The Sun has moved into the sign of Aries signaling the spring equinox, the arrival of Spring and “Love will Follow”! YAY! Though the weather today is not so spring like unlike yesterday where it was nice,warm and partly sunny. My spirit seems to sense the energy shift 3-5 days beforehand as I seem to get a bolt of energy and my mood lifts tremendously so I thought I’d share one of my favorite songs by the late George Howard. He passed on the Spring Equinox in 1998. Smooth and cool, RIP George Howard.
Here is another one of those what I’m gonna call forward-worthy emails.
This is AWESOME … Something we should all remember.
A 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud man, who is fully dressed each morning by eight o’clock, with his hair fashionably combed and his face shaved perfectly, even though he is legally blind, moved to a nursing home today.
His wife of 70 years recently passed away, making the move necessary. After many hours of waiting patiently in the lobby of the nursing home, he smiled sweetly when told his room was ready.
As he maneuvered his walker to the elevator, I provided a visual description of his tiny room, including the eyelet sheets that had been hung on his window.
I love it,’ he stated with the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old having just been presented with a new puppy..
Mr. Jones, you haven’t seen the room; just wait.’
‘That doesn’t have anything to do with it,’ he replied.
Happiness is something you decide on ahead of time.
Whether I like my room or not doesn’t depend on how the furniture is arranged … it’s how I arrange my mind. I already decided to love it.
‘It’s a decision I make every morning when I wake up. I have a choice;
I can spend the day in bed recounting the difficulty I have with the parts of my body that no longer work, or get out of bed and be thankful for the ones that do.
Each day is a gift, and as long as my eyes open, I’ll focus on the new day and all the happy memories I’ve stored away.. Just for this time in my life.
Old age is like a bank account. You withdraw from what you’ve put in.
So, my advice to you would be to deposit a lot of happiness in the bank account of memories!
Thank you for your part in filling my Memory Bank.
I am still depositing.
Remember the five simple rules to be happy:
1. Free your heart from hatred.
2. Free your mind from worries.
3. Live simply.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less.
Pass this message on. You will receive a miracle tomorrow.
Now, STOP! Did you hear what I just said? You WILL receive a miracle.
So send it right now!
Have a nice day, unless you already have other plans.
Here’s another one of those good emails that is forwarded amongst friends. He was one of the few comedians that told you what we may not have necessarily wanted to hear but what we needed to hear. RIP George Carlin.
George Carlin’s Views on Aging
Do you realize that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when we’re kids? If you’re less than 10 years old, you’re so excited about aging that you think in fractions.
‘How old are you?’ ‘I’m four and a half!’ You’re never thirty-six and a half. You’re four and a half, going on five! That’s the key.
You get into your teens, now they can’t hold you back. You jump to the next number, or even a few ahead.
‘How old are you?’ ‘I’m gonna be 16!’ You could be 13, but hey, you’re gonna be 16! And then the greatest day of your life!become You 21. Even the words sound like a ceremony.YOU BECOME 21. YESSSS!!!
But then you turn 30. Oooohh, what happened there? Makes you sound like bad milk! He TURNED; we had to throw him out. There’s no fun now, you’re Just a sour-dumpling.. What’s wrong? What’s changed?
You BECOME 21, you TURN 30, then you’re PUSHING 40. Whoa! Put on the brakes, it’s all slipping away. Before you know it, you REACH 50 and your dreams are gone…
But! wait!! ! You MAKE it to 60. You didn’t think you would!
So you BECOME 21, TURNPUSH 30, 40, REACH 50 and make it to 60.
You’ve built up so much speed that you HIT 70! After that it’s a day-by-day thing; you HIT Wednesday!
You get into your 80’s and every day is a complete cycle; you HIT lunch; you TURN 4:30; you REACH bedtime. And it doesn’t end there. Into the 90s, you start going backwards; ‘I Was JUST 92.’
Then a strange thing happens. If you make it over 100, you become a little kid again. ‘I’m 100 and a half!’
May you all make it to a healthy 100 and a half!!
HOW TO STAY YOUNG
1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay them.
2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.
3. Keep learning. ! Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever, even ham radio. Never let the brain idle. ‘An idle mind is the devil’s workshop.’ And the devil’s family name is Alzheimer’s.
4. Enjoy the simple things.
5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.
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, even to the next county; to a foreign country but NOT to where the guilt is.
10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.
AND ALWAYS REMEMBER:
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.
We all need to live life to its fullest each day!!
Definitely share this one!
This was sent to me from one of my very dear friends. The image above is part of the email and is so beautiful as it is one of my favorite times of the year, fall. Don’t get me wrong, I love the flowers of winter, spring and summer. However, being a person who tends to like the not so obvious and under rated, every fall it’s like the trees say to me “Alright the flowers have had their time in the spotlight. Now it’s time for the leaves to put on a show”.
This is for all the ladies who are following my blog and any others who find it. I’ve changed the salutation because I believe for far too long there has been a suppression of the feminine principle. I mean really, who else but a Goddess can put together such spectacular, beautiful color show and nothing clashes. lol
The lady reading this is beautiful, classy, strong and I love her.
Help her live her life to the fullest.
Please promote her and cause her to excel above her expectations.
Help her shine in the darkest places where it is impossible to love.
Protect her at all times, lift her up when she needs you the most,
and let her know when she walks with you, she will always be safe.
Love you girls.
I’m not a religious person as I don’t follow any particular religion but do consider myself a spiritual being. In light of that I’ve loved this song that is featured on Glamazini’s YouTube videos. The message of this song so resonates with my spirit right now and the journey that I’m on.
Hey y’all! I’m sitting here drinking another green smoothie. Well it’s more like a dark olive green but a smoothie it is. I tried something new in it today. I’ve got some “Big Red” mustard greens that I’m growing for the first time so I put a couple of leaves of that in, spinach which took it up to 2 cups of greens, frozen cherries, blueberries, a fresh plum, coconut creme , 1 heaping 1/2 teaspoon of mullein powder (used for respiratory ailments like sinus congestion), cinnamon, nutmeg and almond milk. I get the coconut creme from the same place I get my coconut oil from. That’s tropicaltraditions.com. It tastes pretty good. The mustard greens are not as strong as I thought they would be. That’s why I only used a couple of big leaves and finished the rest out with spinach. If you are trying green smoothies for the first time I recommend that you use spinach leaves. They are much milder than say kale or the other greens. Combined with the fruit, you don’t even taste them. The Big Red mustard green are classified as ornamental but are edible as well. My kind of plant though I think all fruits and vegetables are beautiful. The colors and combination of colors when they are put together is nothing short of a miracle.
Well, today makes 3 weeks of walking at least 5 times a week. Most weeks it has been 6 days. Of course life happens so I have not been able to do all 7 days but that’s ok because these past 3 weeks is more than I have done physical fitness wise than the past year. We are up to 7 miles non stop walking except for the occasion re-tie of the shoe and rock removal. Sometimes I even felt like jogging a tiny ways and I do mean tiny.
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My sister-in-law sent this to me today and since I love to laugh, I thought I’d share the laughter. Laughter is the best medicine! Enjoy!! Now no offense to pickup truck drivers ( I got one myself) or country music listeners ( I also happen to like some country music) and a husband…yeah I got one of those too.
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