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Old 09-12-2007, 08:22 PM   #12
LisaMarie71
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Thanks for posting this. It's sooo simple but sooo true!! And it's easy to lose sight of as well. It's something I stress with my students -- that THEY are responsible for every choice they make in my classroom and in their lives. I have a poster in my room that says "Take responsibility: if it is to be, it is up to me." which is what you posted above, Ritzy! But for years I didn't take responsibility for my own health!

The other great thing about realizing the impact of that statement is that when we DO finally make the changes and choices we need to make, we can be really really proud of ourselves!! When I take a long run or fit into a size 8 skirt, I get to feel incredibly good about myself because I know it was my hard work that got me there, and no one else's. That feels wonderful. So it's our responsibility, but it's also our reward.
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