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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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To believe is to know...............

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"

~Author Unknown

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

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AUNTC321 10/3/2008 9:05PM

    Lita, You are an inspiration to me. Thank you for all of your hard work. It is great that you have a dietitian to work with. Best Wishes. Chris

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BABYGURL26 10/1/2008 6:07PM

    good luck and yes it will be easier if you are both on the same diet and will help both of you out very good.....hugs Dodie keep up the good work....

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CINNIEMAY 9/29/2008 2:35PM

    Good luck and great job! I know it will be a lot easier with you both on the same page!

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POSITIVEKARMA 9/29/2008 9:30AM

    I belong to 2 sites and a couple of people sending me a zillion joke emails a day so it has been hard for my online businesses that r going through the hole and the holidays r here now. I am so happy u'r hubby signed up and good luck to both of u. I haven't recieved so many emails in over a yr and u have been the best. I will rethink about it. Take care, Spirit

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Saturday, September 20, 2008


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

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BABYGURL26 9/26/2008 11:02PM

    that is a great poem i like that one alot....keep up the good work....hugs i am loosing quite abit and also inches everywhere.....i feel great hugs Dodie

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    I really like this poem. Thank you for sharing.


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CINNIEMAY 9/21/2008 3:22PM

    Great one!

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GEORGIA_KAY 9/21/2008 11:19AM

    all very good thoughts!


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AUNTC321 9/20/2008 8:34PM

    I am glad to see that you are still moving along. It is encouraging to me that we can work together to achieve our goals. Best Wishes. Chris

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COUNTBYFIVE 9/20/2008 4:07PM

    I love this one Lita. You have such a way of looking at things....a new deck of cards. thanks, again, CB5


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Saturday, September 13, 2008


"I have this theory that chocolate
slows down the aging process....
It may not be true, but do I dare
take the chance?"



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!!

~Author Unknown

enjoy a great weekend !!!

blessings and hugs to all......................lita

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ROCKNROLL916 9/15/2008 10:39PM

    Hahaha I would have gone for the largest cup too. Nut great story LITA!! Thanks!

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COUNTBYFIVE 9/15/2008 1:01PM

    I would of gone for the largest cup! emoticon

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CINNIEMAY 9/14/2008 9:56PM

    Great story!

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AUNTC321 9/14/2008 9:20PM

    I appreciate this story. It sounds like I should work on appreciating my hot chocolate. Thanks, Chri

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PERDITA1 9/14/2008 12:22PM

  Hi Lita,
Love this story.

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NATALEKKU 9/14/2008 10:14AM


Thank you for the inspiring comment you left on my blog. I needed that pick me up. Thanks for sharing this hot chocolate story as well :)


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