Friday, October 15, 2010
Seize The Moment ...
Too many people put off something that brings them joy
just because they haven't thought about it, don't have it on their schedule,
didn't know it was coming or are too rigid to depart from their routine.
I got to thinking one day about all those folks on the Titanic
who passed up dessert at dinner that fateful night in an effort to cut back.
From then on, I've tried to be a little more flexible.
I cannot count the times I called my sister and said,
"How about going to lunch in a half hour?"
She would gasp and stammer, "I can't."
"I have clothes on the line."
"My hair is dirty."
"I wish I had known yesterday."
"I had a late breakfast".
"It looks like rain".
And my personal favorite: "It's Monday".
Because we cram so much into our lives, we live on a sparse diet of promises
that we make to ourselves when all the conditions are perfect.
We'll go back and visit the grandparents when we get Stevie toilet-trained.
We'll entertain when we replace the living-room carpet.
We'll go on a second honeymoon when we get two more kids out of college.
Life has a way of accelerating, as we get older.
The days get shorter, and the list of promises to ourselves gets longer.
One morning, we awaken, and all we have to show for our lives is a litany of
"I'm going to," "I plan on" and "Someday, when things are settled down a bit."
When anyone calls my 'seize the moment' friend,
she is open to adventure and available for trips.
She keeps an open mind on new ideas.
Her enthusiasm for life is contagious.
You talk with her for five minutes, and you're ready to trade your bad feet
for a pair of Rollerblades and skip an elevator for a bungee cord.
It's the life that you are living that is the most wonderful creation.
Make every second count and live your life as a work of art.
Paint and sculpt your life with care and become a
masterpiece of inspiration.
Now, go on and seize the moment ...
Do something because you WANT TO ....
Not because it's on your SHOULD DO list.
~ Author Unknown
Friday, October 08, 2010
10 Inspiring Thoughts for Tough Times
By Noah benShea
Difficult financial times often inspire people to become more extraordinary. Challenge and adversity can push people toward their own greatness. It can launch you on a deeper personal journey toward happiness, fulfillment, and a life of meaning. As you explore ways to gather strength and improve self-esteem, remember, it is not so much about what you have but who you are. May these tips inspire you. May you go from strength to strength and be a source of strength to others.
Broke Is Not Broken
Being broke is not the same as being broken, losing money is not the same as being lost, and finding your balance is not something you can do on a balance sheet.
Having Less Doesn't Mean You Are Less
Don't confuse having less with being less, having more with being more, or what you have with who you are.
Savor Life and Slow Down
When you're in a hurry, go slowly. The faster you go in life the sooner it is a blur.
Prayer Creates a New Path
Prayer creates a path where there is none and turns your stumbling blocks into building blocks.
Courage Is Not Absence of Fear
Put your faith, and not your fears, in charge. Courage isn't the absence of fears but how you wrestle with them.
Embrace the Future
If you're busy hugging the past, you can't embrace the future. Don't let the past kidnap your future.
Change Is the Only Constant
This too shall pass. Change is the only constant. In order to take a breath, you must release your breath.
Make a Difference
Do what you can, but never forget that letting go is very different from giving up. Of all the things you can make in life, remember you make all the difference in your life.
Tough times don't require you to be tough on yourself. Find the courage to embrace happiness.
You Are Great
Things don't have to be good for you to be great.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Poet-philosopher Noah benShea is author of The Journey to Greatness and How to Get There (Corwin Press, 2009). A Pulitzer Prize nominee, he has also been quoted on 30 million Starbucks coffee cups . Noah benShea is the International Best-Selling author of 22 books translated into a eighteen languages. Visit him at www.NoahbenShea.com
Monday, October 04, 2010
I found this poem posted on another thread and loved it.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.
I thought it was worth sharing:
GIVE A LITTLE ROCK TO A FRIEND.
I'm a little diet rock, As cute as I can be.
Although I'm sweet to look at, I'm both fat and sugar free.
When you get up each morning, Lift me high in the air, and set me on the floor 10 times, before sitting on your chair.
Please place me on the table, at the place you plan to eat. Then remember that I'm watching, What you do and what you eat.
When you are serving your plate, Please leave my section free, and I'll reduce the calories, by the space you leave for me.
After you have eaten, although I'm just a rock, Please slip me in your pocket and take me for a walk.
If you do this faithfully, then in a month or two, Although I'll be just the same you'll be a slimmer "YOU"
Friday, September 24, 2010
Angel in my heart.....
When I have no one to turn to
And I am feeling kind of low;
When there is no one to talk to
And nowhere I want to go...
I search deep within myself
For it's the love inside my heart
That lets me know Angels are there
Even though we are miles apart.
A smile then appears upon my face
And the sun begins to shine;
I hear a voice, so soft and sweet
Saying, 'Everything will be just fine.'
It may seem that I am alone
But I'm never by myself at all;
Whenever I need my Angels near,
All I have to do is call.
An Angel's love is always true
On that you can depend;
They will always stand behind you
And will always be your friend.
Through darkest hours and brightest days
Our Angels see us through;
YOU are one of my Angels ...
Perhaps I am one for you.
Thanks for being
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
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