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
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
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
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."
"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
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."
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
Thursday, July 02, 2009
WEATHERING THE STORM ...
BE RICH IN ANY CLIMATE
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.
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