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Carol, You brighten my days! I find delight in your refreshing writing style. I feel as though I am sitting or walking beside you even though we are miles apart. When I don't feel like getting up and out to the gym for my routine, I know that I will find inspiration to move at home by reading the latest update on the Lighten Your Limbs with Friends discussion.
I enjoyed reading your spotlight interview. Thank you, Carol, and Thank you, John.

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@rosemarya Thank you for your kind words. I feel a closeness to the Mentors I've met on Connect too. There just doesn't seem to be any distance, and that is a good thing. It means we are all working together to try to do the best we can for people who need answers or suggestions.
I know I gave you fits when I was first posting and even after about how to act as a VM. I drove John crazy too. I don't think I've ever felt so insecure; it was new for me because before diabetes, I was always in control. I should apologize to you and John and others who tamed this wild horse somewhat. I finally improved my anger, although I still have spells of frustration. When that happens I just close the laptop and do something else.
Do people ever ask you about your white hair? When I was high school, my hair started getting white in places, so I dyed it for decades. It was only three years ago that I decided to see if at my age now if my hair would be white. I stopped dying it and let the brown color grow out. My salon lady would cut, and we just let it grow. When it finally was grown out, she styled it with the bob cut and it has no dye; it's completely natural. I've had people ask me if I dye it white. No. that's what I have—all natural and totally bright white! I've even had strangers ask me if it's dyed. I love it white and wish I had let it grow out much earlier. There are a number of us who have white hair. I just look at it as not being older but being wiser!

Have a good weekend.

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