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Archive for February, 2010

Join the Discussion

Posted by ididnotknowwhattosay on February 27, 2010

We will be posting our discussion topics here on our Blog and on our Facebook page.  We invite you to join in on the discussion on either site.
Discussion Topic:
Please post your comments below.
Be sure to visit our Thoughtful Sympathy Gifts page for wonderful ideas – http://www.ididnotknowwhattosay.com/gifts.html

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The Olympic Spirit by Lori Pederson

Posted by ididnotknowwhattosay on February 24, 2010

I have to admit that I am a bit of an Olympic Games junkie. The Olympics have always inspired my inner spirit. The powerful force that penetrates through the Olympics makes me feel like I can do anything, even jump on the slope with my skis and ride like the wind to victory at the bottom of the hill. It is invigorating for the heart and the mind.

After the summer Olympics a few years ago, I found that I was swimming four times a week, trying each time to beat my previous record. I may not be young enough or athletic enough to be an Olympic Champion but I can try to beat my personal best each year.

It is always amazing to watch someone give their all to win a Gold Medal. But what is even more inspiring to me, are the athletes that overcome a major defeat by coming back the next day or four years later, demonstrating that they have stepped up their game and have overcome their fears.

I believe we all have a bit of the Olympic Spirit within us. We are all trying to win our own personal Gold Medal by overcoming our fears and getting back up after life hands us a devastating blow. It is our willingness to get up and strive for a better life that makes us a champion.

“It is the inspiration of the Olympic Games that drives people not only to compete but to improve, and to bring lasting spiritual and moral benefits to the athlete and inspiration to those lucky enough to witness the athletic dedication.”

Herb Elliott quotes (Australian middle-distance Runner who was world record holder in the 1.500 metre (metric-mile) race (1958-67) and the mile racee (1958-62). b.1938)


© 2010 Lori Pederson
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Join In The Discussion

Posted by ididnotknowwhattosay on February 19, 2010

We will be posting our discussion topics here on our Blog and on our Facebook page.  We invite you to join in on the discussion on either site.
Here is the first discussion topic:

What is your favorite inspirational quote?

Please post your comments below.

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Posted by ididnotknowwhattosay on February 14, 2010

Sooner or later we begin to understand that love is more than verses on valentines and romance in the movies. We begin to know that love is here and now, real and true, the most important thing in our lives. For love is the creator of our favorite memories and the foundation of our fondest dreams. Love is a promise that is always kept, a fortune that can never be spent, a seed that can flourish in even the most unlikely of places. And this radiance that never fades, this mysterious and magical joy, is the greatest treasure of all — one known only by those who love….Unknown

Valentine’s Day is not just for couples.  Today is a great day to tell your family and friends how much you LOVE them.

Wishing you all a very Happy Valentine’s Day!

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New Discussions On Facebook…

Posted by ididnotknowwhattosay on February 9, 2010

Become a FAN on Facebook and Join Our Discussions:

  1. Express your Gratitude for someone that was instrumental in assisting you through the grieving process.
  2. Do you feel it is acceptable to send sympathy messages on Facebook, Twitter or by email?
  3. What helped you most in your time of need?

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Where we have been…Where we are going & How you can assist us reach our goals in 2010

Posted by ididnotknowwhattosay on February 8, 2010

I wanted to thank everyone for their support since we launched our website in March of 2009. I am so grateful for all of your suggestions and your on-going encouragement.

If you have not been on our website or Blog in awhile, I encourage you to look around and give us your feedback.

Where We Have Been

Where We Are Going in 2010 & How You Can Assist Us

  • Encourage those that have a story to share to submit their letters, stories, articles and inspirational adventures to be included in our website. If you have a story or article to share we would love to hear from you. Just email us info@ididnotknowwhattosay.com.
  • Increase our readership for our newsletter, blog and website. We are looking for sites to link to, advertise on and any suggestions you may have to expand our visibility. We would also like to encourage you to share our newsletter with your friends and family.
  • Expand our Inspirational Adventure section of our website to include sponsored inspirational trips for those that have lost a loved one. We are looking for ideas and connections to companies and organizations that would be interested in sponsoring an Inspirational Adventure.
  • Add new resources to our website on grief support, inspiration, health & wellness and Planning for a Life Without You. If you have a resource to share, please email us at info@ididnotknowwhattosay.com.
  • Launch our Facebook site….Our Facebook Page is now LIVE-BECOME A FAN.
  • Expand our Thoughtful Gift offerings. If you have a gift idea or website that you think we should connect with, please email us at info@ididnotknowwhattosay.com.

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