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THE GIFT OF FRIENDSHIP

Saturday, January 19, 2013







THE GIFT OF FRIENDSHIP

A gift was given to me,
Across the distant miles;
A package wrapped in laughter,
And filled with joy and smiles.

I pulled away the ribbons,
And took the greatest care;
When I reached into the gift,
I found friendship waiting there.

A friendship like no other,
A connection from the start;
Not one I could see, touch or feel,
Except here in my heart.

That gift so rare and precious,
Of friendship tried and true;
Touched my heart and blessed my life,
And is what I found in you.

Allison Chambers Coxsey

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

  
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SHARON10002 1/23/2013 10:04PM

    Thanks for the loving vibes, Lita. . . Right back at cha!

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LIVINHEALTHY9 1/20/2013 7:10PM

    That's lovely and so are you.

Thanks Lita!




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PATRICIAAK 1/20/2013 10:27AM

    ditto

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SEAWILLOW 1/20/2013 7:14AM

    Beautiful expression of friendship!

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HEALTHYNEWPAIGE 1/20/2013 12:59AM

    Friendships are definitely precious! Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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JAMER123 1/19/2013 11:24PM

    This is a beautiful poem!! Thank you for posting! SP friends are awesome!!
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WILLOW49 1/19/2013 7:34PM

    What a wonderful poem :) Thanks for sharing with us!
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AMYISSUCCEEDING 1/19/2013 6:35PM

    This is a great poem Lita. Thank you for sharing.
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JACKIE542 1/19/2013 6:33PM

    Very nice, I agree! ((HUGS)) Jackie emoticon

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 1/19/2013 5:57PM

    love you too Lita!! BIG HUGS!!!

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THE WISDOM IN HOT CHOCOLATE ........

Sunday, January 06, 2013





THE WISDOM IN HOT CHOCOLATE ........

A group of graduates, well established in their careers, were talking at
a reunion and decided to go visit their old university professor, now retired.

During their visit, the conversation turned to complaints about stress in their work and lives.


Offering his guests hot chocolate, the professor went into the kitchen and returned with a
large pot of hot chocolate and an assortment of cups — porcelain, glass, crystal, some plain looking, some expensive, some exquisite. He then told them all to help themselves to the hot chocolate.


When they each had a cup of hot chocolate in hand, the professor said:

"Notice that all the nice looking, expensive cups were taken, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones.
While it is normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress."


"The cup that you're drinking from adds nothing to the quality of the hot chocolate.
In most cases it is just more expensive and in some cases even hides what we drink."


"What all of you really wanted was hot chocolate, not the cup
... but you consciously went for the BEST cups."

"And then you began eyeing each other's cups."


"Now consider this: Life is the hot chocolate; your job, money and position in society are the cups.
They are just tools to hold and contain life."

"The cup you have does not define, nor change the quality of life you have.
Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the hot chocolate."


The happiest people don't need the best of everything.
They just make the best of everything that they have.

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly.
And enjoy your hot chocolate!!


~Author Unknown

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

  
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SHARON10002 1/23/2013 10:03PM

    What a great story! Of course, you had me at "Hot Chocolate" . . . emoticon

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HEALTHYNEWPAIGE 1/19/2013 5:04PM

    I loved the analogy! Thanks for the reminder about what is important! emoticon

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CATIATM 1/12/2013 4:49PM

    Excellent point, Lita! ... but I want the prettiest cup AND the best hot chocolate! emoticon

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SHIROIHANA 1/12/2013 1:01AM

    What a nice story. And I'm now craving hot chocolate,

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GOSPELCLOWN 1/11/2013 12:10AM

    Great perspective.

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NYARAMULA 1/8/2013 12:47AM

    This is awesome, thanks for sharing.

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SANDYW1945 1/8/2013 12:46AM

    So many responses. I'm adding mine too because I loved the blog! After many years of insanely long hours and being stressed and tired I'm enjoying retirement and the simple pleasures in life like sitting with my hubby, holding hands and talking about just anything or just playing with my dogs and enjoying their happiness or Skype -ing with my granddaughters and son.
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JUDITHANNIE 1/7/2013 8:20AM

    Awesome, thanks

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FLEMIDG 1/7/2013 12:51AM

    What a wonderful story. Thanks so much for sharing.

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CELESTE2013 1/7/2013 12:44AM

    Wonderful words of wisdom! I appreciate the share!

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CHUBRUB3 1/6/2013 11:59PM

    Awesome Lita!!
So true!
Hugs,
Angela

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1AVERY 1/6/2013 11:39PM

    Again some words of wisdom. You always find the best articles and always at the best times. Have a GREAT new year. Teri

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 1/6/2013 8:24PM

    great story and so true!! Thanks Lita!!

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LIVINHEALTHY9 1/6/2013 8:02PM

    I have read that story before but I really like it. And it's so true.

Thanks for posting it, Lita!




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ARIZONA33 1/6/2013 7:55PM

    Thanks for sharing and reminding us to reflect on the things that are important in our lives and not to worry so much about all the "bling" we try to accessories with just to keep up with the Jone's and our ideas of what a successful life means.

Life is truly about the quality of the relationships that we have and not about the things.

Thanks and have a wonderful New Year!

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WILLOW49 1/6/2013 7:46PM

    What a great story!

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2BDYNAMIC 1/6/2013 7:44PM

    Sometimes we need to be reminded, don't we? ............. emoticon Very nice to share ............... thanks!

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PATRICIAAK 1/6/2013 7:21PM

    good analogy

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BIGTHINKER_HD 1/6/2013 7:19PM

    Thanks for sharing. Sometimes we forget the simplest things in life.

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DEBBYNATION 1/6/2013 7:18PM

    Read this b4 but it is still thought provoking!

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SPIRALDOWN 1/6/2013 7:11PM

    Thats a great story

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JACKIE542 1/6/2013 6:54PM

    This is a very nice blog, always makes me think, thank you again. emoticon

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JSTETSER 1/6/2013 6:49PM

    nice.

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KNYAGENYA 1/6/2013 6:36PM

    This is so true.

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IN THE SPIRIT ...

Friday, December 28, 2012

IN THE SPIRIT ...





I have a list of folks I know, all written in a book,
And every now and then, I go and take a look;
And that is when I realize that these names are all a part ...
Not of the book they're written in, but of my very heart.
For each name stands for someone who has crossed my path sometime,
And in that meeting they've become the rhythm in each rhyme;
And while it sounds fantastic for me to make this claim,
I really feel that I'm composed of each remembered name.
Though you may not be aware of any special link,
Just meeting you has changed my life, a lot more than you think;
For once I've met somebody, the years cannot erase
The memory of those pleasant words nor of a friendly face.
So please don't think my greeting as just a mere routine,
Your name was not forgotten somewhere in-between;
For when I send a greeting, that is addressed to you,
It's because you are on that list of folks I'm indebted to.
For I am the total of the many folks that I have met,
And you happen to be one of those I prefer not to forget.
So whether I have known you for many years or few,
In some way you have been a part in shaping things I do.
And every year at this time, I realize anew ...
The best gift life can offer is meeting folks like you.
So may the Spirit of this Season, that ever endures,
Leave the richest blessings in the hearts of YOU and YOURS.

~By Helen Steiner Rice 1949 in "Christmas Blessings"


thanks for dropping by.....
Happy New Year everyone...
wishing you and yours all the blessings the new year 2013 has to offer us all!!
blessings and hugs......lita

  
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CATIATM 1/3/2013 10:15PM

    I hope 2013 is our best year yet!

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DETERMINEDJANET 12/29/2012 10:25PM

    Enjoyed reading this again.

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 12/29/2012 11:08AM

    How lovely!! Happy new year to you, too my friend!! big hugs!!

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PCOH051610 12/29/2012 8:22AM

    What a lovely verse! Thank you for sharing

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SEAWILLOW 12/29/2012 7:13AM

    Thanks for sharing such beautiful words. :)

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WILLOW49 12/28/2012 11:22PM

    May the new year bring you peace, happiness and health!
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    Thank you, I wish you a very Happy New year. emoticon

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PATRICIAAK 12/28/2012 10:08PM

    May your New Year be prosperous in health, wealth and spiritual growth.

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CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR EVERYONE

Sunday, December 23, 2012

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CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR EVERYONE

A box of FORGIVENESS
SO I CAN GIVE TO MY FRIENDS…..

A HANDFUL OF TEARS
TO SHARE WITH THOSE WHO FEEL BROKEN….

A WARM SCARF
TO WRAP AROUND THE HEARTS OF THOSE NEEDING
CLOSENESS AND WARMTH……

SOME WARM AND FUZZY GLOVES
TO SHARE WITH THOSE NEEDING WARM HANDS, LOVING HEARTS……

A HEART THAT IS NOT BROKEN
FOR ONE WHO BELIEVES HER HEART MIGHT BE……

A BEAUTIFUL CLOCK
TO REMIND ME OF THE TIMES WHEN I MAY HAVE OVER STEPPED MY BOUNDRIES AND SAID MORE THAN I SHOULD…..

A SOFT AND MELODIC CD
THAT CAN SOOTHE THE SPIRIT WHEN THE SPIRIT BECOMES FLAWED….

SOME FALL LEAVES
TO SHOWER AROUND THOSE WANTING THE CHANGES FOR THEIR HEART AND SOUL…..

LOVELY E-CARDS
TO SEND TO THOSE IN NEED WELCOMING THEM TO A NEW DAY OF KINDNESS….

WRAPPING PAPERS
IN COLOURS OF THE RAINBOW TO LIFT THE SPIRITS TO CAUSE LAUGHTER AND INSIGHT….

A BOX FILLED WITH LAUGHTER
TO SEND TO SOMEONE WHO HAS NOT LAUGHED OR FELT THE TRILL OF JOY IN A WHILE…..

A CARTON OF KNOWING
SO THAT LIFTING THE SPIRITS OF OTHERS COMES EASIER AND MORE OFTEN…..

THANKS FOR DROPPING BY..
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL….LITA


  
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LIVINHEALTHY9 12/25/2012 8:06PM

    Thanks, Lita!

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CATIATM 12/25/2012 7:48PM

    Beautiful, as always, Lita. Thank you!

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LIVINGFREE19 12/25/2012 6:14PM

    This was very awesome, my friend!

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AQUAGIRL08 12/24/2012 9:03PM

    Lovely! Thank you for sharing!

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 12/23/2012 8:29PM

    Merry Christmas, Lita!! thank you for this blog..you are one special lady!! Blessings and hugs to you!!
Holly

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PATRICIAAK 12/23/2012 7:57PM

    TERRIFIC!
I appreciate this and wish you the same.

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DETERMINEDJANET 12/23/2012 6:20PM

    Thank you for the beautiful Christmas gifts!

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1AVERY 12/23/2012 6:04PM

    You always have the right words at the right time. I always enjoy reading all the blogs and everything you have to say. Have a very Merry Christmas and all the best in the new year. Teri


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SEAWILLOW 12/23/2012 3:08PM

    Merry Christmas!

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CHUBRUB3 12/23/2012 3:04PM

    Have a beautiful and merry Christmas.
Hugs & Love,
Angela

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SYLPHINPROGRESS 12/23/2012 2:31PM

    I send beautiful wishes for you and your family to have a wonderful Christmas and a wonderful new year.
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DIBANANA 12/23/2012 2:04PM

  Merry Christmas to you as well. Thank you.

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JACKIE542 12/23/2012 1:41PM

    Very nice, thank you, emoticon Best wishes to you too!

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WILLOW49 12/23/2012 1:37PM

    I wish the same for everyone! Thanks for sharing with us :)
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Staying Strong.........

Wednesday, December 19, 2012






Staying Strong

I don't believe there's anyone in this world
That has not gone through
Some form of a life transition,
Where they felt stuck in a rut, with many set backs,
Where you couldn't even imagine getting through it,
You will, but you must be strong;
Through all of our abnormalities,
We have to learn to never give in or give up,
Don't allow the multitude of distractions to
Get you off your course of life;
You must have faith and expect greatness
Around the corner from those same tragedies,
Contrive and turn it into triumph;
When you began drowning in the sea of life,
Thinking that your world is falling apart
And in reality it's not,
Take a moment,
Place your difficulties aside and think about another,
Someone who is worse off than you,
Your problems will become very small in comparison;
If you are ill or living with pain,
Try and look on the bright side of it,
"You are living" and you can still enjoy life;
We all have to face some type of uncertainties,
But what make you get through them
And become a stronger person,
You must keep repeating to yourself,
"I will get through this", it shall pass;
When someone hurts you, don't try and get even,
Always try to be the strong one,
Forgive and pray for them,
They require the prayer more than you;
Always surround yourself with positive intentions
And positive attitude,
This will bring forth happiness and kindness,
That alone no matter what,
Will encourage you to carry on;
Then sit back and count on both hands
Your misfortunes,
Then try to do the same with all the good
That has happened in your life,
The good will always come out on top;
Always remember when you are experiencing
The most awful situation that seems impaired,
Have faith, trust and bring forth your strongest attribute,
Recite a prayer and surrender it all,
You will be blessed;
In the end, it will all work out
For the Good.
Copyright © 2011 Karen Rice
X2 cancer Survivor/now Author

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


  
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2BDYNAMIC 1/6/2013 7:48PM

    emoticon .... Loved it ............. so sweet and words to ponder and be thankful for all we do have ............. and not be hard on others .......... thanks!

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YARAPR78 12/20/2012 9:41PM

    Thank you

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 12/20/2012 8:21PM

    Perfect blog to read!!! Thanks for sharing!

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PATRICIAAK 12/20/2012 8:16PM

    inspiring

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LIVINGFREE19 12/20/2012 3:47PM

    Love this so much!

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CHUBRUB3 12/20/2012 12:56PM

    Thank you Lita!
Hugs,
Angela


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WILLOW49 12/20/2012 10:32AM

    Thanks for the reminder!

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 12/20/2012 9:51AM

    Good one Lita thank you!

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JACKIE542 12/20/2012 9:39AM

    Thank you, very inspiring, always need to remember these things. emoticon

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ROSEWCI 12/20/2012 5:26AM

    emoticon One day at a time...

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TRYINGHARD1948 12/20/2012 4:14AM

    LITA, thank you so much for these words of inspiration. Karen Rice is a true survivor in more than just the physical sense and is inspirational for all of us on how to over come the vagaries of life.

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KELPIE57 12/20/2012 2:49AM

    Thanks, having just changed the dressing on my nose (minor but necessary surgery for carcinoma) which looked not nice, just what I needed to read!

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ARIZONA33 12/19/2012 11:54PM

    Thank you for the beautiful reminder to stay strong and to turn life's battles into life's triumphs. By staying focused on where we want to be while living in the moment we are able to learn from what life has to teach us so that we are prepared for the next phase in our lives where hard learned lessons will serve us in ways that we could have never know when we seemed so stuck in a place that we desperately wanted to move past.

Sometimes the hardest lessons are the once that help us to truly grow the most and enable us to reach out and give from the heart to others that face similar hardships.

Thank you for sharing! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

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