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Sunday, August 08, 2010

Everybody Knows:

You can't be all things to all people.
You can't do all things at once.
You can't do all things equally well.
You can't do all things better than everyone else.
Your humanity is showing just like everyone else's.


You have to find out who you are, and be that.
You have to decide what comes first, and do that.
You have to discover your strengths, and use them.
You have to learn not to compete with others,
Because no one else is in the contest of *being you*.


You will have learned to accept your own uniqueness.
You will have learned to set priorities and make decisions.
You will have learned to live with your limitations.
You will have learned to give yourself the respect that is due.
And you'll be a most vital mortal.

Dare To Believe:

That you are a wonderful, unique person.
That you are a once-in-all-history event.
That it's more than a right, it's your duty, to be who you are.
That life is not a problem to solve, but a gift to cherish.
And you'll be able to stay one up on what used to get you down.

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments

this was sent to me with no credit to the author............
i have tried but cannot find the author???
does anyone here recognize this????
i still thought this was worth sharing.......
hope everyone has had a great weekend....
nothing new to report am still waiting on dr's etc
so i continue to plod along the best i can....
blessings and hugs TO ALL.............lita

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CATIATM 8/11/2010 1:04AM

    I don't know the author, but it's definitely worth sharing. Thank you, Lita!

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DRASADAF 8/9/2010 11:32AM

    Its really beautiful poem..having a gr8 insight...thankyou for sharing...

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 8/9/2010 6:28AM

    as always..fantastic!! thank you!

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    So many truths in there.

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WILLOW49 8/8/2010 9:36PM

    Another wonderful blog, Lita :) Thanks so much!

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    I always look forward to reading your blogs. Thank you for sharing a very lovely poem. Have a great week.

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VIRTUE-TRIUMPS 8/8/2010 5:47PM

    Very good Blog, thank-you for sharing it with us. emoticon

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    Thanks for posting this!! emoticon

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AMALIA8 8/8/2010 1:12PM

    Awesome sentiment. I'm not sure how accurate this is, but I found a link saying that this was written by Dr. Bob Lind. It's in google books. Anyway, what it says is that Norma B. Ashby wrote this book called "Movie stars & rattlesnakes: the heyday of Montana live television" and in the book this author talks about Dr. Bob Lind who was an inspiring guest and made frequent appearances on "Today in Montana." Anyway, if you want the link where I found it....here you go.


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PIXFIVE 8/8/2010 11:32AM

    Don't know the author, either, but it's lovely. Thanks for posting. emoticon

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RONAGAL 8/8/2010 10:38AM

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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My Jonathan Seagull .......

Friday, July 30, 2010

My Jonathan Seagull
by Wisp
My dear friend....
You came into my life so unexpectedly..
Little did I know what was to lie ahead
For the longest time you were a click of a mouse, words on my screen
Hugs that warmed my days.. and secured my nights

Within the many hours of our private room,
You showed me strength, when I showed you my weaknesses.
You taught me the importance of believing in myself,
When I thought there was nothing to believe in
You taught me so much, in ways I never knew
You stood behind me when I began to fall.

Along side of me when I needed a friend
In front of me when I needed a guide
You showed me my ability to fly...
How to reach places I had only dreamed of
You saw me with your heart and not your eyes
But more importantly you gave me a piece of you
A gift worth far more than money could buy.

You gave me a floor to dance on..
A song in my heart that I finally understand the words to
And a peacefulness in my heart...where you will live forever..
I hope everyone finds a "YOU"

Got the results of my mri's to both knees......i have something called "Chondromalacia"
apparently this is the cause of most of my pain and a few other things which will require surgery in the near future on at least the right knee for now so am now awaiting an appointment with the ortho dr's so now and playing the waioting game again.....otherwise i continue to plod along ever so slowly and the 6 month plateau is over at least for now with hopes my body will assist me with my goals.............

thanks so much for everyone's help and support without it i could not continue and would have give up long ago!!!
Your friendship is invaluable to me and priceless ......with great appreciation from my heart and soul.........

blessings and hugs..............lita

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CATIATM 7/31/2010 4:13AM

    I'm sorry to hear about your knees, Lita, but I'm so glad you have a diagnosis to work with and wish you a speedy recovery!!

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CJS7159 7/30/2010 7:07PM

    Thanks for the lovely poem. Here's to hoping you get your knees taken care of soon & that you have a speedy recovery.

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MS5835 7/30/2010 1:04PM

    I'm glad you finally got a diagnosis.......hopefully you won't have to wait long for treatment. Hang in there and try to stay positive.......you are so very special.................we'll be here for you........

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DRASADAF 7/30/2010 12:54PM

    Hi Lita,,atleast u know the cause of ur problem so it is easy to treat it now..u are a fighter so fight this too..its nothing compared to all the good things that u have within u...love u take care...be a winner always...

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SAMODER 7/30/2010 12:50PM

    I hope surgery or treatment will be able to reduce the pain in your knees. I know you want to be able to exercise and it is hard to do with pain. Plus you don't want to make things worse. I ma glad tht your plateau seems to be over. Good luck...

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 7/30/2010 12:42PM

    as you are special, my friend!!!
thank you for sharing this!!

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WILLOW49 7/30/2010 11:09AM

    What a great poem; thanks for sharing with us :) I'm glad you finally have a diagnosis and con move forward from here.

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TEXASGIRL48 7/30/2010 10:20AM

    Lita thanks for the great poem. I am glad you finally found out the problem with your knees. At least now you can begin treatment and get better. Congratulations on finally getting over your plateau and on losing again. You are such a great person and always helping others....we are all glad to do the best at helping you.

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    Thank you for sharing such a lovely poem. Hope you get to feeling better. Take it easy and have a good weekend.

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Friday, July 23, 2010

by Veronica Ann Cech

Friendship . . .

. . . is you.
. . . is love.
. . . is shared.
. . . is forgiving.
. . . is understanding.
. . . is shared secrets.
. . . heals many hurts.
. . . is not judgmental.
. . . is shared laughter.
. . . is slow and steady.
. . . can be angry at times.
. . . is dependable and true.
. . . is more precious than silver or gold.
. . . is meant to be savored like fine wine.
. . . is not perfect, much like we are not perfect.
. . . does not hold grudges or demand perfection.
. . . makes all the wrong things in life, right somehow.
. . . is meant to be gulped like lemonade on a hot summer day.
. . . is always there, through times of trial, happy times and hard times.
. . . just happens, but once discovered, needs to be tended like a beautiful garden.
. . . is a road to be traveled slowly, remembering the sights and sounds.
. . . is strength when you are too weak to notice its there.
. . . is a cherished moment of mutual understanding.
. . . reaches into your heart and grabs a firm hold.
. . . is a refreshing rain on a hot day.
. . . is sunshine through the clouds.
. . . cannot be forced or induced.
. . . is relaxed and comfortable.
. . . is a shoulder to lean on.
. . . is an ear to whine to.
. . . gets better with age.
. . . is shared tears.
. . . is shared pain.
. . . is shared joy.
. . . is shared.
. . . is love.
. . . is you.

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SAMODER 7/27/2010 8:07AM

    Beautiful sentiment. It is so important to have a least one GOOD friend.

I ma fortunate to have so many emoticons, especially you, L:ita

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CATIATM 7/26/2010 1:42PM

    I'm a bit teder on the topic of friendship right now. Thanks, Lita.

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 7/25/2010 10:26AM

    and You, Lita..and YOU!!!

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HOSTALADY 7/24/2010 11:19AM

    Thank you my friend!
Blessings and hugs to you.

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    Love your poem. Thank you for sharing.. Hope you have a nice day.

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WPERRUNA1 7/23/2010 11:03PM

    Sweet :) emoticon

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MS5835 7/23/2010 7:32PM

    Lita, you always find the best inspirational things to post. You are the best.

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WILLOW49 7/23/2010 7:32PM

    You always share such wonderful things with us; thanks!

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    Whew! The only thing left out is: "...is a challenge."

You always find wonderful poems.

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Friday, July 16, 2010


Whatever you give away today or think or say or do
Will multiply about tenfold and then return to you;
It may not come immediately, nor from the obvious source,
But the law applies unfailingly, through some invisible source.

Whatever you feel about another, be it love or hate or passion,
Will surely bounce right back to you in some clear (or secret) fashion;
If you speak about some person a word of praise or two,
Soon tens of other people will speak kind words of you.

Our thoughts are broadcasts of the soul, not secrets of the brain;
Kind ones bring us happiness petty ones, untold pain;
Giving works as surely as reflections in a mirror
If hate you send, hate you'll get back, but loving brings love nearer.

Remember as you start this day, and duty crowds your mind,
That kindness comes so quickly back to those who first are kind;
Let that thought and this one direct us through each day
The only things we ever keep are the things we give away.

~Author Unknown

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CATIATM 7/18/2010 11:28PM

    I really hope this is true ....

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    You find the best poems. Thank you for sharing. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

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GOLDFISHLIZ 7/17/2010 10:12AM

    That is lovely, and an important truth. Thank you so much for sharing.
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DRASADAF 7/17/2010 2:02AM

    wow beautiful poem..and very true..i love it...

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SAMODER 7/16/2010 7:10PM

    The last paragraph is really insightful.

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WILLOW49 7/16/2010 6:27PM

    You always find the best things to share with us...thanks!

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CAROLJ35 7/16/2010 4:02PM

    Beautifully Done! THANKS

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    So true -- great reminder!


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    Great share Lita! Thank you ! emoticon

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COMBZIE 7/16/2010 12:20PM

    That's really nice, thank you for sharing! :)

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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.
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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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