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Happy Mother's day.......

Sunday, May 13, 2012







FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO PLAN TO BE GREAT MOMS,
THOSE OF YOU, WHO ARE GREAT MOMS,
THOSE WHO HAVE GREAT MOMS,
AND THOSE OF YOU WHO HAD GREAT MOMS...

Real Mothers don't eat quiche; they don't have
time to make it.

Real Mothers know that their kitchen utensils
are probably in the sandbox.

Real Mothers often have sticky floors, filthy
ovens and happy kids.

Real Mothers know that dried play dough doesn't
come out of shag carpets.

Real Mothers don't want to know what the vacuum
just sucked up.

Real Mothers sometimes ask 'Why me?' and get
their answer when a little
voice says, 'Because I love you best.'

Real Mothers know that a child's growth is not
measured by height or
years or grade... It is marked by the
progression of Mama to Mom to
Mother...

4 YEARS OF AGE - My Mommy can do anything!

8 YEARS OF AGE - My Mom knows a lot! A whole
lot!

12 YEARS OF AGE - My Mother doesn't really know
quite everything.

14 YEARS OF AGE - Naturally, Mother doesn't know
that, either.

16 YEARS OF AGE - Mother? She's hopelessly
old-fashioned.

18 YEARS OF AGE - That old woman? She's way out
of date!

25 YEARS OF AGE - Well, she might know a little
bit about it.

35 YEARS OF AGE - Before we decide, let's get
Mom's opinion

45 YEARS OF AGE - Wonder what Mom would have
thought about it?

65 YEARS OF AGE - Wish I could talk it over with
Mom.

The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she
wears, the figure that she
carries, or the way she combs her hair.
The beauty of a woman must be seen
from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to
her heart, the place where love resides.
The beauty of a woman is not in a
facial mole, but true
beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul.
It is the caring that she
lovingly gives, the passion that she shows, and
the beauty of a woman with
passing years only grows!

Hope your Mother's Day is just as Wonderful as you are!!!

  
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BOOTYLICIOUS83 6/24/2012 3:23PM

    this is absolutely beautiful!!

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    emoticonit! Love the quotes at the beginning! emoticon

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EFFIEANNIE 5/16/2012 7:58PM

    Very n ice. I am a little behind in reading blogs, this was great!

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 5/13/2012 4:27PM

    Haha I had time to make quiche--I just had the kids help!! Thanks Lita--you are wonderful!!!

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 5/13/2012 4:27PM

    Haha I had time to make quiche--I just had the kids help!! Thanks Lita--you are wonderful!!!

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CHUBRUB3 5/13/2012 12:48PM

    Happy Mother's Day Lita!
Beautiful

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WILLOW49 5/13/2012 10:04AM

    Such a nice blog :) My son says the older he gets, the smarter I get!
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GENTLY WITH THE FLOW....

Sunday, May 06, 2012





GENTLY WITH THE FLOW

If the sky above seems cloudy, and you are left out in the rain,
If you are searching for a rainbow, but the colors bring you pain,
If your world is not revolving, and there is no end in sight,
If you are looking for the sunshine, but all you see is night,
If all around are smiling, but all you can do is frown,
If you are tired of all this living, when life just brings you down,
Then look beyond your teardrops, at the wonders of this land,
The beauty of a flower, like velvet in your hand.
Feel the air around you, the smell of new mown hay,
Laughing children in the park, the innocence there at play,
Imagine floating with a butterfly, as she flutters between the trees,
Or the whispers of the ocean, on warm hot summer's breeze,
Think of the taste of candy floss, as it melts upon your tongue,
Or the melody of morning birds, as they greet each day with song,
Remember words of beauty, told in your mother's embrace,
Feel the gentleness of her touch, as she softly kissed your face,
Seek the good within you, cast the clouds from your sky,
Don't look toward the pavement, but hold your head up high,
Think not what life owes you, but of all you have to give,
Forget about tomorrow, then you can start to live.
So bless this age you are living in, with the gifts you can bestow,
Don't disregard the stream of life,
Go gently with the flow.

~ © Shawnee Kellie

  
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SHARON10002 5/20/2012 7:47PM

    This is great, Lita. So beautifully written. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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KARENE10 5/11/2012 8:43AM

    Beautiful! Thanks for Sharing! emoticon emoticon

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PEARL-LADY 5/10/2012 12:05PM

    lovely! needed something like this today.....bless you

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SHIROIHANA 5/9/2012 5:02PM

    Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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DDOORN 5/7/2012 9:44AM

    Great share...thx you!

Don

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 5/7/2012 6:09AM

    thank you Lita!! I needed this this morning! big hugs

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JAMER123 5/6/2012 11:04PM

    How timely could you be with this. Thank you so much. It is beautiful!! emoticon

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SAM60SUMTHINK 5/6/2012 9:19PM

    Lovely as words; phenomenal as advice by which to live!
Thanks for sharing, Lita!

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WILLOW49 5/6/2012 7:51PM

    so beautiful! emoticon

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CHUBRUB3 5/6/2012 7:50PM

    just lovely!

Hugs,
Angela


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I Believe...

Saturday, April 28, 2012

I Believe...

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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CATIATM 5/6/2012 12:25AM

    You are a gentle and wise woman, Lita.

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AQUAGIRL08 5/4/2012 11:35AM

    Lovely! Thank you for sharing!

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PEARL-LADY 4/30/2012 4:07AM

    Spot on as always! nice to have you back....

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TRYINGHARD1948 4/29/2012 8:24AM

    I believe you are spot on.

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HOPESINGH 4/29/2012 4:37AM

    Thanks dear! Thinking about you, hope you're doing well!

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SHIROIHANA 4/28/2012 4:29PM

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DDOORN 4/28/2012 1:21PM

    Many sobering thoughts in that share...! Thx as always!

Don

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WILLOW49 4/28/2012 11:57AM

    Very nice; thanks for sharing with us!
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LUCYAND3 4/28/2012 11:20AM

    Thank you so much for sharing. This is exactly what I needed this morning. emoticon

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 4/28/2012 11:03AM

    Excellent Lita!! hope recovery is going well!!

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CHEFMOM1199 4/28/2012 10:59AM

  I love this! You have motivated me today! emoticon

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The Flow of Life

Sunday, April 08, 2012




The Flow of Life

If the sky above seems cloudy,
And you are left out in the rain,
If you are searching for a rainbow,
But the colors bring you pain,
If your world is not revolving,
And there is no end in sight,
If you are looking for the sunshine,
But all you see is night,
If all around are smiling,
But all you can do is frown,
If you are tired of all this living,
When life just brings you down,
Then look beyond your teardrops,
At the wonders of this land,
The beauty of a flower,
Like velvet in your hand.
Feel the air around you,
The smell of new mown hay,
Laughing children in the park,
The innocence there at play,
Imagine floating with a butterfly,
As she flutters between the trees,
Or the whispers of the ocean,
On warm hot summer's breeze,
Think of the taste of candy floss,
As it melts upon your tongue,
Or the melody of morning birds,
As they greet each day with song,
Remember words of beauty,
Told in your mother's embrace,
Feel the gentleness of her touch,
As she softly kissed your face,
Seek the good within you,
Cast the clouds from your sky,
Don't look toward the pavement,
But hold your head up high,
Think not what life owes you,
But of all you have to give,
Forget about tomorrow,
Then you can start to live.
So Bless this age your are living in,
With the gifts you can bestow,
Don't disregard the stream of life,
Go gently with the flow.
~ Author - Unknown ~


update
I just got the confirmation......so am now passing this on.......
I am having my band removed on April 23rd after serveral recomendations from doctors due to the health issues i now have ....
had i known about this before i had the band i would have had that aspect of my medical problems resolved before i had the band put in.....
alas it is too late for that and so this is where i find myself right now.........
it has been a long and difficult journey for me at times with so many twists and turns which are still not over yet.......
ps:
my daughter was given a trip to Mexico (from her work) with all expenses paid.She asked me to join her,so we will be leaving April 12th and will be back home after my surgery around the 25th of April.
Due to the probability of difficulties with internet i will perhaps not be here much...
thanks again and again for all everyone's help and support with my journey....
blessings and hugs.........lita

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CATIATM 4/16/2012 11:53AM

    Great reminder - You are a wise woman, Lita. I'm sorry to hear about your lapband complications. As someone who is considering options, knowing what you know now, would you do it again?

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DDOORN 4/10/2012 10:53AM

    Wishing you and your daughter safe, glorious travels and smooth sailing for your surgery!

Don

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GEMINI-SKY 4/10/2012 8:34AM

    Good Morning Lita....Loved your Poem. I lost a cousin recently and his wife is having such a horrible time of it. I will forward it to her so when she's ready, she can read it...
Wishing you the best for your surgery and do have yourself a Fabulous Trip with your daughter....
Psst....I'm Jealous !!!!!
OXOX

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WILLOW49 4/9/2012 6:40PM

    Sure hope your health issues will be resolved. Enjoy your trip to Mexico!
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CHUBRUB3 4/9/2012 1:16PM

    Hugs to you Lita.
Have a wonderful time in Mexico.
Please keep sparking.
Angela

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GOSPELCLOWN 4/9/2012 11:55AM

    I'm glad the doctors have come to a conclusion to help you. Get well sooooon! And remember your sunscreen.

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TRYINGHARD1948 4/9/2012 9:38AM

    Blessings LITA, I do hope the health issues can be resolved. Have a wonderful and relaxing trip.

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PEARL-LADY 4/9/2012 9:01AM

    Again such an inspiration to us all...I will keep you in my prayers for the surgery and speedy recovery! Wow the trip will be wonderful do enjoy always good to spend time with those we love..do take good care hugs xxx

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 4/9/2012 7:43AM

    OH Lita!! A trip how wonderful!!! You enjoy.. And i hope the surgery goes swiftly and you are back on your feet in no time!! We will be here waiting for you!!! Big hugs

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 4/9/2012 7:43AM

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2BUNNYMAMA 4/9/2012 7:36AM

    Enjoy your time with your daughter. Thank you for your inspiration.

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HOPESINGH 4/9/2012 6:09AM

    Dear Lita, I wish you a wonderful trip with your daughter, and I hope the band removal will be easy and smooth. emoticon

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GREENCHRYSALIS 4/9/2012 12:38AM

    Have a great trip...I know you have helped many people in your role as SparkTeam leader and I wish you nothing but the best! emoticon

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AMYISSUCCEEDING 4/9/2012 12:12AM

    Love the poem. Thank you for sharing. Have a great trip with your daughter.
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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!

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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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