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"WHAT WILL MATTER"

Sunday, January 19, 2014




"WHAT WILL MATTER"

First Day of the Rest of Your Life
Ready or not, some day it will all come to an end.
There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours or days.
All the things you collected, whether treasured or forgotten
will pass to someone else.
Your wealth, fame and temporal power will shrivel to irrelevance.
It will not matter what you owned or what you were owed.
Your grudges, resentments, frustrations
and jealousies will finally disappear.
So too, your hopes, ambitions, plans and to-do lists will expire.
The wins and losses that once seemed so important will fade away.
It won't matter where you came from
or what side of the tracks you lived on at the end.
It won't matter whether you were beautiful or brilliant.
Even your gender and skin color will be irrelevant.
So what will matter?
How will the value of your days be measured?
What will matter is not what you bought
but what you built, not what you got but what you gave.
What will matter is not your success
but your significance.
What will matter is not what you learned
but what you taught.
What will matter is every act of integrity,
compassion, courage, or sacrifice
that enriched, empowered or encouraged others
to emulate your example.
What will matter is not your competence
but your character.
What will matter is not how many people you knew,
but how many will feel a lasting loss when you're gone.
What will matter is not your memories
but the memories that live in those who loved you.
What will matter is how long you will be remembered,
by whom and for what.
Living a life that matters doesn't happen by accident.
It's not a matter of circumstance but of choice.
Choose to live a life that matters.
~ 2003 By Michael Josephson







thanks for dropping my blog...
as always appreciate the support...
blessings and hugs.............lita

  
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    this was absolutely beautiful! emoticon

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JANNIEWANNIE 1/28/2014 9:27AM

    I loved this. Thank you for sharing. Have a healthy day. Hugs from J

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    emoticon thanks for sharing.

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GOSPELCLOWN 1/20/2014 11:40PM

    That tells it like it is!

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HONOURIA 1/20/2014 8:38PM

    What a prescient blog. I have been pondering the same matters. And you are right - I just hope it will have been enough.

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SEAWILLOW 1/20/2014 3:30PM

    So very true.

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CATIATM 1/20/2014 11:47AM

    You are a wise woman, Lita. Thanks for another wonderful blog!

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SCAROUSEL1 1/20/2014 10:45AM

    Thank you!

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LIVINHEALTHY9 1/20/2014 5:25AM

    Lovely.

Thank you!

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GOANNA2 1/20/2014 2:27AM

    Wonderful, wonderful Lita. Thanks for sharing.
I just want to also thank you for all your support
and wisdom.
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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 1/20/2014 1:02AM

    This is wonderful, it's just what I needed to read.

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DEE107 1/20/2014 12:27AM

    oh my how fitting this was for me thank you

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JANTHEBLONDE 1/19/2014 6:51PM

    Wow! What a beautiful blog post! Thanks for sharing!
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JACKIE542 1/19/2014 6:35PM

    Beautiful Lita, thanks again. I do choose to live a life that matters, I try everyday! emoticon emoticon

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AQUAGIRL08 1/19/2014 5:01PM

    Just the thing to inspire me as I start a new week! Thank you!

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TRAVELNISTA 1/19/2014 4:47PM

    WOW! Very thought provoking!

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WILLOW49 1/19/2014 3:43PM

    Great blog, Lita! Thanks for sharing with us :)

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    Great blog, Lita! Thanks for sharing with us :)

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I AM THE NEW YEAR.....

Saturday, January 11, 2014




I AM THE NEW YEAR

I am the New Year ...
I am an unspoiled page in your book of time.
I am your next chance at the art of living.

I am your opportunity to practice
what you have learned about life
during the last twelve months.

All that you sought
and didn't find is hidden in me,
waiting for you to search it out
with more determination.

All the good that you tried for
and didn't achieve is mine to grant
when you have fewer conflicting desires.

All that you dreamed but didn't dare to do,
all that you hoped but did not will,
all the faith that you claimed but did not have -
these slumber lightly,
waiting to be awakened by the touch of a strong purpose.

I am your opportunity to make all things new.

I am the New Year!
~ Author Unknown






thanks so much for your continued support......
Without it i would not be here .............
everyday i plodding along ever so slowly towards my goals.....
blessings and hugs...........lita

ps: DD is doing well and back to work!
the kidney in SIL is working very well...........
he will return to work at the end of the month!

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GOANNA2 2/5/2014 5:21AM

    Have somehow been unsubscribed from your blogs.
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GOSPELCLOWN 1/20/2014 11:41PM

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

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CATIATM 1/16/2014 3:28AM

    Yay for 2014! Let's make new mistakes this year and not repeat the old!

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HONOURIA 1/12/2014 10:53PM

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SCAROUSEL1 1/12/2014 1:53PM

    Great poem! Thanks for the update! Keep on keepin' on!

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TRAVELNISTA 1/12/2014 9:50AM

    Nice!

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DEE107 1/12/2014 12:18AM

    so glad they are doing well Happy New Year

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2ABBYNORMAL 1/11/2014 11:59PM

    Beautiful poem and I am so happy that the health of your loved ones is improving.
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    That is wonderful that they are doing better. emoticon

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HEALTHYNEWPAIGE 1/11/2014 9:16PM

    Glad your family is doing well. Thanks for the great poem! emoticon

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WILLOW49 1/11/2014 9:05PM

    So glad to hear dd & sil are both doing well! Happy New Year!

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LIVINHEALTHY9 1/11/2014 8:48PM

    Lovely!

Good news about your family.



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CHUBRUB3 1/11/2014 3:44PM

    HAPPY NEW YEAR LITA!
Good news on the family, thanks for the update.
Nice blog.
Hugs,
Angela

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PHOENIX1949 1/11/2014 3:38PM

    Nice blog. Glad the DD and SIL are coming along fine. Thank you for all you do.

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    emoticon Thank you, so glad everything is going well, thanks for the update! emoticon

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SEAWILLOW 1/11/2014 2:52PM

    Wonderful news..said a prayer for your family.

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    Beautiful sentiment and so happy that DD & DSIL are healing and continuing to thrive emoticon emoticon

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HOPESINGH 1/11/2014 2:01PM

    Good to know everybody's doing well.
Have a happy and fruitful 2014!

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JANTHEBLONDE 1/11/2014 1:56PM

    I love your blog! Thanks for sharing!
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AQUAGIRL08 1/11/2014 1:24PM

    Nice poem! Thanks for posting.

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AURORADAWN5 1/11/2014 1:06PM

    Thanks for the hopeful wods on a new year full of possibilities. It sound like it' off to a good start for you and yours. May the whole year continue on the same theme of good news.

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CHANGE4FIT 1/11/2014 1:03PM

    Great News on the family-hope all continues well! Thanks for the inspirational blog-I was listening to Natasha Beddingfield's "Unwritten" during some strength training today and having similar thoughts about the new year. Blessing to you in 2014!
PJ

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MAKE THIS THE BEST YEAR EVER

Saturday, January 04, 2014




MAKE THIS
THE BEST YEAR EVER

Inspiration Online Magazine - Opening the Portal
I will no longer worry about yesterday.
It is in the past and the past will never change.
Only I can change by choosing to do so.
I will no longer worry about tomorrow.
Tomorrow will always be there, waiting for me to make the most of it.
But I cannot make the most of tomorrow without first making the most of today.
I will look in the mirror and I will see a person worthy of my respect and admiration.
This capable person looking back at me is someone I enjoy
spending time with and someone I would like to get to know better.
I will cherish each moment of my life.
I value this gift bestowed upon me in this world and I will unselfishly share
this gift with others. I will use this gift to enhance the lives of others.
I will take a moment to step off the beaten path and to revel in the mysteries I encounter.
I will face challenges with courage and determination. I will overcome what barriers
there may be which hinder my quest for growth and self-improvement.
I will take life one day at a time, one step at a time.
Discouragement will not be allowed to taint my positive self-image,
my desire to succeed or my capacity to love.
I walk with renewed faith in human kindness.
Regardless of what has gone before,
I believe there is hope for a brighter and better future.
I will open my mind and my heart.
I will welcome new experiences. I will meet new people.
I will not expect perfection from myself nor anyone else ... perfection does not
exist in an imperfect world. But I will applaud the attempt to overcome human foibles.
I am responsible for my own happiness and I will do things that make me happy.
I will admire the beautiful wonders of nature, listen to my
favorite music, pet a kitten or puppy, and soak in a bubble bath.
Pleasure can be found in the most simple of gestures.
I will learn something new; I will try something different;
I will savor all the various flavors life has to offer.
I will change what I can and the rest I will let go.
I will strive to become the best me I can possibly be.
I will live life this year in a way that
I can look back on it fondly and without regrets and
I WILL MAKE THIS THE BEST YEAR EVER!
~Author Unknown











thanks for dropping by.....
as always appreciate the support....
i have so much to be grateful and i am truly blessed.......
blessings and hugs..............lita

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2ABBYNORMAL 2/14/2014 5:55PM

    I haven't been able to keep up with my favorite blogs and you always have such inspirational blogs that I really enjoy.
It's my loss for not keeping up.
Awesome blog.
Very Belated Happy New Year!
Happy Valentine's Day!
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BOMBCHELL23 1/8/2014 7:36AM

    This was very inspiring especially starting a new year. Thank you for sharing and giving hope to all those who stop by to read it. Feel free to stop by and check out my new blog as well. There are so many positive aspects in this blog that are encouraging and uplifting.

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SMITTY4RL 1/7/2014 7:45PM

    Aw, this is a very nice blog--love the positive flow! Take care and I hope 2014 treats you well! Stay happy and healthy!

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PATRICIA_H 1/7/2014 6:28PM

    I know I haven't logged on in a long time ... but wanted to wish you a very happy new year. emoticon

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 1/7/2014 2:26AM

    So true, I wish you the best this year.

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GOANNA2 1/6/2014 2:11AM

    You have a wonderful year too my dear.
Thank you for all your support last year.
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HOPESINGH 1/5/2014 1:32PM

    Have a wonderful 2014, dear Lita! May all your wishes come true this year, and keep inspiring so many of us!
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SEAWILLOW 1/5/2014 12:41PM

    Been up all night..will read in small portions...Awesome

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DEE107 1/5/2014 12:21AM

    thank you

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    Thanks Lita!



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HEALTHYNEWPAIGE 1/4/2014 8:19PM

    All so true!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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JACKIE542 1/4/2014 7:28PM

    A wonderful positive blog, I always smile when I read them, thank you. We can make 2014 a great year, I am sure of it. emoticon emoticon

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    emoticon blog! Thank you!

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    Awesome blog! Thank you for posting! emoticon

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    I love you blog! I do believe 2014 is going to be the best year ever!
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LIGHT YOUR CANDLE FOR THE NEW YEAR......

Monday, December 30, 2013




LIGHT YOUR CANDLE FOR THE NEW YEAR

Light the candle in your soul,
Carry it into the dark.
If you find a flame that's lost its glow
Light it with a spark.
The flame only grows brighter
When it gives another light,
And a billion burning candles
Can drive away the night.
Believe in yourself to the depth of your being,
Nourish the talents your spirit is freeing.
Know in your heart when the going gets slow,
That your faith in yourself will continue to grow.
Don't forfeit ambition when others may doubt,
It's your life to live, you must live it throughout.
Learn from your errors, don't dwell in the past,
Never withdraw from a world that is vast.
Believe in yourself, find the best that is you,
Let your spirit prevail, "Steer a course that is true."
Hold up your candle for all to see,
Reach from shore to shore,
And light the world with kindness
Now and forever more!
by Author Unknown




My Wishes in 2014 for you....
God gives You..
12 Month of Happiness,
52 Weeks of Fun,
365 Days Success,
8760 Hours Good Health,
52600 Minutes Good Luck,
3153600 Seconds of Joy..and that's all! "




thanks so much for your suoport .....
blessings and hugs.............lita


  
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JANTHEBLONDE 1/4/2014 1:22PM

    I love you blog! I do believe 2014 is going to be the best year ever!
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LIVINHEALTHY9 1/1/2014 9:49PM

    Wishing all the very best in the New Year, Lita

Lovely blog to start 2014.

Thank you!

Jackie

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    Happy New Year to you Lita.
I hope this is the best year yet. emoticon emoticon

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    Happy New Year!

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HEALTHYNEWPAIGE 12/31/2013 1:02AM

    Thanks for sharing! Have a very happy New Year full of good health and happiness!!!

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DEE107 12/31/2013 12:11AM

    HAPPY NEW YEAR MY FRIEND

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    Here's wishing you all the best of the New Year an great success in 2014.
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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 12/30/2013 5:47PM

    That's beautiful! Happy New Year!


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    Very inspirational. I pray to God that I do get it right for 2014. Happy New year my friend! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JACKIE542 12/30/2013 4:25PM

    Thank you, very much needed this positive. I wish the same for you Lita, have the best ever New Year. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CATIATM 12/30/2013 2:34PM

    You continue to inspire me with your generous thoughts, Lita. Thank you!

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SPARKLING_SUSAN 12/30/2013 2:19PM

    Lita, what a beautifully positive post today! The poem is exceptional and the quotes are great; you've given us all a lovely gift!

In fact, if I may, I'm "stealing" the poem to share on my page (and save and read often!) and God bless whoever actually wrote the poem.

I wish you a Happy 2014, filled with joy, good health, peace and glorious abundance!
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    Happy New Year, Lita! Hope it brings you good health and happiness!
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TOONIE 12/30/2013 2:09PM

    Thank you for all of your inspirational blogs.

Wishing you happiness and good health in 2014!

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    Happy New Year!! I hope you have a wonderful year!
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The ABC's of Christmas

Wednesday, December 25, 2013






The ABC's of Christmas
by Author Unknown

A is for Angels
With halos so bright
Whose carols were heard
On that first Christmas Night

B is for Bells
So merrily ringing
Joy to the world
Is the message they're bringing

C is for Candles
That so brightly shine
To give a warm welcome
To your friends and mine

D is for Doorway
With garlands of green
To make Christmas merry
As far as they're seen

E is for Evergreens
With fragrance so rare
So plentiful at Christmas
Their scent fills the air

F is for Fun
The whole season long
From trimming the tree
To singing a song

G is for Greetings
A merry "hello"
With a heart full of love
For people we know

H is for Holly
With berries so red
To make into wreaths
To hang overhead

I is for Ice
On snow covered hills
Where sledding is fun
Along with the spills

J is for Jesus
The Christ child so dear
We honor his birth
On Christmas each year

K is for Kris Kringle
So merrily he stands
He is who they call Santa
In so many lands

L is for Lanterns
I am sure that their light
Helped Mary and Joseph
That first Christmas Night

M is for Mary
Her heart full of love
For her little son Jesus
Who came from above

N is for Noel
The angels did sing
To herald the birth
of Jesus, our King

O is for Ornaments
So shining and bright
With lights on the tree
To sparkle at night

P is for Packages
With ribbons so gay
All 'round the tree
For our Christmas Day

Q is for Quiet
Christmas Eve Night
With snow covered hills
Glistening so bright

R is for Reindeer
Who pull Santa's sleigh
To your house, to my house
They know the way

S is for Shepherds
Who first saw the star
Over Bethlehem's manger
And followed it far

T is for Trees
We decorate so gay
Then wait for ole Santa
To hurry our way

U is for Universe
Where Christmas brings joy
To all in the world
To each girl and each boy

V is for Visiting
Friends near and far
We travel by plane
Or by bus, or by car

W is for Wise Men
Who brought gifts so rare
And knelt down and worshiped
The child they found there

X is for X-mas
Or Christmas by full name
No matter the language
It all means the same

Y is for Yule Logs
Whose bright sparks fly high
To give a warm welcome
To friends passing by

Z is for Zeal
We show at this time
In giving to others
And loving mankind









thanks so much for your support on my blog..........
wishing you and yours all the blessings of Christmas......
.blessings and hugs.................lita

  
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    Merry Christmas Lita. Hope your day was filled with blessings.
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    Merry Christmas Lita. I enjoy your uplifting Blogs and Comments and Goodies.

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    Merry Christmas Lita!!

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TRAVELNISTA 12/25/2013 11:18AM

    Nice! Love it!

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    Merry Christmas Lita! I hope you have a wonderful day!
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    Thank you Lita, love the poem. Merry Christmas. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CATIATM 12/25/2013 2:57AM

    Merry Christmas, Lita!

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 12/25/2013 2:26AM

    How wonderful. Thank you for sharing.
Merry Christmas!
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WILLOW49 12/25/2013 1:51AM

    Thanks for sharing with us :)
Merry Christmas!
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    Merry Christmas!

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DEE107 12/25/2013 1:34AM

    thank you so much love it

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HEALTHYNEWPAIGE 12/25/2013 1:02AM

    Perfect! Thanks for sharing!!

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    I love this poem! Thank you for sharing.
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