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A Place for Me........

Sunday, July 31, 2011

A Place for Me



There is a special place in life, that needs my humble skill,
A certain job I'm meant to do, which no one else can fulfill.

The time will be demanding, the pay is not too good,
And I wouldn't change it for a moment, even if I could.

There is a special place in life, a goal I must attain,
A dream that I must follow because I won't be back again.

There is a mark that I must leave, however small it seems to be.
A legacy of love for those who follow after me.

There is a special place in life, that only I may share.
A little path that bears my name, awaiting me somewhere.

There is a hand that I must hold, a word that I must say,
A smile that I must give, for there are tears to blow away.

There is a special place in life that I was meant to fill.
A sunny spot where flowers grow, upon a windy hill.

There's always a tomorrow and the
best is yet to be, for somewhere
in this world, I know there
is a place for me.

~ Grace E. Easley

  
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GOSPELCLOWN 8/6/2011 9:29AM

    Thanks again, Lita! May we all find that spot we are needed and can contribute happily!

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DDOORN 8/2/2011 3:38PM

    A place for us?

SparkPeople! :-)

Don

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CATIATM 8/2/2011 10:45AM

    Ahh ... but where is it? emoticon

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WILLOW49 8/1/2011 1:20PM

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SASSYCHRIS1952 8/1/2011 12:03PM

    Thank you for sharing emoticon

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JULESRULES78 8/1/2011 10:16AM

    Thank you for the motivation. This touched me deeply today.

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QUESTFORLULU 8/1/2011 8:32AM

    All I can say is WOW!!!!

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CHUBRUB3 8/1/2011 12:44AM

    Beautiful!
I think you have found your special place right here on spark. You are very needed.
Hugs,
Angela


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PEPPERLEAH 7/31/2011 10:31PM

    That is a really nice poem. Thanks for sharing it!

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ONE DAY AT A TIME.......

Sunday, July 24, 2011





ONE DAY AT A TIME

Our lives are made up of a million moments,
spent in a million different ways.
Some are spent searching for
love, peace, and harmony.
Others are spent surviving day by day.

But there is no greater moment
than when we find that life,
with all it's joys and sorrows,
is meant to be lived one day at a time.
It's in this knowledge that we discover
the most wonderful truth of all.

Whether we live in a forty-room mansion,
surrounded by servants and wealth,
or find it a struggle to manage
the rent month to month,
we have it within our power to be fully
satisfied and live a life with true meaning.

One day at a time - we have that ability,
through cherishing each moment
and rejoicing in each dream.
We can experience each day anew,
and with this fresh start we have
what it takes to make all our dreams come true.
Each day is new, and living one day at a time
enables us to truly enjoy life and live it to the fullest.

~Author Unknown

  
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CATIATM 7/26/2011 9:52AM

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MISSILENE 7/26/2011 7:41AM

    Thank you for the lovely blog. So inspirational emoticon

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WILLOW49 7/25/2011 1:05AM

    Just wonderful!
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CHUBRUB3 7/24/2011 11:51PM

    Beautiful Lita!
I love it.
Hugs,
Angela


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HAPPY-DESTINY 7/24/2011 11:51PM

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MSHUFFNPUFFN 7/24/2011 11:49PM

    Thank you! So true...thank you for the reminder! Have a wonderful week!

Let's enjoy the moments!

Debra ~~~

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LITTLE THINGS IN LIFE......

Friday, July 15, 2011

LITTLE THINGS IN LIFE

Little stones make big mountains,
Little steps can cover miles,
Little acts of loving-kindness
Give the world it's biggest smiles...
Little words can soothe big troubles
Little hugs can dry big tears,
Little candles light the darkness,
Little memories last for years...

Little dreams can lead to greatness,
Little victories to success~
It's the little things in life
That brings the greatest happiness...
~ Author Unknown

It really is the little things that mean the most of all...
The "let me help you with that" things that may seem very small,
The "I'll be glad to do it" things that make your cares much lighter,
The "laugh with me, it's funny" things that make your outlook brighter...
The "never mind the trouble" things, the "yes, I understand,"
The interest and encouragement in everything you've planned...
It really is the little things, the friendly word or smile,
That add such happiness to life and make it more worthwhile.
~ Mary Dawson Hughes

  
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SHARON10002 8/1/2011 5:03PM

    This was wonderful! Thanks Lita. emoticon

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CATIATM 7/18/2011 11:36AM

    Thanks for sharing, Lita. emoticon

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DDOORN 7/17/2011 7:30PM

    Very true observations...!

Thx for sharing!

Don

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WILLOW49 7/16/2011 11:28AM

    Thanks so much for sharing with us :)

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CAFEJOJO 7/16/2011 12:17AM

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PINKHOPE 7/16/2011 12:11AM

    Thanks for sharing. Great list of "little things".

Press On!

Suzanne

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The 5 D's of the Weight Loss Journey.....

Friday, July 08, 2011

If we waited for the perfect time to lose weight, get healthy or whatever else we may face in life-let's face it...that time would never come... so how do we become what we need to be now? Simple, you do what you can with what you have... right now... be the best you today... and tomorrow, strive for a new best you


i seem to have been asked this question a lot lately about what keeps me motivated everyday????

The 5 D's of the Weight Loss Journey

Desire: What exactly do you want?
Defense: Are you prepared for the temptations that are bound to come your way?
Dedication: How hard are you willing to work?
Determination: How long are you willing to keep working?
Decision-Making: Are you willing to take total responsibility for the choices you make?


if you can answer these questions truthfully everyday(below)...............there is no other option.............i just keep plodding along ..............i am treating this like a part-time job..................with pay of course(the pay is the weight loss).....................

one last thing THANKS SO MUCH to all the wonderful people here on sparkpeople,from the sparkguy,the coaches,the teams.the leaders and the many great friends and all the blogs i have read.....its everybody here that keeps me going everyday............without any of one them,this journey would taken a much different path...............for that i'm truly grateful .................
good luck to you.................blessings and hugs.............lita

  
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SHARON10002 7/10/2011 10:00PM

    Great blog, Lita! You've said a mouthful for each one of us, and it's all true.
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CATIATM 7/10/2011 10:30AM

    Those are all important Ds!!! emoticon

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JUSFOLK 7/8/2011 9:28PM

    Great bunch of "D's", gal...they'll carry us far:)

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ALASKALILLADY 7/8/2011 6:37PM

    Thank you so much for sharing these! I will definitely be incorporating them into my daily thought process.

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WILLOW49 7/8/2011 6:23PM

    I'm printing these out so I'll remember them daily! Thanks for posting and thanks for being you!!!
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AQUAGIRL08 7/8/2011 3:18PM

    And thanks for being the wonderful friend and caring person that you are, Lita. There are a lot of us out here who couldn't have done it without you!
Hugs,
Cyndi

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BEATLETOT 7/8/2011 2:07PM

    Thanks for posting this, and for all you do for us!

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KAIMANAOC1 7/8/2011 1:51PM

    L*I*T*A*!!!!!

I needed this today! I'm copying your 5 Ds so I can refer to them daily! Thanks so much for all your support over the last few years!

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LITTLETEAPOT17 7/8/2011 1:37PM

    Kudos to you Lita! You're such an inspiration to us all.
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SMILEYBEE 7/8/2011 1:34PM

    emoticon for the positive vibes you send out!

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Portrait of a Friend"

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Portrait of a Friend"

I can't give solutions to all of life's problems, doubts,
or fears. But I can listen to you, and together we will
search for answers.

I can't change your past with all it's heartache and pain,
nor the future with its untold stories.
But I can be there now when you need me to care.

I can't keep your feet from stumbling.
I can only offer my hand that you may grasp it and not fall.

Your joys, triumphs, successes, and happiness are not mine;
Yet I can share in your laughter.

Your decisions in life are not mine to make, nor to judge;
I can only support you, encourage you,
and help you when you ask.

I can't prevent you from falling away from friendship,
from your values, from me.
I can only pray for you, talk to you and wait for you.

I can't give you boundaries which I have determined for you,
But I can give you the room to change, room to grow,
room to be yourself.

I can't keep your heart from breaking and hurting,
But I can cry with you and help you pick up the pieces
and put them back in place.

I can't tell you who you are.
I can only love you and be your friend.
--Unknown


UPDATE....
i continue to plod along everyday with minimal success...........
am searching for ways to solve this riddle so to speak and i feel i may have found the right dr to help me......
we are slowly working on the hormones and thyroid side of things and am hopeful i will be seeing some results soon.........i feel at times extremly frustrated at the lack of movement on the scale or much change in inches lost etc.......this new dr did a test on me called 'BIOIMPEDANCE ANALYSIS"
one of the results showed my lean body mass which indicated that half of my body was muscle....i finally felt that all this exercise has finally showed some results that is measureable as too many dr's out there did not believe me when i told and showed them the printouts from sparkpeople what i ate and all the exercise i do etc........i feel maybe now i have a chance of moving forward.......

thanks to everyone for all your help and support............
it is so soo much appreciated.....
blessings and hugs...............lita

  
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_CYNDY55_ 7/7/2011 12:45AM

    Thank You for sharing Portrait of A Friend emoticon

I hope Your New Doctor does help You emoticonL*I*T*A*
There are still some Great Doctors around!

I have had the same three doctors since 2007...they helped me turn my health around. I did follow their instructions to A "T" !

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GOSPELCLOWN 7/4/2011 11:44AM

    Congrats on finding a believing doctor.

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CATIATM 7/3/2011 2:10PM

    You are a gem, Lita!

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BABYSTEPS84 7/1/2011 3:50PM

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1. Thank you for sharing the beautiful poem.
2. I just keep learning that, especially when it comes to our health, PERSISTENCE matters. As you told me, Never Give Up...

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DDOORN 6/30/2011 6:39AM

    Keeping you in our thoughts & prayers L*I*T*A*!

Don

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TRYINGHARD1948 6/29/2011 6:21PM

    So pleased you have found a doctor who is listening and looking for an answer. It can be so frustrating and patience can be hard to maintain over time. Do take care, hugs.

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JAMER123 6/29/2011 4:34PM

    It is very frustrating to not see any movement towards goals you have set. I too, have been stuck for quite a while and am grateful for even a "smidgen" of movement towards my goals.

Is is wonderful you found a Dr. that can help you validate! It is so important that your efforts are recognized and can therefore help you get going again!! Best of luck to you and getting to see what you are looking for!!

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Thanks for the words of friendship! they are great!!

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MDGARDENGIRL 6/29/2011 4:15PM

    LITA..... you give so much of yourself to everyone here on SP! Where would this group be without you... our caring, trusting leader?? !!!

I sure hope you and your new doctor figure out the metabolic problem. It's good that you keep searching for answers. They are out there. emoticon

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