Happy Anniversary

Never underestimate the power of a smile. Especially yours.


Today gives us many reasons to smile big.

August 22, 1970 was so long ago.   Our wedding day.

Happy 44th  Anniversary to my favorite Man.

May we continue to grow up together and always remain ‘in love’.

You hold the key to my heart.  I love you over the moon.

“Happiness is different from pleasure. Happiness has something to do with struggling and enduring and accomplishing.”
– George Sheehan

Follow Your Heart

“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” ~Steve Jobs


I wanted to take a moment to thank-you for your patience and kindness since I have switched to self hosting.  I have missed contact with all my wonderful followers.

I figure with change I will keep learning and growing, although it has left me frustrated and pulling my hair out at times. Thankful that I am patient and I refuse to ‘give up’.  Also I am so blessed to have met  Donah .  She has been such an inspiration to me in making the transfer to self hosting. Her cheery emails and Faith in me has helped me immensely.  Thank-you so much Donah.  I appreciate you.

And then again, I don’t like too much change.  A day at a time it will come together for me.

Have a fabulous week and hopefully my blog will be running smoothly soon.  Thanks again. 


My Serenity

           Where flowers bloom so does hope.  ~Lady Bird Johnson


                                         Stop and smell the roses

2014flowers 191                     Earth laughs in Flowers. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

           Wherever life plants you, bloom with grace. ~French Proverb

Good sign for a military community.

     The hum of bees is the voice of the garden. ~Elizabeth Lawrence2014July 173

I was able to get a close up of this beautiful bee enjoying my wild flowers. I thought of my dear friend, DEB, as she loves bees. 

Gardening for me is my serenity.  Nature is fascinating.

                                               Enjoy Today


Enjoy your day to the fullest.

May God guide you throughout your day and I wish all good things to come your way.

How Much Water Should You Be Drinking?



Great tips from  Denise Austin

If you’re not a water drinker, it’s time to turn yourself into one!

Drinking water every day is key to maintaining good health. Your body is made up mostly of water — doesn’t it make sense to replenish the good old H2O instead of filling up on soda or sugary fruit juices?

Plus, did you know that the brain often mistakes thirst for hunger? Before running to the nearest snack machine, try drinking a few glasses of water and waiting about 20 minutes — your craving may just go away.

So how much water do you really need?   Denise Austin tips on water

Well, a general rule of thumb is about eight ounces of water eight times a day, but there’s no strong scientific evidence to support that recommendation.

In fact, some experts actually recommend 13 glasses for men and 9 for women! That may seem like a lot of water, but your body loses about 10 glasses in the course of a day. And if you’re exercising, pregnant, or breastfeeding, or you live in a hot or humid climate, your water loss is greater, so you should increase your intake!

Take my advice and drink up — it’s H2Ohhh so good for you! One tip: If you’re having a hard time getting used to the taste of water, try adding a lemon wedge for a hint of sweetness!

~Source:  Denise Austin

I drank a large water bottle at the gym early this morning.

If plain water is what holds you back from enjoying water, try a splash of lemon or lime juice. Put slices of lemons in your water.

Although I do enjoy plain water,  I like to put a couple teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in my water bottle.

Drinking water is like taking a SHOWER on the inside of your BODY.  ~

Is this statement true or false?

I don’t feel thirsty, so I must be drinking enough.

False: As your body ages, it’s harder for you to tell when you need fluids. You must drink regularly, whether you feel thirsty or not.

Remember to not only smile today~

Remember to ‘drink your water’.

Have a terrific day and thank you for visiting my blog and to my new followers.