Finding The Beauty Of The Butterfly Within Me


I just wanted to share a quick update, I am still walking a lot... over 39 miles last week, I have to say I really enjoy it. I love knowing I can do this even when I thought it wasn't possible at one time... I love proving myself wrong, it makes me know I am capable of much more than I ever thought I was.
 
I've been thinking about some rather deep thoughts lately, I came across the quote above and realized how true it was... I know many people who are amazing and are unable to see this in themselves, I have often been unable to see this in myself too... When I think about what the butterfly goes through to become the beautiful thing that they are born to be, I am in awe... It is much like all the trials and tribulations that we deal with that help us to become the butterflies we were truly meant to be... and yet we sometimes fail to see our beauty.
 
This past couple of weeks has had me questioning how unfair life seems, I cannot fathom why some people seem to lie and hurt others but then have what they want and others who are honest and could never hurt another, doesn't have the things they desire... Although it is highly unfair, I came to the conclusion that the people that lie and hurt others are weak and the people that are honest grow stronger through each trial. 
Who would I rather be? Even if it is more difficult I want to be the girl that goes through each trial and comes out stronger for them... When I am going through them, it is hard to see the good that can come from them... One in particular nearly destroyed me and I was so positive that I could never get passed it... Some days are still harder than others, some days I see the good and I know one day I will have the answers to why I had to deal with something so devastating that a part of me wondered if I could stop feeling broken... 

I know what broken feels like inside, I can never explain it to someone who hasn't felt it... but I do know others who have felt this way too... When someone has told me in the past that all I need to do is see the good and have gratitude, I have honestly wanted to scream at them... I do know that staying there won't help me grow but going through it is what will ultimately strengthen me... I read a quote one time about damaged people being dangerous because they know they can survive... I'm a survivor... if I can climb out of a sadness that threatened to engulf me completely, I can pretty well get through anything thrown at me. 
I hope that I will be able to help others get through the trials they are going through because of what I have had to deal with, something good has to come from it... I know for sure I won't just tell someone to see the good and show gratitude... I will tell them to feel the pain, no matter how difficult it is... because one day they will emerge from the cocoon and become the butterfly I know they can be... Eventually they will see the good and show gratitude.

I love that last quote... I am looking for the magic for I want my soul to soar... that would be true freedom and happiness for me. I have found it in the past and I will again in the future. Today I plan to look for the beauty inside me... and remember it was always there.
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  1. Hi Launna. Not sure if my comment went though so I will just try again. I love the quote it's definitely very inspiring. I am so glad to hear about your walking that's dedication. I haven't been on Twitter as much as I have wanted to. I have been having a lot of breathing issues lately. Hopefully will be back to normal.
    Beautetude

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    1. Hi Launna! I just need to tell you that, this post is great. Very inspiring and motivating. Its wonderful to know that you've been doing a great job here. I just find this blog and I will always stay around.

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  2. Wow, that first gif is mesmerizing.. I love your blog, and I'm so happy to be reading again frequently.. - www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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  3. Oh thank you for the great tip, I love this post. my friend just linked me to you and i'm so in love with your blog. You have some inspirational quotes which i love

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  4. Such an amazing text, Launna! Love the butterfly comparison. Wow, you were walking about 39 miles last week - that's awesome!

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  5. Lau querida um bom dia amei a postagem lindas imagens
    a borboleta ela sai de um casulo assim é você saiu da tristeza
    e veio para a alegria, mais nunca confie em ninguem só em
    DEUS ele ee o verdadeiro amigo, o ser humano ama colocar
    a pessoa para baixo mais siga para frente por que o seu alvo
    é a vitória, sucesso um belo dia.
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    1. Hi Launna, I'm so sorry it's been a while! I found myself incredibly busy and so hadn't checked up on social media.
      I read through your previous posts, and I'm so sorry to have missed your birthday! I hope you had a wonderful time, and you'll have to tell me the date so I can wish you next year <3
      Trials do make us stronger...I read something a long time ago about joy in suffering, and embracing challenges. It's hard to go through such things in life, but we have to realize they make us who we are in life, no matter how terrible it is.
      I love the quote about butterflies--it reminded me of one of my old friends. She's funny and kind, but suffers with depression and can't always seem to see anything good about herself. No matter our trials, I think we all sometimes struggle with loving ourselves, and fail to see our beauty and strengths.
      I wrote this comment as a reply to Rick's because I honestly think it is an amazing idea for you to write a book! I love reading your posts when I can--they are so meaningful and lovely.
      Keep being an inspiration! God bless xo

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  7. I loved reading this! So beautiful and true! Keep on inspiring others with your thoughtful words!

    Danielle
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  8. You gather such wonderful quotes and I really enjoy hearing your thoughts on them. I appreciate your depth so much. It is so hard to find! And, I bet you are a great walking partner as you would make the time fly discussing so many interesting ideas and observations! Keep trekking, Launna (in more ways than one!).

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  9. So... i am beautyfull also.. :-) such as that comparison may be we are cocoon but will become q beautyfull butterfly. Who knows?
    Ah... this the best post i have read in this blog. Really simple but touching. Yup we are beauty because we are woman, if we are man we must be handsome. :-) LoL just kidding
    Well my dear 39 miles, wow thats really amazed. Lets looking for the magic together launna..

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  10. ohh my dear Launna, this is such a lovely and inspiring post! fantastic quotes :)

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  11. LOVE all of these sayings and the symbolism of the butterfly----so perfect. I know you are going through some disappointing stuff again, but you are that butterfly, my friend. You are rising above adversity and you will once again be soaring on your own wings of joy.

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  12. Hi Launna,
    this tittle is so lovely.
    I'm very happy for thi post, because it's so wonderful. Beautiful and tru quotes.
    Kisses
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  13. Great quotes! Awesome job with the 39 miles and proving to yourself you CAN do it. :) I completely agree that most people do not see how truly beautiful they are, just like butterflies. You are a beautiful person Launna- with a kind soul.
    ~Jess

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  14. I love this post so much,i always love reading your thoughts
    Very true on this sentence" the people that lie and hurt others are weak and the people that are honest grow stronger through each trial'.

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  15. You are a beautiful butterfly and hopefully your wings are getting stronger every day! I know it isn't easy -- and don't let anyone make you feel bad for admitting your pain. It is going to get better!

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  16. Hi Launna! I know what you mean how life can seem unfair like that and how evil people who may lie or hurt others can go through their entire lives like that although I always believe in Karma at some point. :) Also, great work on your walking (39 miles is soooo much) and I feel like you must get a lot of thinking and probably your blog ideas during those walks.

    xoDale

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  17. This is an inspirational post, Launna. I love the first quote and photo about the butterflies. It is so true.

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  18. A beautiful and thoughtful post Launna ...

    Well done on your walking.

    Take Care my blogging friend and enjoy the rest of your week

    All the best Jan

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  19. Wow you've done 39 miles last week, that's so impressive, keep the momentum going you're doing well! The more you compare yourself to other people, the more you see life is unfair. Comparison is the thief of joy.. never compare to somebody else, the only person you should compete is with yourself. Have a nice day Launna. <3 xo

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  20. great post, thanks for sharing Launna!!!
    Kss
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  21. Thruth and courage, yes!
    Keep your head high Launna! You are an amazing lady!

    With love,
    Suzy ♥

    THE KAWAII PLANET

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  22. Launna, that is tremendous...39 miles! I am so proud of you and happy for you! :)

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  23. 39 miles, true? So impressive!!!!
    I love butterflies, thanks for another ispirational post Launna!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  24. PAssando para ti deseja um belo dia, você ja saiu do casulo
    feito a borboleta começe a voaaa.
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  25. It would be good that I walk like you, I earned some Kg of weight, around 3-4. Anyway sometimes I can feel like the butterfly, I hope that you too. xoxo

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  26. So many truths you touched on. Each day is a journey. Thus we are a world within a world. It is easy to see how some become weak. There is always a lot of work to do, and I'm glad you are going strong. Wonderful message this week!

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  27. Hi Launna, first of all I love the new look of your blog. Gorgeous and well done. Trials are so hard to go through. I sometimes say- what is the point of it all? What were the benefits to gain from this? Perhaps just the experiences and knowing how to deal with them are the point of the things we all have to go through sometimes. I am not sure. But often we seem to have something from them. I just hope that I will learn from some of these experiences. Sometimes we all seem to make the same mistakes over and over again?

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  28. I hope you get over this hump, and yeah I know what feeling broken feels like, it's terrible and I wouldnt wish that on anyone. *hugs*

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  30. Another beautiful post Launna. I have been broken too, like you. The broken souls are the ones who have the strength to keep fighting every day, and that fight enables our souls to soar as we search for that wonderful freedom. It will come to you again the more you strive and fight for it. Thinking of you Launna xoxo

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  31. I love the analogy of the butterfly. So true!

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  32. My dear Launna, I felt particularly touched by this post. I've questioned life so many times about how unfair it can be. Why the people who lie and do everything for them without thinking of other people's feelings seem to get away with it? Believe me, I feel your frustration. But apparentely we have another thing in common, which is trying to switch that frustration and pain from previous bad experiences into strenght. Thank you so much for writing this post, I feel I'm not alone in this feeling, and your motivations helps me to fight my own battle.

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  33. Beautiful quotes... We are capable to so much more than we think we are. All we need is a nice talking voice inside us and inspiration from outside. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts.

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  34. Lovely quotes. Keep up the good work with the walking.

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  35. Hello Launna Im happy for you =) me on the other hand is planning to pursue yoga instead of going to the gym. I was advised by my doctor that I have to stop from going to the gym due to my back pains. anyway good luck =) and keep posting
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  36. Just like you I have been a honest person all my life and many ppl hurt such people & go. Although it hurts us the most but we come stronger from it & as for those who hurt us I feel sorry for those insecure people. I know one thing I am my own best friend and I matter. I am glad ur walking so much and making that effort. I need to start walking again provided I have the stamina... Wish u a fruitful week ahead xo

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  37. That's a wonderful quote and such wise words to live by. I agree you need always try to remember the beauty and appreciate all you have to offer.

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  38. So happy you're continuing your exercise and healthy lifestyle - the walking must be wonderful to help you be with your thoughts and gain perspective.

    What you said in this post - that those that lie and have bad intentions get what they want.. it's so often true and it angers me to the bone. I don't know why life is like that sometimes - but I do at the same time... for those of us that don't get things easily in life it's because deep down we need to learn something from it. To toughen up I guess... might sound harsh but that's what I believe anyway. And I bet the people that we think get what they want actually don't. Not really. There's a reason they lie and are 'bad' people. I don't know... I'm being far to philisophical today!

    On another hand, you're right. Those people that lie ARE weak. We're the strong ones. We just so often don't realise it.

    You are beautiful - always remember that. Beautiful and kind.

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  39. Obrigada, Launna! ;)

    Aqueles pincéis são muito bons!

    A transformação para borboleta só acontece quando nos permitimos a isso. Saímos do casulo apenas quando estamos preparados!

    Ótima quinta!

    Beijo! ^^

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  40. Aquele perfume é simplesmente maravilhoso. Nunca tinha achado um aroma que combinasse tanto comigo!

    Ótima quinta, Launna!

    Beijo! ^^

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  41. This thing about buterfly is so beautiful written and can also be so true. Sometimes people tell me that my work is amazing, but I don't find it that amazing at all. Looking back I'm usually realizing they were right. It's important we learn to apriciate ourself, so we can always present our best features to others so they can appriciate as well.

    Wish you a wonderful weekend, keep up your amazing do with walking :)
    Love, Danny

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  42. I would also rather be the survivor - even though I might not feel that way at the time. While it's definitely important to feel gratitude, you also have to let yourself feel the things that are happening in your life, and not push them down. It's the only way to grow. I hope you have a beautiful weekend!

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  43. Lovely post! So interesting!
    Have a great day!
    Natallia Jolliet
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  44. Launna, I guess some people are like that. I have honestly spent a lotta time wondering why they lie and cheat and hurt others. But that just messed up my peace of mind and nothing else :(

    I soo wana try being like a butterfly, make others happy that's all

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  45. what a beautiful and inspiring post! And I agree with all of it. I too need to learn to see how beautiful I truly am! And I'm slowly working on it! :) Thank you!
    -B-

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  46. Such a beautiful post. You're right. There are people out there who are just so intent on making things ugly for those around them. But you know what? The rest of us stay beautiful, and we become stronger for their attempts.

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  47. Amazing post!
    Have a nice week-end!
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  48. I am impressed that you are continuing walking so much. Keep it up! I agree Launna. The ones who lie and hurt always seem to get everything they want. But I believe they are not happy or at peace with themselves. And that's where the justice is, I guess.

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  49. Amazing post. ♥
    Thank you for sharing it with us. :)

    xoxo
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  50. Another amazing post. I honestly looking forward to reading your posts now. Always inspiring and thought provoking. Thank you.
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  51. lovely post and blog! I follow you on GFC
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  52. Beautiful words about butterfly! I have to remember!

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  53. Amazing Quote ,i also love the last one Launna :)

    Have a good Start in the new Week ,lovely Greets <3

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  54. I like to believe [not sure it's true] that people who are mean, lie and cheat but seem to have everything they want are unhappy or miserable underneath. there must be something missing in their lives. in their past. why else would they behave that way. I always try to look at what motivates people and their actions rather than look at what they do alone. I also acknowledge the fact that all of us go through phases. good ones where it's easier to be kind. bad ones where it might be impossible to be so. but i hear you. life can seem so, so unfair. and I see your struggles. your walking is a great analogy for life. wouldn't it be nice if we could stop working out after we have the body and health we want. but no, we have to maintain it. the same goes for our state of mind. it's a constant work in progress. xoxo

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  55. This is just so beautiful I don't know what to say. Lovely words from a lovely heart.

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  56. Hey Launna!!
    I like that quote from you...especially with regards to dreaming towards the future. I read a quote about the future the other day that I really like, "the most reliable way to predict the future, is the create it." That really acknowledges the power we have within ourselves. We are humans so full of potential when setting and exceeding goals, and making plans and seeing those plans through... I hope you know you are powerful...keep dreaming...keep create your future, because you are in control!

    Have a good week lovely lady!!


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  57. Hi Launna! It's been so long since I last visited your blog. I got so pre-occupied with so many things especially with work.Anyway, it's good to know that you are still walking a lot. I hope you'll achieve your goals. Also, i think you're beautiful inside and out! So just do what you have to do and inspire the world. :)))

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  58. I know the feeling of broken. You are doing better day by day. Have a great week!

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  59. lovely text sweetie
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    would you like to pass from my blog?
    I wish you an happy day
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  60. Beautiful words from your heart. Resonates.

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  61. 39 miles?? Really impressive indeed..such an inspiration you are launna..xoxo.

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  62. Life has been throwing me a lot of challenges lately and sadly I think that if I allowed myself to feel all the pain they cause I couldn't really pull myself back together a long time. They all hit me one after another and I didn't have the time to deal with them individually and now they all piled up. Hopefully time really does heal all and I'm doing my best to not think about it and just do what I need to do until it all goes away.
    I hope you're going to have a wonderful September!

    Fashionably,
    Patricia
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  63. Hello Launna, I'm gad that you are continuing to walk a lot more and keeping up with your healthy lifestyle. I do hope that you do not suffer from insomnia anymore as I read from your previous post about how you kept waking up in the middle of the night. I agree with you that sometimes it seems so unfair that all the bad people get what they want and that the good people don't. Also love the quote about the butterfly.

    Jo
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  64. i really admire you Launna, I know somehow we are in the same boat, well, not exactly I know but, we have to hold on and hopefully one day we will be okay. keep in touch!

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  65. This is a beautiful post, Launna :) I always love reading your thoughts so much. It's like you're speaking straight out of my heart and you're always so very inspiring. I have learned that life isn't fair. It's just not. BUT: I still do not want to be one of those people who seem to have it all, making their way by inflicting pain on others, lying and cheating. I want to be at peace with myself even if it means I seemingly have less. I do believe that when you look closer those people have even more self-doubts than we do, they are unhappier, unhealthier, they usually struggle even more with their own lives. They just seem to have it all to everybody else. Do not let that fool you! Being honest and finding inner peace with honesty and kindness is the path to true happiness. I strongly believe that. You are on such an amazing way, Launna. Do not ever give up, you are such a beautiful soul inside and out, you will find the happiness you're seeking. I'm sending a very long and loving hug to you, Beate

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    1. I forgot to say: I LOVE your new blog layout! Awesomeness. It's very much "you" :) <3

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  66. Wonderful deep thoughts, Launna, it's always great to visit your blog and read some of your wisdom. It motivates me and makes me feel better every time!

    Bella Pummarola

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  67. lovely post dear!!! amazing!!
    have a nice wednesday dear Launna!!!

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  68. Ciao Lauuna, I can't wait for a new inspiring post!!!!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  69. Que linda postagem amei a seja igual a borboleta livre
    e leve e super armoniosa
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  70. It makes us stronger, what works for some, doesnt work for all of us. Life definitely isnt a one size fits all because we have to make our way in it and find our own beauty and exhibit our inner strength which is our beauty and grace that is unparalleled by anything else. :)

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  71. Hi Launna! Just wanted to drop by and wish you a happy rest of the week!
    xoxo
    Beautetude

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  72. In church this week the speaker talked about how we need contrasts to appreciate things--as humans. We can't comprehend bitter without sweet, bright without dark, sadness without joy. Our lows are what enable us to appreciate the highs.

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  73. Hi Launna! your words are always very inspiring, very nice this post, a big hug dear.
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  74. Launna the quote about butterflies is so beautiful! How do you come up with some positive quotes I wonder? I love going through your inspiring post everytime I feel upset because it fills me with positivity when you express yourself so eloquently.

    Xx,
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  75. Impressive walking stats!! I admire your strength. That line you shared again about being dangerous is very powerful! Wow!

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  76. Dear Launna,
    I hope walking is helping you truly deeply. I've just come back from holidays, little Raffaele still does not sleep and makes me always tired. Yesterday I left my car key somewhere at home after coming back from work, but since then I've not been able to find it again...
    A big hug from Italy :)

    xoxo
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  77. Oh no worries my friend! You should take as much time as you need! I hear you and I admire you for that! I can't stay away from my phone and laptop and I should take you as an example! Please don't apologize! Enjoy your lovely time and have a happy weekend. You are our sunshine!

    With love, Suzy ♥

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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 ❤