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As You Travel Through Life….

Saturday, December 03, 2011

As You Travel Through Life….

By Unknown

As you travel through life there are always those times
When decisions just have to be made,
When the choices are hard, and solutions seem scarce,
And the rain seems to soak your parade.

There are some situations where all you can do
Is simply let go and move on,
Gather your courage and choose a direction
That carries you toward a new dawn.

So pack up your troubles and take a step forward -
The process of change can be tough,
But think about all the excitement ahead

There might be adventures you never imagined
Just waiting around the next bend,
And wishes and dreams just about to come true
In ways you can't yet comprehend!

Perhaps you'll find friendships that spring from new things
As you challenge your status quo,
And learn there are so many options in life,

Perhaps you'll go places you never expected
And see things that you've never seen,
Or travel to fabulous, faraway worlds
And wonderful spots in between!

Perhaps you'll find warmth and affection and caring
And somebody special who's there
To help you stay cantered and listen with interest
To stories and feelings you share.

Perhaps you'll find comfort in knowing your friends
Are supportive of all that you do,
And believe that whatever decisions you make,
They'll be the right choices for you.

So keep putting one foot in front of the other,
And taking your life day by day...
There's a brighter tomorrow that's just down the road -
Don't look back! You're not going that way!

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SMILEYBEE 12/7/2011 12:55PM

    Very inspirational ... thank you! Forward, ho! emoticon

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MARYBETH_OHIO 12/5/2011 10:29PM

    One word Beautiful..

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WILLOW49 12/4/2011 12:10PM

    You always share such wonderful stories, poems, etc. ! Thank you!


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AQUAGIRL08 12/4/2011 11:00AM

    That is just what I needed to hear today. Thanks so much for sharing this gem with us Lita!

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CHUBRUB3 12/3/2011 11:36PM

    Lita you always find such treasures!

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JAMER123 12/3/2011 11:18PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon I enjoyed the poem!!

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Be thankful that you don't already have
everything you desire — if you did,
what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don't know something...
For it gives you the opportunity to learn.
Be thankful for the difficult times...
During those times you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations...
They give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge...
Which will build your strength and character.
Be thankful for your mistakes...
They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you're tired and weary...
Because it means you've given your all.
It's easy to be thankful for the 'good' things...
Yet, a life of rich fulfillment comes to those
Who are thankful for the setbacks.
Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive...
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles
And they can become your blessings.
~ Author Unknown

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BABYSTEPS84 11/27/2011 12:49AM

    Thanks for the share!

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AUNTC321 11/25/2011 10:45AM

    Thank you so much for sharing. This detailed many things I have been thinking about lately.

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WILLOW49 11/23/2011 2:23PM

    Just wonderful!

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CHUBRUB3 11/23/2011 11:08AM

    Wonderful! Thank you.

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CAROL- 11/23/2011 5:52AM

    emoticonWhat a beautiful reminder! Happy Thanksgiving to you.

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HOPESINGH 11/23/2011 4:05AM

    This is so true, but so hard to apply. I'm doing my best...
Have a nice thanksgiving, and thank you for these inspirational blog posts all year long!

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PEARL-LADY 11/23/2011 3:35AM

    Too true...thankyou for sharing

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MKPRINCESS007 11/23/2011 12:32AM

    Beautiful~ Once of the nicest Thanksgiving words I have seen. We should definitely live by this every day........

Have a great Thanksgiving,

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DEBBIEANNE1124 11/23/2011 12:14AM

    Very nice, Lita!

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MSHUFFNPUFFN 11/23/2011 12:13AM

    Well said. Thanks for sharing this with us and reminding us that there are blessings to found in ALL of the 'happenings' in our daily lives.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving!!


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Sculptor's Attitude

Friday, November 18, 2011

Sculptor's Attitude

by Unknown

I woke up early today, excited over all I get to do before the clock strikes midnight. I have responsibilities to fulfill today. I am important. My job is to choose what kind of day I am going to have.

Today I can complain because the weather is rainy or I can be thankful that the grass is getting watered for free.

Today I can feel sad that I don't have more money or I can be glad that my finances encourage me to plan my purchases wisely and guide me away from waste.

Today I can grumble about my health or I can rejoice that I am alive.

Today I can lament over all that my parents didn't give me when I was growing up or I can feel grateful that they allowed me to be born.

Today I can cry because roses have thorns or I can celebrate that thorns have roses.

Today I can mourn my lack of friend or I can excitedly embark upon a quest to discover new relationships.

Today I can whine because I have to go to work or I can shout for joy because I have a job to do.

Today I can complain because I have to go to school or eagerly open my mind and fill it with rich new tidbits of knowledge.

Today I can murmur dejectedly because I have to do housework or I can feel honored because the Lord has provide shelter for my mind, body and soul.

Today stretches ahead of me, waiting to be shaped. And here I am, the sculptor who gets to do the shaping.

What today will be like is up to me. I get to choose what kind of day I will have!

Have a GREAT DAY……unless you have other plans.

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SAM60SUMTHINK 11/19/2011 7:22PM

    The glass is half FULL!
Great blog; thanks for sharing it, Lita!

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MOLLIEWHITE1 11/19/2011 6:38PM

    LOVE IT!! emoticon

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WILLOW49 11/19/2011 11:39AM

    Wonderful blog! Thanks for sharing with us :)

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CHUBRUB3 11/19/2011 11:34AM

    I love this Lita! It is so wonderful to have choices and to do our very best.
Stay postive my friend, Gorgeous!

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HOPESINGH 11/19/2011 4:47AM

    A very very very good post. thanks!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 11/18/2011 11:16PM

    Thanks for sharing this lita

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DONNARAEJ 11/18/2011 11:10PM

    Thanks for sharing this. It's always good to be reminded that life is much better with gratitude.

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PURESTILLWATER 11/18/2011 11:03PM

    great blog

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

The soldier stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

'Step forward now, you soldier,
How shall I deal with you ?
Have you always turned the other cheek ?
To My Church have you been true?'

The soldier squared his shoulders and said,
'No, Lord, I guess I ain't.
Because those of us who carry guns,
Can't always be a saint.

I've had to work most Sundays,
And at times my talk was tough.
And sometimes I've been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough.

But, I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep...
Though I worked a lot of overtime,
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God, forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place,
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around,
Except to calm their fears.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't, I'll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne,
Where the saints had often trod.
As the soldier waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

'Step forward now, you soldier,
You've borne your burdens well.
Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in Hell.'

Author Unknown~

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SAM60SUMTHINK 11/17/2011 12:44PM

    Thanks for sharing this lovely message, Lita.

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GOSPELCLOWN 11/13/2011 11:03AM

    Thank you for sharing! I wish I'd read this earlier this week!


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MDGARDENGIRL 11/11/2011 8:40PM

    Thank you LITA..... perfect !

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WILLOW49 11/11/2011 6:16PM

    Thanks for posting! Just beautiful!

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JAMER123 11/10/2011 11:41PM

    Thanks LITA! That was beautiful! God bless our service people as Veterans Day is tomorrow. emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 11/10/2011 10:17PM

    :-) thanks Lita.

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TRYINGHARD1948 11/10/2011 10:02PM

    That is a lovely poem Lita, thank you.

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THISISPRIVATE 11/10/2011 9:51PM

    Just beautiful...thank you so much!!!

God bless our Veterans!

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OUTDOORGIRL69 11/10/2011 9:02PM

    I love that. Thank you very much

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I BELIEVE................

Friday, October 28, 2011


that we don't have to change friends if we understand that friends change.
that no matter how good a friend is,
they're going to hurt you every once in a while and we must forgive them for that.
that it's not WHAT you have, but WHO you have in your life that counts the most..
that our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are,
but we are responsible for who we become.
that your life can be changed in a matter of seconds by people who you don't even know.
that no matter the consequences,
those who are honest with themselves, get farther in life.
that two people can look at the same thing and see something totally different.
that heroes are the people who do what has to be done
when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.
that you cannot make someone love you; all you can do is be someone who can be loved.
that sometimes the people you think might kick you when you're down,
will be the very ones to help you get back up.
that you CAN keep going long after you think you can't.
that sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry,
but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.
that we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.
that it isn't always enough to be forgiven by others ...
sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.
that there are people who love you dearly, but just don't know how to show it.
that just because two people argue, it doesn't mean they don't love each other
and just because they don't argue, it doesn't mean they do.
that it's a process, not an event, for me to become the person I want to be.
~Author Unknown

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GOSPELCLOWN 11/5/2011 10:53PM

    True, so true!

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DDOORN 10/31/2011 8:52AM

    Wise words...thx for sharing!


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CHUBRUB3 10/30/2011 10:15PM

    I believe that was beautiful!

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SAM60SUMTHINK 10/30/2011 6:08PM

    emoticon wonderful! Thanks for sharing!!

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WILLOW49 10/29/2011 11:33AM

    Just beautiful!

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CHALLENGER15 10/29/2011 6:51AM

    Very nice.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 10/28/2011 11:04PM

    Beautiful, Lita!!

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