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Sunday, September 06, 2009


Whatever our hands touch
We leave fingerprints —
On walls, on furniture, on doorknobs and dishes;
There's no escape, as we touch we leave our identity.

Wherever I go today
Help me leave HEARTPRINTS —
Heartprints of compassion,
Of understanding and love.

Heartprints of kindness and genuine concern —
May my heart touch a lonely neighbor
Or a runaway daughter, or an anxious mother
Or perhaps an aged grandfather.

Send me out today to leave heartprints —
And if someone should say "I felt your touch,"
May they also sense the love
That is deep within my heart.

~Author Unknown

have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend............
blessings and hugs.................lita

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DRADISCH 9/17/2009 2:05AM

    Love this blog. Thanks for writing it.

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MUSTBEJELLY 9/12/2009 12:12AM



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    Lovely. Thanks

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COLEMANSR 9/8/2009 12:17PM

    So beautiful, thanks. I needed a lift me up today. emoticon

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R-U-JELLEN 9/7/2009 2:41PM

    What a beautiful message. Thank you so much for sharing it. May we all try to live in such a manner!

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HOKU-ALOHI 9/7/2009 2:03AM

  I love this! Lita you are such a great positive person. You always know the right thoughts for the right moments!
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OUTDOORGIRL69 9/6/2009 11:23PM

    That is beautiful. I was talking to one of the people staying at the Motel here and I showed her the SP page. I think she signed up but not sure as she was telling me how I was such an inspiration to her and that she needs to stop complaining about here ackes & pains. I was telling here how I went 6 miles on the treadmill and walked 6 miles today. She was complaining about here feet. I told her mine hurt all the time and I have trouble just walking at times, but if I stopped I would not get going again.

Thanks again

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May You Always Feel Loved

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

May You Always Feel Loved

May you find serenity and tranquility in a world you may not always understand.

May the pain you have known and conflict you have experienced give you the strength to walk through life facing each new situation with courage and optimism.

Always know that there are those whose love and understanding will always be there, even when you feel most alone.

May you discover enough goodness in others to believe in a world of peace.

May a kind word, a reassuring touch, a warm smile be yours every day of your life, and may you give these gifts as well as receive them.

Remember the sunshine when the storm seems unending.

Teach love to those who know hate, and let that love embrace you as you go into the world.

May the teaching of those you admire become part of you, so that you may call upon them.

Remember, those whose lives you have touched and who have touched yours are always a part of you, even if the encounters were less than you would have wished. It is the content of the encounter that is more important than its form.

May you not become too concerned with material matters, but instead place immeasurable value on the goodness in your heart.

Find time in each day to see the beauty and love in the world around you.

Realize that each person has limitless abilities, but each of us is different in our own way.

What you may feel you lack in one regard may be more than compensated for in another. What you feel you lack in the present may become one of your strengths in the future.

May you see your future as one filled with promise and possibility. Learn to view everything as a worthwhile experience.

May you find enough inner strength to determine your own worth by yourself, and not be dependent on another's judgements of your accomplishments.

May you always feel loved.

by Sandra Sturtz Hauss
Copyright © 1987 Sandra Sturtz Hauss. All rights reserved.

Sunday August 30th was our 40th wedding anuiversary...........we have a wonderful celebration with our children and grandchildren too...................
my husband presented me with tickets to Hawaii in October 5-13............i was promised this for many years and somehow it never came to be.............my husband decided to keep his promise.........was really trilled to recieve this and all the other presents..................
what a special night it was..............
what a wonderful family we have..................
they have always made us proud!!!
how blessed we are!!!...............

thanks everyone for all your help and support................blessings and hugs.................lita

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AQUAGIRL08 9/5/2009 6:49PM


I love this blog. Thank you for sharing it with all of us. It is really beautiful.

Happy 40th anniversary and sincere wishes for many more years together!


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CRAZYWOMAN200 9/4/2009 11:16PM

    Happy anniversary! Congrats on 40 years!! And what a great gift. Enjoy Hawaii! That's what we're planning for our 10th (in 3 1/2 years)!

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HOKU-ALOHI 9/4/2009 8:56PM

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Dearest Lita,

Happy happy happy 40th anniversary and congratulations on this awesome event. I am so happy to hear about your present to Hawaii! You will have an amazing time.

You have a wonderful warm kind person who touches many many hearts here in Spark People world and I am sure outside of it as well.

Thank you for sharing the poem because it is definitely important that each person always feels loved.

Love and Aloha,

You are one of the first Team Leaders to reach out to me 5 weeks ago and tell me E Komo Mai - Welcome to Spark People.

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COLEMANSR 9/2/2009 9:51PM

    Wonderful.. Darling, just wonderful.

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CEEBEE200 9/2/2009 6:17PM

    Wow, Hawaii that sounds just fantastic! What a wonderful surprise, and what a lovely thing to look forward to. Congratulations on 40 years, that's really something!! emoticon

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SAM60SUMTHINK 9/2/2009 10:23AM

    emoticonHappy (belated) anniversary! emoticon
Ah what a lovely gift too!! And soooo romantic!
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    Happy 40th Anniversary late. I am so happy for you that all your wonderful family was there to celebrate with you. It makes moments like these even more special. You will love Hawaii. I lived in Honolulu for 3 years a long time ago. It was so beautiful with such a great laid back attitude. I hope you and your husband have the most amazing trip ever. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TEXASGIRL48 9/2/2009 7:40AM

    Happy Anniversary! Not many marriages last that long in this day and time. Have a great trip to Hawaii.

You always come up with such inspirational poems and sayings. Thanks

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CHANA-D 9/2/2009 3:33AM

    40 years - that's quite an accomplishment! emoticon
The poem was very inspirational - thanks for sharing it.
And enjoy the trip to Hawaii !!!

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L-OSTER8 9/2/2009 1:28AM

  This is truly a fabulous blog . . . and you are blessed to have such a wonderful family . . . happy anniversary!

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BLUECAMEO 9/2/2009 1:18AM

    Thank you

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Sunday, August 23, 2009


It is easy enough to be pleasant, when life flows by like a song,
But the man worthwhile is one who will smile, when everything goes dead wrong;
For the test of the heart is trouble, and it always comes with the years,
And the smile that is worth the praises of earth is the smile that shines through tears.

It is easy enough to be prudent, When nothing tempts you to stray,
When, without or within, no voice of sin Is luring your soul away;
But it's only a negative virtue Until it is tried by fire,
And the life that is worth the honor of earth Is the one that resists desire..

By the cynic, the sad, the fallen — who had no strength for the strife,
The world's highway is cumbered today; they make up the sum of life;
But the virtue that conquers passion, and the sorrow that hides in a smile,
It is these that are worth the homage on earth, for we find them but once in a while.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850 – 1919)

am back from my holidays and am glad to be back.................
blessings and hugs................lita

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HOSTALADY 8/24/2009 7:04PM

    Very much enjoyed this piece of work~so honest and true.
Thank you for sharing.

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COLEMANSR 8/24/2009 4:12PM

    It is these that are worth the homage on earth, for we find them but once in a while. AWESOME!

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    Beautiful. emoticonAnn

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MA2DAPPLES 8/23/2009 11:03PM

    What a lovely poem. Hope the holiday fantastic!

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SAM60SUMTHINK 8/23/2009 10:54PM

    So glad you're back...and hope your holidays were all you'd hoped for and more!

The poem is lovely.
What is amazing is how the best poems of older times are universal - speaking over years or centuries past historical events and world-changing inventions...and the words and thoughts speak to us here in our own time. Ah yes. That is good writing!
Thank you for sharing words that should be remembered!

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Sunday, August 16, 2009


As we walk along our path of life,
We meet people every day,
Most are simply met by chance,
But some are sent our way.

These become the special friends
Whose bond we can’t explain,
The ones who understand us
And share our joy and pain.

Their love contains no boundaries,
So even when apart,
Their presence still embraces us
With a warmth felt in the heart.

This love becomes a passageway
Where even the miles disappear,
And the special friends life sends our way
Remain forever near.

~Author Unknown

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    Your blogs are always so beautiful and meaningful. Thanks. I wish I could think as deeply as you. emoticon emoticon

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COLEMANSR 8/17/2009 8:41PM

    Very nice. Looks like we were on the same page today. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MA2DAPPLES 8/17/2009 11:04AM

    So very nice.

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OUTDOORGIRL69 8/16/2009 9:53PM

    Thank you for that.

God Bless

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Saturday, August 08, 2009


Friendship needs no studied phrases,
Polished face, or winning wiles;
Friendship deals no lavish praises,
Friendship dons no surface smile.

Friendship follows Nature's diction,
Shuns the blandishments of Art,
Boldly severs truth from fiction,
Speaks the language of the heart.

Friendship favors no condition,
Scorns a narrow-minded creed,
Lovingly fulfills its mission,
Be it word or be it deed.

Friendship cheers the faint and weary,
Makes the timid spirit brave,
Warns the erring, lights the dreary,
Smoothes the passage to the grave.

Friendship - pure, unselfish friendship,
All through life's allotted span,
Nurtures, strengthens, widens, lengthens,
Man's relationship with man.

~Author Unknown

i am so grateful for all the help and support i have recieived to date.................
it is what has kept me here no matter how difficult the challenge ................
i have continued to plod along ever so slowly,acheiving small success along the way............
i want to thank each and everyone.................who have passed my way and somehow made my load a little easier and kept me going when the going was very difficult.............without all the help and support i would not be here....................
i would like to encourage others that when the road is longer than anticipated just keep on..............no matter what and don't give up........................never never give up.................
you can do this..................
beleive you can...............
and you will..................
blessings and hugs....................lita

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HOSTALADY 8/24/2009 7:10PM

    You are a special person inside and out~I am truly blessed to have crossed paths with you!
Thank you for sharing!

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AQUAGIRL08 8/15/2009 2:39PM

    Thank you for sharing this with all of us Lita!


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MOMMAASHLEYAL 8/13/2009 5:07PM

    Thank you for sharing this Lita, you are always so thoughtful and kind. I want to say thank you already for being so inspiring, motivating and supportive as I head into my journey with lap band.

What a gift you are to all who know you and come across you here on SP! emoticon

Blessings ~ Elizabeth

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SAM60SUMTHINK 8/11/2009 11:26PM

    How lovely!
You are a friend to all, Lita, and a blessing to the many who are fortunate enough to meet you.
Thank you for all you do for me, for so many others!
((hugs)) and blessings,

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COLEMANSR 8/11/2009 6:32PM

    thank you for the up lift. emoticonMy friend.

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TEXASLYNN 8/9/2009 11:13AM

    You're about the hardest working team leader I've seen. Thanks.

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TEXASGIRL48 8/9/2009 10:12AM

    You are a blessing to others. Your words of encouragement are always appreciated! emoticon

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HAVELIN5 8/9/2009 10:07AM

    So lovely! Thanks for sharing Lita.

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JUDYK16 8/9/2009 9:42AM

    That was beautiful, Lita!

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ELVENSONG1 8/9/2009 12:24AM

    Sending you hugs my friend :)

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SUZIAND 8/8/2009 11:21PM

    Those are heartfelt and beautiful words, Lita.

I feel the same way with all of the wonderful people I've come across at Spark.

Thank you for sharing that poem!

Suz : )

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FITKAT2010 8/8/2009 11:19PM

    Amen sister!

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