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Friday, July 3, 2009



In deep thought..
xoxo nita

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Laugh, Love and Live



Embrace who you are..

We run from the gifts inside of us. Because we are afraid our light will be so bright it will offend people. So we dampen our light. "We tone it down". We are afraid to succeed. Don't be afraid anymore. I want to see you shine and I want you to see me shine.

Today is the day to quit living in fear of what might happen. It is time to take up where you left off long ago when you were still confident about how your life was going to turn out.

It is time to feel some emotion other than fear. Have you noticed we are afraid to feel any emotion? That isn't life. If we get hurt, we get hurt, but live.
Dare to feel something today. Dare to be happy, dare to love, dare to laugh until you cry.

Make decisions with your heart..

Like the words of this song: While there is time let's go out and feel everything..
We must live while we can..

xoxo Nita

i hope you have time to listen to the song..it makes me feel wonderful

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

He intoxicated me with his presence.

It was the sight of him, the smell of him, the very taste of him.

He drew me in totally and completely.

His kindness and compassion kept me his willing prisoner.

-about John

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Monday, June 29, 2009

Join me..



"Trust yourself, Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement."
-Golda Meir(1898-1978)

I want to do something amazing this week. Will you join me. It will be exciting. It will be motivating. If you will join me in this venture leave me a comment and people can follow your link to your site. There will be prizes.

You have a whole week to do these things. If you want let's take two weeks.
Because I want it to be fun, and not yet another chore.
Here it is:

1. I want you to remember what it is like falling in love.

Rent the movie that makes you remember that feeling. Or read the book that makes you remember that feeling. And then write about it. Just a paragraph or two it doesn't have to be a novel.

If you have never been in love then write a small post about what you think it will be like when it happens, and what you want it to be like.

"Follow your heart, but be quiet for a while first. Ask questions, then feel the answer. Learn to trust your heart."
-unknown

2. If you live near the beach I want you to make a sandcastle. Remember how fun it was doing that when you were little? Take a picture. If you don't live near a beach, You come up with a fun alternative.

3. Say No to something you don't really want to do. And be creative. Like I am sorry I have been exposed to elbowidis. It is an affliction that makes my elbows very sore. I want to hear your best most creative excuse, and so does everybody else.
(I am not saying do this everyday just take a break from what is wearing you down)

4. Dress up. Wear the clothes that make you happiest. And go somewhere fun. Even if you have to go alone.

And finally, make a list of 5 goals that you want to achieve in the next 6 months.

"We must have a theme, a goal, a purpose in our lives. If you don't know where you're aiming, you don't have a goal.
My goal is to live my life n such a way that when I die someone can say, she cared."
-Mary Kay Ash

On our darkest days we have to fight for those bits and pieces of happiness. We have to seize the moments of our life. We are like burning candles that often get blown out before our time and we need to be happy

I haven't been this excited about anything in a long time. But I am about this. Looking forward to this venture with you..love Nita

P.s I hope you have time to listen to this song because it will make you want to dance. And he is pretty easy on the eyes.

Update: Today I rented Shakespeare in Love, and Sense and Sensibility and plan on watching one tomorrow and one the next day while doing laundry.

Anybody have their movie picked out yet?

Sunday, June 28, 2009



Song for day, Fix You by Coldplay

I went to the lake today, my sister and her husband came with me. I didn't want to swim, I just wanted to put my feet into the water.

It felt so good.. warm water washing over my feet and ankles like holy water.

Jamie and I stood there for about 40 minutes talking and singing..We sang the song, Cool Change..Remember that song? I was born in the sign of water it's there where I do my best....That song?


I looked out across the lake and felt so happy. Good memories flooded my mind..

I miss the water.

When I was a teenager we went to the beach almost everyday. I loved it. Some days, we would spend hours picking up driftwood on shores that were a little secluded.

Then there were days I would sit on the dam by myself and watch sail boats sailing on silver streaked waters. My heart fairly ached in my chest just watching them move across the water. I wanted to learn to sail more than anything. I felt free during those moments.

I would swim for hours. Floating on an inner tube watching the clouds and wondering what my life would be like when I was older. I would get out of the water and lay on a towel to get a break from the water. The sun drenched my body with warmth as I ran my fingers through the hot sand, writing my initials in it over and over. And then taking my hand and swashing it away.

Jamie would always have a picnic packed. She packed fresh tea, grapes, and chocolate chip cookies. She would grill hot dogs and hamburgers while me and Jeannie and Jeff swam or did whatever. Those are some of my happiest memories. Being at the water.

Life takes such twisted turns. It is good that we can't see into our future? It would fairly wreck us if we could.

Jamie said today that we need to take up the business of living. That we need to squeeze as much life into every moment that we can. I agree.

I will be honest, I have had such sorrow over losing John, and sorrow for all the other things that have happened this year, that it has been hard for me to function.

It is like the song I have below says, " When you get what you want but not what you need..."

But I know I am going to try my hardest every single day to be happy and create. I am going to love people even if I am not loved back. And I am going to seek new friendships. And I am going to aim for more good days than bad days.

Because I am patching my heart up a little piece at a time..it is time to fix me.

xoxo Nita

P.s Donna you are loved
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