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Sunday, September 04, 2011

Drop a pebble in the water: just a splash, and it is gone;
But there's half-a-hundred ripples circling on and on and on,
Spreading, spreading from the center, flowing on out to the sea.
And there is no way of telling where the end is going to be.
Drop a pebble in the water: in a minute you forget,
But there's little waves a-flowing, and there's ripples circling yet,
And those little waves a-flowing to a great big wave have grown;
You've disturbed a mighty river just by dropping in a stone.
Drop an unkind word, or careless: in a minute it is gone;
But there's half-a-hundred ripples circling on and on and on.
They keep spreading, spreading, spreading from the center as they go,
And there is no way to stop them, once you've started them to flow.
Drop an unkind word, or careless: in a minute you forget;
But there's little waves a-flowing, and there's ripples circling yet,
And perhaps in some sad heart a mighty wave of tears you've stirred,
And disturbed a life was happy ere you dropped that unkind word.
Drop a word of cheer and kindness: just a flash and it is gone;
But there's half-a-hundred ripples circling on and on and on,
Bearing hope and joy and comfort on each splashing, dashing wave
Till you wouldn't believe the volume of the one kind word you gave.
Drop a word of cheer and kindness: in a minute you forget;
But there's gladness still a-swelling, and there's joy circling yet,
And you've rolled a wave of comfort whose sweet music can be heard
Over miles and miles of water just by dropping one kind word.

~ By James W. Foley (1874-1939) Poet-laureate of North Dakota 1930-1939

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GOSPELCLOWN 9/9/2011 10:48AM

    That's a keeper!

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CATIATM 9/8/2011 5:57PM

    Thank you for the beautiful thought, Lita.

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TRYINGHARD1948 9/5/2011 11:49PM

    LITA this is just beautiful. Thank you.

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TRAVELNISTA 9/5/2011 2:53PM

    emoticon blog!

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ARIZONA33 9/5/2011 1:29AM

    What a wonderful reminder of the fact that what we share spreads further than we can imagine. And, that it is far better to spread cheer and kindness rather than an unkind word. We never know how our words and actions will effect those around us and what the ripple affect will be.

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SAM60SUMTHINK 9/4/2011 10:12PM

Thought-evoking and wonderful;
thanks for sharing, Lita!

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WILLOW49 9/4/2011 10:07PM

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You always find the best things to share!

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SANDYBRUNO 9/4/2011 9:01PM

    I enjoyed this. Thanks for sharing.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 9/4/2011 7:16PM

    I liked this a lot. thanks for sharing it, Lita.

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CHUBRUB3 9/4/2011 5:37PM

    So true.
Your kindness carries on.
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Have You Tried SparkPeople Live?

Friday, August 26, 2011

Have You Tried SparkPeople Live?

Have you attended one of the SparkPeople Live meetings yet? This is a relatively new feature from SparkPeople that provides us with live online support and motivation.

Each week they cover a different topic related to weight loss, exercise,healthy eating or motivation to help us meet our goals. Along the way, you’ll meet new SparkFriends who will encourage and support you each week!

Meetings are offered multiple days and times each week. I'm partial to the Tuesday 3PM meetings with leaders Anne & Bobby (MIAMIA7 & BOBBYD31); but, each meeting is led by another great Sparker so find one that works with your schedule. Use the link below to the LiveMind site that hosts these sessions. Click on "More Dates" for additional meetings.

First timers would benefit from attending one of the Orientation Meetings to learn how the meetings work, get the feel of the site, find your microphone, webcam, etc. (Webcam is not required but it is really nice to be able to see your fellow Sparkers.) After that, sign up for one of the recurring weekly meetings.

thanks SHEENADEE for allowing me to post this here.......

this is such an awesome tool here is hoping many can take advantage so feel free to pass this on to anyone you feel would benefit.......
have a great weekend...blessings and hugs...............lita

ps If I can help by answering any questions, just let me know. .............


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BOBBYD31 9/14/2011 2:10PM

    glad you like the classes, hope to see you next tuesday!

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ABRANNEWME2014 9/14/2011 11:22AM

    I've tried them and love them thanks for the reminder I just ordered another class


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SHEENADEE 9/14/2011 11:08AM


Hope to see you all at a future meeting.

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SAM60SUMTHINK 9/2/2011 7:04PM

    LOVE the meetings!
And see so much more coming via this wonderful new tool!!!
Lita, you were the one who originally told me of them a few months ago; thank you so much!!

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ROZZALYN 8/29/2011 11:35PM

    Sparkpeople just keeps getting better and better! emoticon

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CATIATM 8/29/2011 8:10AM

    I haven't, but thanks for your pep talk, Lita!

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    Wow, I had not heard of this. Very cool, thanks

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BABYSTEPS84 8/27/2011 1:48AM

    I'm not even sure I knew about it...thanks for the heads up!

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JAMER123 8/27/2011 12:48AM

    There hasn't been dates so far that I can use. I keep watching. emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 8/26/2011 11:52PM

    It's a good thought. I might jsut try it.

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DESERTDREAMERS 8/26/2011 10:52PM

    Thanks for passing this on - I haven't tried them yet

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Light of Friendship

Monday, August 22, 2011

Light of Friendship

I've seen the light
And it's in you,
In everything you are
And in everything you do

It's a perfect light
That shines for all to see
It radiates from you
And has pierced the heart of me

The light is from a friend.
It's a light that keeps me warm.
It lets me know how loved I am,
And keeps me safe from harm

To you my friend I am thankful,
In each and every way.
For you lift my spirits up,
With every passing day

To know that you are there for me
It makes me feel alive
Because it is your friendship's light
Upon which my love thrives

"Thank you" isn't good enough
But they're the only words I know
It is your light of friendship
That gives my world it's glow

by Anonymous

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ARIZONA33 8/31/2011 5:20PM

    What a motivational SparkPage you have. Thanks for sharing such wonderful quotes and poems.

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CHUBRUB3 8/23/2011 8:57PM

    Fantastic! Feeds the soul.

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WILLOW49 8/23/2011 12:43PM

    Just beautiful! Thanks, Lita :)
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DDOORN 8/23/2011 8:45AM

    Paying it forward to everyone here...gotta love our SparkFamily!


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MSHUFFNPUFFN 8/23/2011 12:03AM

    Wow, that is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing it with us. Have a great week, my friend!!

God Bless!!

Debra :)

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DEBBIEANNE1124 8/22/2011 11:51PM

Thanks for sharing, Lita

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HOWLERMOM 8/22/2011 11:41PM

    Wonderful - thanks!!

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SAM60SUMTHINK 8/22/2011 11:21PM

    Incredible. You find such NICE things for us, Lita!
What a shame the writer's name is unknown!
Thank you for sharing!

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24 Things to Always Remember. . . and One Thing to Never Forget...

Sunday, August 14, 2011

24 Things to Always Remember. . .
and One Thing to Never Forget...

Your presence is a present to the world.
You're unique and one of a kind.
Your life can be what you want it to be.
Take the days just one at a time.

Count your blessings, not your troubles.
You'll make it through whatever comes along.
Within you are so many answers.
Understand, have courage, be strong.

Don't put limits on yourself.
So many dreams are waiting to be realized.
Decisions are too important to leave to chance.
Reach for your peak, your goal, and your prize.

Nothing wastes more energy than worrying.
The longer one carries a problem, the heavier it gets.
Don't take things too seriously.
Live a life of serenity, not a life of regrets.

Remember that a little love goes a long way.
Remember that a lot . . . goes forever.
Remember that friendship is a wise investment.
Life's treasures are people . . . together.

Realize that it's never too late.
Do ordinary things in an extraordinary way.
Have heath and hope and happiness.
Take the time to wish upon a star.

And don't ever forget . . .
For even a day . . .
How very special you are.


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MISS_614 8/21/2011 6:21PM

    I love all of the motivational, inspirational saying that you have. Thank you for sharing all of them.

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TRYINGHARD1948 8/16/2011 1:19AM

    I love it.

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GRAMLORI 8/15/2011 8:48AM

    I like that! Thanks!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 8/14/2011 11:52PM

    Beautiful words from a beautiful woman!

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SAM60SUMTHINK 8/14/2011 11:06PM

    emoticon Lovely! Thank you!

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WILLOW49 8/14/2011 9:13PM

    Just wonderful! Thank you :)

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E-EDWARDS 8/14/2011 8:02PM

    Thank you for sharing that, its beautiful!

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I Know What I Feel ...And I Sense My Power.....

Monday, August 08, 2011

I Know What I Feel ...And I Sense My Power

Ask yourself:
“What have I always desired to be or wanted to do in my life?
Then go within and listen. Something may just bubble up.
Listen and trust ... for it may not come to you until some time later.

What is your vision?
Do you have a "pipeline consciousness" that is willing to:

· Magnetize to you what you want.
· Let go of old beliefs.
· Learn and follow spiritual laws of creating prosperity.
· Discover your real talents and, with them, create the work you love.
· Listen to your higher self and manifest your destiny.
You and I are born unique miracles of love,
yet we get disconnected from this love in our early years.

We will look everywhere for external clues to our meaning and purpose
until we find these answers by GOING WITHIN and reconnecting
with that wonderful power that made us a miracle.

That power is a wise, creative, healing and respectful Love.

On the way, there will be signposts and people to guide and
teach us about the options we have to choose what our minds think;
though, nobody else can learn our lessons or realize our dreams for us.

We choose thoughts each moment of every day we are here.

Often these thoughts are of hatred, criticism, guilt, remorse and fear
which return to us — multiplied and magnified as EXPERIENCE..

However, if we choose to love ourselves from a place of deep respect,
we dissolve these barriers and we re-learn that we are all MIRACLES.

Today, choose to have thoughts that
free your “wonder child” ...

From Love The Miracle You Are by Roger King www.RogerKing.info

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BABYSTEPS84 8/15/2011 1:13AM

    As always, thanks for sharing.

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AQUAGIRL08 8/14/2011 10:55AM

    That is just what I needed to read today. Thanks for sharing it with us Lita!

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SAM60SUMTHINK 8/9/2011 1:30PM

    Lita, how I enjoy your blogs!!
On this one, the line that struck me and made me really THINK was,
"...We choose thoughts each moment of every day we are here"
Very powerfu truth when you give it thought!
Thanks so much for being YOU!! And for sharing!

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CATIATM 8/9/2011 8:26AM

    Ahhh ... so true. Intrinsic motivation is the best kind there is!

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TRYINGHARD1948 8/9/2011 4:54AM

    This is very thought provoking. Thank you.

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WILLOW49 8/8/2011 8:06PM

    Just a wonderful blog!

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MDGARDENGIRL 8/8/2011 7:28PM

    Thanks for sharing LITA !!!

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DDOORN 8/8/2011 2:21PM

    Tough to accomplish, certainly a most worthy goal!


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