Tuesday, December 31, 2013

NEW YEARS EVE!

Say good bye to 2013.  It is over....embrace a New Year!

``CHEERS TO A NEW YEAR AND ANOTHER CHANCE FOR US TO GET IT RIGHT.``
                                                                   -----Oprah Winfrey-----


Happy New Year, one and all!!


      

Monday, December 30, 2013

BE TRUE TO YOURSELF


                      Self-acceptance is the first step to embracing of differences in

``AS I LEARNED TO ACCEPT MYSELF, I BEGAN TO RELATE TO PEOPLE ON A DEEPER LEVEL AND  SAW THAT EVERYONE COMES WITH THEIR OWN PAINS AND STRUGGLES.  I LEARNED TO APPRECIATE THEM FOR THEIR FLAWS AS MUCH AS THEIR STRENGTHS, WHICH IN TURN HELPED ME TO ACCEPT MYSELF MORE.``
                                                       ---Amyra Mah---


                    stop judging yourself... forgive yourself      

Sunday, December 29, 2013

.....Then...



THE ROAD AHEAD







```LIFE IS ONE BIG ROAD WITH LOTS OF SIGNS.  SO WHEN YOU ARE RIDING THROUGH THE RUTS, DON`T COMPLICATE YOUR MIND.  FLEE FROM HATE, MISCHIEF AND JEALOUSY.    DON`T BURY YOUR THOUGHTS, PUT YOUR VISION TO REALITY, WAKE UP AND LIVE!``
                                                 ---Bob Marley---



``TURN YOUR FACE TOWARDS THE SUN AND THE SHADOWS WILL FALL BEHIND YOU.``
                                                       ---Maori Proverb---

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

CHRISTMAS DAY 2013


"CHRISTMAS IS NOT A TIME NOR A SEASON, IT IS A STATE OF MIND.  TO CHERISH PEACE  AND GOODWILL, TO BE PENTEOUS IN MERCY, IS TO HAVE THE THE REAL SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS."
                     --Calvin Coolige, 30th President of the United States--

"I WILL HONOR CHRISTMAS IN MY HEART, AND TRY TO KEEP IT ALL THE YEAR."
                                                   --Charles Dickens--



CHRISTMAS IN SUMMERLAND

             
                





Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Eve 2013



"WHEN YOU ARISE IN THE MORNING THINK OF WHAT A PRECIOUS PRIVILEGE IT IS TO BE ALIVE - TO BREATHE, TO THINK, TO ENJOY, TO LOVE."
                                                --Marcus Aurelius--






                                                         




        

Monday, December 23, 2013

"Christmas is coming....."

"Happiness consists of living each day as if it was the first day of your Honeymoon and the last day of your vacation."



                    
At this busy time of year, take a deep breath, and just enjoy each day!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

The Stephen Lewis Foundation

The Stephen Lewis Foundation:
                                                www.stephenlewisfoundation.org





Grandmothers for Africa!                                          










MERRY CHRISTMAS!

                                  Wishing YOU and YOURS a MERRY CHRISTMAS
                                            and all the joys,                    
                                   The NEW YEAR can bring!                                          

It has been a long time, since I was here.  It is almost the end of this present year but we always have the new year to look forward to, and all the plans to be made, that go with it!

Hope this year, has ended well, and the new years brings all that you wish for.....



                                                            

Sunday, August 18, 2013

EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE


"ORDINARY PEOPLE BELIEVE ONLY IN THE POSSIBLE.  EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE VISUALIZE NOT ONLY WHAT IS POSSIBLE OR PROBABLE, BUT RATHER WHAT IS IMPOSSIBLE.  AND BY VISUALIZING THE IMPOSSIBLE, THEY BEGIN TO SEE IT AS POSSIBLE."
                                                         -----Cherie Carter-Scott-----

     



                  




Saturday, July 13, 2013

GO GO GO




                                                                           




"It doesn't matter what you did or where you were...it matters where you are and what you're doing.  Get out there!  Sing the song in your heart and never let anyone shut you up."


Tuesday, July 9, 2013

THOUGHT FOR TODAY



"Instead of putting others down, try improving yourself instead.  The only person you have the right to compete with is you.  In the meantime, treat others how you'd like to be treated.  One trait that some of the best communicators share is empathy.  A couple of kind words can not only make a person's day, but can earn you a friend and supporter for life.  For the rest of the week, whenever you see someone, you want to judge negatively, pay them a compliment instead.  See what happens."
                                                        -----Neil Strauss-----

Granfondo Bike Race


Granfondo Axel Mercjx Okanagan 2013   ( Choice of three routes/skills)
Sunday July 7, 2013
Granfondo (160 km)                               Mediofondo  (92 KM)
Granfondo Course 160kmMediofondo Course 92kmCortofondo Course 55km  Cortofondo  (55 Km)



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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING




"EVERY TIME YOU SUBTRACT NEGATIVE FROM YOUR LIFE YOU MAKE ROOM FOR MORE POSITIVE."
                             -----AUTHOR UNKNOWN-----



         

Sunday, June 23, 2013

A DAY IN THE PARK

I always enjoy reading blogs where people describe an outing, they have been on....
Today, was such a day.  There is a small community, nearby where I live, that actually is quite interesting.  Today, being Sunday, is their Farm and Craft Market.  More crafts than produce, but still interesting.  They did have fresh strawberries for sale, jams and jellies, artwork, jewellry, etc.  As the season progresses they have more local produce.
I had a friend visiting so we wondered through their Museum. For a small town it was very informative about the area, and lots of pictures of times past.
While we were there, we also went to a small Regional Park, Called Hardy Falls.  It is a very interesting Ecological area, in the fall, the  Kokanee spawn there.  We also saw a bird called the American Dipper that dives underwater to find food.
All and all a nice day.


Hardy Falls             American Dipper Photo

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

LIVE FOR TODAY



                                                                     


Sunday, June 16, 2013

A SUNNY JUNE SUNDAY


"Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams"
                                         -----Hosea Ballou-----