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Sunday, August 11, 2013


1. Try everything twice ...
Once seen on a tombstone epitaph: "Tried everything twice — loved it both times!"

2. Spend time with cheerful friends ...
The grouches and complainers will pull you down.

3. Keep learning ...
Learn more about crafts, computers, gardening, whatever.
"An idle mind is the devil's workshop" — and the devil's name is Alzheimer's!

4. Enjoy the simple things ...
When the children are young, that is all that you can afford.
When they are in college, that is all that you can afford.
When you are on retirement, that is all that you can afford!

5. Laugh often, long and loud — laugh until you gasp for breath ...
If you have a friend who makes you laugh, spend lots of time with him or her.

6. The tears happen — endure, grieve, and move on ...
The only person who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be alive while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love ...
Whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever — your home is your refuge.

8. Cherish your health ...
If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9. Don't take guilt trips ...
Take a trip to the mall, to the next state, or even to another country, but NOT to Guilt City.

10. Tell the people you love that you love them ...
at every opportunity.

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.

~Author Unknown

thanks so much for dropping by blog....
appreciate your support...
blessings and hugs..........lita

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CATIATM 8/17/2013 8:09AM

    As always, this is a lovely blog, Lita!

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QBGIRL54 8/15/2013 12:44PM

    Been missing in action for some time now, but ready to resume my journey to wellness. You are such a positive influence! emoticon

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 8/13/2013 1:20AM

    Such great advice there. Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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DEE107 8/12/2013 12:06AM

    thank you

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MSGO72 8/11/2013 11:03PM


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2ABBYNORMAL 8/11/2013 9:49PM

    More great messages!

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HONOURIA 8/11/2013 8:45PM

    “When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.”
― Henri J.M. Nouwen, The Road to Daybreak: A Spiritual Journey

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PATRICIAAK 8/11/2013 8:10PM


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LIVINHEALTHY9 8/11/2013 7:58PM

    Great words to live by.
Lovely post, Lita

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SOPHIEDO13 8/11/2013 6:14PM

    Very nice !! emoticon

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PCOH051610 8/11/2013 5:56PM

    Loved every bit of this blog! emoticon

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JACKIE542 8/11/2013 5:15PM

    Just wonderful, truly the way we should all live everyday. Thank you Lita emoticon emoticon

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    Terrific - thanks so much for sharing!

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HAWTGRANNY2014 8/11/2013 3:23PM

    Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.

~Author Unknown
Love that. There are too many moments that we let get away before we realize what a treasure that moment was. thanks Lita as always your blogs are uplifting.

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    Lita, this is a really nice one, including that wicked cat at the top. "Life is not measured..." reminds me of John Lennon's take on it:

And in the end,
the love you take is equal to
the love you make.


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ADVENTURE_4HIRE 8/11/2013 2:08PM

    Oh, my dear friend, this is exactly what I wanted/needed to hear today - not so much for the *young* how to, but for the gr8 wisdom and HELP it gives me to STAY alert to my thoughts and keep out the negative.

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