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IN THE SPIRIT ...my special list....

Friday, December 11, 2009

IN THE SPIRIT ...

my special list..................

I have a list of folks I know, all written in a book,
And every now and then, I go and take a look;
And that is when I realize that these names are all a part ...
Not of the book they're written in, but of my very heart.

For each name stands for someone who has crossed my path sometime,
And in that meeting they've become the rhythm in each rhyme;
And while it sounds fantastic for me to make this claim,
I really feel that I'm composed of each remembered name.

Though you may not be aware of any special link,
Just meeting you has changed my life, a lot more than you think;
For once I've met somebody, the years cannot erase
The memory of those pleasant words nor of a friendly face.

So please don't think my greeting as just a mere routine,
Your name was not forgotten somewhere in-between;
For when I send a greeting, that is addressed to you,
It's because you are on that list of folks I'm indebted to.

For I am the total of the many folks that I have met,
And you happen to be one of those I prefer not to forget.
So whether I have known you for many years or few,
In some way you have been a part in shaping things I do.

And every year at this time, I realize anew ...
The best gift life can offer is meeting folks like you.
So may the Spirit of this Season, that ever endures,
Leave the richest blessings in the hearts of YOU and YOURS.


By Helen Steiner Rice 1949 in "Christmas Blessings"

thanks so much to each and everyone here who has been part of my journey.................you have helped me come back again and again and not allowed me to give up on myself as well as others too.........thanks so much for being there for me for that am forever grateful..............wishing you all the blessings of the Christmas Season...............
blessings and hugs.................lita
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  • ILOVEROSES
    Thank you Lita for your continuous support and encouragement. Best wishes for a happy Christmas and a healthy New Year 2010!
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    Dearest Lita ~ Thank you for your great leadership, your guidance as a mentor, and for your heartfelt friendship. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones. Aloha ~ Maya
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  • WILLOW49
    Thanks, Lita :) Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas. Many, many thanks for all of your support and leadership in 2009.
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  • TEXASGIRL48
    you always seem to find just the right poem no matter what the occasion. You have touched many lives as well. You are a great team leader and always have something knowledgeable to say. Thanks for being you. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3692 days ago
  • HOSTALADY
    You have touched my heart like you have so many. You are my guiding light that always shines bright. May your Christmas be Blessed and Merry.
    Thank you for ALL you do. You truly are special.
    Merry Christmas
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    3692 days ago
  • JERSEYGIRL1950
    The same to you my sparkfriend many thanks to you for your support this past year and your spirit of beauty and light ...many blessings to you in the coming year..have a wonderful holiday. Hugs emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3692 days ago
  • TRYINGHARD1948
    Thank you LITA, Helen Steiner Rice is one of my favourite poets. I wish you a very happy Chriestmas.
    3692 days ago
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