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FRIENDS MAKE A DIFFERENCE.....

Sunday, March 03, 2013






FRIENDS MAKE A DIFFERENCE


Some people come into our lives and quickly go;
Some people move our souls to dance; they awaken us to new understanding
With the passing whisper of their wisdom;
Some people make the sky more beautiful to gaze upon.

Friends share simple, ordinary times in our lives,
Moments that become memories that stay in our hearts forever
... And we will never, ever be the same.


Friendship is a strange thing ...
It is by chance we met, by choice we became friends;
We find ourselves telling each other the deepest details of our lives,
things we don't even share with our families who raised us.

But what is a friend? A confidant? A lover? A fellow email junkie?
A shoulder to cry on? An ear to listen? A heart to feel?
A friend is ALL of these things and more;
No matter where we met, I call you "friend":
A word so small ... yet so large in feeling ... a word filled with emotion.

Once the package of friendship has been opened,
It can never be completely closed;
It is a constant book always waiting to be read ... and enjoyed.


We may have disagreements,
We may argue, we may concern one another ...
Friendship is a unique bond that lasts through it all.


A part of me is put into my friends: some is my humor, some is my listening ear,
Some is real life experience, some is my romanticism, but with all, it is FRIENDSHIP ...
Thanks for making a difference in my life!


~ Author Unknown


thanks to everyone here for making such a great difference to me as we journey here together.........without this great network of help and support i would not be were i am today..........much appreciation and thanks to all for dropping by........blessings and hugs.............lita

  
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    this is lovely!!

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TRYINGHARD1948 3/4/2013 4:44AM

    ....a stank you to you for being such a wonderful part of my life experience.

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    Friends are so necessary! I'm so glad to have you as an SP friend! Thanks for sharing!
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LIVINHEALTHY9 3/3/2013 8:12PM

    Thanks, Lita!

Friends are the best and so glad you are one!

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    Thanks Lita! I feel the same way about you. emoticon emoticon

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    Thank you Lita. I completely agree. I could never survive
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PATRICIAAK 3/3/2013 4:57PM

    Totally agree, Friend. You make a difference.

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DETERMINEDJANET 3/3/2013 4:47PM

    Agree that "friends" are making so much of a difference in my journey!

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JACKIE542 3/3/2013 4:27PM

    Thank you Lita as usual so beautiful, agreed friendships do make a difference. I love hearing from you, the inspiration and pretties you leave on my page, you are a wonderful friend. Big hugs , Jackie emoticon emoticon

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SONYALATRECE 3/3/2013 4:24PM

    Thanks Lita!
Been a minute, but I appreciate your support, too!

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CHUBRUB3 3/3/2013 4:20PM

    No matter where we met, I call you "friend":
A word so small ... yet so large in feeling ... a word filled with emotion.

Thank you Lita! I feel the same.
Love and hugs,
Angela


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A great lesson on Stress....

Sunday, February 24, 2013



A great lesson on Stress


A young lady confidently walked around the room while explaining stress management to an audience with a raised glass of water. Everyone knew she was going to ask the ultimate question, 'half empty or half full?'...

She fooled them all .... "How heavy is this glass of water?" she inquired with a smile.

Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. To 20 oz.

She replied , "The absolute weight doesn't matter.
It depends on how long I hold it.

If I hold it for a minute, that's not a problem.
If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my right arm.
If I hold it for a day, you'll have to call an ambulance.

In each case it's the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes." She continued, "and that's the way it is with stress. If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, as the burden becomes increasingly heavy, we won't be able to carry on."

"As with the glass of water, you have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again. When we're refreshed, we can carry on with the burden - holding stress longer and better each time practiced.

So , as early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down.

Don't carry them through the evening and into the night... Pick them up tomorrow.

1 * Accept the fact that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue!

2 * Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.
3 * Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.

4 * Drive carefully... It's not only cars that can be recalled by their Maker..

5 * If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague

6 * If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.

7 * It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.

8 * Never buy a car you can't push.

9 * Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you won't have a leg to stand on.

10 * Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.

11 * Since it's the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.

12 * The second mouse gets the cheese.

13 * When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.

14 * Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.

16 * Some mistakes are too much fun to make only once.

17 * We could learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull. Some have weird names and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.

18 * A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

19 * Have an awesome day and know that someone has thought about you today

AND MOST IMPORTANTLY

20 *Save the earth..... It's the only planet with chocolate!*


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

  
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SHARON10002 2/28/2013 5:47PM

    A woman after my own heart - Save the planet - it's the only one with chocolate! I'd give up chocolate, but I'm no quitter! emoticon
Great story, and so true. The longer we hold onto, or carry something, the more of a toll it takes on us. Good lesson on why letting go is so important!
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    Love this one!! thanks Lita!

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LIVINHEALTHY9 2/25/2013 8:39PM

    Love this, Lita! Thanks for posting it.

For the longest time, stress was my middle name. Glad I finally let some of it go. It's such a relief.





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    esp like #20!

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TRYINGHARD1948 2/25/2013 2:26AM

    Fabulous blog LITA. I'm living through a stress FULL time and this has come just at the right time for me. Thank you.

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    Great blog Lita and so true!
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    Love this very much Lita, thank you, many emoticon

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SEAWILLOW 2/24/2013 11:45PM

    Applause!

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GOANNA2 2/24/2013 11:43PM

    L*I*T*A* thank you so much. I live with so much stress
and sometimes I wonder why I just can't let go of so
many trivial things that seem to upset me.

I have copied your blog and will look at it every day to
remind myself to just get on with it and not stress so
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❤L*I*T*A* !
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I BELIEVE

Sunday, February 17, 2013




I BELIEVE
that we don't have to change friends if we understand that friends change.
I BELIEVE
that no matter how good a friend is,
they're going to hurt you every once in a while and we must forgive them for that.
I BELIEVE
that it's not WHAT you have, but WHO you have in your life that counts the most..
I BELIEVE
that our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are,
but we are responsible for who we become.
I BELIEVE
that your life can be changed in a matter of seconds by people who you don't even know.
I BELIEVE
that no matter the consequences,
those who are honest with themselves, get farther in life.
I BELIEVE
that two people can look at the same thing and see something totally different.
I BELIEVE
that heroes are the people who do what has to be done
when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.
I BELIEVE
that you cannot make someone love you; all you can do is be someone who can be loved.
I BELIEVE
that sometimes the people you think might kick you when you're down,
will be the very ones to help you get back up.
I BELIEVE
that you CAN keep going long after you think you can't.
I BELIEVE
that sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry,
but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.
I BELIEVE
that we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.
I BELIEVE
that it isn't always enough to be forgiven by others ...
sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.
I BELIEVE
that there are people who love you dearly, but just don't know how to show it.
I BELIEVE
that just because two people argue, it doesn't mean they don't love each other
and just because they don't argue, it doesn't mean they do.
I BELIEVE
that it's a process, not an event, for me to become the person I want to be.
~Author Unknown

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

  
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SHARON10002 2/28/2013 5:42PM

    Although I've seen this before it is indeed something we can always be reminded of these simple truths.
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    Beautiful words from the heart

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IMNAHA1 2/18/2013 6:19PM

  Thanktou for shareing these wonderful thoughts.

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GOANNA2 2/18/2013 4:57AM

    I believe you too. Thank you. I really needed this
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TRYINGHARD1948 2/18/2013 3:56AM

    Thanks LITA, this journey is for life and every day gives an opportunity to do better.

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AQUAGIRL08 2/17/2013 9:32PM

    Lovely! It was just what I needed to read today. Thank you for sharing it with us!

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SEAWILLOW 2/17/2013 8:25PM

    I believe too!

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LIVINHEALTHY9 2/17/2013 7:55PM

    Thanks, Lita
Very Nice.

You have a wonderful week.

Jackie

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PATRICIAAK 2/17/2013 7:27PM

    good thoughts

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    Thank you! Just what I needed!

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 2/17/2013 2:13PM

    And I believe...that you are right!!!!

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    Thank you Lita, love your posts, always make me stop and think. Many hugs to you emoticon emoticon

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May You Always Feel Loved

Sunday, February 10, 2013






May You Always Feel Loved

May you find serenity and tranquility in a world you may not always understand.

May the pain you have known and conflict you have experienced give you the strength to walk through life facing each new situation with courage and optimism.

Always know that there are those whose love and understanding will always be there, even when you feel most alone.

May you discover enough goodness in others to believe in a world of peace.

May a kind word, a reassuring touch, a warm smile be yours every day of your life, and may you give these gifts as well as receive them.

Remember the sunshine when the storm seems unending.

Teach love to those who know hate, and let that love embrace you as you go into the world.

May the teaching of those you admire become part of you, so that you may call upon them. Remember, those whose lives you have touched and who have touched yours are always a part of you, even if the encounters were less than you would have wished. It is the content of the encounter that is more important than its form.

May you not become too concerned with material matters, but instead place immeasurable value on the goodness in your heart.

Find time in each day to see the beauty and love in the world around you.

Realize that each person has limitless abilities, but each of us is different in our own way. What you may feel you lack in one regard may be more than compensated for in another. What you feel you lack in the present may become one of your strengths in the future.

May you see your future as one filled with promise and possibility. Learn to view everything as a worthwhile experience.

May you find enough inner strength to determine your own worth by yourself, and not be dependent on another's judgements of your accomplishments.

May you always feel loved.


by Sandra Sturtz Hauss


HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY TO EVERYONE....
Thanks for dropping by....
blessings and hugs.........lita

  
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SHARON10002 2/28/2013 5:40PM

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    you are so special Lita..thank you!!

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AQUAGIRL08 2/12/2013 6:31AM

    What a positive, feel good blog, Lita! Thank you for making my day!

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LIVINHEALTHY9 2/11/2013 7:13PM

    That was really nice, Lita

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    That was lovely, thank you. May you also be loved
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    Thank you LITA.

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CHUBRUB3 2/11/2013 12:50AM

    Love to you Lita!
You always make me smile and thankful I have you for a friend.
Many hugs.
I hope your doing well and keeping it going.
Hugs,
Angela

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PHOENIX1949 2/11/2013 12:21AM

    Beautiful blog. Thanks for sharing.

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    May you always feel loved, also.

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    Happy Valentine's Day to you too!

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JACKIE542 2/10/2013 11:26PM

    Such a wonderful blog, a true way that we should live our lives. Thank you. Happy Valentine's day, big hugs to you Lita. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TODAY'S THE DAY......

Sunday, February 03, 2013




TODAY'S THE DAY

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

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

  
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SHARON10002 2/28/2013 5:39PM

    Don't know how I managed to miss this one. Lita! This is terrific! I needed to read this today - synchronicity perhaps? I believe so . . . emoticon

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    I loved this - thank you for sharing.

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    you find the best things!! thank you for sharing!!

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    I read this first thing this morning and what a great way to start my today!

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PATRICIAAK 2/3/2013 11:44PM

    Life is more effective when we focus on the present.

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    Life is more effective when we focus on the present.

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AQUAGIRL08 2/3/2013 10:46PM

    Wonderful! It is so true and very good advice for all of us. Thank you for taking the time to share this blog with us!

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