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Sunday, November 02, 2008


Your destiny isn't a matter of chance, it's a matter of choice.
It's not something you wait for, but rather something you pursue.

Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities.
Seize common occasions and make them great.

Opportunities sometimes come disguised in the form of misfortune
or temporary defeat.

Start where you are.
You're at this moment standing right in the middle of opportunity.

Act on your dreams and you can have them.

am continuing to work at making my own opportunities,with the help of many incredible people.........................andmy many sparkpeople friends and teams here...........thanks for all you have done to help me as we journey here together...........

blessings and hugs.................lita

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AQUAGIRL08 11/6/2008 9:01AM

    You are right on with this!


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SAMODER 11/3/2008 6:26AM

    Here;s to all of us taking advantage of the opportunities put before us in all areas of our life.


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CINNIEMAY 11/2/2008 11:09PM

    you go girl!

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Simple Secrets to a Happy Life!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Finding Joy...Simple Secrets to a Happy Life!

Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.
-Paul Boese
What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.
When we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that’s present…we experience heaven on earth.
-Sarah Breathnach
Courage does not always roar. Sometimes it is a quiet voice at the end of the day, saying…“I will try again tomorrow.”
A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.
-Chinese Proverb
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
-Henry Ford
Burn brightly without burning out.
Richard Biggs
Laughter is an instant vacation.
-Milton Berle
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
-Benjamin Franklin
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
-Mother Teresa
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
-Albert Schweitzer
Wrong turns are as important as right turns. More important sometimes.
-Richard Bach
Change always comes bearing gifts.
-Price Pritchett

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

CINNIEMAY 10/28/2008 7:10PM

    I liked this very much!!!

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SAMODER 10/26/2008 9:56AM

    This is my favorite..

When we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that’s present…we experience heaven on earth.
-Sarah Breathnach

I try to look at the bright side of life. I think I feel so much better. God has blessed me with so much a kind husband, a wonderful son, a good job, a nice home, so many Spark friends, especially you LITA. You;re always there for us.

Thank you for sharing once again.

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Because you are my friends

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Because you are my friend,

my life is enriched in a myriad of ways.
Like a cool breeze on a sweltering day,
like a ray of sunshine parting glowering clouds,
you lift me up.
In good times, we soar,
like weightless balloons
over neon rainbows.
In bad times, you are soothing balm
for my pummeled soul.
I learn so much from you;
you help me see old things in new ways.
I wonder if you are aware
of the bright seeds you are sowing in me.
I'm a better person for knowing you,
so that everyone I interact with
is touched by your good effect on me.
You relax me, refresh me, renew me.
Your bounteous heart envelops me
in joy and love and peace.
May your life be filled
with dazzling blessings,
just as I am blessed
by being your friend.

By Joanna Fuchs

thank you all so much for all the motivation and support that you have given to me,since i have been here...................it has helped me immensely to work through the pain everyday............it has given me purpose to get up everyday ............ exercise and eat right ................somedays are better than others as many of you know all to well..........the up and down of a pound here are there...........................you have kept me from giving up when i no longer felt i could continue even one more day...............this has been by far the most difficult journey in my life to date..................i know with all the continued support and motivation from everyone here on sparkpeople i too will overcome the difficulties and i will succeed as others have before me........thank you again and again..........blessings and hugs.................lita

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POSITIVEKARMA 10/24/2008 5:31AM

    hi lita,

it is such a joy reading your comments on my blog and i love your little poems that you write. i see a dr this next coming friday for my parathyroid and aft that a dr for my neck and next tues i get the mri for my knee done in a bigger city. dr says their mri's are stronger. i didn't know they made a difference. he says they receive a better and stronger photo of the cartlidge to see where and how much it is torn up and a better photo of the knee. he should have done this month's ago instead of an xray. darn, wasting my time and him collecting pennies.
i did make my 2 spark recipes yesterday, one supper and one dessert. so yummy. i will have to give em stars now.

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SAMODER 10/22/2008 8:37PM


You are always such a support for me. Thank you too.


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AUNTC321 10/19/2008 10:25PM

    You are doing great. Sometimes this journey is so tough that we want to give up. When you hit that point reaching out here is helpful. I know because you have helped me by being there. It doesn't matter whether it is playing a game or reading a note knowing others are out here and understand helps. Please reach out if you need anything. You are a motivating lady to me. Chris

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CINNIEMAY 10/19/2008 6:06PM

    You can do this! You are doing great!

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DDOORN 10/19/2008 9:41AM

    We all pull together with such wonderful collective power here at SparkPeople...YES! :-)


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Friday, October 10, 2008


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.

~~Author Unknown.~~

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

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AUNTC321 10/11/2008 11:57AM

    Happy Thanksgiving to you. I have to wait until November for the actual celebration but is never too early to be thankful. Thanks for the reminder. Chris

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CINNIEMAY 10/10/2008 10:37PM

    You are a blessing and a joy to know! Have a wonderful weekend!

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Friday, October 03, 2008


I've seen the light
and it's in you ...
in everything you are
and in everything you do.

It's a perfect light that
shines for all to see;
in fact it shines so brightly,
it's pierced the heart of me.

The light is from a friend,
it's a light that keeps me warm;
it lets me know how loved I am
and keeps me safe from harm.

in so very many ways,
and you lift up my spirits
each and every day.

To know that you are there for me
makes me feel alive;
it is your friendship's light upon
which my own love thrives.

Though 'thank you' isn't good enough,
they're the only words I know,
to say your light of friendship
gives my world its glow.

It's the simple things in life
that are truly unforgettable

Thanks for sharing your light with me ...

~ Author Unknown

thanks sparkpeople for all this site stands for................it has kept me going when it would have otherwise been very easy to give up....................i truly appreciate all the teams and especially all the wonderful people i have met along the way,who have helped keep me motivated and going when i no longer felt i could...............

in the last few weeks have been tweaking different things in the diet(with the help of a dietician) and am very happy to say i have finally started to lose............. i expect to get that ticker moving again and again....................working with my husband here on sparkpeole has helped us both stay the course..............he hasn't lost any just yet...............we are plodding along together.......................blessings and hugs.......to all......................lita

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MIDNITE_LADY 10/5/2008 8:31PM

    Hi I am so happy you have a dietician now mine helps me so very much. I am so happy you are losing . I want you to know I appreciate all you and Spark has done for me. It is a Joy to have you in my life. Anything I can do to help you let me know. I am here for you Hugs Bobie

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CINNIEMAY 10/4/2008 10:58PM

    I am thankful for the light you show to us all! Have a blessed Sunday!

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COUNTBYFIVE 10/4/2008 2:46PM

    It makes it easier with help. I love that my husband is jumping on the band wagon. We make the exercising fun and I actually get it done.

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