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Saturday, November 21, 2009


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.
~Melody Beattie

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

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1AVERY 11/28/2009 4:04PM

you are the best and write the best. You always have the right thing to say at the right time. You find a lot of inspirational stuff to print. You are very good with words on your own also. I have received many. Your friend Teri emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DESERT_BIRD 11/23/2009 9:03AM

    Beautiful. Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

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JARHEADSBABY 11/22/2009 10:33PM

    I loved it. thanks Lita!

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TEXASGIRL48 11/22/2009 4:43PM

    You always find just the right things to put down. Thanks for them. Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving if you celebrate as well.

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ALANOFLINY 11/22/2009 12:20PM

    And a very happy Thanksgiving to you too Lita!! Hugs....Alan

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WISLNDR 11/22/2009 10:47AM

    I love the poems! Thank you for sharing your treasures!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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TRYINGHARD1948 11/22/2009 3:32AM

    Lita, your blogs are always thought provoking and much appreciated. Thank you,

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SHERI1969 11/22/2009 12:56AM

    I pray your Thanksgiving is wonderful Lita. Mine was very pleasant and quiet.

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WILLOW49 11/22/2009 12:49AM

    Another wonderful blog! Thank you!!! emoticon

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FLEMIDG 11/21/2009 11:54PM

    What a wonderful blog. What words of wisdom. Thanks.


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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.

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

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SHERI1969 11/21/2009 2:37AM

    I just got this very little poem in an email yesterday! Guess it must be important for me to read it plenty or it wouldn't be here on your blog too!!!!!! :)

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MACGIRRL 11/18/2009 10:52PM

    Thank you so much for being such a source of light. Your energy is so pure. emoticon
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ILOVEROSES 11/17/2009 6:57AM

    Thank you for sharing this lovely poem with all your friends.

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TRYINGHARD1948 11/16/2009 3:03AM

    You are a delight Lita.

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HOKU-ALOHI 11/15/2009 7:37PM

  Your emoticonis so amazingly bright emoticonas I wander through Spark People and see your emoticon emoticon emoticonI cannot help but feel the warmth of your emoticon. Now I must don my sunglasses to protect my eyes from your brightness. emoticon

Thank you for this awesome blog and for being you.
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WILLOW49 11/15/2009 4:12PM

    Right back at you, my friend! What a blessing you are to so many :)
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ETAGGEL 11/15/2009 3:30PM

    Thanks for sharing! that was beautiful!


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    Thank you for the sharing the nice poem. I really like it. I am taking a sparkbreak for a week so will be back next week. Hope you have a good week too.

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JUDYPOPPINS 11/15/2009 12:54PM

    Thanks for sharing that...you are a light in my life.

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JERSEYGIRL1950 11/15/2009 12:21PM

    Beautiful my sparkfriend..I am the light!! woohoo emoticon emoticon emoticon

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1AVERY 11/15/2009 11:53AM

    You are the best. Like Poly says you always seem to have the right thing to say at the right time. You are a great inspiration and motivation to all of us. I still don't know how you find the time to do all you do but we are all thankful for you and everything you do for the KNEES team. Teri emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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POLYANASUNSHINE 11/15/2009 11:27AM

    I send all those words right back to you. You always seem to know my thoughts and feelings and when special words like those above I need so desperately. Thanks for being a wonderful friend that posts such great words. emoticon emoticon

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Dream Big

Friday, November 06, 2009

Dream Big

" 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.
Have fun.
Dig Deep.

Dream big.

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,
your intellect,
and your heart
guide you.


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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PHEBESS 11/14/2009 7:47AM

    Thank you for this!

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ILOVEROSES 11/14/2009 12:57AM

    Thank you Lita for sharing, as usual it is so true.

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    Very nice poem. Thank you for sharing.

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AQUAGIRL08 11/8/2009 4:45AM

    Wonderful blog Lita! Thanks for sharing!

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RAZFOUR 11/7/2009 9:19PM

    wonderful!!!! But I am dreaming small, to get smaller by losing more weight!

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    Great blog as usual fro my Spark Friend

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COLEMANSR 11/7/2009 7:46PM

    Awesome, I'm glad i had time to stop by. Very inspiring.

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TRYINGHARD1948 11/7/2009 4:14AM

    As always Lita, a thought provoking blog. The power of the mind is unlimited, we just have to break the barriers we raise outselves. Have a wonder filled weekend.

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    Your blogs speak so well of you, a tender-souled sister enjoying similar year on Earth. Thank you for your thoughtfulness, for being you.

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HOKU-ALOHI 11/6/2009 11:36PM

  I love this blog Lita! It speaks to my resolution of living a life of purpose on purpose with no regrets!

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BETTYAHE 11/6/2009 10:28PM

    Enjoyed this blog LITA! I am dreaming big too! Hugs, Betty

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WILLOW49 11/6/2009 10:12PM

    Absolutely wonderful blog!!! I've been doing some big dreaming lately :) emoticon emoticon

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Friday, October 30, 2009

By Jeff Yalden

Somebody is very proud of you.
Somebody is thinking of you.
Somebody is caring about you.
Somebody misses you.
Somebody wants to talk to you.
Somebody wants to be with you.
Somebody hopes you aren't in trouble.
Somebody is thankful for the support you have provided.
Somebody wants to hold your hand.
Somebody hopes everything turns out all right.
Somebody wants you to be happy.
Somebody wants you to find him/her.
Somebody is celebrating your successes.
Somebody wants to give you a gift.
Somebody thinks that you ARE a gift.
Somebody hopes you're not too cold, or too hot.
Somebody wants to hug you.
Somebody loves you.
Somebody admires your strength.
Somebody is thinking of you and smiling.
Somebody wants to be your shoulder to cry on.
Somebody wants to go out with you and have a lot of fun.
Somebody thinks the world of you.
Somebody wants to protect you.
Somebody would do anything for you.
Somebody wants to be forgiven.
Somebody is grateful for your forgiveness.
Somebody wants to laugh with you.
Somebody remembers you and wishes that you were there.
Somebody is praising God for you.
Somebody needs to know that your love is unconditional.
Somebody values your advice.
Somebody wants to tell you how much they care.
Somebody wants to share their dreams with you.
Somebody wants to hold you in their arms.
Somebody wants YOU to hold them in your arms.
Somebody treasures your spirit.
Somebody wishes they could STOP time because of you.
Somebody praises God for your friendship and love.
Somebody can't wait to see you.
Somebody loves you for who you are.
Somebody loves the way you make them feel.
Somebody wants to be with you.
Somebody wants you to know they are there for you.
Somebody's glad that you're his/her friend.
Somebody wants to be your friend.
Somebody stayed up all night thinking about you.
Somebody is alive because of you.
Somebody is wishing that you noticed him/her.
Somebody wants to get to know you better.
Somebody wants to be near you.
Somebody misses your advice and guidance.
Somebody has faith in you.
Somebody trusts you.
Somebody needs you to send them this letter.
Somebody needs your support.
Somebody needs you to have faith in them.
Somebody will cry when they read this.
Somebody needs you to let them be your friend.
Somebody hears a song that reminds them of you.



i cannot say thank you enough for being there for me especially when i was having some difficult times..........blessings and hugs...................lita

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COLEMANSR 11/1/2009 7:42PM

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TEXASLYNN 10/31/2009 5:09PM

    How nice!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 10/31/2009 1:02PM

    Beautiful. Thanks for this awesome reminder. Spark On my friend. -Dawn emoticon

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SOULCOLLAGESUE 10/31/2009 12:38PM

    You are special to me, too! I appreciate that you channel the writings of others, that collectively touch our souls.

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ALANOFLINY 10/31/2009 12:35PM

    And this "somebody" always loves your blogs!! Thanks as always, and have a very Happy Halloween!!


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R-U-JELLEN 10/31/2009 12:05PM

    Thank you for such a special poem. You are always so supportive to all your spark buddies. I have shared this poem with the special people in my life.
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TEXASGIRL48 10/31/2009 10:52AM

    You are special to everyone not just someone.

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ILOVEROSES 10/31/2009 8:29AM

    The last line says it all. YOU ARE SPECIAL!
Have a great weekend.

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CHANA-D 10/31/2009 6:54AM

    Thanks for being such a special "somebody" to everybody!

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TRYINGHARD1948 10/31/2009 2:03AM

    Thank you, you are a very special person.

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AMYISSUCCEEDING 10/31/2009 12:15AM

    Hi Lita:
This is a very nice poem. Thank you for sharing. I see you were on a spark break. Hope all is going well for you. Have a Safe and Happy Halloween.
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SHERI1969 10/30/2009 11:17PM

    Likewise Lita. You are a very dear friend and yet we've never even met. Kind of like Anne Shirley in Anne of Green Gables said, "true kindred spirits." emoticon

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AUNTC321 10/30/2009 10:36PM

    You always return the favor and are supportive and caring to so many people.

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The Road to Success is Always Under Construction

Friday, October 23, 2009

The Road to Success is Always Under Construction
by Unknown

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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LORRAINE10141 10/31/2009 5:20PM

    These are delightful. :)

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SHERI1969 10/30/2009 10:46AM

    Don't know where you got it but it is right on target!

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ILOVEROSES 10/24/2009 8:01AM

    I love it.
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HOKU-ALOHI 10/24/2009 3:14AM

  As always Lita, emoticon
Wonderful Blog as Always with many of my favorite sayings and lots of new ones to ponder and incorporate.
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    Love it!

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SOULCOLLAGESUE 10/23/2009 5:34PM

    That's great! I'm posting a link on Facebook. Thanks for sharing this. Aren't the ones by "unknown" often the most poignant?

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COLEMANSR 10/23/2009 5:04PM

    Great as always. Thanks. emoticon

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AUNTC321 10/23/2009 2:34PM

    Thanks I always enjoy thesesayings. Chris

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BETTYAHE 10/23/2009 1:07PM

    Thanks, enjoyed your posting. I printed it too! emoticon emoticon emoticon
Hugs, Betty

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WILLOW49 10/23/2009 12:54PM

    What wonderful sayings! I'm printing this out and saving it :) emoticon emoticon

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JERSEYGIRL1950 10/23/2009 12:52PM

    Nice blog very true and motivating to always take the higher road..have a great weekend my friend emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DESERTDREAMERS 10/23/2009 12:11PM

    Great collection of sayings and truths!

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