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Thursday, November 22, 2012

I Live in the Land of Thankfulness

I love the Land of Thankfulness where blessings overflow.
I claim it as my native home, most charming land I know;
And if I've need of anything, no matter what it be,
I just give thanks with confidence and see it come to me.
I like to live in Thankfulness! Would live there all my days;
Would let its spirit stir my soul and fill my heart with praise.
I questioned once how I had found a place of such a kind;
Knew I'd discovered it, because I'd thankful thoughts in mind
Oh, come with me to Thankfulness! We ask this of you:
That you be always thankful, friend, but this is all you do.
And if there's anything you need, no longer doubt or fear;
The thing you seek's awaiting you, it surely will appear.
Copyright © 2004 - Frank B. Whitney
Founder of Unity Publication "Daily Word"

The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies; but let the
thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron,
so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!
~Henry Ward Beecher

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by
a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with
deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.
~ Albert Schweitzer

Best of all is it to preserve everything in a pure, still heart, and let there be
for every pulse a thanksgiving, and for every breath a song.
~Konrad von Gesner

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it ...
is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
~ William Arthur Ward

If the only prayer you ever say in your whole life is,
"thank you," that would suffice.
~Meister Eckhart

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial
into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today,
and creates a vision for tomorrow.
~Melody Beattie

What if you gave someone a gift, and they neglected to thank you for it ...
would you be likely to give them another? Life is the same way.
In order to attract more of the blessings that life has to offer,
you must truly appreciate what you already have.
~Ralph Marston

Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone.
~Gladys Berthe Stern

Life without thankfulness is devoid of love and passion.
Hope without thankfulness is lacking in fine perception.
Faith without thankfulness lacks strength and fortitude.
Every virtue divorced from thankfulness
is maimed and limps along the spiritual road.
~John Henry Jowett

When you are grateful fear disappears and abundance appears.
~ Anthony Robbins

The hardest arithmetic to master
is that which enables us to count our blessings.
~Eric Hoffer

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget
that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
~John Fitzgerald Kennedy

We can only be said to be alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
~Thornton Wilder

Let's be grateful for those who give us happiness;
they are the charming gardeners who make our soul bloom.
~Marcel Proust

Real life isn't always going to be perfect or go our way,
but the recurring acknowledgment of what IS working in our lives
can help us not only to survive but surmount our difficulties.
~Sara Ban Breathnach

Make it a habit to tell people thank you.
To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the
expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those
around you, and you'll soon find many others around you.
Truly appreciate life, and you'll find that you have more of it.
~ Ralph Marston

No longer forward nor behind
I look in hope or fear;
But, grateful, take the good I find,
The best of now and here.
~ John Greenleaf Whittier

~ Gathered from all over the Internet

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

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

CATIATM 12/2/2012 10:12AM

    Very powerful and so easy to forget. Thank you, Lita!

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SHARON10002 12/2/2012 12:07AM

    Love all of the quotes! Very powerful stuff! emoticon emoticon

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TJCADDO 11/25/2012 12:44AM

    I don't know how you do it, but you always make me smile. I always feel lighter after visiting your page and reading your blogs.

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GOSPELCLOWN 11/24/2012 7:36PM

    Great examples!

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    Thanks for all the quotes! I really appreciate your friendship! I hope your Thanksgiving day was wonderful! emoticon

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WILLOW49 11/22/2012 11:27AM

    Thanks, Lita :) As I count my blessings today, you are included!
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KELPIE57 11/22/2012 10:09AM

    So many quotes to store and bring out when I need them. Thank you

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SHIROIHANA 11/22/2012 9:23AM

    emoticon Love all the quotes. Thanks for sharing, and thanks for being such a supportive SparkFriend. I hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving Lita. emoticon

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 11/22/2012 7:31AM

    Happy Thanksgiving my friend!!!

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SEAWILLOW 11/22/2012 7:30AM

    May we always do the math and count our blessings! Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

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PATRICIAAK 11/22/2012 3:10AM

    I thank and appreciate you.
Have a happy, healthy and blessed Thanksgiving.

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JAMER123 11/22/2012 12:47AM

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Giving thanks for wonderful Spark friends this holiday season!! Have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving!!
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Sunday, November 18, 2012


The secret to being rich lies in remembering that
friendships are priceless, time is invaluable,
health is wealth, and love is a treasure.
Create a nest egg of beautiful memories
that you can dip into from time to time
to ease any sorrows.
Have the kind of remembrances
that raise you up with their worth
and keep you there with their wonder.
Always have a supply of hopes on hand
to help you plan your tomorrows.
Remember that when you invest in your dreams,
it is impossible to overpay.
Give away smiles,
and watch them come back to you
a hundred times over.
Stuff your pockets with kindness and optimism;
there is nothing more precious in the world.
I'm sharing this advice with you today
because you are a treasured piece
in the puzzle of my life.
~Author Unknown

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

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SHARON10002 12/2/2012 12:05AM

    And you are a treasured piece of the puzzle in my life, too. Lita.
This was beautiful, thank you. . .

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    Thanks for sharing! It's always good to have reminders about what's important in life! We only live once and time is fleeting emoticon

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GOSPELCLOWN 11/19/2012 10:56AM

    Thank is the spirit!

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WINNINGBATTLE 11/18/2012 8:06PM


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LIVINHEALTHY9 11/18/2012 7:59PM

    This is lovely and it's how we all should live.

Thanks, Lita

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WILLOW49 11/18/2012 4:20PM

    Great blog!

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 11/18/2012 12:15PM

    Excellent blog as usual my friend!!!

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KELPIE57 11/18/2012 10:56AM

    Thank you, as always, for sharing and inspiring

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SEAWILLOW 11/18/2012 10:51AM

    Wonderful simply wonderful!

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JACKIE542 11/18/2012 10:16AM

    Love this, thank you! emoticon

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BARBANNA 11/18/2012 10:11AM

    Absolutely fantastic! This is so true and extremely WEALTHY information! Thanks!!

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Brighten YOUR Corner!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Brighten YOUR Corner!

Eric Peterson/ Livingston Enterprise

We cannot all be famous or be listed in "Who's Who",
But every person great or small,
Has important work to do.
For seldom do we realize the importance of small deeds,
Or to what degree of greatness
Unnoticed kindness leads.
For it's not the big celebrity in a world of fame and praise,
But it's doing unpretentiously
In an undistinguished way.
It is the work that we're assigned, unimportant as it seems,
That makes our task outstanding,
And brings reality to dreams.
So do not sit and idly wish for wider new dimensions
Where you can fantasize about
Your many good intentions.
But at the spot you are right now begin at once to do
Little things to brighten up
The lives surrounding you.
If everybody brightened up the spot where they are standing,
By being more considerate,
And a little less demanding,
This dark old world would very soon eclipse the evening star,
If everybody brightened up
The corner where they are!
Brighten up YOUR corner TODAY!

~By Helen Steiner Rice

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BARBANNA 11/18/2012 10:13AM

    Great inspiration, thanks!

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JOANOFARCTIC 11/14/2012 11:19PM

    Lovely poem emoticon

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SHARON10002 11/14/2012 9:21PM

    I love your inspiration, Lita. emoticon

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CHRIS3874 11/14/2012 9:00PM


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TEENY_BIKINI 11/14/2012 12:19PM

    This is great! Thanks for stopping by my blog - that is so cool!


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GOSPELCLOWN 11/13/2012 8:09PM

    Remember the old song where we were "Bid To Shine"?

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KELPIE57 11/13/2012 3:45AM

    very true!

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HEALTHYNEWPAIGE 11/13/2012 12:46AM

    Thanks for sharing this! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TRYINGHARD1948 11/11/2012 11:55PM

    Love it.

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WILLOW49 11/11/2012 8:08PM

    What a great poem! Thanks for sharing with us :)

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LIVINHEALTHY9 11/11/2012 7:21PM

    Thanks, Lita!

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SEAWILLOW 11/11/2012 7:18PM

    emoticon this light is on!

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 11/11/2012 2:35PM

    How beautiful!! thank you Lita!!

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Thursday, November 01, 2012


Sometimes the world appears
To be spinning out of control,
Sometimes there seems to be no end
To the distressing news.

Sometimes it feels like troubles
Are being pilled on top of troubles.
Sometimes it can look as if there
Could never be a way forward.

And yet that way forward is always
As close as your next thought.
For no matter how difficult and
Discouraging life may become,
With each dawning moment,
A new world of the positive possibilities
Opens up to you.

From the darkest depths of despair,
Hope does indeed grow and take flight.
Out of difficult situations.
new strategies emerge for creating
real value and spreading lifeís goodness.

Remember that the future
does not have to be an extention
of the past
For you can act right now to create
That future out of the abundance
Of positive possibilities.

Life always has itís challenges.
And those challenges are
What enable you to bring
Real value to life.
Whatever the circumstance,
Step boldly forward and
Choose to move the world
Positively ahead.

Author unknown

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SHARON10002 11/14/2012 9:19PM

    Thanks for sharing this, Lita. I needed this today. emoticon

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GOSPELCLOWN 11/10/2012 12:52PM

    Thanx 4 sharing!

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SHIROIHANA 11/8/2012 10:44AM

    Positively ahead.

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MELTEAGUE 11/5/2012 9:08AM

    Great post , thanks~

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CHRIS3874 11/4/2012 8:47PM

    Yeah I know looking back on some things in the past that I just thought were the absolute end of the world and they weren't all that bad in retrospect,

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TEENY_BIKINI 11/4/2012 6:15PM

    Love it!


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1AVERY 11/3/2012 8:45AM

    Again Lita you always find the right words for every situation.

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AQUAGIRL08 11/3/2012 7:34AM

    If you have hope in your life, you have a lot!

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 11/2/2012 9:12PM

    A wonderful message and blog! emoticon so very much for sharing!!!

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CCADIE 11/2/2012 12:06PM

    This is great - thanks for sharing!!

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SEAWILLOW 11/2/2012 4:02AM

    When I do not seem to be be able to move forward..I take baby steps and believe God does not put more on me than I can bear!

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JAMER123 11/2/2012 12:08AM

    I am stepping boldly forward!! emoticon LITA for a wonderful post!!

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WILLOW49 11/1/2012 11:41PM

    positively ahead...you bet!

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MAGGIEVAN 11/1/2012 11:18PM

    I choose to move my world
Positively ahead.

Thanks for sharing.

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KAYE454 11/1/2012 11:16PM

  Great blog

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Thursday, November 01, 2012

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