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WORTHWHILE

Sunday, August 23, 2009

WORTHWHILE

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)
EllaWheelerWilcox.wwwhubs.com


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!
THANK YOU.


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POLYANASUNSHINE 8/24/2009 10:43AM

    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!
Sam

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FRIENDS FOREVER NEAR

Sunday, August 16, 2009




FRIENDS FOREVER NEAR


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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POLYANASUNSHINE 8/21/2009 8:25PM

    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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OUTDOORGIRL70 8/16/2009 9:53PM

    Thank you for that.

God Bless

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... FRIENDSHIP ...

Saturday, August 08, 2009



... FRIENDSHIP ...

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!

Hugs,
Cyndi

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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,
Sam

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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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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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