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A PENNY...........

Sunday, July 19, 2009


You always hear the usual stories of pennies on the sidewalk being
good luck, gifts from angels, etc. This is the first time I've ever
heard this twist on the story. Gives you something to think about.

Several years ago, a friend of mine and her husband were invited to
spend the weekend at the home of her husband's employer.
My friend, Arlene, was nervous about the weekend. The boss20was very
wealthy, with a fine home on the waterway, and cars costing more than
her house.

The first day and evening went well, and Arlene was delighted to have
this rare glimpse into how the very wealthy live. Her husband's
employer was quite generous as a host, and took them to the finest
restaurants. Arlene knew she would never have the opportunity to
indulge in this kind of extravagance again, so was enjoying herself

As the three of them were about to enter an exclusive restaurant one
evening, the boss was walking slightly ahead of Arlene and her
He stopped suddenly, looking down on the pavement for a long, silent moment.
Arlene wondered if she was supposed to pass him. There was nothing on
the ground except a single darkened penny that someone had dropped,
and a few cigarette butts. Still silent, the man reached down and
picked up the penny.
He held it up and smiled, then put it in his pocket as if he had found
a great treasure.
How absurd! What need did this man have for a single penny? Why would
he even take the time to stop and pick it20up?

Throughout dinner, the entire scene nagged at her. Finally, she could
stand it no longer. She casually mentioned that her daughter once had
a coin collection, and asked if the penny he had found had been of
some value.

A smile crept across the man's face as he reached into his pocket for
the penny and held it out for her to see. She had seen many pennies
before! What was the point of this?

"Look at it," he said.. "Read what it says."
She read the words, " United States of America ."

"No, not that. Read further."

"One cent?"
"No, keep reading."

"In God we Trust?"
"And?. . ."

"And if I trust in God, the name of God is holy, even on a coin.
Whenever I find a coin, I see that inscription. It is written on every
single United States coin, but we never seem to notice it! God drops a
message right in front of me telling me to trust Him. Who am I to pass
it by? When I see a coin, I pray. I stop to see if my trust IS in God
at that moment. I pick the coin up as a response to God; that I do
trust in Him. For a short time, at least, I cherish it as if it wer e
gold. I think it is God's way of starting a conversation with me.
Lucky for me, God is patient and pennies are plentiful!"

When I was out shopping today, I found a penny on the sidewalk. I
stopped and picked it up, and realized that I had been worrying and
fretting in my mind about things I cannot change. I read the words,
"In God We Trust," and had to laugh. "Yes, God, I get the message!"

It seems that I have been finding an inordinate number of pennies in
the last few months, but then, pennies are plentiful! And, God is

Thought for the Day:

If God had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it.

If He had a wallet, your photo would be in it.

He sends you flowers every spring.

He sends you a sunrise every morning.
Face it, friend - He is crazy about you!=2 0

Send this to every beautiful person you wish to bless.

God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun
without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the
tears, and light for the way.

Read this line very slowly and let it sink in.

If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.

got this as an email today and thought it was worth posting here..........
blessings and hugs................lita

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    That was a great story. I had never heard it that way before. emoticon

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MAROSES 7/20/2009 8:16PM

    I loved this blog, hope you don't mind but I shared it with my family.

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COLEMANSR 7/20/2009 8:15PM

    This is a great one. Thanks. ( sorry just now getting by. Life has been crazy.)

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CHANGE4FIT 7/20/2009 5:24PM

    What a lovely story and a great reminder. Thank you Lita.

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SHERI1969 7/20/2009 12:26AM

    What a great lesson. If I see pennies, dimes, nickles, etc., I pick them up. Ours do not say IN GOD WE TRUST. None of them do. But I know that to bend low to pick them up is a humbling experiences because some people would pass up a pennyor so on the ground thinking it's not worth the effort. And as one sone I listen to goes:
We're walking over dollars trying to fnd another dime; never mind the souls because we really haven't got the time.
In essence, we miss the big picture if we look only for the big money and miss the small miracles

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HOSTALADY 7/19/2009 10:58AM

    Very much enjoyed reading this blog. My husband never passes by a coin on the ground~sometimes I must admit I think why bother~Now I know WHY! Thanks!

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Inspirational Thoughts and Sayings

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Many people think that if they were
only in some other place, or had some
other job, they would be happy.
Well, that is doubtful. So get as much
happiness out of what you are doing as
you can and don't put off being happy
until some future date."

--Dale Carnegie

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COLEMANSR 7/16/2009 9:37AM

    Great words. I always say, Don't look at yesterday or what you have lost. Look at today and be happy with today with what you have.
Lovely blog, thanks. emoticon

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    You have the make the best of what you got. Always find something positive in what is going on around you. emoticon

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The Daffodil Principle

Sunday, July 12, 2009

i was trying out the vieeo feature and could not make it work so here it is...............blessings and hugs..............lita


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HOSTALADY 7/20/2009 12:06AM

    That was and is just beautiful! Wow one bulb at a time~we have over 1,000 daylily plants in our back yard right now and it is breath taking when they are in bloom. The sea of color is breath taking. Thanks so much!

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COLEMANSR 7/12/2009 10:13AM

    Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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Thursday, July 02, 2009


The secret to being rich lies in remembering that
friendships are priceless, time is invaluable,
health is wealth, and love is a treasure.

Create a nest egg of beautiful memories
that you can dip into from time to time
to ease any sorrows.

Have the kind of remembrances
that raise you up with their worth
and keep you there with their wonder.

Always have a supply of hopes on hand
to help you plan your tomorrows.

Remember that when you invest in your dreams,
it is impossible to overpay.

Give away smiles,
and watch them come back to you
a hundred times over.

Stuff your pockets with kindness and optimism;
there is nothing more precious in the world.

I'm sharing this advice with you today
because you are a treasured piece
in the puzzle of my life.

~Author Unknown

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COLEMANSR 7/5/2009 5:51PM

    Great one. Thanks for sharing.

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SUGARPLUM67 7/4/2009 8:26PM

    A Wonderful blog as always my friend! Take care and have a wonderful FREEDOM day!

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HOSTALADY 7/3/2009 9:42AM

    Wonderful words.

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WILDSTARFIRE 7/2/2009 11:59PM

    that's a realy sweat blog... and yet so true. emoticon emoticon

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Saturday, June 20, 2009


"The most important thing a father can do
for his children is to love their mother."
~~Author Unknown

"To her the name of father was another name for love."
~~By Fanny Fern.~~

"They didn't believe their father had ever been young;
surely even in the cradle he had been a very,
very small man in a gray suit,
with a little dark mustache and flat, incurious eyes."
~~By Richard Shattuck.~~

"Fathers, like mothers, are not born.
Men grow into fathers-
and fathering is
a very important stage in their development."
~~By David M. Gottesman.~~

"It is a wise father that knows his own child."
~~By William Shakespeare (1564-1616)~~

"It doesn't matter who my father was;
it matters who I remember he was."
~~By Anne Sexton (1928-1974) U.S. poet.~~

"I cannot think of any need in childhood
as strong as the need for a father's protection."
~~By Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)~~

"A Man's children and his garden both reflect the
amount of weeding done during the growing season."
~~Author Unknown.~~

"The greatest gift I ever had
Came from God, and I call him Dad!"
~~Author Unknown.

Hope all have a FANTASTIC Sunday.
For all the fathers,father-in-laws, brothers, relatives, friends, neighbors, co-workers that are fathers.............may your day be as special as you are...........

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HOSTALADY 7/3/2009 9:38AM

    This blog touched me deeply.
Thank You LITA.

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SHERI1969 7/1/2009 10:11AM

    Other than the fact it takes a father to help make a child, a Father or Father figure is very important to any child, regardless of gender. The boys need an example of how to be a good, gentle yet strong man with good morals, and to learn how to treat people, especially ladies, properly. My father and I have had our differences and issues in the past, but I'd be so lost without him and my mom. For girls, Dad is supposed to be an example of the kind of person to look for when marrying. He is to treat her like a princess so she knows when she dates that if she is not treated in the same manner to leave him behind in the trash. It was kind of you to write about Fathers. Not everybody has a birth father in their life, but they can always find a Father-figure to help lead them. Good words Lita.

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AQUAGIRL08 6/27/2009 3:23PM

    Wonderful blog Lita!
Thanks for sharing!


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FINALLYDOINIT 6/20/2009 3:24PM

    Those are wonderful :) Happy Fathers Day to all those awesome dads out there!

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