Sunday, October 13, 2019

Sunday Sunshine:

To everything there is a season, 
and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
--Ecclesiastes 1: 1

A purpose for living.
A purpose for loving.
A purpose for doing.
A purpose for acting.
A purpose for being alive.
A purpose for sharing.
A purpose for GOD. 

Use this season wisely.

Seasonal blessings!

Friday, October 11, 2019

Rambling Friday: My Crazy Family

I love these people so much.
Even though they're crazy enough to dress like this.
But their fun and enjoy doing things together
whether traveling with this grandma (and grandpa),
swimming like they belong in the water,
playing games together,

So, yeah, they're just a bit crazy.
But they're mine,
and I love them dearly!

Happy October!

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Serious Wednesdays: It's Time to Get Healthy!

Staying healthy is always important. But sometimes it seems overwhelming. These simple tips will
help keep us writers, and others too, in the best of shape.

1.  If you work, make sure you enjoy what you're doing. Hating what you do is draining. And it's certainly not worth the taxing it takes on your mental and physical body.

2.  Take care of your teeth. Not only does it help to give you a younger and healthier image, but it's better for your health. Brush. Floss. See your dentist regularly.

3.  Watch what you eat. One thing that helps me is by remembering that it won't be the last time you can enjoy that favorite meal. Cut back a little. Eat more fruits and veggies. Lean meat. Limit sweets. I've recently cut back on ice cream, one of my very favorite snacks, by limiting how and when I eat it. I feel much better and don't miss it quite as much.

4.  Drink plenty of water. It hydrates your body and keeps your system cleaned out. AND it's a great way to lose a few pounds. :)

5.  Exercise regularly. Whatever method you choose, so so wisely and with a doctor's consent. Walking, cycling, weights, jogging, etc. are all great ways to wake up your brain and feel better.

6.  Keep your brain healthy by socializing. It gives your mind a break from worries and problems. It gives you a new outlook on others. And it's downright fun!

7.  Show your feelings: to your companion, to your friends and family, to those who wait on you in public, those who give to you in simple ways. A smile and a word of appreciation not only brightens up others' day but gives you a fulfilling moment too.

8.  Don't spend too much time on screens. They are everywhere! They're in our lives, demanding attention. And, yes, some are needful. But reduce that time and seek other methods of entertainment like games, social life, church, outdoor activities, get a pet, etc. Much more rewarding.

9.  Depending on your money and time, be charitable. Do what you can. Remember those in need. Those without much money, can share time. Listening is valuable. Choose what works for you. That sense of accomplishment and contentment at helping others goes a long way in promoting longer life.

10.  Take care of your body. Exfoliate your skin so that new skin cells can breathe. Get a short nap for extra energy in the evening. Go outside and walk a little. Be careful to avoid too many sweets. Use natural and pure oils (fish oil, rose, etc.) for inside and outside your body.

Do what you can to stay healthy. You only have one life. Take care of it.

Sunday, October 06, 2019

Sunday Sunshine: Sing to Me, Autumn!


Sing to Me, Autumn 
by Patricia Cisco

Sing to me, Autumn, with the rustle of your leaves.
Breathe on me your spicy scents that flow within your breeze.

Dance with me, Autumn, your waltz that bends the boughs of trees.
Now tell me all the secrets you've whispered to the seas.

Sleep with me, Autumn, with your enchanting spellbound ways
Let your yellow harvest moon shimmer in our eyes.

Kiss me, Autumn, with your enchanting spellbound ways
That changes all you touch into crimson golden days.

Love me, Autumn, and behold this love so true.
That I'll be waiting faithfully each year to be with you.

Friday, October 04, 2019

Rambling Friday: October means...


With leaves, of course!

Colored leaves, hundreds--no, thousands, millions of them!
Red, green, yellow, orange and brown.
Fluttering in the wind, floating to the ground.
Crackling in our ears.
Made just for kids--and grownup kids, too, to jump in, play in, walk in.
Crunching under our feet.
Assaulting our noses with fall-ish smells.
Scenting the air with smoky scents.
Cushioning our bodies and outstretched arms as we gaze into the blue, blue skies of Autumn.

Happy Autumn!

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Sunday Morning Sunshine: Growing in Spirit

He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill.
Our antagonist is our helper.
--Edmund Burke

We find comfort among those who agree with us.
Growth among those who don't.
--Frank A. Clark

A clay pot sitting in the sun will always be a clay pot.
It has to go through the white heat of the furnace
to become porcelain.
--Carl Rogers

The way I see it,
if you want the rainbow,
you've got to put up with the rain.
--Dolly Parton

When you get to the end of your rope,
tie a knot and hang on.
--Theodore Roosevelt

To be tested is good.
the challenged life may be the best therapist.
--Gail Sheeky

Sunday Sunshine:

To everything there is a season,  and a time to every purpose under the heaven. --Ecclesiastes 1: 1 A purpose for living. A p...