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You are a Star

Friday, May 07, 2010

You are a Star

a twinkle here
a twinkle there
sitting under the clear nightsky

i wondered
i wondered if i can float up
and gently touch them
and be next to them

one by one
slowly shining its way into the dark night skies
coming out of the darkness
and lighting up the heavenly skies
with its little twinkle

i couldnt help draw a parallel
how each one of us are stars ourselves
in this vast ocean of life

unknown and unseen
we hide behind the hazy clouds of life
constantly trying
to sparkle and shine

outshined by the powerful sun
and fading away
in the huge glare
we end up
as a mere dot on a canvas

across the huge expanse of the night sky
each star try to outshine the others
each star trying to twinkle its way to glory
a glory that lasts only for a second

find the star inside you
twinkle in the night sky
dont worry about lighting up the entire world
dont worry about twinkling your way to glory
maybe you are cannot be the powerful sun
but you are a star
a star to someone in this world!
a star with the power to
put a twinkle in
someone’s life

Written By: Praveen

Read more: http://www.poetryoflife.com/you-are-a-star


BLESSINGS AND HUGS..................LITA

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SAMODER 5/9/2010 7:09PM

    I hope you have a wonderful Mother's day too.

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DEBNICU 5/8/2010 1:09PM

Happy Mother's Day to you too, and to all of the women in our lives.

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 5/8/2010 8:29AM

    I love this!!! Can you tell why?? LOL!!


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DRASADAF 5/8/2010 1:02AM

    Happy mothers day to you too LITA and a happy and shiny sunday too...have a great day coz you make our days great...

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JCORYCMA 5/8/2010 12:46AM

    You, my dear, are my star today! Thanks for sharing some of your starshine with us!

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MS5835 5/7/2010 11:20PM

    Thanks for sharing such a beautiful poem. Happy Mother's day to you!

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WILLOW49 5/7/2010 11:09PM

    Such a lovely poem :) Thanks for sharing! Wishing you the most wonderful mother's day!
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    Thanks so much, Lita! A very happy Mother's Day to you, too!

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Observations on Growing Older

Saturday, May 01, 2010

i got this in an email the other day and thought it was rather a fun read!!!

Observations on Growing Older

~Your kids are becoming you...and you don't like them
...but your grandchildren are perfect!

~Going out is good.
Coming home is better!

~When people say you look "Great"...
they add "for your age!"

~When you needed the discount you paid full price.
Now you get discounts on everything ...
movies, hotels, flights, but you're too tired to use them..

~You forget names ... but it's OK
because other people forgot
they even knew you!!!

~The 5 pounds you wanted to lose
is now 15 and you have a better chance
of losing your keys than the 15 pounds.

~You realize you're never going
to be really good at anything .... especially golf.

~Your spouse is counting on you
to remember things you don't remember.

~The things you used to care to do,
you no longer care to do,
but you really do care that you
don't care to do them anymore.

~Your spouse sleeps better on a lounge chair
with the TV blaring than he does in bed.
It's called his "pre-sleep".

~Remember when your mother said
"Wear clean underwear in case you GET in an accident"?
Now you bring clean underwear in case you HAVE an accident!

~You used to say,
"I hope my kids GET married ...
Now, "I hope they STAY married!"

~You miss the days when everything worked
with just an "ON" and "OFF" switch..

~When GOOGLE, ipod, email, modem ...
were unheard of, and a mouse was something
that made you climb on a table.

~You used to use more 4 letter words ...
"what?"..."when?" ???

~Now that you can afford
expensive jewelry, it's not safe to wear it anywhere.

~You read 100 pages into a book before you realize you've read it.

~Notice everything they sell in stores is "sleeveless"?!!!

~What used to be freckles are now liver spots.

~Everybody whispers.

~You have 3 sizes of clothes in your closet ....
2 of which you will never wear.

~~~~But old is good in some things:
old songs
old movies
And best of all OLD FRIENDS!!

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VALDESROSIERS1 5/3/2010 12:04PM

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Thanks for sharing


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DRASADAF 5/2/2010 3:07AM

    i feel like that today

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SAMODER 5/2/2010 1:10AM

    I have to admit the sleeveless stuff does bother me.

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MS5835 5/1/2010 8:14PM

    So true! Thanks for sharing

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CJS7159 5/1/2010 7:09PM

    Thanks, I thoroughly enjoyed that!

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 5/1/2010 10:18AM

    Ahh Lita..you always know JUST what to post!!

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HOSTALADY 5/1/2010 9:40AM

    Good chuckle! thanks for sharing!

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WILLOW49 5/1/2010 7:34AM

    Hehe, this was good! I hate to admit that I can relate to several of these! But there are some perks in getting older...but I can't remember what they are...hehe

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    Very funny, very true, and very ... Sorry, I can't remember what I was going to write.

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KARENV986 5/1/2010 12:27AM

  Boy I can relate to a lot of those!

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ERIECANALGAL 5/1/2010 12:21AM

    So true! So true!

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Friday, April 23, 2010



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 ~

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GOSPELCLOWN 4/26/2010 10:49AM


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DRASADAF 4/26/2010 10:38AM

    your words are beautiful

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AQUAGIRL08 4/25/2010 8:41PM

    I love this blog! Thank you for sharing it with all of us Lita!

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MOMFAN 4/24/2010 6:21PM

    Great perspectives, choosing that beautiful day!

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MS5835 4/24/2010 11:54AM

    Thanks for sharing this beautiful poem. It's just what I need his morning. emoticon

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JULIAOAK 4/24/2010 3:30AM

    thats really good - I am going to print it out and put it somewhere prominent - to remind me how lucky I am!!! emoticon

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SAMODER 4/23/2010 11:50PM

    I totally believe the philosophy behind your blog. Even when I don;t feel well, zI try to keep a positive attitude and demeanor. I think it helps me feel better.
Thanks for sharing

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    Yes, I think gratitude is one of the keys to happiness. I'm grateful to you for reminding me!


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WILLOW49 4/23/2010 10:44PM

    What a beautiful poem! We should make every day a beautiful day!

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Saturday, April 17, 2010


Some people come into our lives and quickly go;
Some people move our souls to dance; they awaken us to new understanding
With the passing whisper of their wisdom;
Some people make the sky more beautiful to gaze upon.

Friends share simple, ordinary times in our lives,
Moments that become memories that stay in our hearts forever
... And we will never, ever be the same.

Friendship is a strange thing ...
It is by chance we met, by choice we became friends;
We find ourselves telling each other the deepest details of our lives,
things we don't even share with our families who raised us.

But what is a friend? A confidant? A lover? A fellow email junkie?
A shoulder to cry on? An ear to listen? A heart to feel?
A friend is ALL of these things and more;
No matter where we met, I call you "friend":
A word so small ... yet so large in feeling ... a word filled with emotion.

Once the package of friendship has been opened,
It can never be completely closed;
It is a constant book always waiting to be read ... and enjoyed.

We may have disagreements,
We may argue, we may concern one another ...
Friendship is a unique bond that lasts through it all.

A part of me is put into my friends: some is my humor, some is my listening ear,
Some is real life experience, some is my romanticism, but with all, it is FRIENDSHIP ...
Thanks for making a difference in my life!

~ Author Unknown

today was the last day of my 6 week bootcamp where i live.........
i could not totally bust through this long plateau but i feel i made a dent in it and have lost almost 10 inches overall, increased my muscle mass and reduced my body fat ................

thanks to everyone here for making such a great difference to me as we journey here together.........without this great network of help and support i would not be were i am today..........much appreciation and thanks to all........blessings and hugs.............lita

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DRASADAF 4/26/2010 10:45AM

    emoticon wow ...

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    Thanks for starting the week off with a big smile!

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VALDESROSIERS1 4/18/2010 2:59PM

    Lita congrats on losing 10inches !!

Keep up the great work !!

Val. :)

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VALDESROSIERS1 4/18/2010 2:54PM

    Ur poem was right on the head .thanks
And thanks for being a good leader.

The pic is so cute. I love it!!

I'm soooo happy I found Spark and made great friends and a fantastic buddy.


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GOSPELCLOWN 4/18/2010 11:39AM

    You are an inspiration~


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NIGHTSKYSTAR 4/18/2010 10:36AM

    this is wonderful!!! you are such a wonderful person Lita..thank you for the lovely blog!!

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JULIAOAK 4/18/2010 9:33AM

    you have done really well at boot camp - and the poem is lovely - a nice reminder of what a friend is!!
Keep up the good work! emoticon

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BECKYI39 4/18/2010 9:18AM

    10 inches, WOW!!! Be proud!!

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MS5835 4/17/2010 11:18PM

    Thanks for sharing such a wonderful poem. And congrats on finishing your boot camp and your accomplishments. 10" is amazing!!!! emoticon

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WILLOW49 4/17/2010 10:49PM

    You're doing great! What a cute picture and very nice poem :)

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    Love the picture and the poem too. Thank you for sharing.

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SAMODER 4/17/2010 10:14PM

    10 inches is an amazing amount..... emoticon You rock!


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BECKA525 4/17/2010 6:29PM

    Great job on your progress. Thanks for the poem it was nice.

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LHOLEWIN 4/17/2010 6:16PM

    Loved it

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TRYINGHARD1948 4/17/2010 6:08PM

    Thanks Lita and well done on finishing your six week bootcamp with such great results. WooHoo.

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MOMFAN 4/17/2010 5:16PM

    WooHoo on your progress! Great job!

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BAKRAUSE 4/17/2010 4:56PM

  I have always felt that poem/story to be so very appropiate for life. Every time I read it, I appreciate it even more.

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MOMM4LIFE 4/17/2010 4:47PM

    This was an awesome blog!!!

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Saturday, April 10, 2010


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)

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TRYINGHARD1948 4/16/2010 5:05AM

    Lita, that is beautiful, thank you for sharing.

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ANGELONAWING 4/13/2010 12:53AM

    Thank you... I am worth while!

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SAMODER 4/11/2010 8:55PM

    Thank you for the beautiful reminder, Lita.


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NIGHTSKYSTAR 4/11/2010 8:34PM

    this is wonderful, Lita, as YOU are!!!

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PIXFIVE 4/11/2010 11:37AM

    Very nice. emoticon

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ILOVEROSES 4/11/2010 11:08AM

    Thank you for sharing. Enjoy your Sunday, it's time for me to go to sleep now. emoticon

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    Thank you for sharing such a nice poem. I always look forward to your blogs. Hope you have a nice day.

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HOSTALADY 4/10/2010 10:22PM

    I really enjoyed this poem thanks for posting it for all to read!
Blessings to you!

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MOMFAN 4/10/2010 9:25PM

    That pic is so going on my Spark Page! I love the poem, its a keeper!

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MEHOPEFUL2 4/10/2010 8:23PM

    That was beautiful! I love poetry that's so uplifting! emoticon emoticon

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WILLOW49 4/10/2010 8:06PM

    Thanks for sharing with us :)

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CHEVY63 4/10/2010 8:00PM

    Thanks for posting this - I really like what this poem has to say! emoticon

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