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Friday, September 10, 2010


Look out, look in. Every day has a sunrise.
Wherever you are, like a magic circle, the world is all around you.
Everything has a purpose. Every action a reaction.
All around you there are happenings.

People, places and ideas, all offering you opportunities.
Some to be touched and changed by the very nature of your uniqueness.
Others to be left alone for they are not worthy of you.
Life is a love affair. Love the people around you, love what you do.

Every day dawns with a sunrise. Always, high days and low days.
Blue skies of pleasure, there to enjoy. Celebrate.
Dark clouds of storming hurt, however black, they always pass.
Today was yesterdayís tomorrow; yesterday is gone. History.
And the wonder of yesterday is whatever we didnít like is behind us.
Make a change. Unlimited you. Greatness from within.

There is no such thing as failure, only learning experiences.
Some things are easy to learn, others hard.
What is easy for one may be hard for another.
Lessons to be learned, not burdens to be carried.
Everyone is different. Everyone is special.
We are all creative. We are all tool makers.

Greatness and humility. Both are you.
Leader and follower. Warrior and water carrier.
Teacher and student. Champion and cheerleader. Who is to say?
One day you are one, the next day you are the other.
Pace setters tread the untrodden path.
Never given away your sunrise day of action to an excuse.

'When the time is right.' 'When I feel like it.' 'When I've enough money.'
Sometimes itís too easy to justify not taking action.
Sometimes you have to say 'no' to your inner voice ...
when it tries to keep you too comfortably where you're at.
Always a new light. Always a new day. Each day a gift of opportunity.
There is always a sunrise even when it is far from our view.

There is always a door. We simply have to seek.
There is always a key. We simply have to persist.
And, sometimes, we just have to wait a while. Patience does have virtue.
There is always a future. The future is hope and the magic is faith.

It begins with you today. Today a new day. Always.
Today our decision to be the person we really want to be.
Today our choice of courage to accept what we cannot change.
Today our choice to rise to the challenge of changing what we must.
These are the choices of happiness.

Always an answer. You simply have to believe.
The dawn. The magic of a new day given to us.
A love affair. A love affair with today.
Today, a gift of opportunity; to laugh; to learn; to achieve;
to make someone happy, to be happy.
Always a sunrise.

~ By Rex Barker

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

GOSPELCLOWN 9/13/2010 12:20PM

    My sunrise today had to do battle with the rains and fog. How does a drenching sunrise sound?

I will take up the opportunities of the day, for sure!


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CATIATM 9/12/2010 5:20AM

    I completely appreciate what the poem has to say, but it did make me giggle. Where I live, the sunrises are meh -- but the sunsets are stunning! That wouldn't make for as inspirational a poem, though. emoticon

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    I've noticed over the past week that sunrises in our area have been especially beautiful!


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HOSTALADY 9/11/2010 1:14PM

    I so enjoyed this. Thank you for positing this blog.
Just wonderful.
Blessing to you my dear friend.

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 9/11/2010 9:00AM

    great blog!!

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MOMFAN 9/11/2010 1:30AM

    I love sunrises and sunsets, we have beautiful ones at our house!

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ROSEWCI 9/10/2010 8:44PM

    Beautiful! emoticon

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WILLOW49 9/10/2010 8:28PM

    Just wonderful! Thank you!

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Friday, September 03, 2010

Today, when I awoke, I suddenly realized that this is the best day of my life, ever!
There were times when I wondered if I would make it to today... but I did!
And because I did I'm going to celebrate!

Today, I'm going to celebrate what a great life I have had so far;
the accomplishments, the many blessings, and, even the hardships,
because they have served to make me stronger.
I will go through this day with my head held high, and a happy heart.
I will marvel at seemingly simple gifts: the morning dew,
the sun, the clouds, the trees, the flowers, the birds.
Today, none of these miraculous creations will escape my notice.

Today, I will share my excitement for life with other people.
I'll make someone smile. I'll go out of my way to perform an unexpected
act of kindness for someone I don't even know.

Today, I'll give a sincere compliment to someone who seems down.
I'll tell a child how special they are, and I'll tell someone I love
just how deeply I care for them and how much they mean to me.

Today is the day I quit worrying about what I don't have and
start being grateful for all the wonderful things I have already been given.
I'll remember that to worry is just a waste of time because
my faith ensures everything will be just fine.

And tonight, before I go to bed, I'll go outside and raise my eyes to the skies.
I will stand in awe at the beauty of the stars and the moon,
and I will be grateful for these magnificent treasures.

As the day ends and I lay my head down on my pillow,
I will thank Goodness for the best day of my life.

And I will sleep the sleep of a contented child,
excited with expectation because I know tomorrow
is going to be the best day of my life, ever!

~ ©1993 Gregory M. Lousig-nont, Ph.D.
from "Chicken Soup for the Surviving Soul"

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CATIATM 9/6/2010 3:48AM

    You are so right! Thank you for the wise insight!

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MS5835 9/5/2010 10:48PM

    Wonderful. Thanks for sharing

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VIRTUE-TRIUMPS 9/5/2010 3:35PM

    Great blog! emoticon

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CARLYG8 9/4/2010 1:58PM

    Thank you for this post! As I read it, I was reminded that I need not worry about tomorrow, that God has given me sufficient mercy and grace for THIS day. And as tomorrow comes, I will be given sufficient mercy and grace to deal with that today. Thank you for reminding me to be still...and appreciate all the wonders of today!

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WILLOW49 9/3/2010 10:47PM

    emoticon Thanks for sharing with us :)

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XRAYLADY65 9/3/2010 8:44PM

    love it..//

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GERISE 9/3/2010 7:07PM

    love this litta

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    I will have to save this one. Thank you for sharing. Very good poem!

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DRASADAF 9/3/2010 4:36PM

    lovely one...

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FREEDANCER 9/3/2010 4:22PM

    Enjoy your wild and precious day!!! emoticon

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LILYCARE 9/3/2010 2:51PM

    Nice!!!! Thanks for sharing that :)

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    That is a great post! Enjoy your best day!

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KNITNYAK 9/3/2010 2:37PM

    It just keeps on getting better!

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THREEE 9/3/2010 2:37PM

    emoticonthanks for sharing that...

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Thursday, August 19, 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

update....it looks like things have improved enough that my husband is able to travel with our family on a shorter holiday than planned...........so all is looking up....the dr's still don't know why this happenned and are treating is as an isolated situation so at the moment all seems much better then a week ago...............
thanks so much for all your good thoughts,wishes and prayers............
they are very much appreciated.........
while we are away i will not have much if any internet access.............
so will touch base when i return............
blessings and hugs.................lita

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CATIATM 8/25/2010 10:14AM

    Thank you for the lovely poem, Lita. I'm so glad your DH is doing better. Health is a foundation for happiness for me, I don't think I really appreciated that before.

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RORYLYONS 8/24/2010 5:54PM

    Wow very scary & they aren't sure why...Keep you both in my prayers Lita...You are worthy says it all..beautiful..Have a glorious vacation...See you when you get home.. emoticon

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 8/21/2010 7:51PM

    ahh Lita wonderful news!! Prayers continuing...have a wonderful time!!

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    Lita, that's great news! emoticon

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LESSOFMOORE 8/19/2010 2:51PM

    Have a great vacation and thanks for sharing!

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AMALIA8 8/19/2010 11:44AM

    What a wonderful poem! Thanks for sharing it! I'm glad to hear your DH is doing a bit better and can go on a small trip with you. :) Enjoy yourself and keep up the great work!

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MS5835 8/19/2010 9:49AM

    Have a wonderful vacation

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GERISE 8/19/2010 8:34AM

    have a good time ..

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XRAYLADY65 8/19/2010 8:07AM

    Hae wonderful vacation

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WILLOW49 8/19/2010 7:08AM

    I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

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KE11YJAE 8/19/2010 5:35AM

    Have a great vacation!

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TWOTIMESS 8/19/2010 4:19AM

    Happy holiday!

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ANAMORPHOSIS 8/19/2010 4:18AM

    I like the inspiring words! Hope you have a wonderful vacation.

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KELPIE57 8/19/2010 4:15AM

    I've been away, so adding my hugs and positive thoughts

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Friday, August 13, 2010


"Three Old Men" Italy Circa 1535
By Paramigianino (Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola)

A woman came out of her house and saw three old men with long white beards sitting in her front yard. She did not recognize them.

She said "I don't think I know you, but you must be hungry. Please come in and have something to eat."

"Is the man of the house home?", they asked. "No", she replied. "He's out." "Then we cannot come in", they replied.

In the evening when her husband came home, she told him what had happened. "Go tell them I am home and invite them in!"

The woman went out and invited the men in. "We do not go into a house together," they replied. "Why is that?" she asked.

One of the old men explained: "His name is Wealth," he said pointing to one of his friends, and said pointing to another one, "He is Success, and I am Love."

Then he added, "Now go in and discuss with your husband which one of us you want in your home."

The woman went in and told her husband what was said. Her husband was overjoyed. "How nice!!", he said. "Since that is the case, let us invite Wealth. Let him come and fill our home with wealth!"

His wife disagreed. "My dear, why don't we invite Success?"

Their daughter-in-law was listening from the other corner of the house. She jumped in with her own suggestion: "Would it not be better to invite Love? Our home will then be filled with love!"

"Let us heed our daughter-in-law's advice," said the husband to his wife. "Go out and invite Love to be our guest."

The woman went out and asked the three old men, "Which one of you is Love? Please come in and be our guest."

Love got up and started walking toward the house. The other two also got up and followed him. Surprised, the lady asked Wealth and Success: "I only invited Love, Why are you coming in?"

The old men replied together: "If you had invited Wealth or Success, the other two of us would've stayed out, but you invited Love, and wherever he goes, we go also. Wherever there is Love, there is also Wealth and Success!"

~ Author Unknown ~

above is one of the collages i made...............
on Sunday last my husband develop a swollen leg the leg has had some swelling problems in th epast but not like this so off ot the dr and he was sent for tests an dultra sound and then on to the emergengy dept of our local hospital they had found a clot in his groin so far so good please keep him in your prayers as he is very stubborn and slow to learn the life lessons etc..........i continue to plad along doing my best to stay focused on my goals although i must admit from time to time staying focused can be the most difficult lesson to learn.............
thanks so much for always being there for me too......blessings and hugs..............lita

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RAINSTORM17 8/17/2010 10:21AM

    Hi Litta; Love the story. It really makes you think about how we choose one thing over another, and if we made the right decision.I hope your husband is doing better. I will keep you both in prayer. emoticon

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ALI_CAT9 8/16/2010 4:31AM

    My thoughts and prayers are with you both, for a speedy recovery.

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CATIATM 8/16/2010 12:50AM

    What a lovely story, Lita. I hope that DH is ok - a clot is a scary thing!

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DRASADAF 8/15/2010 4:03AM

    O such a wonderful story..loved it..i m so sorry to hear about ur husband ...i will surely keep him in my prayers..take care LITA..love u lots..

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AMALIA8 8/14/2010 7:13AM

    Loved the poem! I'm sorry to hear your DH is not feeling well. Hopefully he'll be better soon now that they have found the problem. :) I'll keep you both in my thoughts! Keep up the great work!

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JOHNSONLISA86 8/13/2010 10:15PM

    Lita: You and your husband as well as those caring for him are in my prayers. You are such a special SP friend! So positive and encouraging others even through your struggles. You are a treasure and a blessing to all you touch!

Thanks so much for sharing the beautiful poem. emoticon

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    Lita, I hope your husband recovers quickly, and thank you for sharing the story of the "Three Old Men" with us in your blog!


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VIRTUE-TRIUMPS 8/13/2010 1:24PM

    Lita your collage and story are beautiful. God bless you and your husband and I pray for the best result possible in dealing with your husbands blood clot. emoticon

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WILLOW49 8/13/2010 11:57AM

    Keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers. I know just how stubborn men can be!
Beautiful collage :) Thanks for sharing with us!

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MS5835 8/13/2010 11:45AM

    Lita, your collage is beautiful. So sorry to hear about your husband. I'll keep you both in my thoughts. emoticon emoticon

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GOSPELCLOWN 8/13/2010 11:11AM

    Your collage is lovely. I'm glad your hubby decided to check out the swelling.

I will have you both in prayer today!

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TEXASGIRL48 8/13/2010 10:44AM

    That is great. Thanks Lita!

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Everybody Knows:

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.


Comment edited on: 8/8/2010 1:13:17 PM

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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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