Just You

“Love yourself deeply, there is no one else just like you!” ~Kay Allenbaugh


Photo taken by Shannon Babcock.  Hope, British Columbia. Canada.

There is no one else just like you.

You are unique.

Stop comparing yourself to others.

Physical activity will dramatically improve your outlook today.

I feel good after being at the gym early this morning.

Fitness- “If it came in a bottle everybody would have a great body.” ~Cher

Enjoy today~

Just A Moment

“We do not remember days, we remember moments.” ~Cesare Pavese


Enjoy your day.

Make the most of the moment you are in now.

Remember the beautiful moments.

Cherish the moments.

Have a great weekend.

“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” ~Omar Khayyam

I try to take life a day at a time and have to be honest and say it is not always the easiest thing to do.

I suppose that is where my fitness helps me in so many ways.  That endorphin rush from being at the gym or when I am out on my runs does wonders for my body, mind and soul.

Save Some Time

Save some time for yourself. Go for a workouttreeee

Photo credit~ Miran White

Do you get so busy that you forget to make time for yourself?  Here are a few great fitness tips.

Book time throughout your day for your fitness  just like you would for an appointment.

The early morning works the greatest for me and it is my ‘me time’.  Today being Thanksgiving Day in Canada, the gym did not open until 8:00.  I was there when they opened, although I do prefer to start my workout at 6:00.

If you are not able to attend a gym or workout class go for a walk and take a friend with you.

Raking leaves strengthens your arms and back.

Digging in the garden works your arms and legs.

Being active while running errands.

When you go shopping park towards the back of the lot and walk the extra distance.  This is one I do often.

Take the stairs.  Another of my faves.

You must start somewhere to get anywhere.

Exercise improves life in many ways, while keeping you young at heart.

Being a fit baby boomer myself I only hope to inspire other baby boomers to be more active.

Always talk with your doctor before starting a new fitness program.

Even the smallest step can be a first step.

Happy Thanksgiving  to all of you that are celebrating today.

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend

                                       Happy Thanksgiving to YOU. 


Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian friends that are celebrating this weekend.

                          There is always something to give thanks for.


Wishing you blessings of health, happiness, love and success on Thanksgiving and always.

Our grown kidlets have decided with all this beautiful fall weather we are having, they are going camping this weekend. We are invited for turkey dinner tomorrow and wouldn’t you know it, they are calling for rain.  Yikes.  You have to understand that I am not a camper.  ha ha  Oh well. We have decided we will join them for an hour or so only if it is not pouring rain. We have been enjoying a long stretch of summer like weather, so just maybe the rain will hold off while we are there.  Wishful thinking.   ;)

I really don’t know where they get their camping ideas from as my hubby and I have never been into camping.  Now on the other hand maybe if we had a motorhome we would feel differently.

The weekend will be full of fun and gratitude’s just the same.  I love my family and treasure them all.

Enjoy your weekend and thanks so very much for taking time to visit my blog. I appreciate you.

(Photo credit~ Thank-you to my lovely niece Miranda W. and her daughter P. )

Wishing this Thanksgiving finds you with plenty of reasons to give thanks.

                                     Give Thanks Today and Everyday



Thank GOD for all that you are grateful. Trust GOD for what you need.


Beautiful Fall colors.


Breast Cancer Run done this past Sunday with my daughter. We both have lost loved ones to breast cancer and run in their memory.

My Hubby was quite sick for a few days which slowed me right down.  He calls me his favorite nurse.  He is a great guy and I will always do my best to make him comfortable when he is not feeling good.  He’s on medication and will soon be near perfect.  :)

I actually took the photo of the colorful tree right outside of the hospital.

There’s no one more special than YOU~



Do It Today

Hug someone today.

A hug is a great gift. One size fits all, and it’s easy to exchange.


Photo credit~ M. White.

Hug your favorite pet. Pets are comforting and can help you feel secure in times of loneliness.


Hugs just feel good. I am a huge fan of hugging.


Embrace hugging, it’s good for you.

 There is a saying by Virginia Satir, a respected family therapist, “We need four hugs a day for survival. We need eight hugs a day for maintenance. We need twelve hugs a day for growth.”

Give out hugs whenever you can.

Have you hugged someone today?

Photo Credit of the bottom two photos are from an email that was forwarded to me this morning and I wanted to share them with you.