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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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CRAFTINWIFE 9/10/2012 10:50AM

    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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MILADY_LCF 9/9/2012 10:22PM

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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Anything is Possible

Sunday, August 26, 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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WINGSOFCHANGE 8/30/2012 12:57PM

    Thanks for sharing this, your timing is perfect.

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 8/27/2012 10:09AM

    YOU are wonderful..as always!! thank you for posting this!!

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DIDMIS 8/27/2012 1:24AM

    Very good Lita and yes anything is possible.

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FLEMIDG 8/27/2012 12:44AM

    What a lovely post. Thanks so much for sharing.


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WILLOW49 8/26/2012 10:39PM

    Thanks for sharing with us!

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    Always look forward to reading your poems. Have a great week.

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CHUBRUB3 8/26/2012 9:41PM

    Your blog and its message came at the right time for me Lita.
Thank you for all your blessings.

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AQUAGIRL08 8/26/2012 8:07PM

    This was just what I needed today! Thanks for posting it!

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LILYBELLE8 8/26/2012 8:06PM

    You are so right - Anything IS possible, but I've found that things just do happen by themselves - as I have hoped in the past. Silly me. Good post - thanks.

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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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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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