Friday, October 10, 2008
HOW TO OBSERVE THANKSGIVING
Count your blessings instead of your crosses;
Count your gains instead of your losses.
Count your joys instead of your woes;
Count your friends instead of your foes.
Count your smiles instead of your tears;
Count your courage instead of your fears.
Count your full years instead of your lean;
Count your kind deeds instead of your mean.
Count your health instead of your wealth;
Count on God instead of yourself.
this is in honour of thanksgiving.........we could all practice these words all year round everyday.................since it is thanksgiving this weekend in canada.........wishing all my fellow canadians.............a wonderful and blessed weekend..........blessings and hugs....................lita
Monday, September 29, 2008
To believe is to know
that every day is a new beginning.
It is to trust that miracles happen,
and dreams really do come true.
To believe is to see angels dancing among the clouds,
to know the wonder of a stardust sky,
and the wisdom of the man in the moon.
To believe is to know the value of a nurturing heart,
the innocence of a child's eyes,
and the beauty of an aging hand;
for it is through their teachings we learn to love.
To believe is to find the strength and courage
that lies within us when it is time
to pick up the pieces and begin again.
To believe is to know we are not alone,
that life is a gift,
and this is our time to cherish it.
To believe is to know that wonderful surprises
are just waiting to happen,
and all our hopes and dreams
are within reach...
"If only we believe"
this week,i went with my husband to a pre-diabetic clinic so i could learn along with him how to manage this successfully............we came home and he joined sparkpeople...............we have decided to use the sparkpeople diet a try as it seemed easier for my husband to have things predermined so to speak as well as the grocery list pre-planned so will see how things will go.................blessings and hugs.....................lita
Saturday, September 20, 2008
FOCUS ON YOUR FUTURE NOT YOUR PAST
Your future is a big adventure.
Prepare for your future don't live in the past.
Savor your good memories,
use any bad ones as lessons in life.
Carve out a niche for yourself in your imagined future.
Think, feel and see yourself as successful.
To achieve any goal in life, you need to project your end result.
Think of the elation, the satisfaction, the joy you'll feel.
Carry these ecstatic feelings with you every day
and they'll bring your desired goals into view.
Sooner or later, you can win if you think you can.
The cards you are dealt in life
are less important than the way you play them.
Everyday you're offered a new deal and new cards.
Success is in your future if you're willing to work for it.
i continue to plod along working closely with a personal trainer/nutirtionist and soon i expect to see some great changes....................blessings and hugs to all...............lita
Saturday, September 13, 2008
SEPTEMBER 13th IS INTERNATIONAL CHOCOLATE DAY:
"I have this theory that chocolate
slows down the aging process....
It may not be true, but do I dare
take the chance?"
IN HOT CHOCOLATE
A group of graduates, well established in their careers, were talking at
a reunion and decided to go visit their old university professor, now retired.
During their visit, the conversation turned to complaints about stress in their work and lives.
Offering his guests hot chocolate, the professor went into the kitchen and returned with a
large pot of hot chocolate and an assortment of cups — porcelain, glass, crystal, some plain looking,
some expensive, some exquisite. He then told them all to help themselves to the hot chocolate.
When they each had a cup of hot chocolate in hand, the professor said:
"Notice that all the nice looking, expensive cups were taken, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones.
While it is normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress."
"The cup that you're drinking from adds nothing to the quality of the hot chocolate.
In most cases it is just more expensive and in some cases even hides what we drink."
"What all of you really wanted was hot chocolate, not the cup
... but you consciously went for the BEST cups."
"And then you began eyeing each other's cups."
"Now consider this: Life is the hot chocolate; your job, money and position in society are the cups.
They are just tools to hold and contain life."
"The cup you have does not define, nor change the quality of life you have.
Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the hot chocolate."
The happiest people don't need the best of everything.
They just make the best of everything that they have.
Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly.
And enjoy your hot chocolate!!
enjoy a great weekend !!!
blessings and hugs to all......................lita
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