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SO ... WHAT DID I LEARN?

Sunday, April 01, 2012






SO ... WHAT DID I LEARN?


I learned that sometimes it is easier to share my soul with the whole world
Than it is to share it with someone intimate
I learned that aspiring toward my desires takes true commitment
And, a solid belief that my goals have legitimacy
I learned that asking for understanding is sometimes impossible
But, giving understanding is not
I learned that trying to prepare others for what lies ahead,
May confuse their innocence and thwart their progress
I learned that saying no to someone else, even when they object
Can help them learn to say no in their own lives, when need be
I learned that wanting and needing are hard to separate
But the difference is of great importance
I learned that I am stronger than I thought I was
And, that I need both strength and insight to function
I learned that I will not always feel positive
But that, my down days give me perspective
I learned that patience takes self-discipline
But, its rewards are immense
I learned that laughing after making a mistake
Does not erase its valuable lesson
I learned that letting someone else’s laughter reach my heart
Is just as rewarding as saying something to make them laugh
I learned that appreciation of others, of life and of challenges
Causes each day to be full and fruitful
I learned that it is good to expect better of one’s self
But, not so good to stress over petty details
I learned that living is not one huge moment of joy
It is the travel, and the unravel — the discovery of life,
That builds foundations for joy and for loving and living

~By N.O. Tate

  
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NIGHTSKYSTAR 4/6/2012 7:05PM

    You always post wonderul blogs Lita!! thank you!

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GOSPELCLOWN 4/4/2012 8:47PM

    Life is such an education!

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PEARL-LADY 4/2/2012 3:15PM

    thankyou!

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DDOORN 4/2/2012 10:02AM

    Great thoughts, thx for sharing!

Don

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SASSYCHRIS1952 4/1/2012 6:40PM

    Very motivating blog, thanks for posting!

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SAM60SUMTHINK 4/1/2012 6:18PM

    Wonderful, positive, thought-inspiring, goal-solidifying, action-motivating,and so true to the many posts and quotes you share! Lita, thank you!!

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WILLOW49 4/1/2012 3:42PM

    Wonderful! Thanks so much!
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CHUBRUB3 4/1/2012 3:23PM

    Lita you always find the most amazing and motiavational, moving blogs.
Love it and you my friend,
Hugs,
Angela

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YESTERDAY, TOMORROW ... and TODAY

Sunday, March 25, 2012






YESTERDAY, TOMORROW... and TODAY


The journey's our goal, our path is the point ...
There are two days in every week we should never worry about,
two days that should be kept free from fear and apprehension.
One is yesterday, with its mistakes and cares, its aches and pains, its faults and blunders.
Yesterday has passed forever beyond our control.
All the money in the world cannot bring back yesterday.
We cannot undo a single act we performed, nor erase a single word we've said. Yesterday is gone.
The other day we should not worry about is tomorrow, with its impossible adversaries,
its burden, its hopeful promise and unknown performance.
Tomorrow is beyond our control.

Tomorrow's sun will rise either in splendor or behind a mask of clouds ...
but it will rise ... and until it does.
We have no stake in tomorrow, for it is as yet unborn.

This leaves only one day: TODAY!
Anyone can fight the battles of just one day.
It is only when we add the burdens of yesterday and tomorrow that we break down.
It is not the experience of today that drives people mad.
It is the remorse of bitterness for something that happened
yesterday, and the dread of what tomorrow may bring.
Make TODAY the best day it can be,
and live one day at a time!
~ Author Unknown ~

  
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GOSPELCLOWN 5/8/2012 11:45PM

    Well said!

You always have the best illustrations with your blog!

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    Good advice as always! emoticon

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TRYINGHARD1948 3/27/2012 4:38AM

    Fantastic LITA

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JUKEBOX2 3/26/2012 11:39AM

    Excellent!

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WILLOW49 3/26/2012 11:18AM

    Just great! Thanks for sharing with us!!
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NIGHTSKYSTAR 3/26/2012 9:40AM

    LOVE IT!!

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    Thank you for sharing this!

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I Believe...

Sunday, March 18, 2012







I believe-
that we don't have to change friends
if we understand that friends change.

I believe-
that no matter how good a friend is,
they're going to hurt you every
once in a while and you must forgive
them for that.

I believe-
that true friendship continues to grow,
even over the longest distance.
Same goes for true love.

I believe-
that you can do something in an instant
that will give you heartache for life.

I believe-
that it's taking me a long time
to become the person I want to be.

I believe-
that you should always leave loved ones
with loving words. It may be the last
time you see them.

I believe-
that you can keep going
long after you can't.

I believe-
that we are responsible for what we do,
no matter how we feel.

I believe-
that either you control your attitude
or it controls you.

I believe-
that regardless of how hot and
steamy a relationship is at first,
the passion fades and there had
better be something else to take
its place.

I believe-
that heroes are the people
who do what has to be done
when it needs to be done,
regardless of the consequences.

I believe-
that money is a lousy way of keeping score.

I believe-
that my best friend and I can do anything
or nothing and have the best time.

I believe-
that sometimes the people you expect
to kick you when you're down,
will be the ones to help you get back up.

I believe-
that sometimes when I'm angry
I have the right to be angry,
but that doesn't give me
the right to be cruel.

I believe-
that just because someone doesn't love
you the way you want them to doesn't
mean they don't love you with all they have.

I believe-
that maturity has more to do with
what types of experiences you've had
and what you've learned from them
and less to do with how many
birthdays you've celebrated.

I believe-
that it isn't always enough to be
forgiven by others. Sometimes you
have to learn to forgive yourself.

I believe-
that no matter how bad your heart is broken
the world doesn't stop for your grief.

I believe-
that our background and circumstances
may have influenced who we are,
but we are responsible for who we become.

I believe-
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.

I believe-
that you shouldn't be so eager to find out a
secret. It could change your life forever.

I believe-
that two people can look at the exact
same thing and see something totally.
different.

I believe-
that your life can be changed in a matter of
hours by people who don't even know you.

I believe-
that even when you think you have no more
to give, when a friend cries out to you
you will find the strength to help.

I believe-
that credentials on the wall
do not make you a decent human being.

I believe-
that the people you care about most in life
are taken from you too soon.

by Unknown

  
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SHARON10002 3/22/2012 11:37PM

    I agree with Cherub3 totally! emoticon

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CATIATM 3/20/2012 10:39AM

    Beautiful sentiments, Lita. Thank you!

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 3/19/2012 6:15AM

    BIG HUGS!!! Thank you, Lita, you always find the best stuff!!!

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JAMER123 3/18/2012 11:24PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon This is a beautiful poem and very true. So glad you posted it. I enjoyed reading and hopefully remembering it.

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FJELLREV 3/18/2012 10:16PM

    Beautiful poem. :)

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    LITA, really enjoyed this, and so true. emoticon

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    How beautiful!! Thanks for posting. emoticon emoticon

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AMYNYNJ 3/18/2012 4:59PM

    Thanks for another day of lovely inspirational messages!

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CHUBRUB3 3/18/2012 3:12PM

    I believe that you are so right in these statements my friend.
I believe that you are a wonderful person who helps unconditionally.
Love and hugs,
Angela


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PEARL-LADY 3/18/2012 2:55PM

    Lovely Lita...you always find things to give us thought and inspiration!! thankyou emoticon

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WILLOW49 3/18/2012 2:05PM

    Great blog, Lita :) emoticon

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IAMAGEMLOVER 3/18/2012 1:31PM

    This is so true and just what I needed to read today. I wish I had a printer so I could hang it on my frig. emoticon

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RAE_LEIGH22 3/18/2012 1:23PM

    How inspirational! What a pleasure to read! Here are my favorites:

I believe-
that you should always leave loved ones
with loving words. It may be the last
time you see them.

I believe-
that we are responsible for what we do,
no matter how we feel.

I can tell you put a lot of thought into it. Thanks!
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PJC19671 3/18/2012 1:10PM

    So true. Nice blog Lita. emoticon

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PEARLS OF WISDOM ............

Sunday, March 11, 2012




PEARLS OF WISDOM ............

A mirror is only as good as the reflection in it.

An appreciative heart attracts more of what it appreciates.


The smallest deed done is greater than the best of intentions.


Adversity does not build character, it reveals it.

Worry just enough to anticipate trouble but not so much as to bring it about.


Melt the icy fingers of fear with the sunshine of hope.

When you feel dog tired at night, it may be because you've growled all day long.

A good way to forget your troubles is to help others out of theirs.

The sweetest grapes are picked from the vineyard of friendship.

Being in a good frame of mind helps keep one in the picture of health.


People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.

Don't be so busy adding up your troubles that you forget to count your blessings.

We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails.

The impossible can always be broken down into possibilities..

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is mystery, today is a gift!
That's why it's called the present!


~Authors Unknown

  
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SHARON10002 3/22/2012 11:35PM

    These are great, Lita! emoticon

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GOSPELCLOWN 3/16/2012 10:50AM

    Keep sharing the nuggets of wisdom!

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SAM60SUMTHINK 3/14/2012 3:30PM

    Excellent, Lita!
Especially like the one about 'adversity', because it is soooo true!! Adversity reveals character! Yup!!

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CJSARGENT1 3/14/2012 1:21PM

    Terrific way to start my day

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TRYINGHARD1948 3/12/2012 11:32PM

    Thanks LITA, good to be reminded of these pearls of wisdom.

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CHUBRUB3 3/12/2012 7:10PM

    Love it Lita!
Thanks so much!
Hugs,
Angela

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 3/12/2012 6:27AM

    These are wonderful, Lita...great start to the day thank you!!
Blessings and hugs!!
Holly

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PEARL-LADY 3/12/2012 4:57AM

    Good Morning! what a lovely verse to wake up..was feeling a little blue but now much better, we all need to be reminded of these things from time to time!

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MA2DAPPLES 3/11/2012 11:52PM

    Nice.

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TRAVELNISTA 3/11/2012 8:56PM

    emoticonLove them!

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WILLOW49 3/11/2012 8:03PM

    Thanks for sharing with us! You always find the nicest things to share!
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1AVERY 3/11/2012 7:37PM

    Great LITA you are always adding the best quotes or blogs.
You are a great inspiration and MOTIVATOR.
I missed sparking and I know I can always count on you to read my blogs or be there for us. Teri emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SO ... WHAT DID I LEARN?

Sunday, March 04, 2012





SO ... WHAT DID I LEARN?

I learned that sometimes it is easier to share my soul with the whole world
Than it is to share it with someone intimate

I learned that aspiring toward my desires takes true commitment
And, a solid belief that my goals have legitimacy

I learned that asking for understanding is sometimes impossible
But, giving understanding is not

I learned that trying to prepare others for what lies ahead,
May confuse their innocence and thwart their progress

I learned that saying no to someone else, even when they object
Can help them learn to say no in their own lives, when need be

I learned that wanting and needing are hard to separate
But the difference is of great importance

I learned that I am stronger than I thought I was
And, that I need both strength and insight to function

I learned that I will not always feel positive
But that, my down days give me perspective

I learned that patience takes self-discipline
But, its rewards are immense

I learned that laughing after making a mistake
Does not erase its valuable lesson

I learned that letting someone else’s laughter reach my heart
Is just as rewarding as saying something to make them laugh

I learned that appreciation of others, of life and of challenges
Causes each day to be full and fruitful

I learned that it is good to expect better of one’s self
But, not so good to stress over petty details

I learned that living is not one huge moment of joy
It is the travel, and the unravel — the discovery of life,
That builds foundations for joy and for loving and living


By N.O. Tate

as always thanks so much for all your help and support as we journey here together.....
blessings and hugs.............lita

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SHARON10002 3/10/2012 12:01AM

    Really nice, Lita! Love the picture, too!
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AQUAGIRL08 3/5/2012 9:19PM

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful piece of writing with us. Blessings and hugs to you too!

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CATIATM 3/5/2012 2:52PM

    "I learned that sometimes it is easier to share my soul with the whole world
Than it is to share it with someone intimate."

Wow. That is so true!



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HOPESINGH 3/5/2012 1:08PM

    emoticon I especially liked the legitimacy of my own desires. Right on the spot.

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CHUBRUB3 3/5/2012 11:09AM

    Wonderful as always. Thanks for sharing.

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 3/5/2012 6:26AM

    Hugs and blessings to you my friend!

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DETERMINEDJANET 3/4/2012 9:35PM

    Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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    Thanks for sharing with us!
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