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Someone Loves you, more than you know...
A Dad, Chef, Freeper, A FRIEND ^ | Dec. 19, 2003 | Carlo3b, a FReeper lover.

Posted on 12/19/2003 8:15:26 PM PST by carlo3b

Someone Loves you, more than you know...

Everyone, every single person on this earth has someone that loves them. Everyone!

This magical time of the year is when we turn our attentions and our thoughts to all of the special people in our lives that we love above all others. Most every faith, creed, and nationality has some special season that is set aside to ponder on our emotions, and the real meaning of life. For many, this is a Holy time, the Holiest time of the year. It is a time of faith, of reflections on our past, rejoicing in our good fortunes, and the expectations of our future. It bring us together for celebration, and for many it reminds us of those who we love from afar and brings back memories of those far beyond.

For most of us, these are the happiest time of the year, and we look forward to these days with excitement and joy. But for some of us, far too many, these are emotional times, stressful, and lonely times. While the world around us seemingly enthralled with the celebrations, it has a deepening sadness for others, and since the majority of us are thrilled at moment, I'd like us to think about those less fortunate.

I was fearful to bring this subject to the fore at this time of the year, as it is too often, for less than charitable reasons, we are punished for our good fortune and made to feel guilty for our happiness, no matter how hard fought to achieve it. However, it is the exact opposite that I want us, you and I, for just a moment, to focus on those who can't, or won't, or unfortunately, those truly unable to share in the glory of these holidays.

Love, is the secret, love is the answer, and being in love is summit of our lives. The deeper in love we are, the closer to the surface is our emotions. Love is the driving force that brings Kings to tears, and paupers to euphoria. We love, because we need love, and we are born wired to give and receive love. Which is why the absence of love is so devastating, and those who don't feel loved, are so very sad.

When we are painfully reminded of our emptiness, as in the season of love like the holidays, that we are without someone special to share love that we feel most lonely. Everyone needs love. Babies left untouched, and unloved after birth will invariable die, or left emotionally scared for life. We all need to be loved and we all, need to love someone or something to fulfill our existence. Loneliness is an unnecessary crime, and loveless emptiness is a death sentence.

But are we really unloved, or are we alone? Being alone isn't as bad as being unloved. Are we alone by choice, or have we been forgotten, or left behind? There are very few good reasons to truly be alone in this world. If you can read this, you are never alone. If you have access to a phone, a TV, a neighbor, or a friend, you are never really alone. However, if you are unloved, now that is a problem. Are you unloved? Or, sadly, are you unlovable? Have you become bitter and unapproachable perhaps because of loneliness? Only you know the answer, but I have an answer that you may not know. Someone Loves you, yes YOU, more than you know.

Everybody is loved by someone, yes even you. GOD loves you, and nothing that you can do, or have done changes that. Sometime GOD uses things to do his work for Him, He is GOD after all, and has those kind of perks. Sometime GOD uses my puppy Zeke, to bring love to someone that needs to feel loved. I know, don't ask me how, that GOD uses my puppy, and millions of his cousins in all different shapes and sizes, to bring true love to a lonely older person, or even worse, a shy withdrawn child.

Sometimes GOD, without your knowledge, even uses you, yes you, to bring love to someone devastated in loneliness. He may remind you, out of the clear blue sky to call someone left alone, sick, or maybe forgotten. Sometime GOD may even makes you smile at a stranger or remind you to hug a kid or worse your own spouse..YIKES!  And sometime, and again don't ask me how I know, GOD uses even me to do something I seem to always forget.. that is to tell you that..

.....I LOVE YOU SO VERY MUCH, ...MORE THAN YOU KNOW.. kiss......  developing ... :)


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To: carlo3b
I love you back carlo.
41 posted on 12/19/2003 9:07:33 PM PST by WVNan (Did I say that?)
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To: carlo3b
*Sigh* Yeah right whatever. . .

Merry Christmas to you.
42 posted on 12/19/2003 9:09:42 PM PST by Tempest
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To: carlo3b
How about Chocolate with a kick..LOL.. :)

See how happy chocolate can make you ;0)

And it tastes better then egg nog

43 posted on 12/19/2003 9:11:33 PM PST by Mo1 (House Work, If you do it right , will kill you!)
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To: carlo3b
Carlo, my dear, we ALL love you too !

Merry Christmas to you & yours and may your new year be filled, to the brim, with ONLY love, joy, and the good things you so deserve.

44 posted on 12/19/2003 9:15:48 PM PST by nopardons
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To: carlo3b
ummmmmmm....chocolate and love, two of my favorite things!

You are a special person Carlo. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!!!!!!!!!

45 posted on 12/19/2003 9:18:51 PM PST by GrandMoM ("Without prayer, the hand of GOD stops, BUT, with prayer the hand of GOD moves !!!)
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To: carlo3b
Thanks for the egg nog pudding recipe. Sounds dee-lish-us! Thinking of making the pudding for a small Christmas week dinner party I'm having.

I'll put the pudding in my pretty parfait glasses, a dollop of real whipped cream dusted with nutmeg on top, and alternate red and green maraschino cherry halves for the crowning glory. A tray of real butter cookies, and voila, my guests will think they're dining at the Pump Room!


46 posted on 12/19/2003 9:31:15 PM PST by MinuteGal (Florida Freepers! Go to Fla. chapter forum for important announcements on chapter re-organization!)
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To: SAMWolf
Best of the New Year to you Sam.. :)

LowCarb Chinese Hot Peanut Wings

47 posted on 12/19/2003 9:44:00 PM PST by carlo3b (
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To: carlo3b
I know, I'm having another of my moments..

Don't ever stop having your "moments" Carlo.

As wonderful as it is to receive the love of others, it's also pretty special giving that love.

Love Because of Him, Bump!

48 posted on 12/19/2003 9:50:26 PM PST by Diver Dave
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To: carlo3b
Someone recently said to me, "You are so kind to me". And I dismissed it, and said, I wasn't, not a big deal. And then later I realized what they were saying is that by me being kind to them, they were able open up a little and be more warm and giving in return.

Kindness and love only grow.

Merry Christmas to you and all of your loved ones Carlo.

MARK THE MOMENT... remember it well.

Best wishes.
49 posted on 12/19/2003 9:51:59 PM PST by Pan_Yans Wife (Submitting approval for the CAIR COROLLARY to GODWIN'S LAW.)
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To: Indie
LowCarb Bacon Cheeseburger Quiche

50 posted on 12/19/2003 9:54:08 PM PST by carlo3b (
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To: carlo3b
A love bump!
51 posted on 12/19/2003 9:54:24 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: snippy_about_it

(Clarified Butter)

Heat a pound of Unsalted Butter in a saucepan over a low heat for at least an hour. Skim off the the milksolids as they rise... Most will rise but some will stick to the bottom and cook. While cooking, stir them up with a metal spoon to skim them off.
Strain the clarified butter through muslin or kitchen towel in a sieve, and discard the residue.

Pour into a dish or can, and store are you would normal butter. Ghee is good for frying as it does not spit, having no water inside it like normal butter (it is 100% butter fat, unlike Butter, which is 82% fat) , and so, it does not burn as easily!

52 posted on 12/19/2003 10:03:23 PM PST by carlo3b (
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To: carlo3b
A big smooch to my buddie Zeke from his girlfriend Malibu. Merry Christmas.
53 posted on 12/19/2003 10:11:55 PM PST by christie (
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To: carlo3b
Thank you, carlo. This Christmas is a strange one for me. In some ways it's the best I've ever had, and in some ways it's one of the worst...I really needed to read your post tonight.

See? God used you to help me out. : )

54 posted on 12/19/2003 10:15:02 PM PST by DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet
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To: potlatch
LowCarb Garlic Chicken Pizza
1) Mix together cream cheese, sour cream and mashed garlic until smooth.
2) Spread on pizza crust, top with oregano, chicken, onion, tomato and mushrooms, salt and pepper and cheese.
Bake in a 350 oven for 15 minutes until cheese is melted.
Top with parmesan cheese.

Meat Crust

1) Mix all together and press out thin in a greased metal pan (I use a 9X13 cake pan)
Bake at 350 for approx.. 25-30 minutes (till done), pouring off the excess grease that accumulates as it cooks. Then take out and spread a thin layer of tomato sauce (watch the labels for carbs here) and whatever toppings you like and put back in for another 10 - 15 minutes.
The thing about this crust is that it tastes just as good warmed up the next day as it did when made the first day. Enjoy.

55 posted on 12/19/2003 10:41:03 PM PST by carlo3b (
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To: carlo3b
Oh wonderful, Carlo. Sounds delicious!! Something good to make when my kids are here for the holidays.

Thanks, you are a sweety!! Carol
56 posted on 12/19/2003 10:46:13 PM PST by potlatch (Whenever I feel 'blue', I start breathing again.)
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To: ntnychik
Check this out!!
57 posted on 12/19/2003 10:47:43 PM PST by potlatch (Whenever I feel 'blue', I start breathing again.)
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To: carlo3b
Hey thanks a lot Carlos - it couldn't have come at a better time. My best to you, too!
58 posted on 12/19/2003 10:49:00 PM PST by JLO
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To: ladyinred
a special hug for you my dear girl.. :)

LowCarb Zucchini au Gratin
  • 2 Zucchini
  • 1 1/2 cups grated Gruyere cheese
  • salt & black pepper
  • 3-4 Tbs. butter
1) Clean, and peel the zucchini and cut them into 3 inch pieces.
2) Slice each piece in half lengthwise and remove the seeds.
3) Cook the zucchini in boiling salted water for 10 minutes, the drain and dry.
4) Arrange a layer of zucchini in the base of a buttered ovenproof dish. Sprinkle with a third of the cheese, & season with salt and pepper. Repeat these layers, finishing with cheese.
5) Dot the top with butter.
Bake the zucchini gratin in the center of a preheated oven at 400 for 30 minutes

59 posted on 12/19/2003 11:14:20 PM PST by carlo3b (
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To: carlo3b
[ I know, I'm having another of my moments.. forgive me please.., just one more time.. :) ]

Ok... you emotional silly idiot... STOP IT....
the pie crust was enough.. you can never out do that!...

60 posted on 12/20/2003 12:22:16 AM PST by hosepipe
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