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Sunday, February 03, 2013


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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GOANNA2 2/8/2013 8:03AM

    I loved this - thank you for sharing.

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 2/6/2013 1:07PM

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

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LIVINHEALTHY9 2/4/2013 4:01AM

    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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PATRICIAAK 2/3/2013 11:43PM

    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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JACKIE542 2/3/2013 4:02PM

    Very nice, always feel better when I read your posts, thank you. emoticon

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SEAWILLOW 2/3/2013 2:26PM

    Great blog!

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WILLOW49 2/3/2013 1:48PM

    I love this, and it's just what I needed to read today!
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Sunday, January 27, 2013


It isn't the size of
your house as such
That matters so much at all;
It's the gentle hand
and its loving touch,
That make it great or small.

The friends who come
and the hour they go,
Who out of your house depart,
Will judge it not
by the style you show,
But rather by the size of your heart.

It isn't your status
in life so much,
It isn't the wealth you found,
That will make you happy
it's how you touch
The lives that are all around.

For making money is not hard
To live life well is an art:
How people love you,
how they regard,
Is all in the size of your heart
~Author Unknown

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

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HAWTGRANNY2014 2/2/2013 10:37PM

    Love that poem. I love to write poems because it is your heart speaking.. you are a very special person with a lot to say. Keep on speaking and I will keep my ear open.
Have a great day and an awesome week. Pam

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PATRICIAAK 1/29/2013 1:20AM

    warmed my heart

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 1/28/2013 10:32AM

    Wonderful!! your blogs make my heart sing!!

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SEAWILLOW 1/28/2013 7:12AM

    Sooo very true! Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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JMALONE44 1/27/2013 7:15PM

    Wonderful! Love that! Have a great day Lita! emoticon emoticon

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WILLOW49 1/27/2013 7:12PM

    How lovely :) Thanks for sharing with us!

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Saturday, January 19, 2013


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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SEAWILLOW 1/20/2013 7:14AM

    Beautiful expression of friendship!

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    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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    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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Sunday, January 06, 2013


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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    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!

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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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KNYAGENYA 1/6/2013 6:36PM

    This is so true.

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Friday, December 28, 2012


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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DOGMOMMA2THREE 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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JACKIE542 12/28/2012 10:11PM

    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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