Sunday, June 03, 2012
got this in an email....thought it was worth posting...
Change Your Thinking
It will take just 37 seconds to read this and change your thinking.
Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room.
One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs.
His bed was next to the room's only window.
The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back.
The men talked for hours on end.
They spoke of their wives and families, their homes, their jobs, their involvement in the military service, where they had been on vacation..
Every afternoon, when the man in the bed by the window could sit up, he would pass the time by describing to his roommate all the things he could see outside the window.
The man in the other bed began to live for those one hour periods where his world would be broadened and enlivened by all the activity and color of the world outside.
The window overlooked a park with a lovely lake.
Ducks and swans played on the water while children sailed their model boats. Young lovers walked arm in arm amidst flowers of every color and a fine view of the city skyline could be seen in the distance.
As the man by the window described all this in exquisite details, the man on the other side of the room would close his eyes and imagine this picturesque scene.
One warm afternoon, the man by the window described a parade passing by.
Although the other man could not hear the band - he could see it in his mind's eye as the gentleman by the window portrayed it with descriptive words.
Days, weeks and months passed.
One morning, the day nurse arrived to bring water for their baths only to find the lifeless body of the man by the window, who had died peacefully in his sleep.
She was saddened and called the hospital attendants to take the body away.
As soon as it seemed appropriate, the other man asked if he could be moved next to the window. The nurse was happy to make the switch, and after making sure he was comfortable, she left him alone.
Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up on one elbow to take his first look at the real world outside.
He strained to slowly turn to look out the window besides the bed.
It faced a blank wall.
The man asked the nurse what could have compelled his deceased roommate who had described such wonderful things outside this window.
The nurse responded that the man was blind and could not even see the wall.
She said, 'Perhaps he just wanted to encourage you.'
There is tremendous happiness in making others happy, despite our own situations.
Shared grief is half the sorrow, but happiness when shared, is doubled.
If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money can't buy.
'Today is a gift, that is why it is called The Present.'
thanks so much for your help and support throughout my journey...
blessings and hugs..........lita
Monday, May 28, 2012
It`s up to you!
One song can spark a moment,
One flower can wake the dream.
One tree can start a forest,
One bird can herald spring.
One smile begins a friendship,
One handclasp lifts a soul.
One star can guide a ship at sea,
One word can frame the goal.
One vote can change a nation,
One sunbeam lights a room.
One candle wipes out darkness,
One laugh will conquer gloom.
One step must start each journey,
One word must start each prayer.
One hope will raise our spirits,
One touch can show you care.
One voice can speak with wisdom,
One heart can know what's true.
One life can make the difference,
You see, IT'S UP TO YOU!
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Life's Lessons 101
There once was a bunch of tiny frogs ...
who arranged a running competition.
The goal was to reach the top of a VERY high tower.
A big crowd had gathered around the tower to see the race
and to cheer on the contestants ...
The race began ... Honestly ...
no one in the crowd really believed that the tiny frogs
would reach the top of the tower.
You heard statements such as:
"Oh, WAY too difficult!!"
"They will NEVER make it to the top."
"Not a chance that they will succeed. The tower is too high!"
The tiny frogs began collapsing. One by one ...
except for those who, in a fresh tempo,
were climbing higher and higher.
The crowd, however, continued to yell,
"It is too difficult!!! No one will make it!"
More tiny frogs got tired and gave up ...
But ONE of them continued higher and higher and higher ...
This one wouldn't give up!
At the end, everyone else had given up climbing the tower,
except for the one tiny frog who, after a big effort,
was the only one who reached the top!
THEN all of the other tiny frogs, naturally,
wanted to know how this ONE frog managed to do it??
A contestant asked another tiny frog
how the one who succeeded had found
the strength to reach the goal?
It turned out
that the winner was DEAF!!!!
...The Wisdom of This Story Is...
Never listen to other people's tendencies
to be negative or pessimistic
because they can take your most wonderful dreams and wishes
away from you ... the ones you have in your heart!
Always think of the power that words have,
because everything you hear and read will affect your actions!
Be DEAF when people tell YOU that
YOU can not fulfill YOUR dreams!
And always keep thinking: I CAN DO THIS!
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
4 YEARS OF AGE - My Mommy can do anything!
8 YEARS OF AGE - My Mom knows a lot! A whole
12 YEARS OF AGE - My Mother doesn't really know
14 YEARS OF AGE - Naturally, Mother doesn't know
16 YEARS OF AGE - Mother? She's hopelessly
18 YEARS OF AGE - That old woman? She's way out
25 YEARS OF AGE - Well, she might know a little
bit about it.
35 YEARS OF AGE - Before we decide, let's get
45 YEARS OF AGE - Wonder what Mom would have
thought about it?
65 YEARS OF AGE - Wish I could talk it over with
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!!!
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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