Friday, March 05, 2010
A BEAUTIFUL DAY
I woke up early today, excited over all the things
I get to do before the day ends...
My job is to choose what
kind of day I am going to have.
Today I can complain because the weather is rainy or ...
I can be thankful that the grass
is getting watered for free.
Today I can grumble about my health or...
I can rejoice that I am alive.
Today I can mourn my lack of friends or...
I can excitedly embark upon a
quest to discover new relationships.
Today I can whine because I have to go to work or...
I can shout for joy
because I have a job to do.
Today I can murmur dejectedly because I have to do housework or...
I can feel honored because life has provided
shelter for my mind, body and soul.
Today stretches ahead of me, waiting to be shaped ...
And here I am, the sculptor
who gets to do the shaping.
Today I am going to have a BEAUTIFUL DAY...
Because I am blessed with
so many gifts in my life.
~ Author Unknown ~
Friday, February 26, 2010
YOU'RE ONLINE TOO MUCH IF...
1. Tech Support calls "YOU" for help.
2. Someone at work tells you a joke and you say "LOL" — right out loud.
3. You find yourself trying to cock your head 90 degrees when you smile.
4. You don't even notice anymore when someone has a typo.
5. You bring a bag lunch and a cooler to the computer.
6. You stop speaking in full sentences.
7. When looking at signs, you wonder why they are always "yelling" at you.
8. When at work, your boss constantly reminds you that the word "i" should be capitalized.
9. Your spouse now complains of you moving your fingers in your sleep instead of talking.
10. You stop typing whole words and use things like prolly, dunno,wanna, lemme, brb, ttyl and 'k'.
11. You watch TV with the closed captioning turned on.
12. You no longer type with proper capitalization, punctuation, or complete sentences.
13. You dream in "text".
14. You change your screen names so much that you have to look at your own profile to see who you are.
15. You double click your TV remote.
16. You type messages to people — while you are on the phone with them at the same time.
17. When someone asks, "What did you say?" you reply, "Scroll up — scroll up!"
18. You have an identity crisis if someone is using a screen name close to your own.
19. You can type faster than you can think.
20. Three words: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
~Contributed by Jane at www.online-TheCatsMeow.com
Friday, February 19, 2010
A Creed to Live By
Don't undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others,
It is because we are different that each of us is special.
Don't set your goals by what other people deem important,
Only you know what is best for you.
Don't take for granted the things closest to your heart
Cling to that as you would your life, for without them life is meaningless.
Don't let your life slip through your fingers by living in the past or the future.
By living your life one day at a time, you live all the days of your life.
Don't give up when you still have something to give
Nothing is really over … until the moment you stop trying.
Don't be afraid to admit that you are less than perfect,
It is the fragile thread that binds us to each other.
Don't be afraid to encounter risks,
It is by taking chances that we learn how to be brave.
Don't shut love out of your life by saying it's impossible to find.
The quickest way to receive love is to give love.
The fastest way to lose love is to hold on too tightly,
And the best way to keep love is to give it wings.
Don't dismiss your Dreams.
To be without dreams is to be without hope.
To be without hope is to be without purpose.
Don't run through life so fast that you forget where you've been,
But also know where you're going.
Life is not a race, but a journey to be savored every step of the way.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Friends Without Faces
by Thomas Teague
We sit and we type, and we stare at our screens,
We all have to wonder, what this possibly means.
With our mouse we roam, through the rooms in a maze,
Looking for something or someone, as we sit in a daze.
We chat with each other, we type all our woes,
Small groups we do form, and gang up on our foes.
We wait for somebody, to type out our name,
We want recognition, but it is always the same.
We give kisses and hugs, and sometimes flirt,
In IMs we chat deeply, and reveal why we hurt.
We do form friendships - but - why we don't know,
But some of these friendships, will flourish and grow.
Why is it on screen, we can be so bold,
Telling our secrets, that have never been told.
Why is it we share, the thoughts in our mind,
With those we can't see, as though we were blind.
The answer is simple, it is as clear as a bell.
We all have our problems, and need someone to tell.
We can't tell "real" people, but tell someone we must,
So we turn to the 'puter, and to those we can trust.
Even though it is crazy, the truth still remains,
They are Friends Without Faces, and odd little names.
got my scan results friday an still don't know re the torn meniscus.............i did find out that i have some rarish type of knee problem so i'm told.....it called meniscal chondrocalcinosis which menas my knees are full of debris called calcium deposits floating around?????i will be have an mri sometime this spring???? so everything is in limbo re the knee at the moment........this condition is what causes so much pain so that makes me feel somewhat better as after a while you almost feel the dr think you are making things up etc............ so i just will deal with things as they come up........so have started back to the pool this week and will continue so long as the knees allow and when an acute phase comes again the dr's will decide at that time what to do.......so the good news is i'm hanging in there and will continue to plod along the best i can every day..........
thanks dear friends so much for being there for me................there have been many many times i felt like i should just give up but it is so many of you here on sparkpeople that have kep me coming back every day........together we can do this...........i beleive we can ............and we will acheive our goals and dreams...........
HAPPY VAELNTINE'S DAY TO ONE AND ALL.....
BLESSINGS AND HUGS..............LITA
Friday, February 05, 2010
As You Travel Through Life
As you travel through life there are always those times
When decisions just have to be made,
When the choices are hard, and solutions seem scarce,
And the rain seems to soak your parade.
There are some situations where all you can do
Is simply let go and move on,
Gather your courage and choose a direction
That carries you toward a new dawn.
So pack up your troubles and take a step forward
The process of change can be tough,
But think about all the excitement ahead
There might be adventures you never imagined
Just waiting around the next bend,
And wishes and dreams just about to come true
In ways you can't yet comprehend!
Perhaps you'll find friendships that spring from new things
As you challenge your status quo,
And learn there are so many options in life,
Perhaps you'll go places you never expected
And see things that you've never seen,
Or travel to fabulous, faraway worlds
And wonderful spots in between!
Perhaps you'll find warmth and affection and caring
And somebody special who's there
To help you stay cantered and listen with interest
To stories and feelings you share.
Perhaps you'll find comfort in knowing your friends
Are supportive of all that you do,
And believe that whatever decisions you make,
They'll be the right choices for you.
So keep putting one foot in front of the other,
And taking your life day by day...
There's a brighter tomorrow that's just down the road -
Don't look back! You're not going that way!
i have had several challenges that were unexpected that has made my journey more difficult for me but i must plod along as best as i can set backs or not.....am still awaiting the results of the knees scans and will see my family dr next friday........i have been unbale to exercise due to the increase in pain even though the swelling has come down..........i tried this week without success and will give the pool another try on Tuesday and see how it goes........
i know i would certainly be in a very different place than i am now ...........
it is all thanks to everyone on the teams and of course all the inspiration from so many here on sparkpeople,that is what keeps me going and coming back everyday..............saw this on another post somewhere and liked it as it seemed appropros ...........
" I will get there; I’m just taking the scenic route :) "
wishing you all well as we journey here together..........
blessings and hugs..............lita
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