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START OVER

Sunday, September 22, 2013




START OVER

If you've started out in pursuit of your goal
If you've really tried with your heart and your soul,
But somehow things got out of control---
START OVER.

When you've tried your best to do what you should
And you thought this time that you surely would,
But once again, you didn't do good---
START OVER.

When you've worked so hard to follow a dieters way
And you fought to win a victory each day.
But one more time you went astray---
START OVER.

When you've tried so hard to yourself to be true
And do the things that you know you should do,
But once again you failed to come through---
START OVER.

When the road to success seemed much too long
And each temptation was oh so strong
And once again you gave in to wrong---
START OVER.

When you've told your friends what you planned to do
And trusted them to help you through
But soon discovered it's up to you---
START OVER.

When you know you must be physically fit,
But your hope seems gone and you're stuck in a pit
That's not the time for you to quit---
START OVER.

When the week seems long and successes few
And at weigh-in time you're feeling blue,
Remember tomorrow is just for you---
START OVER.

To start again means a victory's been won
And starting over again means a race well run
And starting over again proves it can be done
So don't just sit there---
START OVER

~~ Author Unknown ~








thanks for dropping by...
appreciate the support...
blessings and hugs....lita

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DOGMOMMA2THREE 10/4/2013 7:04PM

    I think each time we start over we have two choices - one is to let our setback make us quicker yo quit the next time or the other choice is to dust ourselves off, learn from our mistakes and sally forth emoticon

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HAWTGRANNY2014 10/2/2013 12:31PM

    Very nice lita. I need to do just that with our little lightworkers team. It needs a boost of energy. Lost 4 pounds this week. I appreciate all the support and love that you give everyone. Namaste, Pam

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    Beautiful... just like YOU emoticon

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BOBBI_260 9/29/2013 12:10PM

    Just what I needed to hear because I did Start Over on 9-21-13 thanks Lita.

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    Wow Did I ever need to read that! Thank you SO much ,I was feeling kind of out of it. I WILL start over . emoticon emoticon

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AQUAGIRL08 9/24/2013 8:46AM

    A perfect way to start the day! Thanks for sharing!

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ANATASHIKI 9/24/2013 8:26AM

    exactly what I needed today , I'll take it as a sign emoticon emoticon

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HONOURIA 9/23/2013 10:56PM

    sure does apply to me.

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    Inspiring! Thanks. emoticon

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HOPESINGH 9/23/2013 3:42AM

    Thanks Lita for this very timely message! emoticon

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KELPIE57 9/23/2013 2:13AM

    Thank you, a message I needed to hear

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PATRICIAAK 9/23/2013 2:01AM

    super! thanks. you post such uplifting, inspiring writings!

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 9/23/2013 1:03AM

    That is wonderful. Thank you!

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DEE107 9/23/2013 12:09AM

    love this poem thank you for sharing

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FLEMIDG 9/23/2013 12:08AM

    Thanks for that lovely poem. I needed to hear that. Hope you had a great weekend.

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PHOENIX1949 9/22/2013 10:26PM

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this blog -- so needed this. Thank you.

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GOSPELCLOWN 9/22/2013 10:23PM

    Never say quit!

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    Thanks Lita, we should never give up, WE CAN always start over. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CHANGE4FIT 9/22/2013 7:38PM

    Thanks, I needed, really needed, this!

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    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon GREAT BLOG! Just what I needed to hear!

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SOPHIEDO13 9/22/2013 7:18PM

    That's what I've been doing the last 2 days I fell down and now I'm starting over again. Thanks for the blog it was just what I needed to hear affirmation !!

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LIVN2BFIT 9/22/2013 7:13PM

    never give in, never give up...who said 'do-overs' were just for kids' games???!!!

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    And NEVER give up!!! emoticon

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DON'T QUIT

Sunday, September 15, 2013

DON'T QUIT




"Everyone has potential... It is an infinite resource that cannot be exhausted, but can be lost
in the clouds of fear and complacency. It may take courage to embrace the possibilities of
your own potential, but once you've flown past the summit of your fears,
nothing will seem impossible." Michael McKee




DON'T QUIT

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill ...
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must — But Don't You Quit!

Life is strange with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns ...
And many a fellow turns about,
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don't give up through the pace seems slow
You may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than
It seems to a faint and faltering man ...
Often the struggler has given up,
When he might have captured the victor's cup,
And he learned too late when the night came down
How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt ...
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems afar.
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit ...
It's when things seem the worst
That You Mustn't Quit!
~William Murray Angus






thanks for dropping by...
appreciate your support!!
have a great week ahead...
blessings and hugs.............lita

  
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BOBBI_260 9/29/2013 12:15PM

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GOSPELCLOWN 9/18/2013 10:48PM

    When a friend of mine was handed divorce papers, 3 different people gave him this poem.

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CHANGE4FIT 9/18/2013 8:17AM

    Always inspiring-thank you!
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1AVERY 9/17/2013 8:54PM

    LITA you always have great things to write about so much motivation and inspiration for us all.
It has been almost a year since our meeting. Teri emoticon emoticon

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CATIATM 9/16/2013 12:04PM

    I love how you turn "don't quit" into "do it". That's a great message, Lita. Thank you!

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SDTOHIO 9/16/2013 9:42AM

    Great message! A great way to star off the week! emoticon Thank you for sharing! emoticon

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ANATASHIKI 9/16/2013 9:30AM

    as long as you breathe it means you didn't quit emoticon

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    Great message! emoticon

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TEXASGIRL48 9/16/2013 7:19AM

    Thanks Lita. As usual you always know the right poem to post. I have been really backsliding and am now only about 20 pounds from the surgery weight. I am really thinking about having the band removed and possibly getting a sleeve. How are you and have you done any other bariatric surgeries?

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 9/16/2013 2:16AM

    So true. Thanks! emoticon

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DEE107 9/16/2013 12:29AM

    thank you when I need this the most thanks

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DIDMIS 9/15/2013 11:29PM

    emoticon Lita. I have read this poem before but it is always good.


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PATRICIAAK 9/15/2013 11:13PM

    absolutely

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2ABBYNORMAL 9/15/2013 10:23PM

    I need a great push to get started and then I'll never quit.
Loved the poem.
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    So true, should never quit, thanks for another inspiring message. emoticon

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WILLOW49 9/15/2013 9:15PM

    Never, ever, ever, ever quit!

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    Thanks, Lita.

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    emoticon Reminders are always welcome! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CHUBRUB3 9/15/2013 5:59PM

    THE BEST MESSAGE ANYONE CAN IMPART TO ANOTHER ON THIER PATH TO SUCCESS.
Thanks Lita!
Hugs,
Angela

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NELLIEH1 9/15/2013 4:39PM

    Thanks for leaving an inspiration for the week(s) to come on why we should not quit, but commit... emoticon Well done!

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SOPHIEDO13 9/15/2013 1:54PM

    Wonderful poem. I'll remember that don't give up, in so many aspects of my life .... I keep trying. emoticon

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    blessings and hugs to you

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THE JOYFUL THINGS.......

Sunday, September 08, 2013

THE JOYFUL THINGS





10 Life Lessons Learned
From a Grove of Giant Sequoias


In the hushed silence of the forest deep within Sequoia National Forest, life lessons were whispered from amazing heights as these elderly giants grew magnificently heavenward.

1. Be ever observant and aware of the Majesty that surrounds you.

2. A spirit of wonder and childlike delight will serve you and your community in ways that an adult may not understand until taking action and dwelling deeply in this spirit.

3. Beauty of this magnitude is effortless. It manifests simply by being, not by striving or struggling.

4. Growth continues over time, whether the life span is 15 years, 50 years, 85 years or 2,000 years, like the oldest Sequoias. When growth stops, breath stops.

5. Surrounding yourself with others who share a similar mission and message will increase the effectiveness of each one of you. You will encourage each other's growth, support each other's vision and purpose, and in allowing each other to be who you were meant to be, the outcome is a masterpiece that could not be accomplished as a solo act.

6. Choose the soil you plant your seed in carefully. Sequoias need a very specific soil to root in and remain healthy. Tend your soil. Plant yourself with loving care, not fearful acceptance of what is offered.

7. Delight in hospitality as you share what you offer to people who come to enjoy and learn from you. Spread your beauty and knowledge. Allow others to bask in your shade, soak up your radiance and take lots of notes and pictures.

8. Give shelter and comfort with care and compassion. Invite people to become empowered to their own brand of greatness, without expectation. Gratefully receive the same from someone else in your circle of friends and associates.

9. Remain steadfast and deeply rooted. Do not follow fads or false teachers. Listen carefully. Dance with the wind but do not be swayed by it.

10. Believe that the qualities you possess are truly magnetic. People will be amazed. They will travel for miles to hear the message: to see it, touch it, dwell in it, and breathe it in, deeply.


by Julie Jordan Scott


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

  
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GOSPELCLOWN 9/18/2013 10:49PM

    Beautiful

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2ABBYNORMAL 9/9/2013 11:30PM

    Great life lessons.
I've heard of the sequoia trees and know they live a very long time, but I've never seen one like those in the picture.
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HONOURIA 9/9/2013 8:35PM

    I have to keep reminding myself of the importance of generativity. It matters.

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 9/9/2013 2:32PM

    That was awesome. Thanks for sharing it.

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SDTOHIO 9/9/2013 10:10AM

    Thank you so much for the blog. My husband just loves tree's when ever we go walking he tell me about the trees.

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LIVINHEALTHY9 9/8/2013 7:46PM

    Lovely sentiments!

Thanks, Lita as always.

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LIVINHEALTHY9 9/8/2013 7:46PM

    Lovely sentiments!

Thanks, Lita as always.

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JACKIE542 9/8/2013 7:05PM

    Just beautiful, and so are the Sequoias I have been at Sequoia National park many times so magical. Love the 10 lessons. Have a great Sunday Lita, thank you. emoticon

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    How great! Thanks so much for sharing with us today!
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1HAPPYSUSAN 9/8/2013 3:10PM

    This is lovely! I hope to see those old growth sequoias one day. Thank you so much for sharing this today.

Enjoy your Sunday and have a great week!

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LDHAWKE 9/8/2013 3:00PM

    I'm so happy that somebody recognizes these majestic trees. They are astounding, as are your lessons learned. Thank you for posting your thoughts.

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We Are All Sparkling Jewels

Tuesday, August 27, 2013





We Are All Sparkling Jewels

Though only a boy of 12, Silas Harper exhibited all the characteristics that ingratiated his elders. It was hard not to like the kid — cheerful, enthusiastic, diligent, helpful — your typical boy scout type. His family eked out a meagre existence on a less than desirable piece of property on the outskirts of town. The rocky outcrops on the small Arkansas farm did not bode well for wheat or corn, so the Harpers did what they could with some livestock and doing odd jobs for the other families in town. Silas, as always, did more than his share to help with the chores.

As he grew into adulthood, his ambitions and charm grew too. Some thought he would become a banker or lawyer. But Silas had bigger dreams than that. "My dad's farm is a nice place, but what would I do with that property?" he asked friends. He didn't get any arguments. The farm was hardly workable and for all intents and purposes was "good for nuttin."

By the time he was 19, Silas had saved enough money to board the train and head west to seek his fame and fortune. He set up an import business in San Francisco and was not only well received by the business community there, but achieved success in a relatively short time. Colleagues liked and trusted him. It seemed that luck was on his side, until several years later when he stood on the street and cried while he watched a fire destroy his business. Everything he had worked for had gone up in smoke.

The Worst Day of My Life

But nothing and no one would ever stand in his way. "I must say that I thought that was the worst day of my life," Silas later recalled, "but that wasn't the only setback I experienced as destiny handed me my fate." Indeed, Silas spent the next forty years spanning the globe, living in exotic places, and putting deals together. However, he was overtaken with illness, dishonest business partners, and other misfortunes.

He sought peace and contentment by eventually finding his way back home. The old homestead had been boarded up for many years, and the farmhouse was in desperate need of repair. But Silas enjoyed the company of his old friends, and he invested what he had to fix the place up.

One spring day, Silas was relaxing in his rocking chair on the back porch of the old farmhouse. It was a nice day. But something was about to happen that would make it very special. A glint of sunlight had caught his eye. It caused him to look up and search the rocky field. Silas caught the spot in the field where the ray of light had come from. He got up, walked over to the spot, knelt down, and saw something. "At that point," he said, "I tried to look more closely. My eyesight hadn't been the best, so I got my spectacles out. I can't say I know one rock from another, but I've been around enough to think I knew what I was looking at."

Within a week, geologists from a state university had confirmed his find. Silas was looking at a diamond. But that's not all. They had surveyed his property and discovered the place was littered with diamonds — so many in fact, that Silas was now sitting on the largest diamond field in North America. That worthless piece of rock infested earth — the same one that Silas had forsaken decades before for opportunity in distant lands — turned out to be one of the most valuable pieces of real estate anywhere. If Silas was bitter before, he could only kick himself now. "If I had only known," he told friends, "that my riches were not only right in front of me, but given to me early, I would have lived my life very differently."

You Already Have the Key

As a rich celebrity, Silas spent the remaining years of his life going to schools and telling students the lessons he learned. They listened intently. "Don't think for a minute that what you are looking for is down that track, or over the next hill. Don't be fooled into thinking that someone else has what you want. Yes, strive for what you seek. Work hard and honestly for what you want. But don't blind yourself to what you can find in front of you right now! You already have the key to unlock the treasures.

"It took me a lifetime to discover the secret I am telling you now. Please don't misunderstand. I'm not telling you to go to the trouble of running outside with a shovel. No, it's much easier than that. You don't even have to get your hands dirty! The trick to finding your treasure involves opening your eyes, and opening your heart. Look in front of you, and within you. Some of you are afraid to look because you have grown comfortable struggling with troubles you've come to expect.

"Believe me when I tell you that you have been given everything you need. You already own the gifts you seek. Don't spend your lifetime seeking your happiness, when in reality, you already have the means to it. Everyone is good at something, and you'll come to find out that the more you share your treasures, the shinier they get, and the more valuable they become. We can become rich beyond imagination when we discover that WE ARE ALL SPARKLING JEWELS."
~ Lee Simonson ~


www.skywriting.net/inspirational/sto
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it has been quite a while since i have updated everyone......
since having the band removed i gained some weight but not as much as i thought i might which is a good thing.....am feeling so much better ......than i have been in quite a very long time......i have a new endocrinologist who is helping me with the hypothyroid,weightloss, and diabetes...this is a most recent development......although the dr's are not convinced that am a true diabetic didn't realize there was a difference!!!! i am also seeing an ob/gyn dr as with one of the problems i was having after the band was removed was severe heartburn which still lingers today.....on the ultra sound they found a large ovarian cyst??? but the thinking at the moment is to watch and leave things alone for now as i have no real symptoms etc...so that is up in the air at the moment am going shortly for my 3rd pelvic ultra sound......with this new endocrinologist i have been feeling much better and am slowly losing some weight finally getting off those very long months of plateaus with no real changes so that to me is the most fantastic change occuring at the moment.....it is not much but for sure it is something........i have felt many times to just give up and forget this journey as if often brought times of feeling i could not accomplish the impossible.......so glad i didn't let those feeling come to pass.....
thanks is it in a nutshell......
thanks so much for dropping by and offering your support..
i truly appreciate it so much as it helps all as we journey here togteher.........
could not have done it without each and everyone here at Sparkpeople.....
blessings and hugs...............lita

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    Lita, I hope you are feeling better emoticon .I hope you continue to get the medical care you need. You are a warrior and a very uplifting person. emoticon Thank you for sharing your post and take care.

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2ABBYNORMAL 8/31/2013 4:38PM

    I have read the story about the diamond but it is always well worth reading again.
I wasn't aware of your health issues, but I'm glad you're sharing them.
I am happy to hear that you have found doctors who are working hard with you.
Your blogs are always inspiring to me and give me great guidance for thought.
I hope and pray that you're feeling better as soon as possible.
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BUFFYSMOM2 8/30/2013 4:24PM

    Thanks for the update. I'm so glad you're starting to feel better.

The diamond story was FABULOUS! Thank you so much for sharing!

Have a great weekend!
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LIVINHEALTHY9 8/29/2013 6:44AM

    Thanks for the wonderful story, Lita.

And also updating us on what is happening with you.
Glad you like your new Dr. and wishing you nothing but the best in all aspects of your life.

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GOSPELCLOWN 8/29/2013 12:43AM

    Loved the message for today AND keep on finding out what you can do with the doctors' help to move toward better health.

YOU CAN DO IT!

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HONOURIA 8/28/2013 10:50PM

    Gee, I didn't know your background, so I am surprised to read the update. It sounds like there is a mixed bag of blessings there. I am praying all goes well.
blessings,
honouria

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SAM60SUMTHINK 8/28/2013 10:16PM

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What a truly inspirational story, Lita! Thank you for sharing it!
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Since joining SP, the rollercoaster has taken many turns for you; I can only pray that discovery of the cyst leads to positives not yet foreseen.

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1MIN17SECB412PM 8/28/2013 5:50PM

    So inspirational. It's more than wonderful to hear that you too, while fighting your battles, were tormented to quit on top of every physical shred of evidence (even a possible *false* diagnosis) but... regardless of being PUSHED to the edge... though you nearly gave in to those feelings of way too much to continue and too overwhelming, you reached out - reached in - reached UP, and here you are, STANDING. Still supporting us while you, yourself, have wrestled behind the scenes. Thank you for hanging on, my friend. There would be DARK in many of our lives (mine for sure) if your journey just VANISHED from our eyes. emoticon

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WILLOW49 8/28/2013 1:45PM

    So glad you are now working with a good endocrinologist. Looks like he's a big help to you!
I hope everything continues to go well for you!
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CHANGE4FIT 8/28/2013 9:06AM

    Glad to hear your update, Lita. Hope things continue well. Your positive presence here on Spark is most appreciated and I look forward to your daily updates and blogs and challenges!
PJ

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NELLIEH1 8/28/2013 4:52AM

    emoticon Thank you for the encouragement to be who GOD made each one of us to be. So glad, too, that you are doing much better! emoticon

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 8/28/2013 1:48AM

    What a beautiful story. Thank you for sharing it.

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PATRICIAAK 8/28/2013 1:23AM

    You're a jewel and an example

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DEE107 8/28/2013 12:21AM

    glad you have a doctor to work with you keeping you in my prayers my friend hugs

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JACKIE542 8/28/2013 12:15AM

    Beautiful story Lita. We should see what we have right in front of us yes we are all sparkling jewels. Happy about your update, glad you are feeling better, so glad you did not give up.
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PHOENIX1949 8/28/2013 12:10AM

    What a GEM you are for sharing such a great photo and story. Best wishes for getting the long list of medical concerns under control.
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CHUBRUB3 8/27/2013 11:50PM

    So happy to hear your update Lita!
Excellent news that you are getting looked after finally and finding some much needed support.
You are a DIAMOND my friend.
Hugs,
Angela


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UMBILICAL 8/27/2013 11:34PM

  Shine On!

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How Do You Handle Adversity?

Sunday, August 18, 2013




How Do You Handle Adversity?

A daughter complained to her father about her life and how things have been so hard for her. She didn't know how she was going to make it and she wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed that just as one problem was solved, another arose.

Her father, a chef, took her to the kitchen. There he filled three pots with water, put them on the stove and placed the fire on high. Soon the three pots came to a boil.

In one pot he placed carrots, in the other he placed eggs, and in the last he placed ground coffee beans. He let them sit and boil, without saying a word.

The daughter sucked her teeth and impatiently wondered what he was trying to do. She had problems and he was making this strange concoction.

A half an hour later, he walked over to the stove and turned down the fire. He pulled the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. He pulled the eggs out and placed them in another bowl. Then he ladled the coffee out and placed it in a third bowl.

Turning to her he asked, "Darling what do you see?"

Smartly, she replied, "Carrots, eggs, and ground coffee beans."

He brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did so and noted that they were soft. He then asked her to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg. Finally, he asked her to sip the coffee. Her face frowned from the strength of the coffee.

Humbly, she asked, "What does it mean Father?"

He explained:

"Each of them faced the same adversity, 212 degrees of boiling water. However each reacted differently.

The carrots went in strong, hard, and unrelenting. But after going into boiling water, they softened and became weak.

The eggs were fragile. Their thin outer shells protected a liquid center. But after sitting in the boiling water, their insides became hardened.

The coffee beans are unique, however. After they were in the boiling water, they became stronger and richer."

"Which are you?" he asked his daughter.

When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond?

Are you like the carrots, eggs, or coffee beans?

Are you the carrots that seem hard, but with the smallest amount of pain, adversity, or heat you wilt and become soft with no strength?

Are you the eggs, which start off with a malleable heart, a fluid spirit? But after a death, a breakup, a divorce, or a layoff you became hardened and stiff? Your shell looks the same but you become so bitter and tough, with a stiff spirit and heart, internally.

Or are you like the coffee beans? The beans don't reach their peak flavor and robustness until they are in water that reaches 212 degrees Fahrenheit. When the water gets the hottest, they just taste better.

When things are at their worst, do you get better? When people complain the most, do your praises increase? When the hour is the darkest and trials are at their greatest, does your worship elevate to another level?

How do you handle adversity?

Are you a carrot, an egg, or coffee bean?

--- Author Unknown ---





  
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2ABBYNORMAL 8/27/2013 12:10AM

    Wow. This is incredible. I really need to reread it a lot.
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SDTOHIO 8/22/2013 9:24AM

    Wow hard hitting! This really makes you look at yourself. I must say I have had plenty of events I wished I handle differently . I pray that I learn to be a better person. Thank you for sharing this post. I bet it could help a lot of people.

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CATIATM 8/21/2013 10:15PM

    Hmmm .... I think I'm an éclair. Crusty on the outside but deliciously soft and tasty on the inside. emoticon

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MSANITAL 8/20/2013 8:37AM

    This hit me so hard.. I am going through a rough patch right now.. not sure why when everything is going so well for me.. these past few weeks and then I stepped on the scale yesterday and it said I was up 7lbs.. I knew it was not so.. either the my scale was broke at home or the scale at the gym was off.. either way it really blew my mind all day. I started to doubt all my hard work this Summer, kickboxing, riding my bike 21 miles 3x a week, walking/jogging, weight lifting and eating clean really clean. I think yesterday I was an carrot, and an egg that was for sure.. I want to be that coffee bean.. I am going to be that coffee bean this really is what I needed to read today..
Thank you and I hope you don't mind I am sharing this on my blog or facebook page.. Thanks..
Hugs.. your my angel today you saved me..

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NISSANGIRL 8/20/2013 7:35AM

    I loved this!!! Thanks so much for posting!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LIVINHEALTHY9 8/20/2013 6:27AM

    emoticon Very nice!

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TONYARM 8/20/2013 1:03AM

    Love that! Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 8/19/2013 11:52PM

    That is awesome, thanks!

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WILLOW49 8/19/2013 11:43AM

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1MIN17SECB412PM 8/19/2013 11:27AM

    I'm grateful you 'do' what you 'do' and for how you present uplifting and encouraging words. If I never join another SP team or visit another blog, I think it would not effect me like never having the opportunity to read another one of your caring sharing(s). emoticon

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DEE107 8/19/2013 12:10AM

    thank you love it

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JAMER123 8/18/2013 11:44PM

    Very powerful insight on adversity. Great blog, LITA!
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CHANGE4FIT 8/18/2013 11:24PM

    Thank you-

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NELLIEH1 8/18/2013 10:20PM

    Good insights and illustrations of ways to walk in times of adversity or affliction. It all starts with how we think and then what we choose to say and do. Thanks emoticon

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HEALTHYNEWPAIGE 8/18/2013 9:23PM

    Very thought-provoking. Love the visuals. Thanks Lita! emoticon

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TRAVELNISTA 8/18/2013 9:04PM

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TLG71567 8/18/2013 8:06PM

    Very inspiring. It reminds me of a poem about attitudes that I read years ago. Thanks for sharing this.

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HONOURIA 8/18/2013 7:55PM

    Hm....don't know exactly what to say about this. Wouldn't know where to put myself emoticon

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ARIZONA33 8/18/2013 5:48PM

    Thank you for sharing such an inspiring story and wonderful pictures. I think we have all been the carrot, egg and coffee bean at one point or another. Sometimes a bit of all three together in some situations. I agree with PATRICIAAK that I would tend to be tea leaves most of the time with a bit of healing, peace keeping and relaxing powers.

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PHOENIX1949 8/18/2013 4:06PM

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JACKIE542 8/18/2013 12:24PM

    Love this, I try and do my best everyday, but I have been carrots, eggs and coffee, I like coffee the best. Thank you Lita, also love the first quote, we are responsible for our choices, we need to remember that. emoticon emoticon

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HAWTGRANNY2014 8/18/2013 11:53AM

    great blog. I love the bird flying. I do believe In the impossible. too many things happen not to believe.

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WORKNPROGRESS49 8/18/2013 11:53AM

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MRSJERRYBUSH 8/18/2013 11:43AM

    Such an inspiring blog!

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PATRICIAAK 8/18/2013 11:41AM

    Actually, I'm more tea leaves than any of the others - similar to coffee but having healing properties.

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DRASADAF 8/18/2013 11:19AM

    Wow lovely blog

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EWL978 8/18/2013 10:59AM

    I love it!! I tend to be a carrot, an egg, AND a coffee bean, depending on the moment!

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Keep on keeping on and let me know how you're doing...........

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AMYISSUCCEEDING 8/18/2013 10:52AM

    Very Nice Poem. Thank you for sharing.
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