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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.
hugs,
spirit

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SAMODER 10/22/2008 8:37PM

    LITA,

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! :-)

Don

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HOW TO OBSERVE THANKSGIVING

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.

~~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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I'M THANKFUL FOR THE LIGHT IN YOU

Friday, October 03, 2008

I'M THANKFUL FOR THE LIGHT IN YOU

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.

FOR YOU I AM THANKFUL
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

QUICK UPDATE........
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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FOCUS ON YOUR FUTURE NOT YOUR PAST ...............

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

  
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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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AMYISSUCCEEDING 9/23/2008 1:42AM

    I really like this poem. Thank you for sharing.
Amy

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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!

Georgia

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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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