Blog Posts by Peapod

  • Good-bye to Shine

    I didn't want to do it. I have been here for over 3 years, creating blogs and making new friendships. But Shine is no longer "shining" for most of us. Yahoo decided some time ago to make this exclusively a commercial site and it finally dawned on me that this was not the place to keep up with my "Shine-y" friends. So me and the peas bid you all a farewell here. Most of you keep in touch with me on Facebook, which has been wonderful. If you haven't connected with me yet on Facebook and would like to, find me through our mutual friends and write me there. Include your Shine-y screen name if I don't know you personally and we could possibly connect there. I wish you all much love, hugs, and peas..! O O Oooo O o oO oo O oo Oo o o OOo O O

    Peas in a Pod

  • My Shiney friends……we have a sister that urgently needs our love, prayers, and support. Our sister Teresa, aka "Straightforward" is very sick and is now disable. She is unable to work and is in great pain. She is also struggling just to keep her head above water as she is still waiting for some assistance.. This loving Mom of two beautiful children is suffering from an advanced form of MS, also known as "Multiple Sclerosis." This is a devastating autoimmune disease that attacks the body in all sorts of painful ways. There is no cure and Teresa has a very serious case of it.

    She has kept this mostly to herself; never wanting to be a "burden to others" . I knew something was wrong, but she seemed determined to carry all this on her own. Finally, she told me what she was going through and my heart just broke. I asked her if it would be OK if I could put her in prayer and let her brothers and sisters here on Shine know her needs. I assured her that the love and support and prayers

    Read More »from User Post: Urgent Prayers and Words of Love for Our Sister "Straightforward" in Her Battle Against MS
  • With the passing of our beloved Lady-Jane, I have quietly meditated on how she and so many others here brought me a new lease on life and love. I happen to believe that where I am today, really started here with all of you.

    When I first came to Shine, I was "broken" and felt very "alone" in life. I was in an abusive marriage and felt like I couldn't ever strike out on my own. My son wasn't diagnosed yet with his bi-polar and I was at a loss on how to deal with it all.

    But over those three years, I made lasting friendships here that would help give me the courage to stand on my own and get the help I needed for my son.

    I got out of that marriage, got my divorce (yes!!!...it's final) and met the love of my life!!! Tim is truly the man I wish I had met 30 years ago, but then again.....I wouldn't be the person I am today.

    Tim and I are sharing our one year anniversary today. We are very very happy and yes....we will be getting married!!

    So I ask the question...." Where were you in

    Read More »from User Post: A new lease on life and love~♥ Tell me about YOUR Shine journey.....
  • ~Well We All Shine On~

    ~Well we all shine on
    Like the moon and the stars and the sun
    Well we all shine on
    Ev'ryone come on~