Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Hello wonderful, caring, kind, encouraging, supportive, I could go on and on...
today is a great achievement for me, as I celebrate my 1st year SP Anniversary. I did not think that I would make it through a whole year as past times I became distracted very easily and my healthy lifestyle was put on hold.
But the difference is this unique community, each one of you whether you have commented on my blog, sent me a goodie, added a 'like' to my feed, I appreciate each one. Through this year I have met some amazing people and my only wish was that you were closer so that I could show you the stunning forest I live near.
I have learnt a lot from all the articles and videos here on spark, one one lesson most of all is that little steps are the best. So that is what I intend to continue to do.
Thank you for everyone who has been on my hula hooping challenge, I now can manage at 10 mins plus a day, and my walking miles and challenges. Yoga is a given with me as it has been part of my life for a long time. Zumba I started only through spark. I will be trying my kettlebell, just need to get a heavier one as 5kg is not doing the job.
But the biggest achievement for me was writing a blog, before SP I never had the inclination, but now I am excited to share my thoughts and photos.
WELL HERE'S TO A FABULOUS YEAR AHEAD AS I HEAD TOWARDS A BIG MILESTONE, THIS IS GOING TO BE THE BEST YEAR EVER IN SO MANY WAYS!
GRAZIE, GRAZIE, GRAZIE, I FILL MY HEART WITH GRATITUDE
PEACE AND HARMONY
BIG ENORMOUS ITALIAN HUGS
Thursday, August 14, 2014
HI WONDERFUL COMMUNITY,
I AM SO EXCITED BECAUSE TOMORROW MY LITTLE SISTA IS COMING TO VISIT ME SO I CAN SHOW HER AND HER FRIEND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREST.
I HAVE GONE TO CHECK OUT THE ACCESSIBILITY AS SHE WILL BE EITHER IN A WHEELCHAIR OR HER BUGGY.
I REALLY HOPE THAT IT WILL NOT RAIN, AS WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A PICNIC.
TO ARRANGE TO COME AND SEE ME, SHE WILL BE IN A SPECIALLY ADAPTED CAR AND WILL HAVE HER CARER IN THE MORNING TO HELP HER GET READY.
PLUS A FRIEND IS COMING WITH HER, TO DRIVE IF SHE GETS TIRED, AS THE JOURNEY CAN BE OVER AN HOUR.
SHE HAS A VERY STRICT DIET AND IS PESCATARIAN AND KEEPS HER PORTIONS SMALL, AS SHE SAYS THAT SHE CAN NOT AFFORD TO BE OVERWEIGHT, AS LIFTING WILL BE MADE DIFFICULT.
I CAN NOT WAIT TO SEE HER, HER DETERMINATION IS INSPIRATIONAL
SHE ALSO INFORMED ME THAT NEXT MONTH SHE IS OFF TO PORTUGAL, NOTHING STOPS HER AND MAKES ME REALISE THAT I REALLY NEED TO BUCKLE DOWN AND BELIEVE THAT I CAN ACHIEVE ANYTHING.
HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY, FINGERS CROSSED IT WILL BE MOSTLY DRY TOMORROW OR IF IT RAINS WE ARE IN THE CAR.
PEACE AND HARMONY
HAVE TO GO AND CHECK FOR DISABLED PARKING AND BOOK A TABLE AT MY LOCAL ITALIAN RESTAURANT WHO IS VERY ACCOMMODATING.
HERE ARE SOME PICS OF HER CAR
THIS IS HOW SHE ENTERS THE CAR WITH A SPECIALLY ADAPTED WHEELCHAIR, WHICH ENABLES HER TO DRIVE
THE SEAT HAS TO LOCK IN, AND IT IS QUITE A DIFFICULT PROCESS BUT MY SISTER IS SO DETERMINED SHE MAKES IT WORK
FINALLY WORKING OUT ALL THE CONTROLS, IS SO CONFUSING AND TAKES A LOT OF CONCENTRATION, AND THE VEHICLE IS BIG BUT SHE TRIES AND TRIES UNTIL SHE SUCCEEDS. IT IS A TOTALLY DIFFERENT WAY OF DRIVING.
Friday, August 01, 2014
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, WONDERFUL ,KINDBEAUTIFUL SP FRIENDS
I AM PROBABLY GOING TO GET KILLED FOR THIS BUT HEY, AS ALL MY FRIENDS KNOW I AM ALWAYS UP TO MISCHIEF, I KNOW THAT SOMEONE WILL BE NODDING THEIR HEAD RIGHT NOW!! YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE!!! HEE HEE
GRAZIE, GRAZIE, GRAZIE
YESTERDAY I TOLD PEOPLE ABOUT MY DEAR LITTLE SISTA, WHO HAS MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AND I GOT SUCH A WONDERFUL RESPONSE BACK, THANK YOU THANK YOU
I AM SO BLESSED TO KNOW HER, TRULY SHE IS SO AMAZING
ONE DAY YOU WILL READ THE INSPIRATIONAL STORY OF MY FRIEND AND ADOPTED SISTA, SHE IS A BEAUTIFUL NUBIAN QUEEN, WHO'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY WILL TOUCH YOU ALL. (BEEN TRYING TO ENCOURAGE HER TO GET IT WRITTEN, AND I KNOW THAT ALL IN GOOD TIME IT WILL HAPPEN)
I HAVE KNOWN HER FOR 17 YEARS AND IN THE TIME, SHE WAS WALKING WITH A WALKING STICK AND FULL USE OF HER ARMS, NOW SHE FOCUSES ONLY ON WHAT SHE CAN DO, AND BOY THE WOMAN HAS THE DETERMINATION OF A LION.
HERE IS A LITTLE CLIP OF YOUTUBE, OF ERICA BADU'S SONG. SHE HAS ALSO WRITTEN HER OWN ALBUM
BUT NOW SHE FOCUSES ON WRITING A GOSPEL ALBUM AS IS A DEVOUT CHRISTIAN
I HOPE YOU CAN SEE HOW BEAUTIFUL SHE IS, I LOVE HER DEARLY
JUST LOOK AT HER BEAUTIFUL FACE, SERIOUSLY SHE HAS A BEAUTIFUL HEART
Minika Green - On & On
I HOPE THAT YOU HAVE ENJOYED
I SO BELIEVE IN HER AND KNOW THAT ONE DAY EVERYONE WILL KNOW ABOUT HER.
I AM PREPARING YOU ALL, I WOULD LOVE SOMEONE TO FIND OUT ABOUT HER, AND HER STORY TO LEAVE A IMPRESSION ON YOUR HEART, AS IT HAS LEFT ON MINE.
SOON SHE IS COMING DOWN TO SEE ME TO VISIT THE FOREST ( I AM SORTING OUT A ROUTE FOR HER, SO SHE CAN COME WITH HER WHEELCHAIR), SHE HAS A SPECIALLY ADAPTED CAR, WHICH SHE DRIVES, YOU SEE NOTHING STOPS HER, SHE TRAVELS, SHE DOES CHARITY WORK
DEAR GOD, MAY A MIRACLE HAPPEN FOR MY DARLING SISTA
Monday, July 28, 2014
Morning, happy hoopers,
yesterday was a blast, but believe me I am exhausted this morning from all the fun and games. Today my usual asthanga yoga was slow and laborious, and my hoop swinging many thuds to the ground! LOL, and getting ready to drag myself to work.
Anyway the following photos show how hooping should be done by professionals
The concentration in each of these children is amazing.
She is such a natural, as she whizzed the hoop around.
Now who would think of spinning it around their ankles, two twins would!
Or even your neck, this little one, did it with ease.
The youngest of the four children, only three, starts off with two hoops, I can not even do one!
Hope you enjoyed the photos, let's get back to finding the inner child and enjoying all active activities.
Have a wonderful day, oohhhh ahhhh I am not as young as I think hee hee
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