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Sunday, March 13, 2011



There are treasures in life, but owners are few
Of money and power to buy things brand new.
Yet you can be wealthy and feel regal too,
If you will just look for the treasures in you.
These treasures in life are not hard to find
When you look in your heart, your soul, and your mind.
For when you are willing to share what's within,
Your fervent search for riches will magically end.
The joy and the laughter, the smile that you bring;
The heart unafraid to love and to sing;
The hand always willing to help those in need;
Ones quick to reach out, to labor and fee.
So thank you for sharing these great gifts inside;
The caring, the cheering, the hug when one cried.
Thanks for the energy, encouragement too,
And thank you for sharing the treasures in you.

~Author Unknown~

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    emoticon Thanks, Lita! This is lovely.

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CHANGE4FIT 3/14/2011 1:52PM

    Thanks for this beautiful sentiment.

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HOPESINGH 3/14/2011 11:30AM

    So true. I think we often forget the spiritual/emotional/mental treasures in this consumerist era, and it's a pity. So thanks for reminding. emoticon emoticon

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JOANIEBUG46 3/14/2011 11:00AM

    How true!! Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 3/14/2011 8:52AM

    YOU are a treasure to me, my dear friend!!

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GERISE 3/14/2011 7:29AM

    Love it...... emoticon

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_CYNDY55_ 3/14/2011 3:15AM

    Loved It!!! Enjoy a Great Week emoticon

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WILLOW49 3/14/2011 1:47AM

    What a lovely poem :) Thanks for sharing with us!

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HOWLERMOM 3/14/2011 1:04AM

    Wonderful poem - thanks so much!

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GOSPELCLOWN 3/13/2011 11:07PM

    We are wonderfully made. Share the good in you!

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OUTDOORGIRL70 3/13/2011 11:02PM

    Thank you so very much. That was beautiful. Thanks for sharing

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KIMCAHILL 3/13/2011 10:57PM

    How beautiful.

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Life's Lessons 101

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Life's Lessons 101

There once was a bunch of tiny frogs ...
who arranged a running competition.
The goal was to reach the top of a VERY high tower.
A big crowd had gathered around the tower to see the race
and to cheer on the contestants ...
The race began ... Honestly ...
no one in the crowd really believed that the tiny frogs
would reach the top of the tower.
You heard statements such as:
"Oh, WAY too difficult!!"
"They will NEVER make it to the top."
"Not a chance that they will succeed. The tower is too high!"
The tiny frogs began collapsing. One by one ...
except for those who, in a fresh tempo,
were climbing higher and higher.
The crowd, however, continued to yell,
"It is too difficult!!! No one will make it!"
More tiny frogs got tired and gave up ...
But ONE of them continued higher and higher and higher ...
This one wouldn't give up!
At the end, everyone else had given up climbing the tower,
except for the one tiny frog who, after a big effort,
was the only one who reached the top!
THEN all of the other tiny frogs, naturally,
wanted to know how this ONE frog managed to do it??
A contestant asked another tiny frog
how the one who succeeded had found
the strength to reach the goal?
It turned out
that the winner was DEAF!!!!
...The Wisdom of This Story Is...

Never listen to other people's tendencies
to be negative or pessimistic
because they can take your most wonderful dreams and wishes
away from you ... the ones you have in your heart!
Always think of the power that words have,
because everything you hear and read will affect your actions!
Be DEAF when people tell YOU that
YOU can not fulfill YOUR dreams!
And always keep thinking: I CAN DO THIS!
~Author Unknown

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GERISE 3/15/2011 9:08AM

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GOSPELCLOWN 3/13/2011 11:22AM

    LITA, you ROCK!
Let's get to the top of that high tower together, my friend!

Hop to it.....


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SHARON10002 3/8/2011 10:40AM

    Great story, and I agree with HOPESINGH. Usually our own negative chatter is the most damaging because it is always with us and pops up at the slightest provocation. . .

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CEKER9 3/7/2011 11:24PM

    Thanx for sharing the *perfect* story.


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NIGHTSKYSTAR 3/7/2011 9:03AM

    Lita, you amaze me with your ability to always find just the right post!! thank you!! Hugs and blessings to you!!

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TRYINGHARD1948 3/7/2011 1:00AM

    This is not only a lesson for listeners but also to those who speak without realizing the power of negative talk. We should all aspire to be the best we can be and also to support those who are also aspiring to be the best they can be. Thanks Lita for sharing, once again - a very thought provoking story.

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NSPLADY 3/6/2011 10:34PM

    Thanks Lita. You always seem to know how to post the most perfect things to keep me going.

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OUTDOORGIRL70 3/6/2011 6:32PM

    Thank you That was a great Blog.

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GRITS46 3/6/2011 3:57PM

    Great blog, good lesson! emoticon

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HOPESINGH 3/6/2011 2:18PM

    Very cute story. In some cases, you should also be deaf to your own voices telling you that you can't do it...

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WILLOW49 3/6/2011 1:56PM

    Great blog! Thanks for sharing with us!

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Friday, February 25, 2011


True friendship isn't seen with the eyes,
it is felt with the heart,
when there is trust, understanding,
loyalty, and sharing...
True friendship is a rare feeling,
but when it is found,
it has profound impact on
our well-being, strength, and character.
True friendship does not need
elaborate gifts or spectacular events
in order to be valuable or valued.
To ensure long-lasting
quality and satisfaction,
true friendship only needs
a few key ingredients:
Undying loyalty, unmatched understanding,
unsurpassed trust, deep and soulful secrets,
and endless sharing.
These ingredients,
mixed with personality and a sense of humor,
can make a friendship last a lifetime!
This is just a thank you, my friend,
for all the wonderful and colorful
special ingredients
you've brought to my life!

Author Unknown

just saw the new orth dr yesterday and am now told i am what in what is called "orthopedic limbo" and must wait for things to allign themselves before i will get a replacememt of my knee/knees................he goes on to state there are many like me suffering in pain etc but there is really nothing that can be done that hasn't already been done........i feel very discouraged and totally frustrated with these dr's etc............will just have to continue plodding along and hope for the best i can with these knees.............the last 5 pounds gone nhave made a significant impact on my ability to walk faster further depending on the day of course but there has been a marked improvement and for that am grateful............i am counting my blessings such as they are and am truly grateful for all the help and support given me here at Sparkpeople without it i would not still be here.............

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CATIATM 3/6/2011 2:28AM

    I'm going through a bad time with my BFF, and this was the perfect thing for me to read. Thanks, Lita!

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 2/26/2011 9:07AM

    love you lita!!

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MOMFAN 2/26/2011 2:33AM

    Hugs and prayers dear one! Praying for God to heal you and give the doctors wisdom! We will do this!

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OUTDOORGIRL70 2/25/2011 7:22PM

    Lita... Thank you for that lovely poem.


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GRITS46 2/25/2011 5:32PM

    Lita, first of all, lovely poem! Friendships are priceless when they are this kind.

Secondly, I agree with Sharon on getting other opinions. I'm glad the last 5 lbs. off has helped, but if your pain isn't being recognized by your doctor, then you need to look elsewhere for help. I'll be praying for you on this difficult road your trying to walk.


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SHARON10002 2/25/2011 5:10PM

    Lita, I can definitely identify with what you are feeling. I lived with severe arthritis from 35-51. bone on bone. They told me I was too young for surgery and to try to wait until I was 60. I never would have made it! I gave in at 51.

If I were you I might consider getting a 2nd and even a third opinion. I did and that's how I happened to get my total hip replacement at 50 instead of 60. It was the 3rd doctor for me that said he could see that I was in pain, and I was definitely a candidate. It's your body and only YOU know how you feel. If you don't like what you heard, search until you begin to hear something that resonates with you. Hope this helps. . .


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TRYINGHARD1948 2/25/2011 4:34PM

    Hang in there my friend. At times patience seems to be overtaken by frustration but it will return. Sending you lots of hugs and praying for you. Blessings.

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Sunday, February 20, 2011


Some people come into our lives and quickly go;
Some people move our souls to dance; they awaken us to new understanding
With the passing whisper of their wisdom;
Some people make the sky more beautiful to gaze upon.
Friends share simple, ordinary times in our lives,
Moments that become memories that stay in our hearts forever
... And we will never, ever be the same.
Friendship is a strange thing ...
It is by chance we met, by choice we became friends;
We find ourselves telling each other the deepest details of our lives,
things we don't even share with our families who raised us.
But what is a friend? A confidant? A lover? A fellow email junkie?
A shoulder to cry on? An ear to listen? A heart to feel?
A friend is ALL of these things and more;
No matter where we met, I call you "friend":
A word so small ... yet so large in feeling ... a word filled with emotion.

Once the package of friendship has been opened,
It can never be completely closed;
It is a constant book always waiting to be read ... and enjoyed.
We may have disagreements,
We may argue, we may concern one another ...
Friendship is a unique bond that lasts through it all.
A part of me is put into my friends: some is my humor, some is my listening ear,
Some is real life experience, some is my romanticism, but with all, it is FRIENDSHIP ...
Thanks for making a difference in my life!

Author Unknown

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CATIATM 2/25/2011 12:37AM

    They do indeed, Lita!

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GOSPELCLOWN 2/22/2011 11:41AM

    I want to pass this on to my lady friends! hugs, from Karen in Saanichton

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TRYINGHARD1948 2/21/2011 8:16PM

    Your blogs always lift my spirit, thank you Lita.

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HOPESINGH 2/21/2011 4:30AM

    So true. Did you know that friendship with other women actually improves women's health?
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1COOLANGEL 2/20/2011 10:34PM

    Beautiful!!! You make a difference to me. emoticon

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GRITS46 2/20/2011 4:44PM

    emoticon to you, my emoticon

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GREGSTEAM 2/20/2011 12:07PM

    good stuff

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 2/20/2011 10:07AM

    you make a difference in my life, too, Lita!!! Hugs to you!!

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GERISE 2/20/2011 9:49AM

    I love it so beautiful......

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WILLOW49 2/20/2011 9:14AM

    So very true! Thanks for sharing with us :)

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CHANGE4FIT 2/20/2011 9:02AM

This and your spark status really struck home today. Thank you!

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KELPIE57 2/20/2011 2:47AM

    Lovely, and so true emoticon

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    emoticon emoticonVery Beautiful emoticon emoticon
Thank You for posting this L*I*T*A*
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May You Always Feel Loved

Sunday, February 13, 2011

May You Always Feel Loved

May you find serenity and tranquility in a world you may not always understand.

May the pain you have known and conflict you have experienced give you the strength to walk through life facing each new situation with courage and optimism.

Always know that there are those whose love and understanding will always be there, even when you feel most alone.

May you discover enough goodness in others to believe in a world of peace.

May a kind word, a reassuring touch, a warm smile be yours every day of your life, and may you give these gifts as well as receive them.

Remember the sunshine when the storm seems unending.

Teach love to those who know hate, and let that love embrace you as you go into the world.

May the teaching of those you admire become part of you, so that you may call upon them. Remember, those whose lives you have touched and who have touched yours are always a part of you, even if the encounters were less than you would have wished. It is the content of the encounter that is more important than its form.

May you not become too concerned with material matters, but instead place immeasurable value on the goodness in your heart.

Find time in each day to see the beauty and love in the world around you.

Realize that each person has limitless abilities, but each of us is different in our own way. What you may feel you lack in one regard may be more than compensated for in another. What you feel you lack in the present may become one of your strengths in the future.

May you see your future as one filled with promise and possibility. Learn to view everything as a worthwhile experience.

May you find enough inner strength to determine your own worth by yourself, and not be dependent on another's judgements of your accomplishments.

May you always feel loved.

by Sandra Sturtz Hauss
Copyright © 1987 Sandra Sturtz Hauss. All rights reserved.


wishing everyone a wonderful Valentine's Day.....
appreciate your help and support as always....
blessings and hugs....lita

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 2/14/2011 5:45PM

    And to you, too my dear friend!!

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EOSTAR_45 2/14/2011 5:32PM

    Great poem. May it be so!

Happy Valentine's Day.

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YESKATIECAN 2/14/2011 11:22AM

    This is awesome. I am printing it out and posting it on my desk :)

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WILLOW49 2/14/2011 6:32AM

    How beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us :)

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HOPESINGH 2/14/2011 5:02AM

    Thank you for this post, it is so sweet and encouraging emoticon

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TRYINGHARD1948 2/14/2011 2:40AM

    Thank you Lita for reminding us of the important things in life. Happy Valentine's.

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GRITS46 2/14/2011 1:45AM

    Lita, thank you for the beautiful piece and the Valentine's wishes!

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_CYNDY55_ 2/14/2011 1:19AM

    ..........Thank ☆-:¦:-☆ You
Beautiful words!

Many Blessings...and {{{HuGGs}}} To ~You~ !
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MSHUFFNPUFFN 2/14/2011 1:04AM

    Thank you! That was very beautiful and most certainly puts everything into perspective. Happy Valentines Day to you! God Bless!


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