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HOW TO STAY YOUNG

Sunday, August 11, 2013



HOW TO STAY YOUNG


1. Try everything twice ...
Once seen on a tombstone epitaph: "Tried everything twice — loved it both times!"

2. Spend time with cheerful friends ...
The grouches and complainers will pull you down.

3. Keep learning ...
Learn more about crafts, computers, gardening, whatever.
"An idle mind is the devil's workshop" — and the devil's name is Alzheimer's!

4. Enjoy the simple things ...
When the children are young, that is all that you can afford.
When they are in college, that is all that you can afford.
When you are on retirement, that is all that you can afford!

5. Laugh often, long and loud — laugh until you gasp for breath ...
If you have a friend who makes you laugh, spend lots of time with him or her.

6. The tears happen — endure, grieve, and move on ...
The only person who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be alive while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love ...
Whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever — your home is your refuge.

8. Cherish your health ...
If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9. Don't take guilt trips ...
Take a trip to the mall, to the next state, or even to another country, but NOT to Guilt City.

10. Tell the people you love that you love them ...
at every opportunity.

AND ALWAYS REMEMBER ...
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.

~Author Unknown

thanks so much for dropping by blog....
appreciate your support...
blessings and hugs..........lita

  
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CATIATM 8/17/2013 8:09AM

    As always, this is a lovely blog, Lita!

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    Been missing in action for some time now, but ready to resume my journey to wellness. You are such a positive influence! emoticon

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 8/13/2013 1:20AM

    Such great advice there. Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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    thank you

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2ABBYNORMAL 8/11/2013 9:49PM

    More great messages!
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HONOURIA 8/11/2013 8:45PM

    “When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.”
― Henri J.M. Nouwen, The Road to Daybreak: A Spiritual Journey

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PATRICIAAK 8/11/2013 8:10PM

    absolutely

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LIVINHEALTHY9 8/11/2013 7:58PM

    Great words to live by.
Lovely post, Lita

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SOPHIEDO13 8/11/2013 6:14PM

    Very nice !! emoticon

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    Loved every bit of this blog! emoticon

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JACKIE542 8/11/2013 5:15PM

    Just wonderful, truly the way we should all live everyday. Thank you Lita emoticon emoticon

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DESERTDREAMERS 8/11/2013 4:30PM

    Terrific - thanks so much for sharing!

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HAWTGRANNY2014 8/11/2013 3:23PM

    Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.

~Author Unknown
Love that. There are too many moments that we let get away before we realize what a treasure that moment was. thanks Lita as always your blogs are uplifting.

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SYLPHINPROGRESS 8/11/2013 3:12PM

    Lita, this is a really nice one, including that wicked cat at the top. "Life is not measured..." reminds me of John Lennon's take on it:

And in the end,
the love you take is equal to
the love you make.

Laurie

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1MIN17SECB412PM 8/11/2013 2:08PM

    Oh, my dear friend, this is exactly what I wanted/needed to hear today - not so much for the *young* how to, but for the gr8 wisdom and HELP it gives me to STAY alert to my thoughts and keep out the negative.

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Achieve Your Dreams.....

Sunday, August 04, 2013





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.







thanks so much for your support and dropping by.....
blessings and hugs............lita

  
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A10TIVTRTL 8/21/2013 9:29PM

    This was like a shot in the arm for me. Thanks!


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    Another awesome blog! emoticon

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GOSPELCLOWN 8/7/2013 11:45PM

    I can't seem to pick my favourite from your list.

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HONOURIA 8/6/2013 12:10AM

    Wow. This is an impressive list. Love the: Just because the water is calm doesn't mean there are no crocs. Heh. Ain't it the truth, LOL!

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2ABBYNORMAL 8/5/2013 7:28PM

    Great messages.
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    Thank you. This was GREAT!
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    GREAT blog!

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LIVINHEALTHY9 8/5/2013 3:52AM

    Very nice, Lita.

Thanks.

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 8/5/2013 2:04AM

    I so needed this right now. Thanks!

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PATRICIAAK 8/5/2013 12:37AM

    appreciate this

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FLEMIDG 8/5/2013 12:29AM

    Love it. Thanks so much for sharing. Good words to live by.

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    Thank you for all the words of wisdom. All wonderful emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    thank you so sharing

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HAWTGRANNY2014 8/4/2013 11:50PM

    Nice. Love the bright cheery sunshine. Wishing you a sunny day and a life full of rainbows to bring out the colors of life.

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Inside You Lies Greatness......

Sunday, July 28, 2013





Inside You Lies Greatness

In each of you, there is a seed;
A seed of vast potential,
A place beyond the ego mind,
A place so rich and fertile
That you can smell its rich fragrance
Like after a cool summer rain.
You can feel this pulse of life
As it pulses through you.
This infinite part of you knows,
Like a beacon in the night.
It guides you on your journey...
Back home...
Back... to the Real You.
This greatness requires just one thing,
Your awareness.
Awareness through your breath,
Noticing in each moment,
How precious life really is
And how precious You really are;
For you are it's Source
And It is your beginning.
You now stand at the crossroads;
A crossroads of your old self
And the Real you.
Embrace this moment.
Embrace yourself as the creator in your life.
This is your essence.
Breathe it in...
Let it flow.
Let it just Be.
And so it is.

by Paul Bauer





  
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    Thanks for sharing! Greatness is in you too! emoticon

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    Awesome pep up! I really enjoyed reading this. emoticon

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    Thanks for the pep talk!!

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    Thank you!

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2ABBYNORMAL 7/30/2013 12:33AM

    I love the first picture with the message. It says it all.
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HONOURIA 7/29/2013 10:59PM

    I was thinking about this very thing today - serendipity.
For me, it is not so much permission as acceptance, and taking up the baton.

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AQUAGIRL08 7/29/2013 7:17PM

    It seems that you always know just when and what I need to read something! Another bullseye!

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WILLOW49 7/29/2013 1:02PM

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing with us!

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HAWTGRANNY2014 7/29/2013 10:55AM

    Great words to live by . Believe in yourself and you can do things beyond comprehension. don't back down from yourself but forge ahead. Sometimes we need those reminders to push forward. Some days I am ready for it and others I let myself down by losing faith in my abitlities.

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A10TIVTRTL 7/29/2013 8:34AM

    Great!

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LJCANNON 7/29/2013 7:51AM

    emoticon This is So Very TRUE, the Challenge is to Believe It!!!

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    Wow! This was great. Thanks!
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FLEMIDG 7/29/2013 12:49AM

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing.

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PATRICIAAK 7/29/2013 12:46AM

    amen

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    Oh I feel great now!! Thank you Lita. Love this. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    I love that. Thanks for sharing it. emoticon

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    thank you great blog

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CHUBRUB3 7/29/2013 12:10AM

    Greatness lies within.
Hugs!
Angela

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THE INVINCIBLE YOU......

Sunday, July 21, 2013



THE INVINCIBLE YOU


There's nothing to fear —-
you're as good as the best,
As strong as the mightiest, too;
You CAN win in every battle or test
For there's no one just like you.
There's only one you in the world today
'Cause nobody else, you see,
Can do your work in as fine a way:
You're the ONLY one there'll be!
So face the world, and all life is yours
To conquer and love and live,
And you'll find the happiness that endures
In just the measure you give.
There's nothing too good for you to possess,
Nor heights where you cannot go:
Your power is more than belief or guess —-
It is something you have to KNOW.
There is nothing to fear —-
you can and you will,
For you ARE the invincible you,
Set your foot upon the highest hill —-
There's NOTHING you cannot do.
~ Author Unknown ~








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

  
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AMYISSUCCEEDING 7/28/2013 9:01AM

    Very Nice Poem! Thank you for sharing.
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CHANGE4FIT 7/24/2013 8:31PM

    Always an inspiration rest stop on this blog-thanks, Lita!
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    You are are always an inspiration. emoticon

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    fantastic. Thank-you

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    thank you

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    Thank you SO much for this! Just what I needed to read today!
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    Lita..... There's no one just like you, either. You are emoticon!!

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LIVINHEALTHY9 7/21/2013 8:42PM

    Thanks Lita!

You have no idea how much this resonated with me today. It was just what I needed.

Hugs,
Jackie

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    Thank you for the inspiring message and pictures.
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HAWTGRANNY2014 7/21/2013 6:47PM

    Many blessings to you too LIta.

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JACKIE542 7/21/2013 5:02PM

    Love this as usual, sure made me feel good today, thank you. Also love the quote "there are only so many tomorrows" SO TRUE!! Big hugs to you Lita, emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SENDING YOU MY SPECIAL ANGEL.......

Sunday, July 14, 2013





SENDING YOU
MY SPECIAL ANGEL

Special Angel - Inspiration Line
I am sending you my special angel
On the wings of pure love,
One of exquisite beauty
From heaven above.
I am sending her to you
Just so you will know
I care so much about you
And wanted to tell you so.
I have called upon my angel
And am sending her to you
To comfort, love, and guide
In everything you do.
Her soft wings will gather
Close around your soul;
When you feel that touch
from "nowhere,"
It's then you will know.
She has promised to protect you,
To keep you safe from harm,
To take away the dark fears,
To make your heart light and warm.
Trust in your "angel"
You will feel her all around,
In your time of loneliness
Is when she will be found.
~Author Unknown

thanks for all your help,support and dropping by...
blessings and hugs.......lita

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CATIATM 7/24/2013 10:15PM

    Thanks for sharing uplifting thoughts, Lita!

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JUDITHANNIE 7/16/2013 3:19PM

    Thank you so much for the angel and poem love them both

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PHOENIX1949 7/15/2013 10:17PM

    How BEAUTIFUL!! emoticon

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    How BEAUTIFUL!! emoticon

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SOPHIEDO13 7/15/2013 12:34AM

    I definitely believe in Angels, and always could use one in times of Loneliness. I would like to add you as a friend, we have several mutual ones. emoticon

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DEE107 7/15/2013 12:15AM

    love it thanks for sharing

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SLIMMERJESSE 7/15/2013 12:13AM

    Sweet!

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CHUBRUB3 7/15/2013 12:11AM

    Hugs and love!
angela

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HEALTHYNEWPAIGE 7/14/2013 10:44PM

    Thanks Lita! You are a special angel for sending this to me! emoticon

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HAWTGRANNY2014 7/14/2013 10:20PM

    beautiful and so full of love. Thank you. I know you have an angel with you daily as we all do..

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2ABBYNORMAL 7/14/2013 9:47PM

    This is so beautiful. And right back at you.
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WILLOW49 7/14/2013 8:47PM

    What a beautiful angel! Thank you!!

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LIVINHEALTHY9 7/14/2013 8:25PM

    That's lovely, Lita.


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SEAWILLOW 7/14/2013 8:06PM

    Breath taking beautiful!

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DIDMIS 7/14/2013 8:00PM

    Beautiful Lita.

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PATRICIAAK 7/14/2013 7:38PM

    Appreciate receiving a special angel from her human counterpart.

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SHOAPIE 7/14/2013 7:09PM

    Thank you. I need one.

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HONOURIA 7/14/2013 6:49PM

    The picture is beautiful. I wonder if real angels are beautiful - but they must be.
Thanks so much for the lovely poem and wishes.
honouria

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    Thank you!


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    Thank you Lita, really love having a special angel. emoticon emoticon

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