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friend's prayer

Friday, April 03, 2009


Dear Lord,
I know you're watching over me
And I'm feeling truly blessed
For no matter what I pray for
You always know what's best!

I have this circle of E-mail friends,
Who mean the world to me;

Some days I "send" and "send,"
At other times, I let them be.

I am so blessed to have these friends,

With whom I've grown so close;
So this little poem I dedicate to them,
Because to me they are the "Most"!

When I see each name download,
And view the message they've sent;
I know they've thought of me that day,
And "well wishes" were their intent.

So to you, my friends,

I would like to say,
Thank you for being a part;
Of all my daily contacts,

This comes right from my heart .

God bless you is my prayer today,
I'm honored to call you "friend";
I pray the Lord will keep you safe,

Until we write again.

"Good friends are like stars...You don't always see them, but you know they are always there."

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HAPPY-DESTINY 4/9/2009 6:38PM

    "Friends are like calculators . Some just seem to set there and do little . .but you can always count on them!"
~Happy Destiny~

So . . If I write you and thank you for the prayer . .Does that mean I answered your prayer by writing to you . .or you answered mine by writing it? emoticon

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SHERI1969 4/6/2009 10:28PM

    The last quote of your blog is very true...you may not always see you friends...internet, other cities, states, provinces...but they are always there when you need them. You are a wonderful star that is always there as well, and I'm fortunate to have you!

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SAMODER 4/5/2009 4:52PM

    This was wonderful. I have so many different types of friends. They meet different needs... My hubby, my best girlfriend, my work friends, my dance friends, and last but not least my Sparkfriends.

Thnaks you for putting it all in words for us.
Love, sam

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DINA:-) 4/4/2009 7:47PM

    i love the last quote especially- very true. thanks for sharing!

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    emoticon Thank you for such a lovely poem

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CINNIEMAY 4/4/2009 9:06AM

    I am proud that you have tied our friendship to you! I feel the same! Life is so much easier with friends! I am glad that have you in my circle of friends!

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APACHE85 4/3/2009 11:24PM

    I've got you tied to my wrist too! Don't want to lose you either!! Friend! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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COLEMANSR 4/3/2009 11:06PM

    emoticon emoticonFriend.

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Friday, March 27, 2009


We may not always realize
That every thing we do,
Affects not only our lives
But touches others, too!

For a little bit of thoughtfulness
That shows someone you care,
Creates a ray of sunshine
For both of you to share.

Yes, every time you offer
Someone a helping hand ...
Every time you show a friend
You care and understand ...

Every time you have
A kind and gentle word to give,
You help someone find beauty
In this precious life we live.

For happiness brings happiness
And loving ways bring love;
And Giving is the treasure
That contentment is made of.

By Amanda Bradley

i continue to plod along ever so slowly and am starting to feel a little bit better in the last few days........thanks again and again for all your contined support,motivation and ongoing inspiration
without it i would not have been able to keep going as long as i have ..................
blessings and hugs....................lita

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SHERI1969 4/3/2009 10:58PM

    This poem is much like the one I wrote, THE RIPPLES OF OUR LIFE. And we are here to support and motivate each other and lift each other up when we are down!

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JAZZYJUDE 3/30/2009 10:29AM

    GREAT post Lita! I am glad you are feeling much better!
emoticon Jazzy!!

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CINNIEMAY 3/29/2009 8:30PM

    I love the poem! I am glad that you are doing better! Take care my friend!

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DINA:-) 3/29/2009 4:30PM

    i'm glad you are doing better! thanks for another great blog!

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SAMODER 3/28/2009 11:23PM

    Thank you for another inspirational blog.

I pattern my life after this philosophy. I feel it is especially important to see how you affect others when you are a teacher.

You are an inspiration to me and have touched my life.


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COLEMANSR 3/28/2009 3:09PM

    My friend, another great blog and so true. Thanks for enriching my life. emoticon

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COUNTBYFIVE 3/28/2009 9:18AM

    YOu are the one who adds sunshine to my day. YOu are a very kind and motivating person. I am glad that some of that came back to you when you needed it most. Hugs, CB5

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    I am happy that you are feeling better. We all love you and feel motivated and inspired. You are a great person. emoticon

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People come into your life.................

Monday, March 23, 2009

People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that person.
When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed.
They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support,
to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend and they are.
They are there for the reason you need them to be.
Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time,
this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end.
Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away.
Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.
What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled, their work is done.
The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on
Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has come to share, grow or learn.
They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh.
They may teach you something you have never done.
They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy.
Believe it, it is real. But only for a season.
LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons,
things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation.
Your job is to accept the lesson,
love the person and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life.
It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.
Thank you for being a part of my life,
whether you were a reason, a season or a lifetime.

thanks so much for all the support and motivation i recieve from so many here on sparkpeople................without it i would not still be here plooding along as hard as i can to reach my goals.................much appreciation to everyone.............blessings and hugs..................lita

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CINNIEMAY 3/24/2009 11:57AM

    You are very welcome my friends!

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    emoticon emoticon,I love that poem. You are so wonderful I don't know what we would do without you.

Comment edited on: 3/24/2009 10:38:07 AM

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COLEMANSR 3/24/2009 9:30AM

    Thanks so much for all the support and motivation I receive from You. emoticon

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SAMODER 3/23/2009 11:08PM

    I have seen this before, but it "hits"me every time. THanks for sharing.

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SHERI1969 3/23/2009 10:49PM

    Ah, good friends are hard to find, so be careful to keep them that way. Good blog Lita!

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JLUVSHIKIN 3/23/2009 10:43PM

    very nicely said.


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KRYSTALDOO82 3/23/2009 10:33PM

    That was beautiful, thanks for sharing!

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Saturday, March 14, 2009


If wishes worked like magic,
And plans worked that way too,
And everything you wished for,
Whether good or bad for you,
Immediately was granted
With no effort on your part,
You’d experience no fulfillment
Of your spirit or your heart.

For things achieved too easily
Lose their charm and meaning too,
For it is life’s difficulties
And the trials we go through
That makes us strong in spirit
And endow us with the will
To surmount the insurmountable
And to climb the highest hill.

So wish not for the easy way
To win your heart’s desire,
For the joy’s in overcoming
And withstanding flood and fire,
For to triumph over trouble
And grow stronger with defeat
Is to win the kind of victory
That will make your life complete.

Helen Steiner Rice (1900-1981)

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AQUAGIRL08 3/14/2009 7:22PM

    I totally agree. Thanks for sharing such a lovely and insightful poem Lita! It gives me a lot to think about.


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COLEMANSR 3/14/2009 11:53AM

    Amen. Nice.

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CINNIEMAY 3/14/2009 11:20AM

    Very good insight!

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DINA:-) 3/14/2009 9:53AM

    great poem--- and how true! without the bitter, the sweet isn't so sweet.

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SHERI1969 3/14/2009 6:07AM

    Great poem! I wonder if she is the person who wrote DON'T QUIT as well? It has the same type of rhyme and rhythm. Glad you are doing well Lita! You are a good friend! emoticon

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I Live in the Land of Thankfulness

Saturday, March 07, 2009

I Live in the Land of Thankfulness
I love the Land of Thankfulness where blessings overflow.
I claim it as my native home, most charming land I know;
And if I've need of anything, no matter what it be,
I just give thanks with confidence and see it come to me.
I like to live in Thankfulness! Would live there all my days;
Would let its spirit stir my soul and fill my heart with praise.
I questioned once how I had found a place of such a kind;
Knew I'd discovered it, because I'd thankful thoughts in mind
Oh, come with me to Thankfulness! We ask this of you:
That you be always thankful, friend, but this is all you do.
And if there's anything you need, no longer doubt or fear;
The thing you seek's awaiting you, it surely will appear.
Copyright © 2004 - Frank B. Whitney
Founder of Unity Publication "Daily Word"

The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies; but let the
thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron,
so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!
~Henry Ward Beecher

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by
a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with
deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.
~ Albert Schweitzer

Best of all is it to preserve everything in a pure, still heart, and let there be
for every pulse a thanksgiving, and for every breath a song.
~Konrad von Gesner

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it ...
is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
~ William Arthur Ward

If the only prayer you ever say in your whole life is,
"thank you," that would suffice.
~Meister Eckhart

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial
into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today,
and creates a vision for tomorrow.
~Melody Beattie

What if you gave someone a gift, and they neglected to thank you for it ...
would you be likely to give them another? Life is the same way.
In order to attract more of the blessings that life has to offer,
you must truly appreciate what you already have.
~Ralph Marston

Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone.
~Gladys Berthe Stern

Life without thankfulness is devoid of love and passion.
Hope without thankfulness is lacking in fine perception.
Faith without thankfulness lacks strength and fortitude.
Every virtue divorced from thankfulness
is maimed and limps along the spiritual road.
~John Henry Jowett

When you are grateful fear disappears and abundance appears.
~ Anthony Robbins

The hardest arithmetic to master
is that which enables us to count our blessings.
~Eric Hoffer

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget
that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
~John Fitzgerald Kennedy

We can only be said to be alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
~Thornton Wilder

Let's be grateful for those who give us happiness;
they are the charming gardeners who make our soul bloom.
~Marcel Proust

Real life isn't always going to be perfect or go our way,
but the recurring acknowledgment of what IS working in our lives
can help us not only to survive but surmount our difficulties.
~Sara Ban Breathnach

Make it a habit to tell people thank you.
To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the
expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those
around you, and you'll soon find many others around you.
Truly appreciate life, and you'll find that you have more of it.
~ Ralph Marston

No longer forward nor behind
I look in hope or fear;
But, grateful, take the good I find,
The best of now and here.
~ John Greenleaf Whittier

Gathered from all over the Internet

i am truly grateful to sparkpeople and everyone here...............who has made my journey a little bit easier....................whether it be by kind words on my blogs,goodies,page and through the various teams i lead and am part of as a member......................without your great support and continued encouragement i would not have been able to persevere as long as i have albeit ever so slowly as i plod along...........to reach my goals.................
thanks for truly caring and inspiring me as well as many others a long the way too ..................you are truly a blessing to me..................blessings and hugs to all................lita

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LAILA07 3/11/2009 8:57PM

    Lita, I'm so thankful that you're such an inspiration to so many and that you always take the time to encourage somebody else. You're absolutely amazing!!

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AQUAGIRL08 3/11/2009 7:29AM

I'm loving this blog! This was the perfect thing for me to read first thing this morning! Thanks for sharing and for just being you - a real and loving soul.


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JAZZYJUDE 3/10/2009 12:52PM

    I love this! VERY postive and makes me smile to continue on! Thanks for sharing this!
emoticon Jazzy!!

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SHERI1969 3/9/2009 9:06PM

    Well said. Good for you for finding all the quotes to go with your theme! It's a very positive and uplifting one. We need more uplifting things in life that don't cost a penny!

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COLEMANSR 3/8/2009 4:33PM

    Great quote. Thanks.
Have a great week.

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CINNIEMAY 3/8/2009 3:48PM

    Very Nice!

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DINA:-) 3/8/2009 1:07AM

    great quotes, lita! and how very true that we don't always appreciate what we have. i too am thankful for sparkpeople and for you!


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APACHE85 3/7/2009 10:34PM

    Dear Lita,
YOU are an INSPIRATION to ME as well! I love your background and I am lucky to have a FRIEND LIKE YOU as well!! Your message could be a "ditto" from me to you as well! Take care dear one and I will try to be in better touch than previously! Breathe easy sweet lady! emoticon

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