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"Potential"

Saturday, February 21, 2009

"Potential" ... Fine Art By Linda Gadbois "MindScapes - Concepts of the Imagination"




"Potential"


When the "storms of life"
Gather darkly ahead,
I think of these wonderful words
I once read ...


And I say to myself
As threatening clouds hover,
"Don't fold up your wings
And run for cover."

But like the eagle,
Spread wide your wings
And soar far above
The troubles life brings.

For the eagle knows
That the higher he flies,
The more tranquil and brighter
Become the skies.

And there is nothing in life
We were ever asked to bear
That we can't soar above
On the wings of prayer.

And in looking back over
The storm you passed through,
You'll find you gained strength
And new courage, too.

For in facing life's storms
With an eagle's wings,
You can fly far above
Earth's small, petty things.


Helen Steiner Rice (1900-1981)
www.HelenSteinerRice.com

have a great weekend everyone.........blessings and hugs...................lita

  
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FUTURERNAIMEE 2/25/2009 11:07PM

    That is really pretty! Hope everything is going well for you!

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AQUAGIRL08 2/25/2009 11:03PM

    What a lovely peom! Thanks for sharing!

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SAMODER 2/22/2009 5:30PM

    The poem and picture go together so well Lita. Thanks for sharing.
Sam

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CINNIEMAY 2/22/2009 4:24PM

    very nice!

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SHERI1969 2/22/2009 12:53AM

    You picked a very good poem for the picture or vice versa. They suit each other wonderfully. Helen Steiner Rice is a wonderful writer. You have a great weekend too Lita!

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COLEMANSR 2/21/2009 2:15PM

    Wonderful poem, beautiful picture.

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DINA:-) 2/21/2009 10:40AM

    wonderful poem! i truly agree that making it though rough times makes you a better, stronger, more beautiful person.

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POLYANASUNSHINE 2/21/2009 9:35AM

    Thank you for sharing this lovely poem. How true these words are.

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SAM60SUMTHINK 2/21/2009 2:22AM

    How lovely! And the picture...perfect! Thanks for sharing!
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AMYISSUCCEEDING 2/21/2009 1:16AM

    I like this poem. Thank you for sharing. Hope you have a great weekend.
Amy

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LET GO AND LOVE MORE

Saturday, February 14, 2009

LET GO AND LOVE MORE

To "let go" does not mean to stop caring—
It means I can't do it FOR someone else.

To "let go" is not to cut myself off—
It's the realization that I can't CONTROL another.

To "let go" is not to ENABLE—
But to allow learning from natural consequences.

To "let go" is not to try to change or blame another—
It's to make the most of MYSELF.

To "let go" is not to care FOR—
But to care about.

To "let go" is not to FIX—
But to be supportive.

To "let go" is not to JUDGE—
But to allow another to be a human being.

To "let go" is not being in the middle, arranging all outcomes—
But to allow others to affect their own destinies.

To "let go" is not to be over-protective—
It's to permit another to face reality.

To "let go" is not to DENY—
But to accept.

To "let go" is not to nag, scold or argue—
But instead to search out my own shortcomings and correct them.

To "let go" is not to adjust everything to MY desires—
But to take each day as it comes and cherish myself in it.

To "let go" is not to regret the past—
But to grow and live for the future.

TO LET GO IS —
TO FEAR LESS ... AND TO LOVE MORE.


update:am making a little progress with some of the dr's and most of the tests are now done so am waiting for results........i am learning to be my own avocate as this seems to be the only way to get some needed medical input...................as i know more will keep you posted.................
sending valentine's day wishes to all you come by.......................blessings and hugs.................lita

  
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BJBALDWIN 3/1/2009 10:43PM

    That was a great blog. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

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AQUAGIRL08 2/18/2009 1:14PM

    Lita,
I love your blog! Thanks for sharing.

Hugs,
Cyndi

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SAMODER 2/16/2009 6:40AM

    Lita, What a wonderful post. Many of us are overweight because we can't let go of things to let ourselves be healthy - whether it is stress, emotions, or past failures. This said that all so well.

Good luck with getting the health information that you need. I'm glad that you will be keeping us updated.

Love, Sharon aka Sam

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CINNIEMAY 2/15/2009 8:08PM

    thank you for sharing!

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ANGELME28613 2/14/2009 11:30PM

    I Love This and I'm so glad you shared it.

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SHERI1969 2/14/2009 10:58PM

    First off, love the little inspiration you left. I've seen it many times, but never tire of reading it! As for your tests, I hope they soon find out how to help you. I know what going through medical test after medical test without answers is like. I wish you well and pray for healing for you. Do take care of yourself and if needs be, slow down a little!
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COLEMANSR 2/14/2009 5:11PM

    emoticon I like this.

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CEEBEE200 2/14/2009 2:16PM

    Fingers crossed for some positive progress to come out of those test results for you, Lita. Good for you for being your own advocate -- you deserve to get help when you ask for it, and to feel well!

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AUNTC321 2/14/2009 1:32PM

    Thanks for the blog. I have been working on the Letting Go portion of my life. Happy Valentine's day to you too. Chris

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DINA:-) 2/14/2009 9:30AM

    i loved this blog, lita!

have a happy valentine's day!

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A GREAT RECIPE FOR LIVING LIFE WELL

Saturday, February 07, 2009

A GREAT RECIPE FOR LIVING LIFE WELL.............

1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile. It is
the ultimate anti-depressant.

2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Talk to God (or a
friend) about what is going on in your life. Buy a lock if you have to.

3. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement, 'My
purpose is to__________ today. I am thankful for______________'

4. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is
manufactured in plants.

5. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries,
wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli , almonds & walnuts.

6. Try to make at least three people smile each day.

7. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, Issues of
the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest
your energy in the positive present moment.

8. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like
a college kid with a maxed out charge card.

9. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

10. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

11. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

12. You are not so important that you have to win every argument. Agree
to disagree.

13. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.

14. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what
their journey is all about.

15. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

16. Frame every so-called disaster with these words:
'In five years, will this really matter?'

17. Forgive everyone for everything.

18. What other people think of you is none of your business.

19. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

20. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick.
Your friends will. Stay in touch!

21. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

22. Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements: I
am thankful for__________. Today I accomplished_________.

23. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.

24. When you are feeling down, start listing your many blessings. You'll
be smiling before you know it

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

  
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DINA:-) 2/8/2009 11:48PM

    great list! thanks for sharing!

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SAM60SUMTHINK 2/8/2009 11:42PM

    Wonderful guide for good living! Thanks for sharing!
/Carol

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SHERI1969 2/8/2009 7:24PM

    A very wise list to live by!

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COLEMANSR 2/7/2009 10:28AM

    Sounds like you're been talking to me. (LOL) I love ou took time to write it all down. This should help others. emoticon

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ETAGGEL 2/7/2009 9:30AM

    Terrific list. I like #16, simply because I have used this philosophy all of my life!
God bless
Phyllis

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POLYANASUNSHINE 2/7/2009 8:25AM

    I loved all of them but especially # 24. This is a great list to live by.


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CRUNKYJENS 2/7/2009 1:09AM

  This one is my favorite "Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, Issues of
the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest
your energy in the positive present moment." I love it! Thank you so much for sharing!

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The Crosswalk

Monday, February 02, 2009

We complain about the cross we bear but don't realize it is preparing us for the dip in the road that God can see and we cannot.


Whatever your cross,
whatever your pain,
there will always be sunshine, after the rain....
Perhaps you may stumble, perhaps even fall;
But God's always ready, to answer your call....
He knows every heartache, sees every tear,
a word from His lips, can calm every fear...
Your sorrows may linger, throughout the night,
But suddenly vanish, by dawn's early light...
The Savior is waiting, somewhere above,
to give you His grace, and send you His love.
May God fill your day with blessings!!

up-date.................
i have been seeing many dr's and still am not finished with them yet.........i have been exercising 6/7 days /week and have not been losing any weight..except with losing and gaining the same few pounds up and down..........they are now looking into thyroid problems etc........and am still waiting to get partial knee replacements too..........the process where i live can be very very slow to get things done,which of course adds to the frustration of it all...........that's it in a nutshell.........................blessings and hugs............lita

  
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SWINGINGRAMA 2/4/2009 9:03AM

    HANG IN THERE_--------------Trudy emoticon

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POLYANASUNSHINE 2/4/2009 7:50AM

    Keep the faith. Once you figure out the weight thing maybe losing some pounds will help with the knees. I have had both knees replaced and many complications. Make sure you have exhausted all avenues before going the replacement route. Have you tried water physical therapy for the knees. That has helped me so much as it takes the pressure of your knees and you can do the exercises with no pain and best of all you can walk in the pool. I lost 10 pounds the first week after being in the pool.

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DINA:-) 2/2/2009 11:29PM

    wishing you all the best!

keep us posted on your other tests go.

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SHERI1969 2/2/2009 9:41PM

    Lita, don't forget when it comes to weight that muscle weighs more than fat, and you may gain muscle weight before losing the fat weight. My doctor told me that. And medical conditions and medications can also have an effect of weight gain. Don't be too hard on yourself.

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COLEMANSR 2/2/2009 8:25PM

    Amen, Thanks.

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Did Anyone Ever Tell You.................

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Hello everyone

Did Anyone Ever Tell You,

Just How Special You Are

The Light that You Emit

Might even Light a Star


Did Anyone Ever Tell You that

Many Times When They were Sad

You made Them Smile a bit

In Fact It made Them Glad

For the Time You Spend Sending Things

And Sharing whatever You Find

There are No Words to Thank You

But Somebody, Thinks You're Fine

Did Anyone Ever Tell You

Just How Much They Like You

Well, My Dearest Friend

Today I am Telling You

I believe that without a
friend you are missing out on a lot!!!
Don't be confused by friends and
acquaintances, there is a difference!

Have a nice day, and I'm glad we are friends!!!

THIS IS A HAND OF FRIENDSHIP

FRIENDSHIP IS CONTINUOUS



THIS IS PART OF A CHALLENGE I'M DOING ON ONE OF THE TEAMS I'M ON...............
1-this week plan to continue on the same path of exercise ..............
2-do 2 hrs everyday except monday as have a dental appoint for a bridge
3-continue with tracking food and exercise...................
4-my challenge is to stay focused and work through the pain as long as it is manageable...............
5-i am proud that in view of everything i'm still here and have not given up
6-will be seeing the endocrinologist on friday and hoping for some answers..........

hope you are all having a great weekend......................blessings and hugs................lita



  
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SHERI1969 1/25/2009 9:57PM

    Wonderful bit of inspiration there. I get them in emails all the time. I'm sure you will do very well with your goals becuase you have the positive attitude to make the change you want to be and see. Best wishes!

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DINA:-) 1/25/2009 7:02PM

    these are great goals! i hope you enjoyed your weekend too!

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CINNIEMAY 1/25/2009 1:35PM

    No not many people have told me that ! Thanks for being one of the few!

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