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independence day......

Friday, July 04, 2008


LET FREEDOM RING

"Freedom is a condition of your heart. You can be captive amidst great wealth and free behind bars.
Do your fears, insecurities, beliefs and programs still control the way you choose to spend your days?
The true freedom in life is feeling free to think, act and speak according to the dictates of your heart.
So liberate your spirit from self-censure, self-judgment and anything other than appreciation of self.
Take a few minutes to appreciate the beautiful and courageous soul that you truly are ...

taken from the song indepence day by martina mcbride...............

  
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SAMODER 7/4/2008 5:53PM

    I am thinking that we all want freedom from an unhealthy lifestyle, so we can get out of the prison we've ourselves in.

Sam
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travel...............enjoy the trip

Thursday, June 26, 2008

i am working on me at the moment,trying to learn from the past so that i can understand and change the present................i just found this and thought it was worth sharing..................


But if you want more closeness; if you desire relationships that are deeper and broader, more meaningful and longer-lasting, then remember the word "travel."

T is for TRUST. Trust is the glue that holds people together (not Super Glue). A relationship will go nowhere without it.

R is for RESPECT. "Do not save your loving speeches for your friends till they are dead; do not write them on their tombstones, speak them rather now instead," writes Anna Cummins. It's about respecting others and letting them know that you value them.

A is for AFFECTION. Sometimes affection means love. Sometimes it means a touch. Always it means kindness.

V is for VULNERABILITY. Though we may feel afraid to let another too close, no relationship will go anywhere without risking vulnerability. Entrepreneur Jim Rohn says, "The walls we build around us to keep out the sadness also keep out the joy." And the love.

E is for EMOTIONAL INTIMACY. Learn to be open. Learn to communicate freely. What kinds of relationships you make are largely determined by how openly you have learned to communicate.

L is for LAUGHTER. Victor Borge got it right when he said, "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people." It's also the most enjoyable.

For relationships that can really go somewhere, just remember the word "travel." Then enjoy the trip

may this be of help to others too....................blessings and hugs.............lita

  
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POSITIVEKARMA 7/4/2008 6:31AM

    If only I could remember what each letter meant for a few moments every day. That was fantastic. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you for my gift, very nice.
As for travel I am going to do a bit of that, read my blog.
Happy 4th of July my friend.

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BURNSEE19 7/2/2008 11:01PM

    Thanks for the "travel" tip. It really spoke to me.
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GRAMMYSKIDS58 6/27/2008 11:22PM

    Thanks for sharing that. That pretty much says its all! Have a great weekend!!

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ROSEMARIE1965 6/27/2008 1:06PM

    this is great, you should post it on our team, thank you for sharing it with us. emoticon

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SAMODER 6/26/2008 1:07AM

    Thank you so much. Since I am in Texas and my husband is in Indiana this week, this seemed a great piece to email him. You're the emoticon

Sam

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BABYGURL26 6/26/2008 12:53AM

    i like the little statement you put up thats great.... i am glad things are going well for you....hugs miss you and i will keep in touch....Dodie

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saga continues

Saturday, June 21, 2008

i have had a few problems with the internet of late off and on...............saw the orth dr on tuesday............he basically said i have too good a range of motion.............for knee replacements at this time.............he said even doing partials i run the risk of having less range of motion than i have now.................so it's wait and see game........so back to the other orth dr to get to try synvisc injections to the knees.............am now working with two dieticians.............and have found that i was drinking too much water( 12 glasses/day)and depleting magnesium???who knew.................i'm still having problems with metalic taste and that is what she has concluded................she may be right as the taste is still there.....but not as much as before..............now that i have increased my magnesium..................will keep on........................plodding along..................blessings and hugs..................lita

  
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DANALYNV 6/24/2008 1:08PM

    Hi sweet Lita... I had that metalic taste last year when I was on Jenny Craig... my daughter and I thought and thought about what might be causing it and we came up with the fact that I'd been eating the little vitamin bars for several months... when I quit the taste went away. Are you eating anything like that... nutrition bars, or the like?

Anyway, I love ya... and I'm very proud to have you plodding along at my side on this endless journey.

Dana

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SKINNYDONNA1 6/23/2008 9:51PM

    hello Lita,
Thanks for the welcome,

I hope your knee is feeling better!!
God Bless,

Donna

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SAMODER 6/22/2008 12:52AM

    Isn't it frustrating to be not quite "sick or injured" enough? I've heard of potassium deficiency from too much water, but not magnesium. Interesting.

Hang in there. Hopefully things will get better after your shot to your knee.

Sam

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to all the men out there............happy father's day.............

Friday, June 13, 2008

What is the origin of Father's Day?


Sonora Louise Smart Dodd


Just like Mother's Day, Father's Day is celebrated in every part of the world. In the United
States, Canada and most countries in Asia, Father's Day is the third Sunday in June.
Although Father's Day is not observed on the same day in some countries (like Spain
and Belgium where Father's Day falls on March 19th, Sweden on the second Sunday of
November, and New Zealand on the first Sunday of September), expressing gratitude
and appreciation for dads with a special day seems to be universal. Today, Father's Day
is not only a day to honor fathers, but one to show respect for all father figures. Families
honor grandfathers, stepfathers, uncles and other adult male figures that are special to them.

Sonora Louise Smart Dodd, of Spokane, Washington, was 27 when she listened to a Sunday
sermon about Mother's Day in 1909 and wondered why there was no corresponding day for fathers.
(Mother's Day observances began in 1908 in West Virginia and Pennsylvania, according to Hallmark
Cards in Kansas City.) She was just 16 when her own father, Civil War veteran William Jackson
Smart, was widowed when his wife died in childbirth with their sixth child. Mr. Smart was left to raise
the newborn and his five other children by himself on a rural farm in eastern Washington state.

Sonora Dodd began her campaign after that sermon. She believed that the nation did not
show enough respect to fathers, citing such popular songs of the day as "Everybody Works
But Father," she promoted Father's Day out of love for her father.

"One group of men conventioneers laughed and said they didn't want a Father's Day," according
to an article in The Spokesman-Review. "A national fishing day would be better, they told
her." She persuaded the Spokane Ministerial Association and local YMCA to pass a resolution
in support of Father's Day, and the first local Father's Day was observed on June 19, 1910,
in Spokane, Washington. Mrs. Dodd wanted Father's Day to be celebrated on the first
Sunday in June, her father's birthday. However, the Spokane council could not
get the resolution through the first reading until the third Sunday in June.

States and organizations began lobbying Congress to declare an annual Father's Day.
In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson approved of this idea, but it was not until 1924 when
President Calvin Coolidge made it a national event to "establish more intimate relations
between fathers and their children and to impress upon fathers the full measure of their
obligations." In 1966 President Lyndon Johnson signed a presidential proclamation
declaring the 3rd Sunday of June as Father's Day.

Sonora Smart Dodd was honored for her contribution at the World's Fair in
Spokane in 1974. Mrs. Dodd died in 1978 at age 96.


From ... About.com


to all the men out there.............may your day be as special as you are!!!!

happy father's day........................enjoy you day.....................

blessings and hugs..........lita



  
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POSITIVEKARMA 6/20/2008 7:12AM

    That is very interesting Lita. My daughter celebrated Father's Day with me since her dad refused to see her for several yrs and when, at school, they where having a small gift sale and card making for Father's Day she asked what she should do, she felt at odds. This was about 3rd grade.I explained that anyone could be a Father, it took someone special to be a Dad. I asked her if I did the manly things for her and the home, fix her bike, fix the car, certain things around the house. So she cleabrate Father's Day w/ me for yrs. She is now a stubborn adult and no longer does this since she was seeing her Father. But she doesn't any longer. They can't make time for each other and he is the best person or Dad.
I posted a couple new blogs. I forgot to write in my new one that the pic is where I'm heading, again.
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JOYLIV 6/17/2008 12:59AM

    Thank you for that information. In Venezuela we celebrate it too!

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hope you don't mind lily....................

Thursday, June 12, 2008

hope you don't mind lily....................


Remember. You deserve the very best that life has to offer. Please accept all your Good. You've already got your discipline, stop resisting All your Good. Just unwrap your Gifts and accept them. You've asked for them. Know they are yours now. Enjoy.

Lily

this was sent to me today.................i beleive everything has a reason and not much happens by chance................
these are very strong words that everyone needs to hear..........................so am passing this along to everyone..................

please remenber those in need of prayers who are suffering physical,emotional,finalcial hardships at this time.....................blessings and hugs.........lita

  
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SAMODER 6/14/2008 10:50PM

    Amen. We need more father figures....

Sam

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SAMODER 6/12/2008 11:59PM

    What a powerful message. thanks for sharing.

Sam

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