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That time of year…..

Happy Thursday everyone!

It’s that time of year for reflection, being thankful, giving and remembering the reason for the season.  Although, much of that should be done every day.

It’s been a rough year having lost my Dad, but I am so very thankful that I was able to be with him for a couple of days, and as he took his last breath.  It was the hardest thing in the world to witness, but I wouldn’t change it for the world.  I miss him so very much, but I know he’s near.  I also am learning (which could take a while to fully accept) that now that I’ve had a hysterectomy I truly never will be a mom or grandmother, and that it’s ok.  God had other plans, but that doesn’t necessarily make it any easier.  I am grateful however that I have nieces and nephews; and soon to be not one, but two great-nephews.

I’m very thankful that my hubby is gainfully employed, we have been blessed with a roof over our heads, vehicles that run, we’re fairly healthy, we have plenty of clothing, we have enough food and so many other things that many take for granted.  Most of all, we have been blessed enough to share with those that are less fortunate and we take every opportunity to do so throughout the year.

I am thankful for the opportunity to go to school to learn more about how I can help others with different natural healing/health modalities.  This year I became a Certified Aromatherapist, and it’s so much fun making personal blends!!  My hubby has gotten a major new certification for his job this year too, and it was a booger of a test!  He hates taking tests, but I’m so proud of him for doing it and doing well!

I’m thankful that even though it can be hard sometimes (because you rarely if ever get to see family or friends), we have gotten to see so very much of this beautiful country of ours because of my hubby’s job.  Over the last year we’ve seen 3 states for a lengthy period of time.  We have now been in pretty much all of the southern states if you cut the US in half from top to bottom, and a handful of the northern states.  Had it not been for the career path my hubby chose, we’d not have gotten to see and do all the things we have these last 12+ years.

And last but most importantly (to me at least).  This is the time of year to remember the reason for the season.  Christ was born!  If you’d like to read about the birth of Christ, here is the King James version, which is what I grew up hearing.

The King James Version of the birth of Christ, the story of how Christmas came to be.

And THIS is my all time favorite Christmas animated show that they rarely show on TV anymore.  I cry every time….I hope you’ll watch it an that you’ll love it too!

Here’s the link if the embedded video doesn’t work… http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xmq7z3

I’ll leave you here to enjoy the video!  Remember as you’re out and about doing all the things that people do at Christmas time to be patient, be kind, be helpful, and spread God’s love wherever you go.

Wishing you a Christmas filled with love and blessings!!!  Merry Christmas!!!

 

 

 

Happy New Year!!!

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Hi Everyone!!

I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you to all of my readers on the last day of 2016!!

My wish for you this coming year is that God will shower each and every one of you with blessings full of happiness, good health, success, and more prosperity than you know what to do with!!!  May all your wishes and dreams come true this year!!! ❤

Remember to NOT drink and drive!  Get a ride!  There are so many choices out there these days, be smart and just do it!  OK?  ok! 😀

Until next year!  Wishing you a very Happy and Healthy Day!!!

 

What are you thankful for today?

_mac1349Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

I just wanted to take a moment today to say thank you to all of you for taking the time to drop in and read my blog from time to time.  🙂  I know I don’t write much, but I still appreciate that there is someone out there reading it!  🙂

Wishing each and every one of you a day filled with Blessings, Family, Fun, Friends and some realllly yummy food!

If you overeat today and are miserable, remember that peppermint rubbed on your tummy in a clockwise direction (diluted with a carrier oil) works wonders and so does Kefir.

The picture is a picture of the prettiest turkey I’ve ever seen, and is one of several that a dear friend of mine owns.

Until next time!  Have a happy healthy day!

 

Thanksgiving. Noun. “Unmarketable Holiday”

A great blog post for your week of Thanksgiving! Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Wishing you and yours, many many blessings to be thankful for this year and always!!!!

On My Heart

Today’s dictionary should read like this:

Thanksgiving. Noun. “Unmarketable holiday, except for grocers. Customary break prior to shopping frenzy that follows a two-month long buildup of dealer stock and advertising blitz for materialistic urges. Once known as day of thanks.”

I asked our sons about holiday plans and the upcoming break in December.  They both noted (separately), “Dad, I like Thanksgiving a whole lot more.  Even though it’s shorter, it’s a lot more relaxing and satisfying.  Christmas is just too packed with busyness and expectations.”

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and many of us will be fixated on “Black Friday,” overlooking the chance to look around the table on Thanksgiving and give deep, satisfied, significant thanks.  Maybe it’s because we have had pain in this previous year. Maybe it’s because we are overwhelmed with the marketing juggernaut that is designed to move us toward spending.  Maybe it’s because nothing…

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I reallllly need to study……

Happy Tuesday y’all!

I’m sorry that I’ve not been very good at blogging, but my life is rather complicated at the moment. I was starting my final for my last course when my Mom-in-law went in the hospital, so I put it on the back burner so that we could be there for her and our family. Then I was still (and will be for months to come) recuperating from my surgery. Then, I found out my Mom is basically in a coma; she had a stroke and fell and hit her head and is unresponsive. She’s been unresponsive for about a month now, but is now stable enough for specialized care, we’re hopeful, but the docs are not giving her much hope….like .01%. Then, we moved to my hubby’s next job. Then, then, then……so many things…… Anyway, I reallllllly need to finish my final (I have 2 courses left to finish my degree, I HAVE to get this done!). I have to start physical therapy so I can heal properly. I have so very very much to do, and I am finding that I spend way to much time online that I could spend studying, so something has to go. And for now, at least for a while, it’s going to have to be blogging. I have soooo much enjoyed my little blogging family and will miss you all tremendously! I will pop in when I can, and when I see something that is begging to be written, I’ll post, but for now I really need to focus on my studies, healing, and my family. I hope you will all understand, and that you’ll still pop in to visit from time to time. I wish each and every one of you all the happiness and blessings that you can handle!

Until next time! Have a Happy Healthy Day! {{Hugs}} :o)

Another nomination! :)

Happy Friday everyone!

My friend Rob over at Weight2lose2013 has nominated me for the inspiring blogger award! I am humbled and most honored to know that I am able to inspire others! WOW! 🙂 I actually received this award a while back, but I’m truly happy to have received it again!

Here are the rules:

1. Thank and link the amazing person who nominated you.
2. List the rules and display the award.
3. Share seven facts about yourself.
4. Nominate 10 other amazing blogs and comment on their posts to let them know they have been nominated.
5. Proudly display the award logo on your blog and follow the blogger who nominated you.

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7 Things About Me

1. I love reading Amish romance novels.
2. Depending on how you count them, I have between 9 and 17 tattoos, but you can’t tell that I do. 🙂
3. As I get older, the more I try to be a good influence/example for others.
4. The older I get the more I think certain words should never be uttered.
5. I enjoy history.
6. I love to watch animals/birds and learn about them…..I envy those wildlife people that get to interact with wild animals………
7. I once had an amazing encounter with a wolf while appraising a house….

Since so many of the blogs I follow have already received this award, I’m going to not do this part, but tell ALL of you that I follow, that I think you are all amazing, inspirational, motivational and I’m so glad to have “met” you, I treasure my new found friendships! Thank you for taking the time to support me by reading and commenting on my blog! I never dreamed that the blogging could be such a wonderful place! I wish each and every one of you a long life filled with happiness and many many blessings!

Rules for this Award:

1.Thank the person who nominated you.
2.Add the Very Inspiring Blogger Award to your post.
3.Share 7 things about yourself.
4.Nominate a list of bloggers that inspire you.
5.Include this set of rules.
6.Inform your nominees by posting a comment on their blogs

Until Next Time! Have an awesome Happy Health Weekend!!!!! {{{hugs}}}

Merry Christmas!!!!!

Wishing you many MANY Blessings this Christmas Day! Enjoy time with family and friends, and remember, that without “CHRIST”, there is no Christmas! 🙂

And for those of you wondering….YES, I am happy to say that I did get my workout done today! Yea! Just because it’s Christmas doesn’t mean (at least to me) that you can just forget about your health. Granted, I will be eating one meal that contains not so healthy ingredients, but for me, it’ll only be the one meal and small portions. After that, it’s back to salads, fruits and veggies for me! 🙂

It’s really hard to cook for two, but I’m trying to not cook a huge meal. My hubby wanted ham & his homemade macaroni with a kick (cayenne), and I’m fixing fresh green beans for me. No pies or cakes or candies or cranberry or anything like that. And the ham won’t have all the drippy sweet stuff on it. Just the ham. So it’s not entirely healthy, but it’s not as bad as it could be, thankfully. And I’ll probably have a big salad before I actually eat anything else. And plenty of water to make me feel more full before that.

What are you doing to try not to overindulge today? Just do your best, and remember that it’s NEVER to late to get back on the right track! 🙂 If you need a little extra support to help you stay on track, or get back on track, I’m here for you, just ask! 🙂

Take care everyone! Be safe today, and have a wonderful day!

Until next time! Have a happy HAPPY healthy day! :o)