Sunday, October 27, 2013
that we don't have to change friends if we understand that friends change.
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.
that it's not WHAT you have, but WHO you have in your life that counts the most.
that our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are,
but we are responsible for who we become.
that your life can be changed in a matter of seconds by people who you don't even know.
that no matter the consequences,
those who are honest with themselves, get farther in life.
that two people can look at the same thing and see something totally different.
that heroes are the people who do what has to be done
when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.
that you cannot make someone love you; all you can do is be someone who can be loved.
that sometimes the people you think might kick you when you're down,
will be the very ones to help you get back up.
that you CAN keep going long after you think you can't.
that sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry,
but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.
that we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.
that it isn't always enough to be forgiven by others ...
sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.
that there are people who love you dearly, but just don't know how to show it.
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.
that it's a process, not an event, for me to become the person I want to be.
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blessings and hugs.....lita
Sunday, October 20, 2013
MY SPECIAL ANGEL
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
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.
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blessings and hugs..............lita
Saturday, October 05, 2013
"I SEE GARBAGE TRUCKS"
Sixteen years ago I learned this lesson.
I learned it in the back of a New York City taxi cab.
This is what happened:
I hopped in a taxi, and we took off for Grand Central Station.
We were driving in the right lane when, all of a sudden,
a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us.
My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded,
and missed the other car by mere inches! The driver of
the other car, the guy who almost caused a big accident,
whipped his head around and started yelling bad words at us.
My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy.
And I mean, he was actually friendly!
So, I asked him, "Why did you just do that?
This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital!"
And this is when my taxi driver told me about
what I now call, "The Law of the Garbage Truck."
Many people are like Garbage Trucks.
They run around full of garbage, full of frustration,
full of anger, and full of disappointment.
As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it,
and if you let them, they'll dump it on you.
When someone wants to dump on you, don't take it personally.
Instead, just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on.
You'll be happier because you did.
So this was it: The "Law of the Garbage Truck."
I started thinking, how often do I let Garbage Trucks run right over me?
AND, how often do I then take their garbage and spread it
onto other people: at work, at home, on the streets?
It was that day I resolved, "I'm not going to do it anymore,"
then I, too, began to see Garbage Trucks.
Like in the movie "The Sixth Sense," the little boy said,
"I see Dead People" well, now "I see Garbage Trucks."
I see the load they're carrying ... I see them coming to drop it off.
And like my Taxi Driver, I don't make it a personal thing;
I just smile, wave, wish them well, and I move on.
One of my favorite football players of all time,
Walter Payton, did this every day on the football field.
He would jump up as quickly as he hit the ground after being tackled.
He never dwelled on a hit and was ready to make the next play his best.
Good leaders know they have to be ready for their next meeting.
Good parents know that they have to welcome
their children home from school with hugs and kisses.
Leaders and parents know that they have to be fully present,
and at their best for the people they care about.
The bottom line is that successful people do not let
Garbage Trucks take over their day.
WHAT ABOUT YOU?
What would happen in your life, starting today,
if you let more Garbage Trucks simply pass you by?
Here's my bet ... You'll be happier.
Life's too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, so ...
Love the people who treat you right;
Forget about the ones who don't.
Believe that everything happens for a reason.
If you get a chance ... take it and if it changes your life ... let it!
Nobody said it would be easy
They just promised it would be worth it!
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always appreciate your support.....
blessings and hugs.......lita
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