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Achieve Your Dreams

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Achieve Your Dreams

by Unknown

Life is what happens while you are making other plans.
A person of words and not deeds is like a garden full of weeds.
It's better to be trusted than liked, Underpromise - Overperform.
The key to happiness and success is to have a dream.
All the flowers of tomorrow are in the seeds of today.
You always pass failure on the way to success.
You have to wake up in order for your dreams to come true.
Don't let lack of praise nip you in the bud.
The surest way to go broke is to sit around and wait for a break.
The only thing worse than an alarm going off is the one that doesn't.
An ego trip won't get you anywhere.
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is just that little extra.
If you want the rainbow you gotta put up with the rain.
Count your age by friends, Count your life by smiles.
A natural tendency is to want to be understood rather than understand.
Don't prepare for rainy days without enjoying today's sunshine.
Keep your heart a little softer than your head.
Don't think there are no crocodiles just because the water is calm.
Stand for something or you'll fall for anything.
Growing old is when fun is a lot more work.
Never insult a crocodile until you've crossed the river.
If you don't lie down no one can walk on you.
If you think things improve with age attend a class reunion.
A good scare is sometimes worth more to a man than good advice.
Motivation is when your dreams put on work clothes.
We have two ears and one mouth, Think twice, speak once!
Experience is the best teacher because it's always on the job.
You're never fully dressed until you wear a smile.
It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
The greatest mistake you can make is to be afraid of making one.
Happiness is the journey not the destination.
People with goals succeed because they know where they are going.
Does your employer consider you profit or overhead?
Look at life through the windshield not the rear view mirror.
To succeed do the best you can, where you are, with what you have.
Don't let your voice mail be "voice jail" to your callers.
A man without humor is like a car without shock absorbers.
Wisdom is what's left over after we smarten up.
Many people quit looking for work when they finally get a job.
About the only thing that comes to us without effort is old age.
Don't wait for your ship to come in swim out to it.
Every job is a self portrait of those who did it.
Talk less - Say more.
Love at first sight saves a lot of time.
Autograph your work with quality.
You can only control two things your attitude and your activity.
Remember, there's nothing more constant than change.
If you tell the truth sooner or later somebody's going to find out.
Experience is the one thing you can't get on easy payments.
Remember change and change for the better are two different things. be on the level and you won't go downhill.
All play and no work, does not work.
A goal is a dream with a deadline.
A liar needs a good memory.
Dream of worthy accomplishments and stay awake to achieve them.
The only place success comes before work is the dictionary.
You can be happy without needing others to agree with you.
You are not late until you get there.
Glory comes from daring to begin.
Have a back bone not a wish bone.
Give your troubles to God, He will be up all night anyway.
The greater part of progress is the desire to progress.
Happiness is the place between too little and too much.
Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Destiny is not a matter of chance it's a matter of choice.
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
Each of us has two ends a sitting end and a thinking end, Success depends on which we use.
Many spend half the time wishing for things they could have if they didn't spend half the time wishing.
For every person who climbs the ladder of success there are a dozen waiting for the elevator.
Happiness is a choice not a response.
God works with you, not for you.
If your dreams turn to dust vacuum.
Do it now, you become successful the very moment you start.
People may doubt what you say but they will believe what you do.
Success -Don't do what you like, Like what you do.

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    This is great! Thank you for sharing.

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 8/21/2012 6:50PM

    Lovely!! and how true!!

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CRYSTALZ1 8/20/2012 7:31PM

    This is fantastic! Thank you.

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AQUAGIRL08 8/20/2012 7:20PM

    So inspirational! Thanks once again for sharing something that motivates us, Lita!

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NILANDHOO 8/20/2012 2:19PM

    Every one inspirational for so many occasions!

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CHUBRUB3 8/20/2012 1:11PM

We will achieve our dreams with you in our corner LIta.
Thanks for all your support.

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SWEETMERCYDAY4 8/20/2012 12:28PM

    Greetings from Alabama...Especially liked the part "The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is just that little effort"....You have done that with your blog! Love it! Blessings

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WILLOW49 8/20/2012 10:27AM

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FLEMIDG 8/20/2012 12:12AM

    Awesome blog. I loved it.

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JAMER123 8/19/2012 11:50PM

    Love the one about the class reunion. We were just at my DH's 45th yesterday and it is so true!! We did have a wonderful time but time mad many changes over the past 5 yrs. to all of us.
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Sunday, August 12, 2012


Today I will delete from my diary two days:
yesterday and tomorrow...
Yesterday was to learn and tomorrow will be
the consequence of what I can do today.
Today I will face life with the conviction
that this day will not ever return.
Today is the last opportunity I have to live intensely,
as no one can assure me that I will see tomorrow's sunrise.
Today I will be brave enough not to let any opportunity pass me by,
my only alternative is to succeed.
Today I will invest my most valuable resource:my time,
in the most transcendental work: my life.
Today I will spend each minute passionately to make
of today a different and unique day in my life.
Today I will defy every obstacle that appears
on my way, trusting that I will succeed.
Today I will resist pessimism and will conquer the world with a smile,
with the positive attitude of expecting always the best.
Today I will make of every ordinary task
a sublime expression.
Today I will have my feet on the ground, understanding reality
and the stars' gaze to invent my future.
Today I will take the time to be happy and
will leave my footprints and my presence in the hearts of others.
Today, I invite you to begin a new season where we can dream
that everything we undertake is possible and
we fulfill it, with joy and dignity.

~Author Unknown

ďItís not that some people have will power and some donít. Itís that some people
are ready to change and others are not." James Gordon, M.D.

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TEXASGIRL48 8/20/2012 12:35PM

    It's great to see you posting. How are you doing?

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CHUBRUB3 8/19/2012 8:51PM

    Today it is!
Live for today!

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 8/18/2012 8:16AM

    Wonderful as usual, Lita!!

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CATIATM 8/14/2012 7:18AM

    Beautiful sentiments, Lita!

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    I like this poem. Thank you for sharing

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WILLOW49 8/12/2012 6:33PM

    Great idea! Thanks :)

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CAROLJ35 8/12/2012 5:48PM

    We can all learn from this! Thanks!!!

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LARKSONGRUTH 8/12/2012 5:46PM

    This is a great thought. Thank you for sharing it.

Your wallpaper did indeed get a smile out of me.

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MYSTERY-LADY1 8/12/2012 5:42PM


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Friends are Angels Sent By God.

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Friends are Angels Sent By God.

Have you ever found a friend
That makes your heart glow
Someone who is wonderful
You feel honored to know

Someone to laugh with perhaps even to cry
Someone whom you love no matter what they do
Someone who looks up to you when you donít know why
Someone who just seems to understand you

Someone that you think of day and night
Someone you pray for as you go to bed
Someone who shows up when the time is just right
Thoughts of them are always in your head

Someone who shares with you all your ups and downs
Someone who appears when ever there is a need
Someone you share smiles with replacing all your frowns
Surely you must know, God planted that seed

These seeds God has planted here on earth
Were planted deeply in our friendís heart
They cannot be measured by earthly worth
Only by Godís values placed here from the start

Value those friendships, honor their decisions
Respect their feelings, never make demands
Never try to make their dreams your revisions
Hold their love tightly in your hands

Never get angry if you donít talk to them each day
Trust in friendship, send them a piece of your heart
For a heart can still feel loved even tho itís far away
This is how God intended love to be from the start

Place their memory in your heart and mind
See them for what they really are
Continue to love them no matter the time
Friends are Angels Sent By God from afar

© Author Unknown

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 8/18/2012 8:18AM

    Yes, they are!

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SAM60SUMTHINK 8/6/2012 4:21PM

How I love the writings you share !!!
Hope all is well with you!

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SCOOTDOG 8/5/2012 9:56PM

    Thanks for sharing. My BF has been out of state since May. Hopefully she will be back next week.

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WILLOW49 8/5/2012 6:08PM

    Love this! Thanks for sharing with us :)

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    emoticon for sharing

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AQUAGIRL08 8/5/2012 4:17PM

    Love it! Thanks for sharing!

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Monday, July 30, 2012


A little mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife open a package. "What food might this contain?" the mouse wondered. He was devastated to discover it was a mousetrap.
Retreating to the farmyard, the mouse proclaimed the warning, "There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!" The chicken clucked and scratched, raised her head and said, "Mr. Mouse, I can tell this is a grave concern to you, but it is of no consequence to me. I cannot be bothered by it."
The mouse turned to the pig and told him, "There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!" The pig sympathized, but said, "I am so very sorry, Mr. Mouse, but there is nothing I can do about it but pray. Be assured you are in my prayers."
The mouse turned to the cow and said, "There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!" The cow said, "Wow, Mr. Mouse. I'm sorry for you, but it's no skin off my nose."
So, the mouse returned to the house, head down and dejected, to face the farmer's mousetrap alone. That very night a sound was heard throughout the house ó like the sound of a mousetrap catching its prey.
The farmer's wife rushed to see what was caught. In the darkness, she did not see it was a venomous snake whose tail the trap had caught. The snake lunged and bit the farmer's wife on her foot.
The farmer rushed her to the hospital, and she returned home with a fever. Everyone knows you treat a fever with fresh chicken soup, so the farmer took his hatchet to the farmyard for the soup's main ingredient.
But his dear wife's sickness continued, so friends and neighbors came to sit with her around the clock. To feed them, the farmer butchered the pig.
The farmer's wife did not get well; she died. So many people came for her funeral that the farmer had the cow slaughtered to provide enough meat for them to eat.
The mouse looked upon it all from his crack in the wall and sighed with great sadness...
So, the next time you hear someone is facing a problem and
you think it doesn't concern you, remember that when one of us is in
jeopardy, we are ALL at risk ... We are on life's journey together
and we need to keep an eye out for one another.
~Author Unknown

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 8/18/2012 8:17AM

    How True!

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AUNTC321 8/10/2012 2:35PM

    I love this story. It is so appropriate for some stuff in my life right now.

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DIDMIS 8/7/2012 7:58PM

    So true. I had read this before but it is worth reading many times.
Let's pull together and help one another.

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TLCFME 8/7/2012 7:50PM

Soooo true! We need to watch out for each other as you do on a daily basis. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SHARON10002 8/5/2012 12:15AM

    We're all one. . . So true. When we help another we help ourselves.

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MAUITN 8/3/2012 10:49AM

    Wonderful reminder.

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WILLOW49 8/2/2012 11:37PM

    Very true!

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    So very true! Thank you for sharing.

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GOSPELCLOWN 8/1/2012 11:01AM

    How true!

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AQUAGIRL08 7/31/2012 3:31PM

    Just what I needed to hear today! Thanks for sharing!

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SCOOTDOG 7/31/2012 10:25AM

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TRYINGHARD1948 7/31/2012 6:07AM

    We are all in this together.

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JAMER123 7/31/2012 1:09AM

    Fantastic story!! This is a wonderful lesson for us all. Thank you for posting, LITA!
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FLEMIDG 7/31/2012 12:33AM

    Love this Lita. Thanks for sharing.

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DIANE7786 7/30/2012 11:47PM

    Very true. Thanks for the reminder!

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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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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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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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