Friday, September 17, 2010
THE LEAVES ARE CHANGING
As the leaves surely change,
With time, so do we.
We grow and we learn,
From the things that we see.
Everything makes a difference,
Whether subtle or grand;
The heart can grow stronger,
And the mind will expand.
It's true, we're affected
By everything that's been said;
Every movie we've watched,
And all the books that we've read.
Though just like the leaves,
No two are akin;
Each one is unique
Like every person within.
And just like the seasons,
We're all changing as well;
For our lives are each different,
As are the stories we tell.
No matter how much we change,
You will always be special to me!
my husband seems to be recoverying well from the blood clot in his thigh.he seems to be responding well to the medictaion and blood test results have become more stable so far.......am praying this continues..........he does need to make some changes to become healthier but that is up to him to take charge of his health............
i am still plodding along as best i can .............am also waiting for a another appointment with the orth dr's with hopes they will move things along more quickly with the knee replacements.............patience seems to be the lesson of the day and i am trying to learn the lessons so as i can move on with living my best life.........
my plateau has disappeared and have had a small loss allbeit a loss none the less..........and am very grateful to see some changes once again.............
i appreciate everyone's help and support here on Sparkpeople and with out it i could not have come this far in my journey...................
A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL MY SPARK FREINDS...........
blessings and hugs..................lita
Friday, September 10, 2010
ALWAYS A SUNRISE
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
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"
Friday, August 13, 2010
WHEREVER THERE IS LOVE ...
"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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