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Friday, January 22, 2010


While viewing the beauty of fresh falling snow,
My mind wandered back to words spoken softly to the ear of a child:

"Snowflakes are like newborn souls falling from the clouds to the earth."

Like the snowflake we are all perfect creations,
Each of us uniquely formed.

Many of us are taught religion in a fog of truth during childhood.

We call ourselves Christians, Jews, Moslems, Buddhists,
Hindus, Atheists, Agnostics or Pagans.

None of us speak or relate to God in the same manner.

Eventually, as the snowflakes melt,
They return to the water from which they were formed.

Water runs deep and will seek its own level
Until it is found.

Sometimes these waters are the waters of consciousness.

Heat melts the snow;
Like snow we soften with warmth.

We each live in a sea of thoughts, feelings and beliefs.

When we experience the warmth of love
Our thoughts, feelings and different beliefs melt away.

Connecting us with one another,
Making us realize we are one.

Copyright February, 2008 ~ Mary Ann Faris

while on the treadmill this week found suddendly i was unable to weight bear and realized the pain was the same as before when i had a torn meniscus............have seen the dr later that day and am booked for an mri a week Sunday......in the mean time have been having a great deal of difficulty getting around as well as being on the site as frequently as previouly.........just to let everyone i may not be able to be here as often as before..............thanks for your understanding and patience................
blessings and hugs..................lita

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    get better soon!
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CATIATM 1/25/2010 3:37PM

    I'm sending you some good karma and warm fuzzies, Lita! emoticon

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MOMFAN 1/23/2010 12:51AM

    I hope you are better soon!

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RAZFOUR 1/23/2010 12:08AM

    I hope you get well very soon. It is not good being in pain. The poem was great! Thanks for sharing!


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AMALIA8 1/22/2010 10:33PM

    I'm sorry to hear that you may have been hurt. :( Hopefully you heal quickly. :) The reading was lovely. Thank you for sharing it. :) Keep up the great work and don't forget we are here if you need us even if it's less often. :)

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    So sorry that you are in pain. I know exactly how you are feeling and how hard it is to get around. I will remember you in m prayers.

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AUNTC321 1/22/2010 5:52PM

    Thanks for keeping us posted. I hope everything works out okay for you. Chris

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TRYINGHARD1948 1/22/2010 5:33PM

    I do wish you all the very best and will keep you in my thoghts and prayers. Blessings and hugs my friend,

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MS5835 1/22/2010 3:59PM

    So sorry about your knee. Keep us posted on the results of your MRI.
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TEXASGIRL48 1/22/2010 1:28PM

    Take care of yourself. You don't want to make matters worse.


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WILLOW49 1/22/2010 1:16PM

    How wonderful! Thanks for sharing with us :)

So sorry to hear about your foot. Take gentle care of yourself.


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Friday, January 15, 2010



To leave the old with a burst of song;
To recall the right and forgive the wrong;

To forget the things that bind you fast
To the vain regrets of the year that’s past;

To have the strength to let go your hold
Of the not worthwhile of the days grown old;

To dare go forth with a purpose true,
To the unknown task of the year that’s new;

To help your brother along the road,
To do his work and lift his load;

To add your gift to the world’s good cheer,
Is to have and to give a Happy New Year.

~ Author Unknown

in vew of he occurances of the earth quake in Haiti am asking that you consider helping the people of Haiti in your own way .........
let's keep the hope alive for small miracles
keep the prayers going
keep the money flowing to help with the rebuilding of people's lives etc.....
blessings and hugs..........lita

Please consider:

International Red Cross and Red Crescent www.ifrc.org/index.asp

Doctors Without Borders www.doctorswithoutborders.org/

Web version: www.panhala.net/Archive/Each_of_Us_H

Web archive of Panhala postings: www.panhala.net/Archive/Index.html

so sorry i cannot make the links work so i took them off................just copy/paste them..............

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CATIATM 1/18/2010 12:41AM

    You are a kind and generous person to think of others, Lita!

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GOSPELCLOWN 1/16/2010 7:32PM

    Great forward focus into the new year!

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TRYINGHARD1948 1/16/2010 4:07PM

    Lita, so thoughtful.

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AMALIA8 1/16/2010 5:10AM

    Unfortunately the only way I can help is to send my good wishes and prayers. :$ I'm not able to donate anything at this point in my life. Hopefully what I can do will help too. I loved the New Years poem by the way. Thanks for sharing and for reminding us about doing things to help other! Keep up the wonderful work and keep on Sparking!

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MACGIRRL 1/15/2010 11:03PM

    emoticon Indeed. In Deed.

The devastation is beyond horrific and yet in the face of this tragedy, the people of Haiti have been such an example for me, of what community and concern and love for your fellow human should be. It's also been so reaffirming in human-kind to see the timely outpouring of action and funds and compassion.

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Saturday, January 09, 2010


Take twelve, fine, full-grown months,
see that these are thoroughly free
from all old memories of bitterness,
rancor, hate and jealousy;
cleanse them completely from
every clinging spite.

Pick off all specks of pettiness and littleness;
in short , see that these months are freed from all the past;
Have them as fresh and clean as when
they first came from the great storehouse of Time.

Cut these months into thirty or thirty-one equal parts —
This batch will keep for just one year;
Do not attempt to make up the whole batch at one time,
but prepare one day at a time, as follows:

Into each day put twelve parts of faith,
eleven of patience,
ten of courage,
nine of tolerance,
eight of hope,
seven of fidelity,
six of kindness,
five of work,
four of rest,
three of generosity,
two of meditation and prayer,
and one well-selected resolution.

Put in about a teaspoonful of good spirits,
a dash of fun, a pinch of folly, a sprinkling of play
and a heaping cupful of good humor.

Pour in lots of love and mix with a vigor;
Cook thoroughly in a fervent heat;
garnish with a few smiles and a sprig of joy;
then serve with quietness, unselfishness, and cheerfulness,
and a Happy New Year is certain.

~ Author Unknown ~

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GOSPELCLOWN 1/16/2010 7:42PM


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CHANGE4FIT 1/11/2010 3:22PM

    Inspirational as always! Thank you!
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CATIATM 1/11/2010 2:32PM

    Words to live by, Lita. Thanks for sharing!

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AUNTC321 1/10/2010 7:09PM

    You always post such wonderfully inspiring thoughts. Thanks. Chris

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AMALIA8 1/9/2010 9:14PM

    That's awesome! :) Thanks for sharing!

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TRAVELNISTA 1/9/2010 8:40PM

    Love it! emoticon

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PUDDLE_JUMPER 1/9/2010 3:54PM

    How very thoughtful and delightful! Thank you for sharing such a wonderful and bright poem!


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TRYINGHARD1948 1/9/2010 3:25PM

    Lita, that is lovely. Thank you for sharing.

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HOSTALADY 1/9/2010 2:42PM

    Again you find words that just fit right into our lives and post them for all to enjoy!
Thank you friend,
Blessing to you

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MOMFAN 1/9/2010 2:28PM

    I love this one too! It was part of my New Years post!

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1AVERY 1/9/2010 12:22PM

    L*I*T*A you always find the best stuff. We can always count on you for something inspirational or motivational.
I am wishing you and your family all the best for the new year. Teri emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ZATANNA 1/9/2010 12:18PM

    Thank you for sharing, I really enjoyed reading it! emoticon

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WILLOW49 1/9/2010 12:17PM

    Thanks for posting! This is great!


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Friday, January 01, 2010


I will no longer worry about yesterday.
It is in the past and the past will never change.
Only I can change by choosing to do so.

I will no longer worry about tomorrow.
Tomorrow will always be there, waiting for me to make the most of it.
But I cannot make the most of tomorrow without first making the most of today.

I will look in the mirror and I will see a person worthy of my respect and admiration.
This capable person looking back at me is someone I enjoy
spending time with and someone I would like to get to know better.

I will cherish each moment of my life.
I value this gift bestowed upon me in this world and I will unselfishly share
this gift with others. I will use this gift to enhance the lives of others.

I will take a moment to step off the beaten path and to revel in the mysteries I encounter.
I will face challenges with courage and determination. I will overcome what barriers
there may be which hinder my quest for growth and self-improvement.

I will take life one day at a time, one step at a time.
Discouragement will not be allowed to taint my positive self-image,
my desire to succeed or my capacity to love.

I walk with renewed faith in human kindness.
Regardless of what has gone before,
I believe there is hope for a brighter and better future.

I will open my mind and my heart.
I will welcome new experiences. I will meet new people.
I will not expect perfection from myself nor anyone else ... perfection does not
exist in an imperfect world. But I will applaud the attempt to overcome human foibles.

I am responsible for my own happiness and I will do things that make me happy.
I will admire the beautiful wonders of nature, listen to my
favorite music, pet a kitten or puppy, and soak in a bubble bath.
Pleasure can be found in the most simple of gestures.

I will learn something new; I will try something different;
I will savor all the various flavors life has to offer.
I will change what I can and the rest I will let go.
I will strive to become the best me I can possibly be.

I will live life this year in a way that
I can look back on it fondly and without regrets and

~Author Unknown

Wishing everyone all the blessings of 2010......................blessings and hugs..................lita

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1AVERY 1/9/2010 12:25PM

Another good one like the last person I am not there yet but would like to be.

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CHANGE4FIT 1/6/2010 1:54PM

You always know how to inspire! Thanks for the New Year's inspiration!

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TEXASGIRL48 1/2/2010 11:06AM

    Great poem Lita.

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BETRME100 1/2/2010 6:27AM

    Great blog, Lita!! Thanks for sharing that with us...that truly is how I want to live my life!

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TRYINGHARD1948 1/2/2010 3:55AM

    All the best Lita.

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MOMFAN 1/2/2010 1:56AM

    I posted a link to your blog in mind! I love this, thanks for sharing!

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WILLOW49 1/1/2010 9:33PM

    Thanks :) Wishing you the best year ever!

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AUNTC321 1/1/2010 6:24PM

    This poem is a wonderful group of goals for 2010. Chris

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CATIATM 1/1/2010 2:44PM

    Ooh, I want to be the person in this poem, but I'm just not there yet. I'm glad you are, though!

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Thursday, December 24, 2009


Every day is Christmas when you have the kind of mind,
That stores up all the goodness and the sweetness it can find
When you don't need an occasion, to spread a bit of cheer,
But just keep on a-giving, of yourself throughout the year

Every day is Christmas, with a gaily wrapped surprise,
When you've learned to see the friendship in someone else's eyes.
When you try a little harder, and complain a little less,
Holding fast to all the fervor of the faith that you possess

Every day is Christmas, when you've found that you can be
More concerned with words like 'you' and less with 'I' and 'me'.
When it's fun to do a favor, and to lend a helping a hand,
When being understood means less, than when you understand

Every day is Christmas, with a beauty deeply cast,
When you find it doesn't matter, if you're first or if you're last
When you can face your conscience, and be glad of who you are,
Then every day is Christmas, for you'll have friends near and far.

~ Author Unknown

wishing you and yours the blessings of Christmas................
blessings and hugs.............lita

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JAVAJO47 12/30/2009 12:29PM

    What an awesome poem!! Thanks for sharing that with us. emoticon

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MOMFAN 12/26/2009 1:01AM

    I really like this!

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CATIATM 12/25/2009 3:59AM

    emoticon emoticonMerry Christmas! emoticon emoticon

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TRYINGHARD1948 12/25/2009 2:50AM

    Happy Christmas.

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JUDYPOPPINS 12/24/2009 10:14PM

    And Happy Christmas to you, too.
Hugs & blessings,

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