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Wednesday, July 25, 2012


Tess was a precocious eight year old when she heard her Mom and Dad talking about her little brother, Andrew. All she knew was that he was very sick and they were completely out of money.

They were moving to an apartment complex next month because Daddy didn't have enough money for the doctor bills and the house payments. Only a very costly surgery could save him now and it was looking like there was no-one to loan them the money.

She heard Daddy say to her tearful Mother with whispered desperation, "Only a miracle can save him now."

Tess went to her bedroom and pulled a glass jelly jar from its hiding place in the closet. She poured all the change out on the floor and counted it carefully. Three times, even. The total had to be exactly perfect. No chance here for mistakes.

Carefully placing the coins back in the jar and twisting on the cap, she slipped out the back door and made her way 6 blocks to Rexall's Drug Store with the big Indian Chief sign above the door.

She waited patiently for the pharmacist to give her some attention but he was too busy at this moment. Tess twisted her feet to make a scuffing noise. Nothing. She cleared her throat with the most disgusting sound she could muster. No good. Finally she took a quarter from her jar and banged it on the glass counter. That did it!

"And what do you want?" the pharmacist asked in an annoyed tone of voice. "I'm talking to my brother from Chicago whom I haven't seen in ages," he said without waiting for a reply to his question.

"Well, I want to talk to you about MY brother," Tess answered back in the same annoyed tone. "He's really, really sick... and I want to buy a miracle."

"I beg your pardon?" said the pharmacist.

"His name is Andrew and he has something bad growing inside his head and my Daddy says only a miracle can save him now. So how much does a miracle cost?"

"We don't sell miracles here, little girl. I'm sorry but I can't help you," the pharmacist said, softening a little.

"Listen, I have the money to pay for it. If it isn't enough, I will get the rest. Just tell me how much it costs."

The pharmacist's brother was a well-dressed man. He stooped down and asked the little girl, "What kind of a miracle does you brother need?"

"I don't know," Tess replied with her eyes welling up. "I just know he's really sick and Mommy says he needs an operation. But my Daddy can't pay for it, so I want to use my money."

"How much do you have?" asked the man from Chicago.

"One dollar and eleven cents," Tess answered barely audibly. "And it's all the money I have, but I can get some more if I need to."

"Well, what a coincidence," smiled the man. "A dollar and eleven cents-the exact price of a miracle for little brothers." He took her money in one hand and with the other hand he grasped her mitten and said, "Take me to where you live. I want to see your brother and meet your parents. Let's see if I have the kind of miracle you need."

That well-dressed man was Dr. Carlton Armstrong, a surgeon, specializing in neurosurgery. The operation was completed without charge and it wasn't long until Andrew was home again and doing well. Mom and Dad were happily talking about the chain of events that had led them to this place.

"That surgery," her Mom whispered, "was a real miracle. I wonder how much it would have cost?"

Tess smiled. She knew exactly how much a miracle cost ... one dollar and eleven cents ... plus the faith of a little child.

A miracle is NOT the suspension of natural law, but the operation of a HIGHER law ...

~Anonymous Parable

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TLCFME 8/7/2012 7:35PM

You brought me to tears! Thanks for the reminder that miracles do happen. We should all try to see thru a child's eye more often!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MISSILENE 8/7/2012 11:02AM


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GOSPELCLOWN 8/1/2012 11:00AM

    She was willing to give ALL SHE HAD! Can we say that we will try that hard?

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    I know I've read it before, but it still brought tears to my eyes. :)

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TANETA 7/29/2012 10:35AM

    emoticon Thanks for sharing!

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SHARON10002 7/29/2012 12:40AM

    I love this story! Thanks for posting it to remind us tho believe in miracles!

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IAMAGEMLOVER 7/27/2012 12:57PM

    emoticon What a beautiful story. I had tears in my eyes. Thank God for Dr.'s like this. They are in the profession to heal, they don't ask the question, "Do you have insurance."?

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 7/26/2012 10:10PM

    Love this--let us all give our gifts to those in need....

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TRYINGHARD1948 7/26/2012 4:08PM

    Delightful, thank you.

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SCOOTDOG 7/26/2012 2:01PM


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WILLOW49 7/26/2012 9:50AM

    Beautiful story!

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HOPESINGH 7/26/2012 4:12AM

    That story gave me goosebumps. Thanks, dear Lita

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FLEMIDG 7/26/2012 12:39AM

    What a beautiful story, Lita. Thanks for sharing.

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Saturday, July 14, 2012



Another season passing, passing in time
The dreams so clear, seems so long ago
Fading in Spring, and more with each Fall.

A husband, a wife ... a child and then two.
Another Winter, building a bike for under the tree,
Thoughts of taxes, they soon will be due,
Another new year, as holidays draw nearer.

Each new Spring seems warmer than last,
Seems the grass in the yard grows far too fast.
There's still time enough for those dreams long ago
Someday when the kids are all grown,
Someday when they are out on their own.

Another year ... another ... or two ...
Dreams, the life of our sleep,
Fleeting thoughts ... a long ago wish.

Then one day, another Spring ...
A smile, a thought ... dreams from the past.
Someday when ... my children are grown up,
I'll quit this job, my life my own ...
I'll see the world ... I remember when.

Our hearts, ageless they know of no bounds,
Until one day, the dreams we would live
Are now out of reach ... we ran out of time.
They never got past "Someday When"
Having been replaced instead of with,
"What could have been."

...So dreams they stay inside of our hearts,
Turned into just wishes, past "Wishes" on stars.
We thought we had time, as they most always began
With the simple notion of ... "Someday When."

An untouchable place "Someday When"
Today is as good as any day can be ...
To live the beginning of a least one of those dreams.

Through the warm spring days, Summer then Fall,
Then on through the Winter ... time passes slow.
Until one day, the direction we look,
Is not of the future, but a place of the past.

A time comes to all, when all we will have
Are the memories of love, and the lives we have lived
Or ... dreams turned to wishes wished on the stars
Waiting for tomorrows for our dreams to come true.
Dreams that began with "Someday When"...
And stayed there ... empty place unfulfilled.

"Tomorrow" never comes when our dreams
"Always" begin with "Someday When."
That place in our hearts, where time never ends
A place where, "When" sleeps, if never begins.

... Don't Wait For Tomorrow ...

~Excerpted From Poetry By D. Enise 2001

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SHARON10002 7/29/2012 12:36AM

    I find myself doing this sometimes. This reminds me of the column done by Erma Bombeck, If I Had My Life To Live Over, on this very subject. It's one of my favorites, too.
Thanks for sharing this one, Lita.

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IAMAGEMLOVER 7/27/2012 1:00PM

    Truer words were never spoken.

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CATIATM 7/24/2012 7:38AM

    Ahh ... so true!

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 7/17/2012 1:25PM

    wonderful blog Lita!!

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GOSPELCLOWN 7/17/2012 10:40AM

    That is so true. What are each of us putting off until 'Someday'?

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CAT609 7/14/2012 4:11PM

    Awesome poetry!

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WILLOW49 7/14/2012 3:32PM

    How very true! Thanks for sharing with us. You find the best to share!

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HOPESINGH 7/14/2012 1:08PM

    Indeed, there's no such thing as "someday". If you don't schedule something, or at least have some kind of timeline, it never happens... emoticon emoticon

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NLPOLAK 7/14/2012 12:32PM

    So true and quite beautifully put. I have been learning how to do this more instead of focusing on the "what's ifs" of the future. I am working on what I can do doing NOW to have lasting enjoyment, rather than building my anticipation only to find out it wasn't what I expected. This has been hard in terms of fitness, but the more I am doing what I can TODAY, I am finding how much I am enjoying the process, rather than the longterm end-results!

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DZDAZR2BGR8T 7/14/2012 12:29PM

    thanks for sharing this TODAY!!!!!!! emoticon

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Monday, July 09, 2012


I've nothing else to offer,
So, to you, it's love I'll send,
It's nothing that I borrowed,
And it's nothing that I'd lend.

It has no dollar value,
And it can't be overused;
It isn't fragile, so it can't break,
Though, often it's abused.

I've given it to others,
But each time it's unique,
Its meaning's always different;
It depends on what you seek.

It's something you can store away
To feel when you're in need,
But never is it on display;
Its beauty can't be seen.

I'm giving it "no strings attached,"
No costly warranty;
This love that I am sending
Has a lifetime guarantee.

~Author Unknown

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SHARON10002 7/29/2012 12:39AM


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WILLOW49 7/9/2012 2:14PM

    Wonderful! Thanks for sharing with us!

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CHUBRUB3 7/9/2012 10:40AM

    Thanks LIta, love it as usual.

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HOPESINGH 7/9/2012 10:23AM

    emoticonThanks dear, nice poem! emoticon

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Tree of Life

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Tree of Life


Be open
Be sincere
Be creative
Be yourself

Be true to yourself
Trust your instincts
Learn from experience
Read between the lines

Don't repeat mistakes
Do things differently!
Don't make assumptions
Don't jump to conclusions
Don't take things personally

Accept what comes to you each day
Open your eyes--beauty surrounds you
Give without expecting anything in return
Ask for advice but make your own decisions

Stuff happens--it's your response that counts
There is a reason for everything that happens
When you feel defensive, examine what you fear
You must do what you think you cannot

Accept change

Keep learning

Friends are precious

Attitude is everything

Life is short--overcome your fears!

Sue Kelley, 2000

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SHARON10002 7/29/2012 12:38AM

    What a beautiful poem, and so very true. Love the quote. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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HOPESINGH 7/2/2012 2:54PM

    Indeed, "life is short - overcome your fears" is what I always need to hear. emoticon emoticon

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CATIATM 7/2/2012 12:50PM

    Words of wsidom shared by a lady who's another year wiser! emoticon

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CHUBRUB3 7/1/2012 1:42PM

    Thanks Lita, I am going to print this off and hang it where I can see it daily as a reminder.

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 7/1/2012 9:20AM

    love it!! and the top pic and quote is getting printed out and put on my fridge!!

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WILLOW49 7/1/2012 8:12AM

    Wonderful! emoticon

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JAMER123 7/1/2012 1:08AM

    Great poetry!! Thank you for posting! Life is what you, yourself make of it! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 7/1/2012 12:56AM

    Lita that is a beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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    Beautiful poem Lita. One I think I want to copy if that is okay with you. Thank you for sharing.

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_CYNDY55_ 7/1/2012 12:43AM

    Loved It❤
Thank You ❤L*I*T*A*❤
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FLEMIDG 7/1/2012 12:39AM

    I loved this, Lita. Thanks so much for sharing.

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SMILES650 7/1/2012 12:38AM

  Beautiful, thanks for sharing. emoticon

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Anything is Possible

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Anything is Possible

By Unknown

If there was ever a time to dare,
to make a difference,
to embark on something worth doing,
Not for any grand cause, necessarily...
but for something that tugs at your heart,
something that's your inspiration,
something that's your dream.
You owe it to yourself to make your days here count.

Know, though, that things worth doing seldom come easy. There will be good days.
And there will be bad days.
There will be times when you want to turn around,
pack it up, and call it quits.
Those times tell you
that you are pushing yourself, that you are not afraid to learn by trying.

Because with an idea,
determination, and the right tools,
you can do great things.
Let your instincts, your intellect,
and your heart, guide you.

Believe in the incredible power of the human mind.
Of doing something that makes a difference.
Of working hard.
Of laughing and hoping.
Of lazy afternoons.
Of lasting friends.
Of all the things that will cross your path this year.

The start of something new brings the hope of something great, ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE.

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CATIATM 6/29/2012 10:57AM

    Anything IS possible ... although people who work hard consistently seem to have better "luck" than those who don't! ;-p

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 6/25/2012 1:03PM

    this is WONDERFUL!!!

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CHUBRUB3 6/24/2012 7:16PM

    Thank you Lita. You always find the most precious and inspiring blogs/poems to share. This speaks to my heart as ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE.

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WILLOW49 6/24/2012 5:28PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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    Great Poem! Thank you for sharing.

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BOOTYLICIOUS83 6/24/2012 3:15PM

    very great blog!!

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KWWILSON 6/24/2012 3:13PM

    Thank you for sharing this

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