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Prayer of St. Francis

Saturday, July 19, 2008

we have had a few very close friends and family members pass away recently and it bring into clearer focus what life is truly about..............
i found this poem and thought it would be good at this time to share it .......


Prayer of St. Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred...let me sow love.
Where there is injury...pardon.
Where there is discord...unity.
Where there is doubt...faith.
Where there is error...truth.
Where there is sadness...joy.
Where there is darkness...light.

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled...as to console.
To be understood...as to understand.
To be loved...as to love.

for

It is in giving...that we receive.
It is in pardoning...that we are pardoned.
It is in dying...that we are born to eternal life

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

  
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BABYGURL26 7/22/2008 3:15AM

    hugs i love this poem it really touched me....hugs take care Dodie

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AMELDA1 7/21/2008 9:28PM

  lita it is so hard to lose loved ones, the poem was lovely so true to life, if people would only take the time to think about these things it would be a happier world.

I really look forward to this weight loss journey , I have a few bumps here and there, but we learn from these things. I'm so happy to have met friends like you to make this a more pleasant journey. I'ts nice to know there is someone in your cornor that understands what it is like, and to be there for you. Thank you lita!
Hugs...Elaine

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HELSINKIKNIGHTS 7/20/2008 1:49PM

    **Hugs**

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SAMODER 7/20/2008 1:02PM

    Lita,

It is so hard to lose those who are close to us. I love the poem. It tells how we should live our lives.

Sharon

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CINNIEMAY 7/19/2008 11:52PM

    I know how it feels like when you lose someone that you love. It is never easy. That is why we have to live for today. For what we put off for tomorrow might never get done or said!

Please take care of yourself!

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dear body

Friday, July 11, 2008

had the priviledge to read a few more blogs today..........and found letters to my body and here is mine.................

DEAR BODY,
i don't quite know where to start...................i want to thank you for all your patiece love and understanding..............throughout the years as i was causing you such pain and suffering....................for which i am truly sorry for having inflicted all of that upon you with or without your consent over the years......................
i am working very hard at making some very important changes which i hope will make a difference in how you have been feeling.and treated in the past.................the past is gone and those days are never to return again.............i have been to the school of hard knocks and have learned my lessons ...........i
am tranforming into a better.healthier,stronger,more beautiful and alive body..........i am setting all the pain and suffering free.................because of this new found freedom................i am happier...................
physically,emotionally as well as spiritually.
i cannot thank you enough for all your patiece love and understanding..............throughout the years.............


with all my love that was always yours..................blessings and hugs.............lita



Every minute of every day there is a way to be slowly and steadily successful. Gather the small opportunities as they come, and the rewards will be great indeed.

-- Ralph Marston

  
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SAMODER 7/11/2008 11:49AM

    What a terrific idea - we need to have respect for the body that we inhabit and that God gave us.

Love, Sam

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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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