Thank you so much for your comments on my recent blog “Congratulations – you have won 86,400…” I have been overwhelmed and honoured by the response and receiving a popular blog award. In the past three weeks my mother-in-law passed away at 93, my brother-in-law had open heart surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm and my son’s mother-in-law has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer and is undergoing radical surgery tomorrow. Together with these events, the article came to my inbox as a timely reminder to me that our time here is numbered and every minute that we are given is too precious to waste on unimportant negativity. As Sparkie friends, we are sharing the journey to focus on being as healthy as possible and finding a successful balance in our lives – through healthy eating, exercise and happy relationships – I just wanted to share the article with everyone and I am humbled that it also resonated with so many others. Thanks for your support and best wishes for much happiness in the future.
Hi Gramsroc. Thanks for stopping by my page. I know what you have gone through with the quit smoking thing. I used to be a smoker too. I kept telling my kids that I would quit once I got my degree...BUT then it became once we get settled in CA...once I get a job that will pay me good wages...finally my youngest daughter became pregnant and told me I would never get to interact with her child if I didn't give up the cigs. Enough said...I quit within several weeks...two months later she had a miscarriage with a still birth. That was 20 years ago and I haven't had a cig since then. Of course when I quit, I also had to give up the coffee as that went with the cigs. I have since been able to drink coffee and not crave a cig and finally to be around people who smoke and not crave the cig. But I gained over 100 pounds when I quit too. It wasn't until the last two years that I've become serious about losing the weight and getting healthy again. That same daughter is pregnant again and this time I'm looking forward to holding another little bundle of joy! sorry to ramble on so. I will be happy to encourage you as you encourage me. We must be about the same age.? 1827 days ago