If everyone does some good,
~ Jackie Chan
think of what a good world this will be.
Chinese – Actor Born: April 7, 1954
Time to celebrate another trip around the sun.
66 is a blessing I thought I’d never see.
So, I’ll count my blessings with my family and friends to begin.
They have supported me through thick and thin.
And challenged me to be the best I can.
My mother died at 43, so I consider every day another blessing. Thanks to modern medicine and cholesterol reducing medications.
My father died at 63 of small cell cancer. I quit smoking at 40. Although he was a smoker, his cancer was probably from his work environment. He worked in high risk environments to ensure his family was provided for.
I was lucky enough to work at Canada Post and thank them every month when I receive my Pension cheque, for allowing me to retire at 55. I had the privilege of working with amazing people.
The most wasted day of all
~ Nicolas Chamfort
is that on which we have not laughed.
French – Writer April 6, 1741 – April 13, 1794
Some days there seems to be not enough time to do everything.
I’ve been busy getting the “got tos” done.
I couldn’t keep Patsie, so we found a new home for her and she is doing well. Living in the lap of luxury with lots of love and care.
I finally got to plant my tomato seeds in the greenhouse. The greenhouse has some minor damage from hail storms (small holes), but still keeps the temperature warmer than outside. The seed starting pads work. Now just to wait for the seeds to germinate and grow.
Today I have cupcakes to bake, shopping to do, cleaning to do and getting ready for the family Good Friday supper tomorrow.
I still need to go for a walk and take pictures of the flooding of the muddy Sydenham. Hopefully the river doesn’t go over the road.
Now to fit in some exercises.
The more you read,
~ James Patterson
the better you get at it.
American – Author Born: March 22, 1947
On our return trip from St Cloud we stopped at Kissimmee FL to see the Monument of States. A stone collection from a traveler turned into a huge monument. Many people collect stones from places they visit, but this is the largest collection I’ve seen.
You can’t undo the past…
~ Bruce Willis
but you can certainly not repeat it.
American – Actor Born: March 19, 1955
So like water off a duck’s back, shake it off and fly forward towards the future.
Less than 2 weeks and we’ll be on our journey home.
I’m looking forward to Easter Dinner with my family. 🙂
Seeds of faith are always within us;
~ Susan L. Taylor
sometimes it takes a crisis
to nourish and encourage their growth.
American – Editor Born: January 23, 1946
Hike #2 of the Hillsborough Hiking Spree was at Edward Medard Conservation Park, Plant City. It was rated 3-strenuous, but only had a couple of areas that were difficult. Although it said to take your dog hiking with you to the Singing Bluffs, Rickie hated the trail. The trail was too full of scents for him and he almost had to be dragged out to the point. Coming back I couldn’t keep up with him, good thing he was on a leash 😉
The oberservation tower was the first tower I”ve seen that’s totally handicap accessible.
I’m glad I was told to stop and see the sacred trees. They were amazing. High on sanddunes with roots exposed.
Art is forever.
~ Thomas Kinkade
American – Artist January 19, 1958 – April 6, 2012
A recent study says that people who retire early suffer mental or congnitive decline. Apparently work keeps your mind active and maintains social contact better than retiring? I think it depends on what you do when you retire. If you sit at home and do nothing, yes your congitive abilities will decline. If you travel, try art, write, take pictures, read, exercise and hike early retirement can increase your spiritual and congnitive activity.
Yes, I have more time to spend with family. I also found COVID was devestating to most people due to the isolation. I was lucky enough to have family and close friends that stayed in touch. Kayaking was a safe sport and so was hiking. I managed to continue my daily walks with my sister and dog. I also was lucky enough to work temporarily for Statistics Canada as a team leader. I was also able to spend time with my husband as he survived 2 major cancer battles (kidney cancer and colon cancer). I’ve learned to take pictures, and to paint (my COVID hobby).
So, I don’t know who they used in the recent study, but it wasn’t my Florida friends. They are active and alert. Busy with parties, sports, exercise and living life to the fullest in Heaven’s Waiting Room.
We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
American – Leader January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968
Although yesterday was Martin Luther King Jr,’s birthday, today is a Holiday Monday to celebrate and remember this great man.
Every City in Florida has a MLK road/street.
Everyone in Florida celebrates the wisdom of MLK.