L*I*T*A*'s SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=L%2AI%2AT%2AA%2A L*I*T*A*'s Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ WEATHERING THE STORM ...BE RICH IN ANY CLIMATE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5879361 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l352535123.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> WEATHERING THE STORM ...BE RICH IN ANY CLIMATE <BR> <BR> The secret to being rich lies in remembering that <BR> friendships are priceless, time is invaluable, <BR> health is wealth, and love is a treasure. <BR> Create a nest egg of beautiful memories <BR> that you can dip into from time to time <BR> to ease any sorrows. <BR> Have the kind of remembrances <BR> that raise you up with their worth ... Fri, 20 Feb 2015 11:46:04 EST ANGELS IN MY LIFE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5871960 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l40190562.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1137459759.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> ANGELS IN MY LIFE <BR> <BR> Inspiration Line Angels <BR> There have been angels in my life, <BR> While they haven't arrived with a blast of trumpets <BR> Or a rustle of wings, I've known them just the same. <BR> They performed their acts in human guise, <BR> Sometimes borrowing the faces of family and friends, <BR> Sometimes... Sun, 8 Feb 2015 17:09:47 EST CHOOSING NOT-SO-RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5859526 CHOOSING <BR> NOT-SO-RANDOM <BR> ACTS OF KINDNESS <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1770013201.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l335987284.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> "I expect to pass through life but once. <BR> If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing <BR> I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or <BR> neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again. " ~ William Penn <BR> You C... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:52:51 EST WE ARE ONE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5834684 <BR> WE ARE ONE <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1502593565.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l714162754.jpg"> <BR> <BR> While viewing the beauty of fresh falling snow, <BR> <BR> My mind wandered back to words spoken softly to the ear of a child. <BR> <BR> "Snowflakes are like newborn souls falling from the clouds to the earth." <BR> <BR> Like the snowflake we are all perfect creations. <BR> <BR> Each of us uniquely formed... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 23:55:55 EST TODAY'S JOY WAS BORN ...OF YESTERDAY'S SORROW http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5828382 TODAY'S JOY WAS BORN ... <BR> .... OF YESTERDAY'S SORROW <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1045119539.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l3326564.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Who said the "darkness of the night" <BR> Would never turn to day; <BR> Who said the "winter's bleakness" <BR> Would never pass away. <BR> <BR> Who said the fog would never lift <BR> And let the sunshine through; <BR> Who said the skies now overcast <... Sat, 6 Dec 2014 00:07:39 EST One Hundred Ways To Live To One Hundred..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5819118 <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/2/l327205461.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> One Hundred Ways To Live To One Hundred <BR> <BR> 1. Enjoy yourself. <BR> 2. Stay young in heart. <BR> 3. Be honest and open. <BR> 4. Look for rainbows. <BR> 5. Walk to work. <BR> 6. Take the stairs. <BR> 7. Keep your curiosity. <BR> 8. Stop smoking. <BR> 9. Listen to your body. <BR> 10. Watch what you eat. <BR> 11. Watch what you say. <BR> 12. Make time for your children. <BR> 13. Don't r... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 19:53:57 EST I do not know your name ....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5814583 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1647002135.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l339087188.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1687110165.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I do not know your name <BR> <BR> I do not know your name, but I know you died <BR> I do not know from where you came, but I know you died <BR> <BR> Your uniform, branch of service, it matters not to me <BR> Whether Volunteer o... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 00:06:06 EST WEATHERING THE STORM ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5797536 <BR> WEATHERING THE STORM ...BE RICH IN ANY CLIMATE <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/5/l758071872.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> The secret to being rich lies in remembering that <BR> friendships are priceless, time is invaluable, <BR> health is wealth, and love is a treasure. <BR> Create a nest egg of beautiful memories <BR> that you can dip into from time to time <BR> to ease any sorrows. <BR> Have the kind of remembrances <BR> that raise you up with their worth ... Mon, 13 Oct 2014 16:21:18 EST To Achieve Your Dreams Remember your ABC's http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5775261 (¸.•´(•*¨&#9829;.•*¨) -:¦:- &#9829; &#9829;-:¦:- (¸.•´(•*¨&#9829;.•*¨) -:¦:- &#9829; &#9829;-:¦:- (¸.•´(•*¨.&#9829;. <BR> <BR> <BR> To Achieve Your Dreams Remember your ABC's ::: <BR> <BR> (A)void negative sources, people, places, things and habits. <BR> (B)elieve in yourself. <BR> (C)onsider things from every angle. <BR> (D)on't give up and don't give in. <BR> (E)njoy life today, yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come. <BR> (F)amily and friends are hidden treasures, seek the... Sun, 7 Sep 2014 16:09:55 EST The Best Day of My Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5750080 The Best Day of My Life <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1806110479.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today, when I awoke, I suddenly realized that this is the best day of my life, ever! <BR> There were times when I wondered if I would make it to today... but I did! <BR> And because I did I'm going to celebrate! <BR> Today, I'm going to celebrate what a great life I have had so far; <BR> the accomplishments, the many blessings, and, even the hardships, <BR> because the... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 01:18:19 EST ANGELS ON THE INTERNET http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5739024 ANGELS ON THE INTERNET <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1991642886.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> There's a land where I go, when I need to share, <BR> That's not on a map, yet exists everywhere; <BR> Lots of names without faces, a curious place, <BR> A virtual creation that's called — cyberspace. <BR> There are all sorts of people with cute little handles, <BR> Like Jasmine and Sandman and Rosebud and Jangles; <BR> Some can be snobs, though most are great fun, <... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:16:28 EST You are unique http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723393 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/1/l311037781.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1117982511.jpg"> <BR> <BR> You are unique <BR> <BR> Think what a remarkable, unduplicatable, and miraculous thing it is to be you! <BR> <BR> Of all the people who have come and gone on the earth, since the beginning of time, not one of them is like you! <BR> <BR> No one who has ever lived or is to come has had your combination of abilities, talent... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 12:20:40 EST WHAT DO ANGELS LOOK LIKE? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5708063 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1401425698.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l402198353.jpg"> <BR> <BR> What do angels look like? <BR> Like the little old lady who returned your wallet yesterday. <BR> Like the taxi driver who told you that <BR> your eyes light up the world, when you smile. <BR> <BR> Like the small child who showed you <BR> the wonder in simple things. <BR> <BR> Like the poor man who offered <BR> to share his... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 12:00:49 EST THINGS MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5691932 <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1211249835.jpg"> <BR> <BR> THINGS MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME....... <BR> <BR> 1. My mother taught me about ESP: <BR> "Put your sweater on; don't you think I know when you'll be cold?" <BR> <BR> 2. My mother taught me about RELIGION: <BR> "You better pray that will come out of the carpet." <BR> <BR> 3. My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL: <BR> "If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!" ... Sat, 10 May 2014 12:16:44 EST TODAY'S THE DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5686811 <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/6/l561722570.jpg"> <BR> <BR> TODAY'S THE DAY <BR> <BR> “It’s not that some people have will power and some don’t. It’s that some people <BR> are ready to change and others are not." James Gordon, M.D. <BR> <BR> Today make a commitment to live in the moment and be the artist of your exceptional, more purposeful, and significant life. Always remember that you are the artist and you have the freedom to paint the portrait of yo... Sat, 3 May 2014 23:44:34 EST The Three Trees http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5673950 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2049838852.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The Three Trees <BR> <BR> Once there were three trees on a hill in the <BR> woods.. They were discussing their hopes and dreams when the first tree said, 'Someday I hope to be a treasure chest. <BR> I could be filled with gold, silver and precious gems. I could be decorated with intricate carving and everyone would see the beauty.' <BR> <BR> Then the second tree said, 'Someday I will be <BR> a mighty ship. ... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:14:31 EST THE COLORS OF THE WORLD http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5665671 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/4/l641273670.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> THE COLORS OF THE WORLD <BR> <BR> <BR> A tale of acceptance and diversity, <BR> adapted from Native American legend ... <BR> It is said that once the different colors of the world started to quarrel. All claimed they were the best, the most important, the most useful, the favorite: <BR> GREEN said: <BR> "Clearly I am the most important. I am the sign of life and of hope. I was chosen for grass, trees,... Sun, 6 Apr 2014 12:11:09 EST THE TREASURE..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5654752 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1796186384.jpg"> <BR> <BR> THE TREASURE <BR> <BR> A man was exploring caves by the seashore. In one of the caves he found a canvas bag with a bunch of hardened clay vessels. It was like someone had rolled balls of clay and left them out in the sun to bake. <BR> They didn't look like much, but they intrigued the man, so he took the bag out of the cave with him. As he strolled along the beach, he would throw the clay balls one at... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 17:49:51 EST A STRONG WOMAN http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5640018 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1394741026.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> A STRONG WOMAN <BR> <BR> A strong woman works out every day to keep her body in shape — <BR> But a woman of strength looks <BR> deep inside to keep her soul in shape. <BR> <BR> A strong woman isn't afraid of anything — <BR> But a woman of strength shows <BR> courage in the midst of her fear. <BR> <BR> A strong woman won't let anyone get the best of her — <BR> But a woman of strength gives <BR>... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 00:58:57 EST THE LAW OF LIFE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5634237 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1395274914.jpg"> <BR> <BR> THE LAW OF LIFE <BR> <BR> <BR> Whatever you give away today or think or say or do <BR> Will multiply about tenfold and then return to you; <BR> It may not come immediately, nor from the obvious source, <BR> But the law applies unfailingly, through some invisible source. <BR> Whatever you feel about another, be it love or hate or passion, <BR> Will surely bounce right back to you in some clear (or secret) f... Wed, 26 Feb 2014 10:32:38 EST unconditional love..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5624182 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1948258056.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l113577823.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l786140991.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/7/l974229302.jpg"> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 18:16:10 EST Great Instructions For Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5615480 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l355939539.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Great Instructions For Life <BR> <BR> Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully. <BR> <BR> Memorize your favorite poem. <BR> <BR> Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want. <BR> <BR> When you say, "I love you", mean it. <BR> <BR> When you say, "I'm sorry", look the person in the eye. <BR> <BR> Be engaged at least six months before you get married. <BR> <BR... Tue, 4 Feb 2014 23:40:48 EST "WHAT WILL MATTER" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5599097 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1251413801.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "WHAT WILL MATTER" <BR> <BR> First Day of the Rest of Your Life <BR> Ready or not, some day it will all come to an end. <BR> There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours or days. <BR> All the things you collected, whether treasured or forgotten <BR> will pass to someone else. <BR> Your wealth, fame and temporal power will shrivel to irrelevance. <BR> It will not matter what you owned or what you wer... Sun, 19 Jan 2014 15:26:55 EST I AM THE NEW YEAR..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5590251 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2070856707.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I AM THE NEW YEAR <BR> <BR> I am the New Year ... <BR> I am an unspoiled page in your book of time. <BR> I am your next chance at the art of living. <BR> <BR> I am your opportunity to practice <BR> what you have learned about life <BR> during the last twelve months. <BR> <BR> All that you sought <BR> and didn't find is hidden in me, <BR> waiting for you to search it out <BR> with more determination. <BR> ... Sat, 11 Jan 2014 12:33:56 EST MAKE THIS THE BEST YEAR EVER http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5581922 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1692807060.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> MAKE THIS <BR> THE BEST YEAR EVER <BR> <BR> Inspiration Online Magazine - Opening the Portal <BR> I will no longer worry about yesterday. <BR> It is in the past and the past will never change. <BR> Only I can change by choosing to do so. <BR> I will no longer worry about tomorrow. <BR> Tomorrow will always be there, waiting for me to make the most of it. <BR> But I cannot make the most of tomorrow with... Sat, 4 Jan 2014 13:14:52 EST LIGHT YOUR CANDLE FOR THE NEW YEAR...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5575710 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/2/l922586937.jpg"> <BR> <BR> LIGHT YOUR CANDLE FOR THE NEW YEAR <BR> <BR> Light the candle in your soul, <BR> Carry it into the dark. <BR> If you find a flame that's lost its glow <BR> Light it with a spark. <BR> The flame only grows brighter <BR> When it gives another light, <BR> And a billion burning candles <BR> Can drive away the night. <BR> Believe in yourself to the depth of your being, <BR> Nourish the talents your spirit is free... Mon, 30 Dec 2013 13:51:20 EST The ABC's of Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5571398 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1836528782.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> The ABC's of Christmas <BR> by Author Unknown <BR> <BR> A is for Angels <BR> With halos so bright <BR> Whose carols were heard <BR> On that first Christmas Night <BR> <BR> B is for Bells <BR> So merrily ringing <BR> Joy to the world <BR> Is the message they're bringing <BR> <BR> C is for Candles <BR> That so brightly shine <BR> To give a warm welcome <BR> To your friends and mine <BR> <BR... Wed, 25 Dec 2013 00:36:03 EST A MOM'S NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5568197 A MOM'S NIGHT <BR> BEFORE CHRISTMAS <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1030239412.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Holiday Stress <BR> <BR> It was the night before Christmas, when all through the abode <BR> Only one creature was stirring ... she was cleaning the commode; <BR> The children were sleeping, all snug in their beds, <BR> While visions of Nintendo flipped through their heads. <BR> <BR> The dad was snoring in front of the TV, <BR> With a half-... Thu, 19 Dec 2013 19:08:27 EST AMAZING PEACE A CHRISTMAS POEM..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5561548 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2144997119.jpg"> <BR> <BR> AMAZING PEACE A CHRISTMAS POEM <BR> <BR> by Maya Angelou <BR> <BR> Thunder rumbles in the mountain passes <BR> And lightning rattles the eaves of our houses. <BR> Flood waters await us in our avenues. <BR> <BR> Snow falls upon snow, falls upon snow to avalanche <BR> Over unprotected villages. <BR> The sky slips low and grey and threatening. <BR> <BR> We question ourselves. <BR> What have we done to so af... Tue, 10 Dec 2013 19:20:17 EST "The Paradoxical Commandments" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5554471 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1875906316.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> "The Paradoxical Commandments" <BR> <BR> People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. <BR> Love them anyway. <BR> <BR> If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. <BR> Do good anyway. <BR> <BR> If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. <BR> Succeed anyway. <BR> <BR> The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. <BR> Do good anyway. <BR> <BR... Sun, 1 Dec 2013 19:37:06 EST The Land of THANKFULNESS....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5549848 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1648332566.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The Land of THANKFULNESS <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I live in the Land of Thankfulness ... <BR> I love the Land of Thankfulness where blessings overflow; <BR> I claim it as my native home, most charming land I know; <BR> And if I've need of anything, no matter what it be, <BR> I just give thanks with confidence and see it come to me; <BR> I like to live in Thankfulness! Would live there all my days, <BR> Would l... Mon, 25 Nov 2013 10:55:45 EST SO MANY BLESSINGS WE FORGET.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5543968 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l889425722.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> SO MANY BLESSINGS WE FORGET.... <BR> <BR> We quickly forget the stranger whose smile lifted our spirits and helped us get through the day. <BR> We nearly ignore the kind driver who provided us the courtesy of slowing their progress and waving us into their lane. <BR> What would happen if we gave those moments pause? Thanked them silently? Extolled their virtues within ourselves? <BR> Would we bec... Mon, 18 Nov 2013 05:54:33 EST NOVEMBER 11TH....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5537177 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1947471624.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/0/l608702279.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1094164785.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1844383501.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l408204497.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thanks for dropping by my blog... <BR> appreciate your support as alw... Sun, 10 Nov 2013 09:20:25 EST ABC'S OF HEALING........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5532502 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/7/l974427574.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ABC'S OF HEALING........ <BR> <BR> Always Smile. <BR> Believe in Miracles. <BR> Cuddle Your Inner Child. <BR> Do a Good Deed. (Random Acts of Kindness) <BR> Express Gratitude. (Light a Gratitude Candle) <BR> Forgive. (Forgiveness Meditation) <BR> Grow Spiritually. (Ten Ways to Grow Your Spirit) <BR> Heal. (What is Holistic Healing?) <BR> Inspire Confidence. <BR> Jump for Joy. <BR> Keep Strong. <BR> Love Yourself. ... Tue, 5 Nov 2013 00:22:38 EST A ROAD TO TOMORROW http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5530529 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/6/l864859323.jpg"> <BR> <BR> A ROAD TO TOMORROW <BR> <BR> I have always seen my life <BR> As a journey on a road to tomorrow — <BR> There have been hills and valleys ... <BR> And turns here and there <BR> That have filled my life with <BR> All kinds of challenges and changes. <BR> But I made it through those times, <BR> Because there were always special friends <BR> I met along the way. <BR> My special friends have walked beside me, <BR> ... Sun, 3 Nov 2013 00:00:32 EST I BELIEVE — http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5525044 <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1423249185.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I BELIEVE — <BR> that we don't have to change friends if we understand that friends change. <BR> I BELIEVE — <BR> that no matter how good a friend is, <BR> they're going to hurt you every once in a while and we must forgive them for that. <BR> I BELIEVE — <BR> that it's not WHAT you have, but WHO you have in your life that counts the most. <BR> I BELIEVE — <BR> that our background and circumstanc... Sun, 27 Oct 2013 22:45:21 EST SENDING YOU MY SPECIAL ANGEL..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5518536 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1677440149.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> SENDING YOU <BR> MY SPECIAL ANGEL <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I am sending you my special angel <BR> On the wings of pure love, <BR> One of exquisite beauty <BR> From heaven above. <BR> <BR> I am sending her to you <BR> Just so you will know <BR> I care so much about you <BR> And wanted to tell you so. <BR> <BR> I have called upon my angel <BR> And am sending her to you <BR> To comfort, love... Sun, 20 Oct 2013 13:32:55 EST "I SEE GARBAGE TRUCKS" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5505446 "I SEE GARBAGE TRUCKS" <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l747114305.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sixteen years ago I learned this lesson. <BR> I learned it in the back of a New York City taxi cab. <BR> This is what happened: <BR> <BR> I hopped in a taxi, and we took off for Grand Central Station. <BR> We were driving in the right lane when, all of a sudden, <BR> a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us. <BR> <BR> My taxi driver slammed on his brakes,... Sat, 5 Oct 2013 19:39:56 EST START OVER http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5493061 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1160384301.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> START OVER <BR> <BR> If you've started out in pursuit of your goal <BR> If you've really tried with your heart and your soul, <BR> But somehow things got out of control--- <BR> START OVER. <BR> <BR> When you've tried your best to do what you should <BR> And you thought this time that you surely would, <BR> But once again, you didn't do good--- <BR> START OVER. <BR> <BR> When you've worked so hard to follo... Sun, 22 Sep 2013 19:04:35 EST DON'T QUIT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5486228 DON'T QUIT <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l524488523.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> "Everyone has potential... It is an infinite resource that cannot be exhausted, but can be lost <BR> in the clouds of fear and complacency. It may take courage to embrace the possibilities of <BR> your own potential, but once you've flown past the summit of your fears, <BR> nothing will seem impossible." Michael McKee <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2... Sun, 15 Sep 2013 13:13:18 EST THE JOYFUL THINGS....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5479608 THE JOYFUL THINGS <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l557925450.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> 10 Life Lessons Learned <BR> From a Grove of Giant Sequoias <BR> <BR> <BR> In the hushed silence of the forest deep within Sequoia National Forest, life lessons were whispered from amazing heights as these elderly giants grew magnificently heavenward. <BR> <BR> 1. Be ever observant and aware of the Majesty that surrounds you. <BR> <BR> 2. A spirit of wonder and childlik... Sun, 8 Sep 2013 14:54:24 EST We Are All Sparkling Jewels http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5468387 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2024673029.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We Are All Sparkling Jewels <BR> <BR> Though only a boy of 12, Silas Harper exhibited all the characteristics that ingratiated his elders. It was hard not to like the kid — cheerful, enthusiastic, diligent, helpful — your typical boy scout type. His family eked out a meagre existence on a less than desirable piece of property on the outskirts of town. The rocky outcrops on the small Arkansas farm did ... Tue, 27 Aug 2013 23:34:18 EST How Do You Handle Adversity? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5458778 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1347063589.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> How Do You Handle Adversity? <BR> <BR> A daughter complained to her father about her life and how things have been so hard for her. She didn't know how she was going to make it and she wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed that just as one problem was solved, another arose. <BR> <BR> Her father, a chef, took her to the kitchen. There he filled three pots with water, put the... Sun, 18 Aug 2013 10:47:39 EST HOW TO STAY YOUNG http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5451808 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l425463632.jpg"> <BR> <BR> HOW TO STAY YOUNG <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Try everything twice ... <BR> Once seen on a tombstone epitaph: "Tried everything twice — loved it both times!" <BR> <BR> 2. Spend time with cheerful friends ... <BR> The grouches and complainers will pull you down. <BR> <BR> 3. Keep learning ... <BR> Learn more about crafts, computers, gardening, whatever. <BR> "An idle mind is the devil's workshop" — and the devil's name i... Sun, 11 Aug 2013 13:55:22 EST Achieve Your Dreams..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5444694 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/6/l468038862.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Achieve Your Dreams <BR> by Unknown <BR> <BR> Life is what happens while you are making other plans. <BR> A person of words and not deeds is like a garden full of weeds. <BR> It's better to be trusted than liked, Underpromise - Overperform. <BR> The key to happiness and success is to have a dream. <BR> All the flowers of tomorrow are in the seeds of today. <BR> You always pass failure on the way to suc... Sun, 4 Aug 2013 23:36:35 EST Inside You Lies Greatness...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5436784 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l207425370.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Inside You Lies Greatness <BR> <BR> In each of you, there is a seed; <BR> A seed of vast potential, <BR> A place beyond the ego mind, <BR> A place so rich and fertile <BR> That you can smell its rich fragrance <BR> Like after a cool summer rain. <BR> You can feel this pulse of life <BR> As it pulses through you. <BR> This infinite part of you knows, <BR> Like a beacon in the night. <BR> It guides you o... Sun, 28 Jul 2013 23:48:47 EST THE INVINCIBLE YOU...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5428283 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/4/l446240207.jpg"> <BR> <BR> THE INVINCIBLE YOU <BR> <BR> <BR> There's nothing to fear —- <BR> you're as good as the best, <BR> As strong as the mightiest, too; <BR> You CAN win in every battle or test <BR> For there's no one just like you. <BR> There's only one you in the world today <BR> 'Cause nobody else, you see, <BR> Can do your work in as fine a way: <BR> You're the ONLY one there'll be! <BR> So face the world, and all life is yours ... Sun, 21 Jul 2013 13:24:18 EST SENDING YOU MY SPECIAL ANGEL....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5420957 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/9/l692813507.jpg"> <BR> <BR> SENDING YOU <BR> MY SPECIAL ANGEL <BR> <BR> Special Angel - Inspiration Line <BR> I am sending you my special angel <BR> On the wings of pure love, <BR> One of exquisite beauty <BR> From heaven above. <BR> I am sending her to you <BR> Just so you will know <BR> I care so much about you <BR> And wanted to tell you so. <BR> I have called upon my angel <BR> And am sending her to you <BR> To comfor... Sun, 14 Jul 2013 18:15:40 EST TO RISK...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5413708 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1707572884.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> words in the photo risk.... <BR> <BR> "Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." <BR> by Helen Keller <BR> <BR> TO RISK <BR> <BR> To laugh is to risk appearing a fool, <BR> To weep is to risk appearing sentimental. <B... Sun, 7 Jul 2013 22:35:48 EST REACH FOR YOUR STAR......... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5406656 <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1580928794.jpg"> <BR> <BR> REACH FOR YOUR STAR <BR> <BR> Do not take anything as being forever, <BR> because forever is only as long as today. <BR> <BR> Know that the people who are the richest are not those who have the most, <BR> but those who need the least. <BR> <BR> That we are at our strongest when life is at its worst, <BR> and at our weakest when life no longer offers a challenge. <BR> <BR> That it is wiser not... Sun, 30 Jun 2013 20:00:40 EST