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Promise Yourself

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Promise Yourself
By Christian D. Larson

Promise yourself….

To be so strong that nothing
can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel
that there is something in them
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true.

To think only the best, to work only for the best,
and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past
and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
not in loud words but great deeds.
To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
so long as you are true to the best that is in you


  
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AQUAGIRL08 8/5/2009 8:36AM

    Wonderfully put! Thank you for sharing this with all of us Lita!

Hugs,
Cyndi

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COLEMANSR 8/3/2009 5:23PM

    emoticonpost as always. I enjoyed this.

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POLYANASUNSHINE 8/2/2009 9:20PM

    Being the best I can be. Thanks for the lovely post. Ann

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HOSTALADY 8/1/2009 8:46AM

    This is exactly what I am striving for in my life~the words flowed so simply and eloquently in this poem. I am improving my life one day at a time and trying to that better person everyone of those days. Thank you so much for sharing this I will treasure these words and continue being a better person.
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TEXASGIRL48 8/1/2009 8:45AM

    Thanks Lita, I needed that today. emoticon

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SAMODER 8/1/2009 1:05AM

    What a wonderful poem. You always share such inspirational pieces.

Have a geat weekend.

Love, Sam

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ALANOFLINY 8/1/2009 12:24AM

    Very Nicely put. Thanks Lita!! -- Alan

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'I Hope You Dance ..!!!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

'I Hope You Dance ..!!!

This was written by an 83-year-old
woman to her friend. *The last line
says it all. *


Dear Bertha .
I'm reading more and dusting less.
I'm sitting in the yard and admiring the view
without fussing about the weeds in the garden.
I'm spending more time with my family and friends
and less time working.
Whenever possible, life should be a pattern of experiences to savour, not to endure.
I'm trying to recognize these moments now
and cherish them.
I'm not 'saving' anything; we use our
good china and crystal for every special event such
as losing a pound, getting the sink unstopped,
or the first Amaryllis blossom.
I wear my good blazer to the market.
My theory is if I look prosperous,
I can shell out $28.49 for one small bag of groceries.
I'm not saving my good perfume for special parties,
but wearing it for clerks in the hardware
store and tellers at the bank.

'Someday' and 'one of these days'
are losing their grip on my vocabulary.
If it's worth seeing or hearing or doing,
I want to see and hear and do it now !!

I'm not sure what others would've done
had they known they wouldn't be here
for the tomorrow that we all take for granted.
I think they would have called family members
and a few close friends.

They might have called a few former friends to apologize and mend fences for past squabbles.
I like to think they would have gone out for a Chinese dinner or for whatever their favourite food was.

I'm guessing; I'll never know.
It's those little things left undone
that would make me angry if I knew
my hours were limited.
Angry because I hadn't written certain letters that
I intended to write one of these days.

Angry and sorry that I didn't tell my husband and parents often enough how much I truly love them.
I'm trying very hard not to put off,
hold back, or save anything
that would add laughter and lustre to our lives.
And every morning when I open my eyes,
tell myself that it is special.
Every day, every minute, every breath truly is a gift from God!

first time you didn't do the little thing that would make a difference in your relationships? I can tell you it certainly won't be the last.
'People say true friends must always hold hands, but true friends don't need to hold hands because they know the other hand will always be there.'

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but
while we are here we might
as well dance !!

there is not much to report as yet except have managed to lose a little so far and no change with my blood work,just had it done a few days ago.................my dr has decided to get me another opinion for knee replacemnets so will see what happpens there................i am feeling a little less exausted this week...................so the meds are working so it seems................
thanks everyone for your continued support it is what get's me through many a day..............
have a great weekend everyone.......................blessings and hugs.................lita

  
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GRAMMABENJI 8/3/2009 9:38PM

    thank you so much for sharing this with all of us

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POLYANASUNSHINE 8/2/2009 9:19PM

    Thank you for the lovely poem. I am trying to dance more. Thank you my friend for sharing. Glad to hear you are doing better and it seems your meds are doing their job. emoticon

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ABRANNEWME2014 8/2/2009 7:23PM

    this is a great message to us all thank you for sharing it

Tema

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CORINA-MOMOF4 7/28/2009 9:14PM

    thanks for sharing that

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CARLI_MAE 7/28/2009 6:22PM

    Thank you, and best wishes for those knees ... recoup is tough, but worth fighting for ... and here's the LeeAnn Womack Song ... I just love this video version:

http://www.youtube.
com/watch?v=hTQfERb9HVk

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YAFENELRA 7/28/2009 5:18PM

    That is something we all need to keep in mind. Life is short and we need to do all things now, not wait til that 'someday' that never comes!!
Thanks.
Arlene

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BARBARAROSE54 7/28/2009 4:38PM

    Thanks for sharing.

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LITTLE_QUEEN 7/28/2009 1:34PM

    Very nice!

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MARYBETH_OHIO 7/28/2009 1:18PM

    God love you I want to thank you for this it was so beautiful thank you so much for sharing my friend..
Huggles,
Marybeth

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SAMODER 7/26/2009 3:24PM

    Thanks, Lita, for sharing the poem.

I hope you get good news about your knee. It is so hard to know what to do.

Sam



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SHERI1969 7/26/2009 4:27AM

    There is nothing like poetry to make one feel. Good message Lita!!!!

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ELVENSONG1 7/25/2009 2:52PM

    Awesome blog post. I'm gonna dance. emoticon

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ESS-JAY 7/24/2009 8:27PM

    yess! I love this blog :) Great life messages! emoticon

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COLEMANSR 7/24/2009 12:12PM

    Life may not be the party we hoped for, but
while we are here we might
as well dance !!
Amen! emoticonblog as always. Have a great TGIF.

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POLYANASUNSHINE 7/24/2009 11:44AM

    You read this and you must change your prospective on life. We all need to be reminded from time to time. I think God put LITA in my life for just those things. she is always coming up with these things just about the time I need them. Thank you for th wonderful words. emoticon emoticon

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HOSTALADY 7/23/2009 11:56PM

    Wow, touched a lot of emotions in me when I read it. It is so true~I am going to get my dishes that have been packed away and start using them. what am I waiting for, it's time to get the correct perspective on life in my life for sure.
Thanks LITA

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

Sunday, July 19, 2009

A PENNY

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
immensely.

As the three of them were about to enter an exclusive restaurant one
evening, the boss was walking slightly ahead of Arlene and her
husband.
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?"
"Yes!"
"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
patient.



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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POLYANASUNSHINE 7/22/2009 9:20PM

    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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POLYANASUNSHINE 7/15/2009 11:08PM

    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





www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFM36LIEEy0&
feature=related

  
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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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