Saturday, November 21, 2009
The Land of THANKFULNESS
I live in the Land of Thankfulness ...
I love the Land of Thankfulness where blessings overflow;
I claim it as my native home, most charming land I know;
And if I've need of anything, no matter what it be,
I just give thanks with confidence and see it come to me;
I like to live in Thankfulness! Would live there all my days,
Would let its spirit stir my soul and fill my heart with praise;
I questioned once how I had found a place of such a kind,
Knew I'd discovered it because I'd thankful thoughts in mind;
Oh, come with me to Thankfulness! We ask this of you:
That you be always thankful, friend, this is all you do;
And if there's anything you need, no longer doubt or fear,
The thing you seek's awaiting you, it surely will appear.
© 2004 Frank B. Whitney - Unity "Daily Word"
At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by
a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with
deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.
~ Albert Schweitzer
Best of all is it to preserve everything in a pure, still heart, and let there
be for every pulse a thanksgiving, and for every breath a song.
~Konrad von Gesner
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it ...
is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
~ William Arthur Ward
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life ...
It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial
into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today,
and creates a vision for tomorrow.
i wish i could write such wonderful blogs that others do but i am not talented with words so i try to find relavant poems................hope you don't mind.............i have reached another plateau so continue to plod along as best i can and thanks to everyone here at sparks you keep me coming back day after day..................i am so grateful and appreciate it so much..............
to all those celebrating Thanksgiving later this coming week................may it be all that you wish for and more....................
blessings and hugs to all.....................lita
Sunday, November 15, 2009
I am thankful for.....
I've seen the light
and it's in you ...
in everything you are
and in everything you do.
It's a perfect light that
shines for all to see;
in fact it shines so brightly,
it's pierced the heart of me.
The light is from a friend,
it's a light that keeps me warm;
it lets me know how loved I am
and keeps me safe from harm.
FOR YOU I AM THANKFUL
in so very many ways,
and you lift up my spirits
each and every day.
To know that you are there for me
makes me feel alive;
it is your friendship's light upon
which my own love thrives.
Though 'thank you' isn't good enough,
they're the only words I know,
to say your light of friendship
gives my world its glow.
It's the simple things in life
that are truly unforgettable
Thanks for sharing your light with me ...
~ Author Unknown
Friday, November 06, 2009
" If there were ever a time to dare,
to make a difference,
to embark on something worth doing,
it is now.
Not for any grand cause, necessarily-
but for something that tugs at your heart,
something that's your aspiration,
something that's your dream.
You owe it to yourself
to make your days here count.
Know, though, that things worth doing
seldom come easy.
There will be good days.
There will be times when you want to turn around,
pack it up,
and call it quits.
those times tell you
that you are pushing yourself,
that you are not afraid to learn by trying.
Because with an idea,
and the right tools,
you can do great things.
Let your instincts,
and your heart
Believe in the incredible power of the human mind.
Of doing something that makes a difference.
Of working hard.
Of laughing and hoping.
Of lazy afternoons.
Of lasting friends.
Of all the things that will cross your path this year.
The start of something new
brings the hope of something great.
Anything is possible.
There is only one you.
And you will pass this way only once.
Do it right."
--- Macintosh ad from 1991
--- Sent in by Erin Schiebel --- Iowa
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Friday, October 23, 2009
The Road to Success is Always Under Construction
Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else get your way.
Life is not no much a matter of position as of disposition.
The best vitamin for making friends, B-1.
If you don't care where you're going any road will get you there.
A pint of example is worth a gallon of advice.
He who throws mud loses ground.
Nobody raises his own reputation by lowering others.
Nothing ruins the truth like stretching it.
A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
Ideas won't work unless you do.
The future is purchased by the present.
One thing you can't recycle is wasted time.
Lost time is never found again.
A hard thing about business is minding your own.
Triumph is just "umph" added to try.
Caution is not cowardly, Carelessness is not courage.
He who forgives ends the quarrel.
Children need more models than critics.
Frogs have it easy, They can eat what bugs them.
The pursuit of happiness is the chase of a lifetime.
If the going gets easy you may be going downhill.
Dieters - People that are thick and tired of it.
Jumping to conclusions can be bad exercise.
The best labor saving device is doing it tomorrow.
A turtle makes progress when it sticks its neck out.
Failure is the path of least persistence.
Hard work is the yeast that raises the dough.
Patience is counting down without blasting off.
Have a backbone not a wishbone.
Some folks won't look up until they are flat on their backs.
If you want your dreams to come true, don't oversleep.
Friend - One who knows all about you and likes you just the same.
Money talks and often just says, "Good-bye".
Birds have bills too and they keep on singing.
Forbidden fruit is responsible for many a bad jam.
God's retirement plan is out of this world.
A good example is the best sermon.
The Ten Commandments are not multiple choice.
Well done! is better than, Well said!
Minds are like parachutes - they function only when open.
Live as you wish your kids would.
Swallowing your pride seldom leads to indigestion.
If you can laugh at it then you can live with it.
People don't fail, they give up.
When looking for faults use a mirror, not a telescope.
Smile, it takes only 13 muscles; A frown takes 64.
Kindness, a language deaf people can hear and blind can see.
Heaviest thing to carry - a grudge. A smooth sea never made a skillful sailor.
A small leak can sink a great ship.
You can't direct the wind, but you can adjust your sails.
We lie loudest when we lie to ourselves.
Tact is the ability to see others as they wish to be seen.
A bad conscience has a very good memory.
Hug your kids at home - Belt them in the car. One thing you can give and still keep - is your word.
A friend walks in when everyone else walks out.
If you must cry over spilled milk then please try to condense it.
Behavior is the mirror in which everyone shows their image.
Make friends before you need them.
It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
The smallest good deed is better than the grandest intention.
Success is … more attitude than aptitude.
Our favorite attitude should be gratitude.
The greatest of all faults is to imagine you have none.
Too many of us speak twice before we think.
Some people develop eye strain looking for trouble.
Everyone has 20/20 hindsight.
The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.
It is much easier to be critical than to be correct.
Feed your faith and doubt will starve to death.
It is no crime not to be perfect.
If others have sinned you need not mention it.
No man knows less than the man who knows it all.
Patience carries a lot of wait.
One who lacks courage to start has already finished.
A quitter never wins, A winner never quits.
Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.
Break a bad habit - Drop it.
Don't learn safety rules simply by accident.
Failing to prepare We prepare to fail.
Past failures are guideposts for future success.
There is no right way to do a wrong thing.
There can be no rainbow without a cloud and a storm.
If your dreams turn to dust…vacuum.
Money is a good servant but is a cruel master.
Seek joy in what you give not in what you get.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
Success comes in cans Failure comes in can'ts.
Anger is one letter short of danger Greatest remedy for anger is delay.
2/3 of promotion is motion.
Having a sharp tongue can cut your own throat.
Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important.
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