All posts filed under: Inspirational

Motivation Monday

Be inspired…  This goes for most things, right? Fitness, weight goals, finances, relationships, travel goals, etc…  I say if your desire to achieve a goal is strong, seeing or feeling day by day progress goes a long way.  I find this for myself,  In fitness… Monday through Friday workouts, whether it’s a yoga practice session or a light weights workout, these workouts make me feel good and I’d like to think make me look a little better/more fit I mean, too. If your schedule is tight consider starting with 2/3 days of a fitness routine, starting might be your first step and that’s huge and good. Keeping up with my routine (a workout of some sort every weekday) I’m able to see bigger results as time goes on. The fact that I keep to this routine for the most part, of course (there are some days when I am just not feeling it due to pain issues, or because of other obligations and I just can’t get to it)  is motivating in of itself. On …

Kentucky Blues

My daughter, her husband and their children recently moved here to Kentucky. This afternoon my husband and I will head back to California after a wonderful month long stay with them, in this gorgeous state. We will miss our family here so much, but with much hope and plenty of prayer we will keep focused on the good and pray that their experiences here will enrich their lives even more so. They’ve been fortunate enough to live very near the sea in California and they’ve all enjoyed it to the fullest, now to be blessed with a house in the beautiful state of Kentucky, well, all I can do is be joyful for them, with bits of sadness mixed in as well, of course. There’s been plenty of amazingly touching moments, enough to last this Nanna good positive thoughts and wonderful memories until the next visit… On a chilly day while tucked warmly inside, to witness my young granddaughter run over to her backyard window area full of excitement to marvel at the sight of …

When Grief Goes Towards The Good… 

As some of you might recall from a few of my earlier blogs, my youngest daughter and her husband lost their infant son recently. My 7 year old grandson lost his little brother.  My grandson Dylan James lived just 6 miraculous  weeks. He spent his whole short life in the NICU ward at Kaiser Permenate Hospital in Hollywood California.  Through it all my daughter and son in law endured the agonizing roller coaster like journey of Dylan’s short but impactful life.  It was during this period that my daughter began to understood just what a trying time having a child in a NICU ward (anywhere, under all circumstances) can be.  Bless her heart for turning her sadness into some goodness.  She put out a social media call for Christmas NICU care basket donations for families going through what she and her husband recently experienced.  Before she knew it she had an office room full of loving heartfelt donations from family, friends and her church community.  The items contained in these finished beautiful love-filled baskets will …