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WE ARE ONE

Wednesday, December 17, 2014


WE ARE ONE





While viewing the beauty of fresh falling snow,

My mind wandered back to words spoken softly to the ear of a child.

"Snowflakes are like newborn souls falling from the clouds to the earth."

Like the snowflake we are all perfect creations.

Each of us uniquely formed.

Many of us are taught religion in a fog of truth during childhood.

We call ourselves Christians, Jews, Muslims,

Buddhists, Hindus, Atheists, Agnostics or Pagans.

None of us speak or relate to God in the same manner.

Eventually, as the snowflakes melt,

They return to the water from which they were formed.

Water runs deep and will seek its own level

Until it is found.

Sometimes these waters are the waters of consciousness.

Heat melts the snow.

Like snow we soften with warmth.

We each live in a sea of thoughts, feelings and beliefs.

When we experience the warmth of love,

Our thoughts, feelings and different beliefs melt away,

Connecting us with one another

Making us realize we are one.

by Mary Ann Faris







May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace,
The gladness of Christmas give you hope,
The warmth of Christmas grant you love.

Thanks for dropping by my blog!
Wishing you and yours the blessings of christmas and may they follow you throughout the new year and give you peace love and joy...........
blessings and hugs..................lita

  
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CATIATM 12/28/2014 6:10AM

    I love the snowflake quote, Lita. So true!

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LJCANNON 12/27/2014 2:08PM

    emoticon Beautiful Blog!!
Hope your Christmas was Fabulous! !

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BETRHO48 12/27/2014 12:44AM

    Love your blog.
~Beth

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    Lovely! Thanks for sharing!

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JAMER123 12/18/2014 9:52PM

    So beautiful and heart warming. Thank you so much for sharing this with us LITA. It has a lot of meaning.
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AURORADAWN5 12/18/2014 3:23PM

    Love that post about the fragility of snow flakes. Can I borrow it?

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RITERGAL 12/18/2014 12:26PM

    Absolutely beautiful and heart warming! Lita, thanks for sharing and happy holidays back to you and yours.
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JACKIEWALKS4FUN 12/18/2014 11:37AM

    Really loved this Lita!
Wishing you peace, joy and love throughout the year too.
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JANTHEBLONDE 12/18/2014 10:56AM

    What a beautiful blog! I hope your Holidays is full of lots of love and happiness! Merry Christmas!
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    Merry Christmas to you my friend. May the New Year be filled with lots of successes for you! emoticon

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JANET552 12/18/2014 7:06AM

    Excellent!

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LIVINHEALTHY9 12/18/2014 5:49AM

    Very nice blog.

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Jackie

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    Have a very Merry Christmas ..... Blessings....**Hugs** Lesley emoticon

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GOANNA2 12/18/2014 3:44AM

    That was beautiful Lita, thank you for sharing.
Merry Christmas to you too Lita. WE ARE ONE!
I wish you Love. Joy Peace and good Health in 2015.
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    emoticon emoticon Merry Xmas.

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    thank you and MERRY CHRISTMAS

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TODAY'S JOY WAS BORN ...OF YESTERDAY'S SORROW

Saturday, December 06, 2014

TODAY'S JOY WAS BORN ...
.... OF YESTERDAY'S SORROW








Who said the "darkness of the night"
Would never turn to day;
Who said the "winter's bleakness"
Would never pass away.

Who said the fog would never lift
And let the sunshine through;
Who said the skies now overcast
Would nevermore be blue.

Why should we ever entertain
These thoughts so dark and grim,
And let the brightness of our mind
Grow cynical and dim.
When we know beyond all questioning
That winter turns to spring;
And on the notes of sorrow,
New songs are made to sing.

For no one sheds a teardrop
Or suffers loss in vain;
For Spirit's always there to turn
Our losses into gain.
And every burden born TODAY
And every present sorrow,
Are but Heaven's happy harbingers
Of a joyous, bright TOMORROW!

Helen Steiner Rice (1900-1981)











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as always appreciate your support...
blessings and hugs...........lita

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SNOWANGELS1 12/10/2014 8:50AM

    Beautiful, beautiful blog. Loved every bit of it!

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    Thanks for giving my day a lift!

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    thank you

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    Awww, love your blog Lita. Its emoticon . Hope your weekend has
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LIVINHEALTHY9 12/7/2014 5:20PM

    Thanks, Lita

Just what I needed today.

Have a great week.

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    emoticon Beautiful blog. Thank you. Have a great week. Hugs, Mama Judy

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    Wonderful and lovely!! Thank you for sharing. She has beautiful verses.
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JANTHEBLONDE 12/6/2014 10:08AM

    I love your blog! Absolutely beautiful! I just want to let you know.... You put a smile on my face today! I hope you have a fabulous day!
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    Well said. Love the inspiring words. emoticon

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    Beautiful !!

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    Just beautiful. Loved the poem and all the quotes. Joy is a choice, not always easy, but sure feels good. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    What a beautiful poem. Thanks so much for sharing. You brightened my day.

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    I do believe joy is a choice!

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    thanks for sharing

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One Hundred Ways To Live To One Hundred.....

Tuesday, November 18, 2014







One Hundred Ways To Live To One Hundred

1. Enjoy yourself.
2. Stay young in heart.
3. Be honest and open.
4. Look for rainbows.
5. Walk to work.
6. Take the stairs.
7. Keep your curiosity.
8. Stop smoking.
9. Listen to your body.
10. Watch what you eat.
11. Watch what you say.
12. Make time for your children.
13. Don't rest on your laurels.
14. Drink lots of water.
15. Have faith in others.
16. Walk in the park.
17. Forgive.
18. Be an optimist.
19. Make love.
20. Cross-country ski.
21. Discover romance.
22. Exercise regularly.
23. Do Tai Chi.
24. Try Yoga.
25. Plant a garden.
26. Eat plenty of fruit.
27. Golf.
28. Adopt a pet.
29. Laugh often.
30. Be positive.
31. Give, don't take.
32. Marry your sweetheart.
33. Celebrate your marriage.
34. Enjoy being single.
35. Relax.
36. Eat your greens.
37. Take up lawn bowling.
38. Do nothing in excess.
39. Do everything in excess.
40. Serve chicken noodle soup.
41. Practice what you preach.
42. Look before you leap.
43. Make time for your friends.
44. Reduce your cholesterol.
45. Early to bed, early to rise.
46. Don't mope.
47. Try new things.
48. Skinny dip.
49. Write to a friend.
50. Play tennis.
51. Commune with nature.
52. Sing in the car.
53. Write a poem.
54. Whistle while you work.
55. Read a book.
56. Take your medicine as prescribed. 57. Challenge yourself.
58. Count your blessings.
59. Indulge yourself.
60. "Carpe diem" (Seize the day).
61. Take setbacks in stride.
62. If you want to stop taking a medication, ask your doctor.
63. Cuddle.
64. Use olive oil.
65. Eat your Brussels sprouts.
66. Lighten up.
67. Choose a career you love.
68. Be active in your community.
69. Read the paper every day.
70. Sit up straight.
71. Keep your mind active.
72. Travel.
73. Soak in the tub.
74. Don't be jealous.
75. Eat an apple a day.
76. Be generous with hugs.
77. Make time for your partner.
78. Keep in touch with family,
79. Bake a pie.
80. Eat plenty of fish.
81. Get plenty of fresh air.
82. Be yourself.
83. Swim.
84. Make time for your grandchildren.
85. Control your temper.
86. Share.
87. Take nothing for granted.
88. Ask questions when your doctor gives you new medications.
89. Power walk at the mall.
90. Don't procrastinate.
91. Accept those things which you cannot change.
92. Don't drink and drive.
93. Create solutions, not problems.
94. Be sociable.
95. Feed the birds.
96. Pamper yourself once a day.
97. Go fishing.
98. Smile.
99. Smell the flowers.
100. Listen to your doctor.







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    emoticon LOVE this!! I really want to Share it to my Facebook Page!!

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    Love em! Thanks for posting!

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CATIATM 12/2/2014 10:57PM

    These are all great ideas. Thanks for the reminder, Lita!

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    Love it! emoticon

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NASFKAB 11/22/2014 3:00AM

  AWESOME Thanks for sharing

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    emoticon blog emoticon for sharing those wonderful ways to live to 100. Cheers my friend.

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    What a great list! Thanks for sharing with us :)
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LIVINHEALTHY9 11/19/2014 12:40PM

    Thank you for the great list.
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    What a fabulous list Lita. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    emoticon for always have the best blogs! I just love Whinnie The Pooh! emoticon

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SMILINGDEB 11/19/2014 1:32AM

    emoticon Lita emoticon . So many wonderful ways.
Have a nice Wed.

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    Thank you for sharing that wonderful list.
Have a wonderful day. Also want to say
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    Thanks for sharing that wonderful list.

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    love it thank you

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There are so many ways listed here that are so wonderful and excellent suggestions. The quotes are so true! Glad you shared with us.

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JACKIEWALKS4FUN 11/18/2014 8:32PM

    Wonderful!!I should write a list, one for sure is to be able to forgive, need to work on that big time.
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    Awwww.... What a fabulous blog! "LOVE IT!" Thanks for sharing! I hope you have a wonderful day!
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I do not know your name .......

Tuesday, November 11, 2014











I do not know your name

I do not know your name, but I know you died
I do not know from where you came, but I know you died

Your uniform, branch of service, it matters not to me
Whether Volunteer or Conscript, or how it came to be
That politicians' failures, or some power-mad ambition
Brought you too soon to your death, in the name of any nation

You saw, you felt, you knew full well, as friend and foe were taken
By bloody death, that your life too, was forfeit and forsaken
Yet on you went and fought and died, in your close and private hell
For Mate or Pal or Regiment and memories never to tell

It was for each other, through shot and shell, the madness you endured
Side by side, through wound and pain, and comradeship assured
No family ties, or bloodline link, could match that bond of friend
Who shared the horror and kept on going, at last until the end

We cannot know, we were not there, it's beyond our comprehension
To know the toll that battle brings, of resolute intention
To carry on, day by day, for all you loved and hoped for
To live in peace a happy life, away from bloody war

For far too many, no long life ahead, free of struggle and pain and the gun
And we must remember the price that was paid, by each and every one
Regardless of views, opinions aside, no matter how each of us sees it
They were there and I cannot forget, even though I did not live it

I do not know your name, but I know you died
I do not know from where you came, but I know you died.

Kenny Martin
2003
The poem by Kenny Martin were written in 2003 following a visit he made in 2002 with his son to Commonwealth War Graves in the Arnhem/Oosterbeek/Nijmegen area of Holland .













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2DAWN4 12/6/2014 12:28AM

    Great tribute! Freedom is not free!

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    Beautiful Tribute Lita, emoticon for sharing the Poem!



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    thank you

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JAMER123 11/11/2014 10:49PM

    Just back for a wonderful concert as a tribute to our veterans. Thank you for sharing a beautiful recognition poem. We will remember.
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AURORADAWN5 11/11/2014 9:40PM

    Thanks for the reminder. I didn't go to the hill but I did watch the ceremonies on TV. It was a perfect day for it though. Wrm enough for shirt sleeves, and the most beautiful blue sky.

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    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Thank you to all who have served our wonderful country!

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    Wonderful!
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    What a beautiful tribute to all of our Veterans!
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    Thank you for sharing. emoticon

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    LEST WE FORGET.

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LIVINHEALTHY9 11/11/2014 6:03AM

    Very nice tribute, Lita

Thanks

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    Thank you!

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    Lovely tribute, Lita. Thanks for sharing that wonderful poem.

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WEATHERING THE STORM ...

Monday, October 13, 2014


WEATHERING THE STORM ...BE RICH IN ANY CLIMATE





The secret to being rich lies in remembering that
friendships are priceless, time is invaluable,
health is wealth, and love is a treasure.
Create a nest egg of beautiful memories
that you can dip into from time to time
to ease any sorrows.
Have the kind of remembrances
that raise you up with their worth
and keep you there with their wonder.
Always have a supply of hopes on hand
to help you plan your tomorrows.
Remember that when you invest in your dreams,
it is impossible to overpay.
Give away smiles,
and watch them come back to you
a hundred times over.
Stuff your pockets with kindness and optimism;
there is nothing more precious in the world.
I'm sharing this advice with you today
because you are a treasured piece
in the puzzle of my life.
~Author Unknown


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    Thanks for the beautiful words and thoughts.
~Beth

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HAWTGRANNY2014 10/21/2014 1:40AM

    Great blog. I love to read them. I don't know where you get all these but they are great.

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    What a wonderful way to begin my day! Thank you, Lita!

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    Wonderful words to live by! emoticon for taking the time to post this.

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    Wonderful words to live by! emoticon for taking the time to post this.

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    That is wonderful. Thank you.

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    Thank you for a beautiful blog.
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LIVINHEALTHY9 10/14/2014 6:26AM

    Lovely
Thanks Lita

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    Thank you Lita for your wonderful blog. Its a nice reminder when things get
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HAWTGRANNY2014 10/14/2014 1:39AM

    Very nice and love the picture too.

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    This was beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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    thank you

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    Very nice writing!! Thank you for sharing. Blessings to you!!
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    I really like this blog! Thank you so much for posting!

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    Love it, everything that makes us rich is FREE. Thank you so much Lita emoticon emoticon

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    Just love this! Thanks :)
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    Awww.... What a beautiful blog! Thanks for sharing! I hope you have a wonderful week!
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