interest in ED blogs. As a recovered ED sufferer i was wondering why. is this about followers? or voyeurism? i mean noone write or comments anything with a meaning here. its all about "i love you" "you can do it if you believe in yourself" "follow me i follow you back"?
    just wondering.
    but merry christmas Launna, i mean it! i am just a persen who does not talk in platitudes and speaks her mind. and i am saying christmas not holidays, because this is what this celebration originated from!
    so merry christmas, stay happy!

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    1. Hi Loulou.. thank you for you comment. I think that the quotes are for things we can change... I don't think anyone can think positive enough thoughts for things that are out of our hands.

      About the couple of girls I follow who have ED... they messaged me, I read their blogs and I was touched by their honesty and openess.... I pray and send out positive thoughts to these girls/women all the time.

      Merry Christmas to you too Loulou :-)

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    2. i am a girl who suffered from ED and i can only say this shallow blogger world and comments like these made it worse at the time.

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    3. That's sad Loulou.. I don't want my comments to make anything worse. I love reading and when someone can write so honestly, I follow them. I really hope the couple of girls I follow can say they suffered from ED in the past too... like you're saying now.

      I can only imagine that it is like any other addiction that you have, you to take one day at a time....

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    4. I don't watch TV.... maybe an hour per week....

      I hope these girls/women can really see themselves and know that being thin doesn't bring happiness.

      Loulou, I never seek an ED person out, they messaged me... the couple of people I follow are really amazing writers and people.

      I follow a wide variety of blogs...

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    1. Thank you Marion... have a very Merry Christmas ;-) ♡♥♡

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  50. I really enjoyed reading this post, it takes so much for anyone to open up to others about their personal struggles and I admire that in you. I realize that someone might have misinterpreted what you are writing about, she just needs to take a step back and realize that you mean no harm. Merry Christmas and happy new Year to you.

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    1. Thank you IslandHipster.... I'm okay... everyone has a right to their opinion. You are right, I would never mean any harm ;-).... Merry Christmas ♡

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  51. I'm here today to wish you a Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thank you Rosey... Merry Christmas ♡♥♡

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  52. Merry Christmas! <3

    XxX
    http://fabulousstylews.blogspot.com
    www.facebook.nl/fabulousstylews

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    1. Thank you Wendy.... Merry Christmas to you too ♡♥♡

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  53. Well I would not call this "writing" either (in the sense that it could be a novel or a book, any editor forbid) and agree with the comment you deleted. Literature is something else and so is good writing, but i have to admit I come here because this IS reality TV and i quite enjoy it! but i suppose you are not a lady of wide reading, so how are you suppose to know about good writing. But you never know, shades of grey was extremely bad writing and see where it went! happy holiday!

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    1. Thank you Delores...I don't know that my life is reality TV... when I get around to writing a book which I am going to do... I would have all the spelling, sentence structure and punctuation fixed. This is my life that is written here... honest and open... Merry Christmas to you too ;-)

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    2. Oh you poor kind thing! As if good writing would only be about spelling, sentence structure and punctuation! I am so so so sorry! You have really no idea, you poor babe, what literary writing is about!

      Have a merry Christmas!

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    3. Thank you Delores.. Merry Christmas to you too.:-D.... by the way, I love reading and I am a voracious reader. We all have our tastes in what we enjoy reading.. that's why there are so many books out there for all the different readers. :-)

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  54. Merry Christmas to you and your family Launna!

    http://www.attraction2fashion.com

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    1. Thank you Tanya and Merry Christmas to you and your family too <3

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  55. its ok, dearest launna, i think i overreacted because i see so many girls who were my fellow bloggers once, getting sicker and sicker, and i feel the reinforcement they get with comments and the general attention on their blogs just makes it worse, even if its not meant in any bad way. i am sorry, i just thought because you follow so many blogs and get all these follow me - i follow back comments --- this can't be genuine. a lot of bloggers "target" ED blogs, because these fragile girls are dedicated followers- oh well, i overreacted! i am sorry and wish you really and truly a very merry christmas. And thanks so much for taking the time to write to me

    xxxx

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    1. Thank you Loulou, I was never offended, I totally understood where you were coming from. Thank you again for the lovely comment, like I said, I always appreciate them. Have a wonderful and very Merry Christmas <3

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  56. Thank you L! I appreciate ur wishes and I hope this Christmas will bring you joy, love and amazing food because who doesn't like a perfect holiday meals. Enjoy this time as much as u can and please give Valentina best wishes from me. xoxxxxxxxxx

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    1. Thank you my Marta, I really feel touched by your wish for me... that is so sweet :) xoxox

      Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too girl, I wish the best for you :)

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  57. Launna,
    "I'm still not sure I am ready to love yet but I will never know if I don't try." Now there's wisdom. I don't think we're ever truly ready for what life has to throw at us next, but if we have the courage to go forward anyway, miracles can happy. Here's wishing you the best Christmas, and cheese, of course. =)

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    1. Thank you Crystal, I agree, we are never really ready, we just have to jump off and grow... Merry Christmas to you too <3

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  58. Your letters are amazing, I think you should write a book!! :)
    Merry Christmas!! xxx

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    1. Awe thank you so much Anita, you are a doll... Merry Christmas to you too xox

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  59. Tnx for your lovely wishes my dear Launna, i hope these xmas holidays will be full of peace, love and joy for you and your family!!!!
    Kisses & Hugs, Paola.

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    1. Thank you Paola, I wish the same for you xox love from Canada :)

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  60. I think you should definitely tell your story. Letters sound like a unique way to write a book, it sounds like it would be really inspiration to people!

    Good luck on your date, I hope it goes well!!

    Merry Christmas. :)

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    1. PS You have been tagged! Go here if you want to accept. :) http://www.asortafairytale.com/2013/12/tagged-christmas-style.html

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    2. Thank you Camille... I appreciate the thought...Merry Christmas ♡

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  61. Launna you are right to stay positive and so right when you say that only our mind limits us. I can't wait to hear about how you get along with your weight loss and the new guy (baby steps) ;) Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2014!

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    1. Thank you Steffy, have a wonderful Christmas ♥

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  62. Merry xmas honey
    http://www.facebook.com/AmandaChicFashionRoomLounge?ref=hl
    twitter & instagram : @fashionrlounge
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    A chic kiss ;)

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    1. Merry Christmas Amanda, have an awesome day :)

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  63. Merry Christmas! <3

    XxX
    http://fabulousstylews.blogspot.com
    www.facebook.nl/fabulousstylews

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  64. Congratulations on your weight loss, Launna! You look beautiful in your photo, and I'm so happy for your success. I am happy, also, that you're taking those baby steps and being loving and patient with yourself in all areas of your life. I wish you abundant blessings as we greet 2014! <3

    - Dawn

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    1. Thank you Dawn, I really appreciate the kind words, I wish the best for you too in 2014 and beyond :)

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  65. Merry Christmas Launna! I hope you had an amazing day. You brighten up my days with your thoughtful comments. You are such a sweet and motivated person. Thank you for all the support!

    xo,
    Mariamma

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    1. Thank you so much Mariamma, your comment brightened my day ♥

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  66. Ciao Launna!!!
    ¸.•°♡♡⊱彡
    Happy holidays!!!!

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    1. Thank you Paola... you are such a doll ♡♥♡ xox

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  67. Hapy Christmas Launna.
    Kisses.
    http://atentamente-carmen.blogspot.com.es/

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    1. Thank you and I hope you had a very Merry Christmas toi ♡

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  68. Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog
    http://www.facebook.com/AmandaChicFashionRoomLounge?ref=hl
    twitter & instagram : @fashionrlounge
    Fashion room lounge

    A chic kiss ;)

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    1. Thank you Amanda.... you are welcome too ♥

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    1. Awe, thank you Janice... that's so sweet :-)

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I love and appreciate all genuine comments, to save a little time, I won't be commenting on the comments on my blog (unless you don't have a blog), I will just visit your blog and comment there, if you have left a meaningful comment for me... I would much rather spend the time reading and commenting on a few extra blogs ❤