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Friday, July 09, 2010


Do not undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others.
It is because we are different that each of us is special.

Do not set your goals by what other people deem important.
Only you know what is best for you.

Do not take for granted the things closest to your heart.
Cling to them as you would your life,
for without them, life is meaningless.

Do not let your life slip through your fingers
by living in the past nor for the future.
By living your life one day at a time,
you live all the days of your life.

Do not give up when you still have something to give.
Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying.
It is a fragile thread that binds us to each other.

Do not be afraid to encounter risks.
It is by taking chances that we learn how to be brave.

Do not shut love out of your life
by saying it is impossible to find.

The quickest way to receive love is to give love;
The fastest way to lose love
is to hold it too tightly.

Do not dismiss your dreams.
To be without dreams is to be without hope;
To be without hope is to be without purpose.

Do not run through life so fast that you forget
not only where you have been,
but also where you are going.

Life is not a race, but a journey
to be savored each step

~ By Nancye Sims ~

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CATIATM 7/13/2010 1:57PM

    A beautiful sentiment, Lita. Thank you!

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SAMODER 7/11/2010 10:39PM

    Thank you once again for such an inspirational message.

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    These are great. Thank you for sharing.

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 7/10/2010 6:18PM

    you are wonderful!!!

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MS5835 7/10/2010 11:09AM

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful piece. It is appreciated more than you know.
Have a wonderful day. emoticon

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LOVYAC 7/10/2010 9:35AM

    Thank you-you always inspire us to find the best in us!!!

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DRASADAF 7/10/2010 2:10AM

    thx for instilling such good and wonderful thoughts in us by the means of such a beautiful poem.

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MOMFAN 7/10/2010 12:39AM

    When we compare ourselves among ourselves we are not wise! That is my paraphrase! Love this!

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AQUAGIRL08 7/9/2010 10:21PM

    Lovely! Thank you for taking the time to share such a beautiful piece of writing with us LITA! We appreciate it!

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Friday, July 02, 2010


A blind boy sat on the steps of a building with a hat by his feet. He held up a sign which said: "I am blind, please help." There were only a few coins in the hat.

A man was walking by. He took a few coins from his pocket and dropped them into the hat. He then took the sign, turned it around, and wrote some words. He put the sign back so that everyone who walked by would see the new words.

Soon the hat began to fill up. A lot more people were giving money to the blind boy. That afternoon the man who had changed the sign came to see how things were. The boy recognized his footsteps and asked, "Were you the one who changed my sign this morning? What did you write?"

The man said, "I only wrote the truth. I said what you said but in a different way." I wrote: "Today is a beautiful day but I cannot see it."

Both signs told people that the boy was blind. But the first sign simply said the boy was blind. The second sign told people that they were so lucky that they were not blind. Should we be surprised that the second sign was more effective?

"Life has to be an incessant process of repair and reconstruction, of discarding evil and developing goodness. Paddy grains have to be de-husked in order to become edible as rice. Cotton has to be converted as yarn to become wearable cloth. Gold nuggets have to be heated in the crucible to remove the impurities. Man too, must purify his impulses, emotions and desires and cultivate good thoughts, words and deeds so that he can progress spiritually." ~ Prasanthi Nilayam


Invite others towards good with wisdom. Live life with no excuse and love with no regrets. When life gives you a 100 reasons to cry, show life that you have 1000 reasons to smile. Face your past without regret. Handle your present with confidence. Prepare for the future without fear. Keep the faith and drop the fear.

~Author Unknown
(Contributed by Hilda who lives in Auburndale, Florida)

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AQUAGIRL08 7/9/2010 10:24PM

    I love it when you make me think and make me smile. Thanks!

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WILLOW49 7/9/2010 9:42PM

    Thanks for sharing such an important message with us!

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MARCHMAID 7/9/2010 5:30AM

    Great piece. Thanks.

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GOSPELCLOWN 7/5/2010 1:47AM

    I met a blind and almost deaf lady today while I was at work. She was such an inspiration like this blog!

Thanks for sharing.

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MS5835 7/4/2010 3:06PM

    Thanks for sharing these important words and reminders.

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DRASADAF 7/4/2010 10:02AM

    yes so touching..well said...it makes us rethink of what blessings we have instead of crying over what we don't have or could have had...but dont have...

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FREEDANCER 7/3/2010 12:38PM

    Thank you for the reminder!! Have a beautiful weekend! emoticon

"Peace begins with a smile." Mother Teresa

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 7/3/2010 5:53AM

    you give ME reasons to smile Lita!

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SAMODER 7/3/2010 12:24AM

    Beautiful.... I loved the second sign... We have so many blessing to be thankful for.

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WILLOW49 7/2/2010 10:21PM

    Just wonderful! emoticon

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TERRYT55 7/2/2010 7:34PM

    Thanks for sharing......

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If you have a dream ...

Friday, June 25, 2010

If you have a dream ...

Don't wait for some distant day to come,
it may be too late before you've even begun.

Not everyone will agree with all you decide ...
Sometimes "the majority" only means that all the fools are on the same side.

Be true to yourself first and foremost ...
The only important thing in life is what you do with the time you spend here on earth.

Don't be afraid to follow your desires ...
They are neither silly nor selfish; take the time and do what makes you feel alive.

Leave your fears and regrets in the past ...
Our eyes are placed in front because it's more important to look ahead than to look back.

If you look back, your journey is ended ...
You have only today to begin anew and follow your dreams, for in the end, all we have are our memories.

Do not quiet your dreams ...
When the twilight comes to us, let there be no excuses, no explanations, no regrets!

~ Author Unknown ~

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AQUAGIRL08 7/9/2010 10:26PM

    A lovely birthday gift on my daughter's birthday! I can't wait to have her read this!

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 6/27/2010 3:30PM

    this is beautiful Lita..just like you!!!

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VALDESROSIERS1 6/27/2010 1:27AM

    Thanks Lita
that was beautiful .

That's for sharing it.


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SAMODER 6/26/2010 7:09PM


Thank you once again for sharing such a wonderful piece.

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DRASADAF 6/26/2010 1:58AM

    Thankyou for sharing this with us ...these words are priceless....they put us into rethinking atleast me....i loved it simply....its quite inspiring waking me up from a deep slumber ...

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JAMER123 6/25/2010 11:17PM

    What lovely thoughts! Very introspectve and truthful.
Thank you for sharing.

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WILLOW49 6/25/2010 11:14PM

    Another great blog! emoticon

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Achieve Your Dreams

Friday, June 18, 2010

Achieve Your Dreams

Life is what happens while you are making other plans.

A person of words and not deeds is like a garden full of weeds.

It's better to be trusted than liked, Underpromise - Overperform.
The key to happiness and success is to have a dream.
All the flowers of tomorrow are in the seeds of today.
You always pass failure on the way to success.

You have to wake up in order for your dreams to come true.
Don't let lack of praise nip you in the bud.
The surest way to go broke is to sit around and wait for a break.
The only thing worse than an alarm going off is the one that doesn't.

An ego trip won't get you anywhere.
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is just that little extra.
If you want the rainbow you gotta put up with the rain.
Count your age by friends, Count your life by smiles.

A natural tendency is to want to be understood rather than understand.
Don't prepare for rainy days without enjoying today's sunshine.
Keep your heart a little softer than your head.
Don't think there are no crocodiles just because the water is calm.

Stand for something or you'll fall for anything.
Growing old is when fun is a lot more work.
Never insult a crocodile until you've crossed the river.
If you don't lie down no one can walk on you.

If you think things improve with age attend a class reunion.
A good scare is sometimes worth more to a man than good advice.
Motivation is when your dreams put on work clothes.
We have two ears and one mouth, Think twice, speak once!

Experience is the best teacher because it's always on the job.
You're never fully dressed until you wear a smile.
It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
The greatest mistake you can make is to be afraid of making one.

Happiness is the journey not the destination.
People with goals succeed because they know where they are going.
Does your employer consider you profit or overhead?
Look at life through the windshield not the rear view mirror.

To succeed do the best you can, where you are, with what you have.
Don't let your voice mail be "voice jail" to your callers.
A man without humor is like a car without shock absorbers.
Wisdom is what's left over after we smarten up.

Many people quit looking for work when they finally get a job.
About the only thing that comes to us without effort is old age.
Don't wait for your ship to come in swim out to it.
Every job is a self portrait of those who did it.

Talk less - Say more.
Love at first sight saves a lot of time.
Autograph your work with quality.
You can only control two things your attitude and your activity.

Remember, there's nothing more constant than change.
If you tell the truth sooner or later somebody's going to find out.
Experience is the one thing you can't get on easy payments.
Remember change and change for the better are two different things. be on the level and you won't go downhill.

All play and no work, does not work.
A goal is a dream with a deadline.
A liar needs a good memory.
Dream of worthy accomplishments and stay awake to achieve them.

The only place success comes before work is the dictionary.
You can be happy without needing others to agree with you.
You are not late until you get there.
Glory comes from daring to begin.

Have a back bone not a wish bone.
Give your troubles to God, He will be up all night anyway.
The greater part of progress is the desire to progress.
Happiness is the place between too little and too much.

Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Destiny is not a matter of chance it's a matter of choice.
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
Each of us has two ends a sitting end and a thinking end, Success depends on which we use.

Many spend half the time wishing for things they could have if they didn't spend half the time wishing.
For every person who climbs the ladder of success there are a dozen waiting for the elevator.
Happiness is a choice not a response.
God works with you, not for you.

If your dreams turn to dust vacuum.
Do it now, you become successful the very moment you start.
People may doubt what you say but they will believe what you do.
Success -Don't do what you like, Like what you do.

by Unknown

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HOSTALADY 6/22/2010 7:30PM

    Thank you for sharing ~ I so enjoy your blogs. They are up lifting and make me think ~ and I like that!
Blessing to you!

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SWIM_2_SLIM 6/19/2010 11:56PM

    Wow, I never checked out your blogs before. Boy am I missing out!!!

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    I always look forward to reading your blogs. Very nice quotes! Hope you have a great weekend.


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SAMODER 6/19/2010 12:03AM

    You always share such thought provoking blogs. Thank you, Lita

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MS5835 6/18/2010 10:15PM

    So true.........thanks for sharing

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DEBNICU 6/18/2010 3:39PM

    Thank you so much for sharing.

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WILLOW49 6/18/2010 2:55PM

    So very true! Thanks for sharing with us :) You always find the greatest things to share!

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DRASADAF 6/18/2010 1:11PM

    true and so nice...awesome........

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DRASADAF 6/18/2010 1:07PM

    true and so nice...awesome........

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Friday, June 11, 2010

... and TODAY

The journey's our goal, our path is the point ...

There are two days in every week we should never worry about,
two days that should be kept free from fear and apprehension.

One is yesterday, with its mistakes and cares, its aches and pains, its faults and blunders.
Yesterday has passed forever beyond our control.

All the money in the world cannot bring back yesterday.
We cannot undo a single act we performed, nor erase a single word we've said. Yesterday is gone.

The other day we should not worry about is tomorrow, with its impossible adversaries,
its burden, its hopeful promise and unknown performance.
Tomorrow is beyond our control.

Tomorrow's sun will rise either in splendor or behind a mask of clouds ...
but it will rise ... and until it does.
We have no stake in tomorrow, for it is as yet unborn.

This leaves only one day: TODAY!
Anyone can fight the battles of just one day.
It is only when we add the burdens of yesterday and tomorrow that we break down.

It is not the experience of today that drives people mad.

It is the remorse of bitterness for something that happened
yesterday, and the dread of what tomorrow may bring.

Make TODAY the best day it can be,
and live one day at a time!

~ Author Unknown ~

my journey continues as i plod along everyday thanks to all my sparkfriends.........
blessings and hugs................lita

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    Some wise words. Thank you for sharing them!

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DRASADAF 6/13/2010 10:04AM

    your poems are so beautiful...

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MOMFAN 6/12/2010 12:00AM

    Keeping the focus today!

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MS5835 6/11/2010 10:06PM

    Thank you for sharing such a beautiful poem.
Have a wonderful weekend!

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    Thank you for sharing a very good poem. I always look forward to reading your blogs. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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SAMODER 6/11/2010 6:03PM

    That is a great poem. We should reflect on our actions, but lay aside the guilt. You amways find such thought provoking things to put on your blog. Thank you, Lita

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 6/11/2010 4:43PM

    you have such great wisdom my friend..thank you!!

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