Nobody can make you feel inferior
without your consent.
Something to think about....
Past the seeker as he prayed came
the crippled and the beggar and the beaten.
And seeing them...he cried, "Great God,
how is it that a loving creator can see such things
and yet do nothing about them?"
God said, "I did do something.
I made you."
It seems that great
numbers of Nashvillians, and Tennesseans in general, understand the
meaning of this quote.
He said that in all the
disasters he'd covered, he'd never seen as many people turn out to help
each other and had never seen the cleanup organized and underway this
As he tried to get
through the interview he'd have to stop and regain his composure before
continuing. He stated that it was almost worth going through what he'd
gone through just to see the attitude of the people in this area.
"I expect to pass
through life but once.
forecasters, starting sometime in the middle of last week,
warned us that we'd get a lot of rain on Saturday and Sunday.
But even they didn't know what they were forecasting.
I felt guilty
when I lay down in my bed last night because I'd just seen on
the news an entire street where people had put all their life's
belongings out on the curb for Metro to pick up. And this is
happening in neighborhoods all over the area. It really is
Something To Think About: Reflections on Life, Family, Body Image & Other Weighty Matters by the Queen of Rubenesque Romances
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Your body is a unique work of art.
And hey, why not just go ahead and take a "Forever No Diet Day"? Maybe I'll start that one. May 12 is FNDD!
Forever No Diet Day has worked for me for 20-some-odd years, now.
In the meantime, check
out INDD's history and some good advice at:
Reader Review of the
a Feb. 11, 2009 Conversation with Pat Ballard
Calendar of Events
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Pat is now co-hosting Radio Free Nashville's Health At Every Size show, which airs every Monday morning. The show is streamed live over the Internet 10-11 a.m. CST Mondays. You can also subscribe to the podcast of the show (automatically receive the mp3 recordings of the weekly shows on your computer, iPod or mp3 player) via iTunes. Click on the "subscribe in a reader" button/link in the upper lefthand column, and select "Add to iTunes" or the podcatcher of your choice.
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Health At Every Size show website or the
Radio Free Nashville website
for details. Davidson County, Tennessee residents can also hear the show
live through the Secondary Audio Programming of Comcast cable's Channel
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