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Friday, January 14, 2011


I will no longer worry about yesterday.
It is in the past and the past will never change.
Only I can change by choosing to do so.

I will no longer worry about tomorrow.
Tomorrow will always be there, waiting for me to make the most of it.
But I cannot make the most of tomorrow without first making the most of today.

I will look in the mirror and I will see a person worthy of my respect and admiration.
This capable person looking back at me is someone I enjoy
spending time with and someone I would like to get to know better.

I will cherish each moment of my life.
I value this gift bestowed upon me in this world and I will unselfishly share
this gift with others. I will use this gift to enhance the lives of others.

I will take a moment to step off the beaten path and to revel in the mysteries I encounter.
I will face challenges with courage and determination. I will overcome what barriers
there may be which hinder my quest for growth and self-improvement.

I will take life one day at a time, one step at a time.
Discouragement will not be allowed to taint my positive self-image,
my desire to succeed or my capacity to love.

I walk with renewed faith in human kindness.
Regardless of what has gone before,
I believe there is hope for a brighter and better future.

I will open my mind and my heart.
I will welcome new experiences. I will meet new people.
I will not expect perfection from myself nor anyone else ... perfection does not
exist in an imperfect world. But I will applaud the attempt to overcome human foibles.

I am responsible for my own happiness and I will do things that make me happy.
I will admire the beautiful wonders of nature, listen to my
favorite music, pet a kitten or puppy, and soak in a bubble bath.
Pleasure can be found in the most simple of gestures.

I will learn something new; I will try something different;
I will savor all the various flavors life has to offer.
I will change what I can and the rest I will let go.
I will strive to become the best me I can possibly be.

I will live life this year in a way that
I can look back on it fondly and without regrets and

~Author Unknown

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CATIATM 1/19/2011 7:17PM

    Words to live by!

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TRYINGHARD1948 1/15/2011 9:42PM

    A great way to live, thank you Lita.

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HOSTALADY 1/15/2011 2:40PM

    Really WONDERFUL, thank you for posting this.
Happy New Year and a wonderful 2011 to you.

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 1/15/2011 11:20AM

    very wise words from a very wise woman...

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_CYNDY55_ 1/15/2011 2:22AM

    *:.:* Thank You For Posting The Nice emoticon*:.:*
I Enjoyed Reading The Words!
Here's To A Very*:.:*AWESOME*2011*:.:*

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Friday, January 07, 2011


Light the candle in your soul,
Carry it into the dark.
If you find a flame that's lost its glow
Light it with a spark.

The flame only grows brighter
When it gives another light,
And a billion burning candles
Can drive away the night.

Believe in yourself to the depth of your being,
Nourish the talents your spirit is freeing.
Know in your heart when the going gets slow,
That your faith in yourself will continue to grow.
Don't forfeit ambition when others may doubt,
It's your life to live, you must live it throughout.
Learn from your errors, don't dwell in the past,
Never withdraw from a world that is vast.
Believe in yourself, find the best that is you,
Let your spirit prevail, "Steer a course that is true."

Hold up your candle for all to see,
Reach from shore to shore,
And light the world with kindness
Now and forever more!

Light Your Candle & Believe In Yourself

2 Combined Poems by Authors Unknown

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TRYINGHARD1948 1/8/2011 3:22PM

    Lita, once again a beautiful poem so right for this time of year. Hugs.

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 1/8/2011 8:40AM

    Thank you Lita..great post!!

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WILLOW49 1/7/2011 6:48PM

    emoticon Thanks for sharing with us!

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Friday, December 31, 2010


I am the New Year ...
I am an unspoiled page in your book of time.
I am your next chance at the art of living.

I am your opportunity to practice
what you have learned about life
during the last twelve months.

All that you sought
and didn't find is hidden in me,
waiting for you to search it out
with more determination.

All the good that you tried for
and didn't achieve is mine to grant
when you have fewer conflicting desires.

All that you dreamed but didn't dare to do,
all that you hoped but did not will,
all the faith that you claimed but did not have -
these slumber lightly,
waiting to be awakened by the touch of a strong purpose.

I am your opportunity to make all things new.

I am the New Year!

~ Author Unknown

wishing everyone the very best 2011 has to offer you and yours............
blessings and hugs...............lita

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AHOLLAND0108 1/1/2011 3:35PM

    Thank you for giving me a better insight for 2011. You are truly a blessing to all of the sparkies....spark on my friend spark on.
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NIGHTSKYSTAR 1/1/2011 11:38AM

    Happy New Year Lita!!! May you be blessed as you bless others...

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TEXASGIRL48 1/1/2011 10:05AM

    You never cease to amaze me. You come up with the most appropriate poems no matter what the occasion. I wish I was as talented in poetry.

Happy 2011. Let's make this a great year.

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GERISE 1/1/2011 9:12AM

    What a nice poem Lita .. Many Blessing to you.

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KARENE10 1/1/2011 8:44AM

    What a nice poem! emoticon. And Happy New Year!!!!!

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TRYINGHARD1948 1/1/2011 3:44AM

    Thank Lita, a poem for making resolutions and reflection.

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WILLOW49 1/1/2011 1:11AM

    What a great poem! Thanks for sharing with us :)
Happy New Year!

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GOSPELCLOWN 1/1/2011 12:44AM

    Thank you LITA-

Best wishes to you and yours also! May 2011 be a great year of motivation and health for you.


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ILOVEROSES 12/31/2010 11:51PM

    Thank you Lita for another lovely poem.

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ANGELONE11 12/31/2010 9:05PM

    This is really nice and helps to keep things in perspective!

Enjoyed it!

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BUZYBEEDEBRA 12/31/2010 8:59PM

    I love this - thank you emoticon

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CAPTAINCOOKIE 12/31/2010 8:51PM

    a fresh start is always great. God Bless

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My Christmas Wish For You......

Friday, December 24, 2010

My Christmas Wish For You......

My Christmas wish for you, my friend
Is not a simple one
For I wish you hope and joy and peace
Days filled with warmth and sun

I wish you love and friendship too
Throughout the coming year
Lots of laughter and happiness
To fill your world with cheer

May you count your blessings, one by one
And when totaled by the lot
May you find all you've been given
To be more than what you sought

May your journeys be short, your burdens light
May your spirit never grow old
May all your clouds have silver linings
And your rainbows pots of gold

I wish this all and so much more
May all your dreams come true
May you have a Merry Christmas friend
And a happy New Year, too

by Ruth Kephart

Why God Made Friends
God made the world with a heart full of
love Then He looked down from Heaven above,
And saw that we all need a helping hand,
Someone to share with, who'll understand.
He made special people to seeus through
The glad times and the sad times, too;
A person on whom we can always depend,
Someone we can call a friend. part
Of His perfect love in all our hearts. .
May joy and happiness come your way always.............

wishing you and yours all the Blessings of Christmas
blessings and hugs...............lita

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MOMFAN 12/31/2010 12:17PM

    Hope you had a wonderful time, are you back home yet?

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TRYINGHARD1948 12/25/2010 8:29PM

    Thank you Lita, sending you Christmas wishes and all the very best for the coming New Year.

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 12/25/2010 12:23AM

    Thank you Lita..same to you!!! Hugs and love!!

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RAGGEDY_ANN 12/24/2010 11:51PM

    Thank you and a merry Christmas to you too! (I'm steeling this...)

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_CYNDY55_ 12/24/2010 11:06PM

    *(`'.(`'.**.').')* ~: L*I*T*A* .:~ *(.'(.'**`'.)`'.)* Thank You *
Wishing You And Your Family A Very Merry Christmas...Happiness And Health Too!
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BERRIMOUSE 12/24/2010 10:33PM

    Thank you Lita, may you and your family have a ahppy and blessed Christmas....... emoticon

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ETAGGEL 12/24/2010 10:20PM

    I wish you and your family peace and happiness


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WILLOW49 12/24/2010 9:55PM

    Thank you! Have a very merry Christmas!

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Friday, December 17, 2010


Every day is Christmas when you have the kind of mind,
That stores up all the goodness and the sweetness it can find
When you don't need an occasion, to spread a bit of cheer,
But just keep on a-giving, of yourself throughout the year

Every day is Christmas, with a gaily wrapped surprise,
When you've learned to see the friendship in someone else's eyes.
When you try a little harder, and complain a little less,
Holding fast to all the fervor of the faith that you possess

Every day is Christmas, when you've found that you can be
More concerned with words like 'you' and less with 'I' and 'me'.
When it's fun to do a favor, and to lend a helping a hand,
When being understood means less, than when you understand

Every day is Christmas, with a beauty deeply cast,
When you find it doesn't matter, if you're first or if you're last
When you can face your conscience, and be glad of who you are,
Then every day is Christmas, for you'll have friends near and far.

~ Author Unknown

i have recently being referred to a new orth dr for my knees it isn't till February so am looking forward to hopefully finding some level of resolution for my knees...........
i continue to plod along every day because of everyone here who keeps me coming back every single day!!!
thanks everyone for all the help and support given to me whether through my blogs teams or page.....
i truly appreciate everyone who has in one way or another dropped into my life............
you have all become a great blessings to me!!!
thanks again and again...........
blessings and hugs.........lita

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CATIATM 12/22/2010 10:43AM


Your poem warms my heart. It so easy to only see the problems and disappointments in life. You are a Godsend, and Sparkpeople is lucky that you do keep coming back, day after day!

Merry Christmas!

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GERISE 12/18/2010 1:36PM

    It is you who is the blessing lita you inspire me every day.. your guidance through everything has been so helpful.. I will pray that your new doctor will give you the results you need.

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MS5835 12/18/2010 11:32AM

    Have a wonderful holiday. Hope the new doc will have good news for you.


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NIGHTSKYSTAR 12/18/2010 9:34AM

    and YOU are a blessing to US!!! hugs and love to you, Lita!!

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KARENE10 12/18/2010 9:23AM

    Very Nice blog! Good luck with the new Doc:) emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WILLOW49 12/17/2010 5:37PM

    GREAT poem :) Sure hope the new ortho doc can help you! I know what's it's like to suffer with bad knees...

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    Yes, every day should be Christmas!

Hope the new Ortho doc is helpful in the New Year!

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