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Just For Today

Friday, October 02, 2009

Just for today I will try to live through this day only & not tackle my whole life problem at once. I can do something for twelve hours that would appall me if I felt that I had to keep it up for a lifetime.

Just for today I will be happy. This assumes to be true what Abraham Lincoln said, that “Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.”

Just for today I will adjust myself to what is & not try to adjust everything else to my desires. I will take my “luck” as it comes & fit myself into it.

Just for today I will try to strengthen my mind. I will study; I will learn something useful; I will not be a mental loafer; I will read something that requires effort, thought & concentration.

Just for today I will exercise my soul in three ways: I will do somebody a good turn & not get found out; if anybody knows of it, it will not count; I will do at least two things I don’t want to do–just for exercise. I will not show anyone that my feelings are hurt; they may be hurt, but today I will not show it.

Just for today I will be agreeable. I will look as good as I can, dress becomingly, talk low, act courteously, criticize not one bit, not find fault with anything & not try to improve or regulate anybody except myself.

Just for today I will have a program. I may not follow it exactly, but I will have it. I will save myself from two pests: hurry & indecision.

Just for today I will have a quiet half hour all by myself & relax. During this half hour, sometime, I will try to get a better perspective on my life.

Just for today I will be unafraid. I will enjoy that which is beautiful & will believe that as I give to the world, so the world will give to me.

  
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JESSICA_0029 10/2/2009 6:12PM

    Thanks for writing this blog It was very nice!
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SHASTA11 10/2/2009 2:32PM

    Thanks, more.

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LINDA25427 10/2/2009 1:25PM

    Thanks for sharing it with us .God bless. emoticon

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SHASTA11 10/2/2009 1:18PM

    Thanks for the good words. I've seen it before. It's nice to be reminded every once in a while.

Hugs, Joan

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URBANLOTUS 10/2/2009 8:26AM

    These are good goals to live up to. I hope you had a lovely day.

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TRUELOU 10/2/2009 12:55AM

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L*I*T*A* 10/2/2009 12:55AM

    very nice............thanks so much for sharing............blessings and hugs................lita

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DEBBIEANNE1124 10/2/2009 12:50AM

    This was wonderful. Thanks!
Debbie

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DS9KIE 10/2/2009 12:48AM

    this is nice blog

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Happy Birthday SEASHELL71!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Today is SEASHELL71's birthday! Stop by her page and wish her well!

Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday dear Spark Friend!
Happy Birthday to you!

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L*I*T*A* 9/30/2009 7:35PM

    sent wishes along...............thanks for sharing.................
blessin
gs and hugs...............lita

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SEASHELL71 9/30/2009 3:26PM

    YOU ARE TOO MUCH!
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
YOU HAVE MADE MY DAY!!!!!!!!!
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A Lesson in Life

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A Lesson in Life

Everything happens for a reason. Nothing happens by chance or by means of good or bad luck. Illness, injury, love, lost moments of true greatness and sheer stupidity all occur to test the limits of your soul. Without these small tests, if they be events, illnesses or relationships, life would be like a smoothly paved, straight, flat road to nowhere.
If someone hurts you, betrays you , or breaks you heart, forgive them. For they have helped you learn about trust and the importance of being cautious to who you open your heart to.

If someone loves you, love them back unconditionally, not only because they love you, but because they are teaching you to love and opening your heart and eyes to things you would have never seen or felt without them.

Make every day count. Appreciate every moment and take from it everything that you possibly can, for you may never be able to experience it again.

Talk to people you have never talked to before, and actually listen. Hold your head up because you have every right to. Tell yourself you are a great individual and believe in yourself, for if you don't believe in yourself, no one else will believe in you either.

You can make of your life anything you wish. Create your own life and then go out and live it.

  
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JESSICA_0029 10/1/2009 8:21PM

    Thanks for posting this blog so true!

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URBANLOTUS 10/1/2009 3:00AM

    One thing I always say is that no experience is wasted if you learn from it. Thanks for the post, Willow49.

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D2SHELTON 9/30/2009 2:30PM

    Good lessons learned. I have to remind myself that everything happens for a reason, sometimes.

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LINDA25427 9/30/2009 12:15AM

    I enjoyed reading your blog thanks for sharing . God bless. emoticon

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SHASTA11 9/29/2009 11:58PM

    I do like what you had to say. I should remember it when dealing with my son-in-law.

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TRUELOU 9/29/2009 11:29PM

    A good lesson to remember.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 9/29/2009 10:54PM

    This is wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing that.
Debbie

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L*I*T*A* 9/29/2009 10:49PM

    great words everyone should to live by.....if they did................the world would be a much better place.........thanks for sharing..........blessings and hugs................lita

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KNOXIEII 9/29/2009 10:26PM

    Thanks for the pep talk!

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Please wish WORKOUTWITHPAM a Happy Birthday!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Today is WORKOUTWITHPAM's birthday! Please take the time to stop by her page & wish her a happy birthday!

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LINDA! 9/27/2009 5:07PM

    Happy Birthday!!

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ZABINAS 9/27/2009 12:33AM

    I didn't know it was her b-day. Thanks!

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L*I*T*A* 9/26/2009 9:25PM

    thanks for letting us know..........hope you are having a great weekend.....blessings and hugs...........litag

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THEMINT2 9/26/2009 9:17PM

    I did.. thanks for letting us know!

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    Happy Birthday Pam and many more emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SHASTA11 9/26/2009 6:39PM

    I did. Thanks for letting us know.

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WILLOW49 9/26/2009 3:23PM

    Just corrected her page name...sorry for listing it incorrectly!

WORKOUTWITHPAM is correct!

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PATRICIAAK 9/26/2009 3:14PM

    OK

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DEBBIEANNE1124 9/26/2009 3:01PM

    It says no page found???????

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DEBBIEANNE1124 9/26/2009 2:58PM

    going there now! thanks for the reminder!
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PANDA131 9/26/2009 2:36PM

    I will try and find her and do that.

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Thank you for being my friend

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

This says it better than I ever could...

Thank you for believing in me
when I found it difficult
to believe in myself...
for saying what I've needed
to hear sometimes,
instead of what I've wanted
to hear...
for siding with me...
and for giving me
another side to consider.
Thank you for opening
yourself up to me...
for trusting me with your thoughts
and disappointments and dreams...
for knowing you can depend on me
and for asking my help
when you've needed it.

Thank you for putting so much
thought and care and imagination
into our friendship...
for sharing so many nice times
and making so many
special memories with me.

Thank you for always being honest with me
being kind to me...being there for me.

Thank you for being a friend to me
in so many meaningful ways.

-Larry S. Chengges-


  
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SEASHELL71 10/1/2009 8:27AM

    THANK YOU MS. WILLOW FOR BEING MY
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TIGER111680 9/26/2009 2:48PM

    This is a lovely poem. Thanks for sharing.

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D2SHELTON 9/25/2009 1:31PM

    What a wonderful poem! Thanks for sharing!

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SLCB1023 9/24/2009 3:28PM

    Thanks so much for sharing with all your SP friends. We feel the same about you!! emoticon

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WILLOW49 9/24/2009 3:04PM

    Thanks everyone for your comments! Don't know what I'd do without my Spark Friends :) emoticon

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JESSICA_0029 9/23/2009 9:04PM

    Thank you for being such a positive friend.
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BETRME100 9/23/2009 7:59PM

    Beautiful...thanks for sharing that!

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SHASTA11 9/23/2009 7:15PM

    Thank you for the great words and for chosing me as a friend.

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    Thank you. That was very beautiful. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TRUELOU 9/23/2009 5:25PM

    Thank you for being the awesome SP friend that you are:)
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