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"The Train of Life"

Friday, January 28, 2011

"The Train of Life"
Some folks ride the train of life looking out the rear,
Watching miles of life roll by and marking every year.
They sit in sad remembrance of wasted days gone by,
And curse their life for what it was and hang their head and cry.
But I don't concern myself with that, I took a different vent,
I look forward to what life holds and not what has been spent.
So strap me to the engine, as securely as I can be,
I want to be out on the front, to see what I can see.
I want to feel the winds of change, blowing in my face,
I want to see what life unfolds, as I move from place to place.
I want to see what's coming up, not looking at the past,
Life's too short for yesterdays, it moves along too fast.
So if the ride gets bumpy, while you are looking back,
Go up front, and you may find, your life has jumped the track.
It's all right to remember, that's part of history,
But up front's where it's happening, there's so much mystery.
The enjoyment of living is not where we have been,
It's looking ever forward to another year and ten.
It's searching all the byways, never should you refrain,
For if you want to live your life, you gotta drive the train.

~By Marv Hardin

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KASEYCOFF 2/4/2011 11:35AM

    Lita, this is great - thanx for posting it! I hope you don't mind if I pass it along, too!

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1COOLANGEL 2/1/2011 3:27PM

    emoticonPost! I really like this. Keep finding more like this one.....

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 1/29/2011 5:00PM

    Oh Lita i REALLY like this one!!

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I need to start driving again!!!!!

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KELPIE57 1/29/2011 10:55AM

    Great! emoticon

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GERISE 1/29/2011 9:51AM

    very nice....

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CATIATM 1/29/2011 3:31AM

    I've never seen this before. It's beautiful!

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_CYNDY55_ 1/29/2011 12:30AM

    .*.*.* Love This ~THANK YOU~ ! .*.*.*

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TRYINGHARD1948 1/28/2011 11:21PM

    I too love this. thanks LITA.

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CHUBRUB3 1/28/2011 8:28PM

    I LOVE this!
Thanks for posting a wonderful and true poem.
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Friday, January 21, 2011


Life is a miracle don't let it slip away,
Open your heart to others, give of yourself each day.
See the beauty in everyone, regardless of where they've been,
Some have a difficult journey and really need a friend.
Share your gifts and talents, listen with your heart.
Do the things you dream about but don't have time to start.
Pick a bouquet of flowers, show someone that you care,
Be gracious and forgiving, for life is never fair.
Hold on to your courage, you may need it down the road,
We all have a cross to bear, it could be a heavy load.
If you practice all these things, wherever you may roam,
You might find both sun and rain, but you'll never feel alone!

~ Author Unknown

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SHARON10002 1/25/2011 10:50PM

    Very nice, Lita, Thanks for sharing this.

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1COOLANGEL 1/22/2011 7:32PM

    AS ALWAYS (INSPIRATIONAL)........LOVE IT! emoticon

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GERISE 1/22/2011 7:27AM

    wow so beatiful

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TREASURE_77 1/22/2011 12:47AM

    Just what I needed to read today. Thank you for posting it. emoticon

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CHUBRUB3 1/21/2011 9:54PM

    This is beautiful! Thank you!
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TRYINGHARD1948 1/21/2011 4:37PM

So beautiful and so inspiring. You take my breath away. Thank you, hugs.

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 1/21/2011 11:34AM

    you always put a smile in my face and a song in my heart, my friend!! thank you!

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ERIECANALGAL 1/21/2011 9:36AM

    I love your blog, Lita. What wonderful thoughts to live by! And I love your page it is so soothing and peaceful looking!

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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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