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As You Travel Through Life….

Saturday, October 13, 2012

As You Travel Through Life….
By Unknown

As you travel through life there are always those times
When decisions just have to be made,
When the choices are hard, and solutions seem scarce,
And the rain seems to soak your parade.
There are some situations where all you can do
Is simply let go and move on,
Gather your courage and choose a direction
That carries you toward a new dawn.
So pack up your troubles and take a step forward -
The process of change can be tough,
But think about all the excitement ahead
There might be adventures you never imagined
Just waiting around the next bend,
And wishes and dreams just about to come true
In ways you can't yet comprehend!
Perhaps you'll find friendships that spring from new things
As you challenge your status quo,
And learn there are so many options in life,
Perhaps you'll go places you never expected
And see things that you've never seen,
Or travel to fabulous, faraway worlds
And wonderful spots in between!
Perhaps you'll find warmth and affection and caring
And somebody special who's there
To help you stay cantered and listen with interest
To stories and feelings you share.
Perhaps you'll find comfort in knowing your friends
Are supportive of all that you do,
And believe that whatever decisions you make,
They'll be the right choices for you.
So keep putting one foot in front of the other,
And taking your life day by day...
There's a brighter tomorrow that's just down the road -
Don't look back! You're not going that way!

thanks for dropping by .........
blessings and hugs.............lita

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SHIROIHANA 10/18/2012 8:23AM


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SHARON10002 10/14/2012 10:39PM

    "Perhaps you'll find friendships that spring from new things
As you challenge your status quo,"

"Perhaps you'll find warmth and affection and caring
And somebody special who's there
To help you stay cantered and listen with interest
To stories and feelings you share.
Perhaps you'll find comfort in knowing your friends
Are supportive of all that you do,"

You've done all of these for me, Lita. Thank you for your loving support and advice.
I am very grateful to call you my Spark Friend".

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CHUBRUB3 10/14/2012 12:11PM

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CATIATM 10/14/2012 8:03AM

    One of my favorite books ever!

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KELPIE57 10/14/2012 5:32AM

    Thank you

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TRYINGHARD1948 10/13/2012 9:07PM

    Definitely a blog I needed to read.

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AQUAGIRL08 10/13/2012 6:39PM

    What a lovely blog! Thank you so much for sharing such a sweet message of hope.

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 10/13/2012 6:26PM

    EXCELLENT blog!!

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PLAYBLUES22 10/13/2012 4:49PM

    Sweetie this was great, thank you for sharing it emoticon

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SUSANSERENE 10/13/2012 4:12PM

    Love this! Thank you for sharing! emoticon

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WILLOW49 10/13/2012 12:21PM

    Love it! Thank you; you always post the greatest blogs!

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NANAW12001 10/13/2012 12:00PM

  I enjoyed reading your blog. Thanks for sharing.

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GOSPELCLOWN 10/13/2012 11:05AM

    Oh, the places I have been! Where to next?

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Saturday, October 06, 2012

By Tim Connor
It's only a word.
But it carries with it so much pain
and so little concern
so much frustration
and so little respect,
so much stress and so little
that people spend their lives
running through their days
in the hope of avoiding the long arm
of this little word.
To test our vision, you must risk
To temper your ego, you must attempt
the impossible.
To tell your story, you must
take a chance.
To see beyond the horizon, you must
spread your wings.
To be all you can be, you must
stretch, flex, try, and go beyond
your proven limits.
To bridge the silence, you must risk
To advance into the unknown, you must
risk the peril of all your
previous beliefs and emotions
that feel so secure.
Failure is not negative. It is a teacher.
It molds, refines, and polishes you
so that one day your light will
shine for all to see.
It isn't the failure you experience
that will determine your destiny,
but your next step and then the next
that will tell
the story of your life.

thanks so much for coming by.....
your support is greatly appreciated.....
blessings and hugs........lita

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SHIROIHANA 11/10/2012 6:15AM


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CATIATM 10/10/2012 10:19PM

    Wonderful! Thanks, Lita!

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HOPESINGH 10/9/2012 5:16PM

    I think they wrote this poem about me emoticon

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VELVETLADY1950 10/8/2012 2:47PM

    Great Words of Wisdom. Thank you for sharing so much! Sparking for sparkles... Velvet emoticon

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CASE4GRACE 10/8/2012 9:18AM

    Thank you for sharing this, Lita. I miss you!

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TEXASGIRL48 10/8/2012 7:43AM

    Thanks Lita for a thought provoking poem. You always come up with one at the appropriate time. Hope you are doing well.

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LIVINHEALTHY9 10/7/2012 8:10PM

    Thanks, Lita

Love This!

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SEAWILLOW 10/7/2012 2:27PM

    I love this! Thanks for sharing!

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AQUAGIRL08 10/7/2012 1:58PM

    Thanks, Lita! The only way we can learn is from our own mistakes. Turn your failures to your own advantage and learn from them.

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 10/7/2012 10:25AM

    Thanks Lita!!

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WILLOW49 10/7/2012 8:57AM

    Thanks for sharing with us :)

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KELPIE57 10/7/2012 2:36AM

    Thank you

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ERIECANALGAL 10/7/2012 12:23AM

    emoticon blog. Very interesting.

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SHARON10002 10/7/2012 12:22AM

    Great blog, Lita. I know I have been guilty of self sabotage because of fear of failure. This is well written and helps us point our compass back to true north. Thanks for the reminder.
Love the new look of your page. The colors are very calming and soothing . . .

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FLEMIDG 10/7/2012 12:14AM

    It's funny how one little word can cause so much fear in a person, isn't it? Thanks for the lovely blog. We all need to think about this.


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DOLPHINSINGER72 10/6/2012 11:54PM

    I am always scared of failure. I will actually stop doing something because of fear of failure. Things I really want to do and care about. It is horrible. Thank you for reminding me that risks are worth it!

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My A to Z of Life......

Sunday, September 30, 2012

My A to Z of Life
by M. K. Soni

Life is like a multifaceted prism, which gives different colored images, when viewed from different angles. Look how it appears to different people:

a. Life is a struggle, face it.
b. Life is a brief intermission, between birth and death, enjoy it.
c. Life is a lesson, learn it.
d. Life is not a joke, take it seriously.
e. Life is work, work is life.
f. Life is a dream, to be realized.
g. Life is to be lived, enjoy it.
h. Life, without a wife, is no life.
i. Life is not a bed of roses.
j. Life is an ocean, fathom it.
k. Life is an opportunity, don't miss it.
l. Life without love is desolate.
m. Life is a goldmine, exploit it.
n. Life is what you make it.
o. Life lies in optimism. Be a positive thinker.
p. Life is like a game of snakes and ladders; one faces many pitfalls before one reaches the top.
q. Life will be a pleasure, if you love your work.
r. Life without goals, is groping in darkness.
s. Life without trust is a life in turmoil.
t. Life is a journey; make it as pleasant as possible.
u. Life doesn't mean bread alone.
v. Life is meaningful, only if there is a mission.
w. Life is enriched by good friendship.
x. Life doesn't mean years alone: "IT IS THE LIFE IN THOSE YEARS"
y. Life is useful, if you contribute something, that will outlive it.
z. Life lies in diversity, not in monotony.

thanks for dropping by ....
blessings and hugs............lita

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KAKONOLADY 10/5/2012 11:21AM

    awesome motivation Lita!! Thank you-Crystal emoticon

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    Life is richer for having wonderful friends on SparkPeople!

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 10/1/2012 12:23PM

    Very lovely Lita, like YOU!!

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SHIROIHANA 10/1/2012 9:44AM

    What a beautiful blog, Lita. One of my favorites from you.

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FLEMIDG 10/1/2012 12:31AM

    Words to live by. Thanks for sharing, Lita.


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JAMER123 9/30/2012 10:37PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon LITA!! I enjoyed it!

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EVWINGS 9/30/2012 8:42PM

    Great list, Lita. I really enjoyed your message.

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AQUAGIRL08 9/30/2012 8:33PM

    Lovely! Thank you for sharing with us!

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WILLOW49 9/30/2012 8:21PM

    Thanks for sharing :)

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FATHINSN 9/30/2012 7:59PM

    Good list of life! I love the most - x, j and f :D

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CHUBRUB3 9/30/2012 7:33PM

    Great as usual Lita!
Thanks for sharing.

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100 Ways To Be Happy

Sunday, September 09, 2012

100 Ways To Be Happy

1. Never put yourself last.
2. When you extend a helping hand to one person, be careful not to kick someone else in the teeth.
3. Always own a pair of old, faded jeans.
4. Count your blessings every day.
5. Acknowledge your successes along with your downfalls.
6. Burn the candle that has been in storage for the last two years.
7. Strive for progress, not perfection.
8. Remember, the voice telling you that you cannot do something is always lying.
9. At least once a day sit and do nothing.
10. Don't close your heart so tightly against life's pain that you shut
out life's blessings.
11. Celebrate all your birthdays no matter how old you get.
12. Examine your life for limitations and ask yourself why you put them there.
13. Plant a tree, pull weeds, or get your hands dirty.
14. Diminish your wants instead of increasing your needs.
15. Cry when you feel like it.
16. Rejoice in other people's triumphs.
17. Don't wait for someone else to laugh or express joy.
18. Forgive yourself for any mistake you make, no matter how big or small.
19. Keep good company.
20. Never take a pill for a pain you need to feel.
21. Use your enthusiasm to put yourself in forward gear and give yourself a spark to move ahead.
22. Look in the eyes of the ones you love when you are talking to them.
23. Remember that one is a whole number.
24. Walk in a summer rain shower without an umbrella.
25. Do a kind deed for someone else.
26. Keep your eyes and ears open to get the messages you need from people and events in your daily life.
27. Be patient.
28. Eat something green.
29. Change what you can and leave the rest alone.
30. Walk hand and hand with truth.
31. Make laughter and joy a greater part of your life than anger and grief.
32. Embrace solitude instead of running from it.
33. Be zealous, not jealous.
34. Forgive anyone you've been holding a grudge against.
35. Slow down and enjoy the present.
36. Walk in others' shoes before judging them.
37. Send yourself a kind message.
38. Remind yourself that the company you keep is a reflection of what
you think of yourself.
39. Go on a picnic.
40. Accept your fears, no matter how crazy they seem.
41. Don't let other people's opinions shape who you are.
42. Say a prayer.
43. Never attribute your accomplishments to luck or chance.
44. Know when to say no.
45. Look at the positive side of negative situation.
46. Remember that you are a spiritual being in a physical body.
47. Avoid seeking out other people for constant approval, because it make them the master and you the slave.
48. Go fly a kite.
49. Avoid fads and bandwagons.
50. Accept the things you cannot change.
51. Look inside instead of outside yourself for answers to life's problems.
52. Remember that all feelings are okay.
53. Shield yourself from bad influences.
54. Stand up for what you believe in.
55. Respect the wishes of others when they say no.
56. Seize every moment and live it fully.
57. Give away or sell anything you haven't used in the past five years.
58. Never downgrade yourself.
59. Take responsibility for what you think, feel, and do.
60. Pamper yourself.
61. Never say or do anything abusive to a child.
62. Let yourself be God powered instead of flying solo.
63. Volunteer to help someone in need.
64. Refrain from overindulging in food, drink, and work
65. Finish unfinished business.
66. Be spontaneous.
67. Find a constructive outlet for your anger.
68. Think about abundance instead of lack, because whatever you think
about expands.
69. Think of yourself as a survivor, not a victim.
70. Cuddle an animal.
71. Be open to life.
72. See success as something you already have, not something you must
73. Experience the splendor and awe of a sunset.
74. When you score a base hit, don't wish it were a home run.
75. Learn to be in the present moment.
76. Instead of believing in miracles, depend on them.
77. Take a child to the circus.
78. Change your attitude and your whole life will change.
79. Never turn your power over to another person.
80. When your heart is at odds with your head, follow your heart.
81. Always remember that the past is gone forever and the future never comes.
82. Live your life according to what is right for you.
83. Acknowledge your imperfections.
84. Plant a tree and watch it grow.
85. See "friend" instead of "enemy" on the face of strangers.
86. Watch an army of ants build their houses and cities and carry food
ten times their weight.
87. Believe in something bigger than yourself.
88. Let the playful child within you come out.
89. Make haste slowly.
90. Work through your problems step by step and one day at a time.
91. Accept compliments from others so you can see the truth about yourself.
92. Sit on the lawn without worrying about grass stains.
93. Don't condemn yourself for your imperfections.
94. Do a humility check periodically by loving the truth about yourself.
95. Tell someone you appreciate them.
96. Never live your life according to what is right for someone else.
97. Talk less and listen more.
98. Admit your wrongdoing and forgive yourself for it.
99. Thrive on inner peace instead of on crises.
100. Affirm all the good things about yourself.

-Author Unknown-

many thanks for dropping by....
blessings and hugs to all....

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CATIATM 9/28/2012 7:28AM

    Great list!!!!

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DANIE11ECINCY 9/21/2012 1:53PM

    "Strive for progress, not perfection" - love this!

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4THEONESILUV 9/13/2012 1:30PM

    Thanks so much for sharing this, Lita! emoticon

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GOSPELCLOWN 9/11/2012 9:29AM

    Our group should try to compose a list of Everyday Happy Things! We could borrow some of the listed items, but I'll bet we come up with many of our own....

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KIWIANN 9/10/2012 4:24PM

    Great list, thank you for sharing it!

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    emoticon for sharing.

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 9/10/2012 10:35AM

    Love love love!!!! Thank you Lita!!

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EGALITAIRE 9/10/2012 10:24AM

    So true

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CHUBRUB3 9/10/2012 10:19AM

    101. Be Lita's friend!


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1AVERY 9/10/2012 7:41AM

    You are amazing and always posting the most interesting articles to sparkpeople. Thanks so much for taking to do so much for all of us. You are a great person and I am looking forward to meeting you soon. Teri emoticon emoticon

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SEAWILLOW 9/10/2012 7:40AM

    Words of wisdom..Thank-you

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FLEMIDG 9/10/2012 12:44AM

    Beautiful Lita. Thanks for taking the time to post these.


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NANCYRUBIO 9/9/2012 11:35PM

    Yes, Yes, Yes!

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JAMER123 9/9/2012 11:10PM

    I JUST read this the other day and liked it very well. Glad you posted it. Some excellent suggestions!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WILLOW49 9/9/2012 10:43PM

    Just what I needed to read tonight! Thanks for sharing :)

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and emoticon for sharing this!

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The Gentle and Forgotten Art of Blessings

Monday, September 03, 2012


many thanks for dropping by....
blessings and hugs to all....

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SHARON10002 9/28/2012 3:38PM

    Thank you for the blessing in this video, Lita.

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TEXASLYNN 9/9/2012 1:07PM

    Reminds me of an Elf song from Lord of the Rings - very nice! Thanks for blessing us! emoticon You are always so thoughtful!

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TJCADDO 9/5/2012 8:16AM

    Lovely and and very nice to wake up to this morning. Was that Lorena McKinnett singing?


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WILLOW49 9/4/2012 12:50PM

    Great! Thank you!

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 9/3/2012 10:10PM

    Wonderful!! Thank you for sharing!!

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