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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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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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