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Words to live by [Feb. 14th, 2004|07:37 pm]
Zoethe
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Okay, by this I am amused.

Everyone knows the "Footprints in the Sand" schtick: I looked back on my life and saw two sets of footprints along the beach, and God said that it was He walked beside me. But in some places there was but one set of prints and I asked God why He had abandoned me, and He said, "My child, those are my prints; I didn't abandon you, I carried you."

For those of us who haven't felt carried, here's rather a different - and perhaps more useful version. Gleaned from the 'net, Author Unknown.


One night I had a wondrous dream,
One set of footprints there was seen,
The footprints of the Goddess they were,
But mine were not along the shore.

But then some stranger prints appeared,
and I asked Her, "What have we here?
These prints are large and round and neat,
But much too big to be from feet."

"My child," She said in somber tones,
"For miles I carried you alone.
I challenged you to walk in faith,
But you refused and made me wait."

"You would not learn, you would not grow,
The walk of faith, you would not know,
So I got tired, I got fed up,
And there I dropped you on your butt.
"Because in life, there comes a time
When one must fight, and one must climb,
When one must rise and take a stand,
Or leave their butt prints in the sand."



No wonder my butt hurts [g].
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[User Picture]From: kibbles
2004-02-15 12:53 am (UTC)
Dan and I found this especially wonderful, because his mother swears up and down that she wrote the original. (She's not right in the head. Obviously.)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-02-15 04:39 am (UTC)

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You just have to smile and nod....

But I can understand the amusement factor.
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[User Picture]From: kibbles
2004-02-15 04:47 am (UTC)

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I have been smiling and nodding for years, now.

She also thinks that my father in law still loves her, even though they haven't spoken in -- hrm -- nearly 20 years. And havent seen each other in nearly 30!

And when we had fertility problems, she said I had a cold on my ovaries, and if I took NyQuil, I could concieve. (this during a conversation where we specifically said we weren't going to use artificial measures, that if nothing happened, we'd be fine. So even suggesting clomid would have been out of line, but NYQUIL????)

Sorry, I get carried away when I think about her. . .
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-02-15 05:04 am (UTC)

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A cold. In your ovaries. Right....

My only flier is that, she was stoned on NyQuil when she got pregnant and therefore believes there's a connection.

Poor deluded woman, yes. But poor you to have to deal with it.
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[User Picture]From: kibbles
2004-02-16 12:16 am (UTC)

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Thankfully she lives in Iowa -- so I don't have to deal with her frequently. But just wait until she comes for a visit, my LJ will be more fun than a barrel of razorblades!
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[User Picture]From: olliesmama
2004-02-15 01:23 am (UTC)
Hey, I was browsing LJValentine...and I thought you might find this interesting...*Grin*

click here
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-02-15 04:32 am (UTC)
Wow.

Hee!!!

[girly bouncing]
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[User Picture]From: kathrynrose
2004-02-15 01:34 am (UTC)
I love it. Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-02-15 12:52 pm (UTC)

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Spreading the word of personal responsibility is always a pleasure. You are quite welcome.
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From: erisreg
2004-02-15 02:53 am (UTC)

heh,..

and in my life
much to my bereavement
my goddess dropped me
on the pavement...:)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-02-15 04:34 am (UTC)

Re: heh,..

Ouch!

That made me giggle. Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: storyinmypocket
2004-02-15 05:49 am (UTC)
Oh, thank you.

That hit me at just the right time in my life.

*smiling, laughing, and applying Tiger Balm to zir achy butt*
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-02-15 12:49 pm (UTC)
*bows low*

Most happy to serve thy needs.
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[User Picture]From: megthelegend
2004-02-15 10:05 am (UTC)

Brilliant!

I'm gonna nick that. Love it!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-02-15 12:49 pm (UTC)

Re: Brilliant!

Nick away - spread the word!

Great icon, BTW.
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[User Picture]From: megthelegend
2004-02-16 02:26 am (UTC)

Re: Brilliant!

Thank you, on both counts! The fabulous hummingwolf made the icon. She's awfully clever.
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[User Picture]From: albumlady
2004-02-15 04:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
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[User Picture]From: mooskleo
2004-02-15 09:24 pm (UTC)
;-)

*giggles*
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