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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!!!

~photo snow effect was a New Year bonus from using Google+ image auto save application on my smartphone~

Wherever I am, the woods or the beach I think of all of you....
I take a snap and think of all the wonderful times we had here...
missing everyone
Happy New Year Salitype buddies!!!!!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Favourite Quotes from The Notebook Movie

“Our souls were one, if you must know and never shall they be apart; with splendid dawn, your face aglow i reach for you and find my heart” 
― Nicholas SparksThe Notebook

“I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I've led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough..” 
― Nicholas SparksThe Notebook

“I love you. I am who I am because of you. You are every reason, every hope, and every dream I've ever had, and no matter what happens to us in the future, everyday we are together is the greatest day of my life. I will always be yours. ” 
― Nicholas SparksThe Notebook

“You are the answer to every prayer I've offered. You are a song, a dream, a whisper, and I don't know how I could have lived without you for as long as I have.” 
― Nicholas SparksThe Notebook

“She was my dream. She made me who I am, and holding her in my arms was more natural to me than my own heartbeat. I think about her all the time. Even now, when I'm sitting here, I think about her. There could never have been another.” 
― Nicholas SparksThe Notebook

“My Dearest Allie. I couldn't sleep last night because I know that it's over between us. I'm not bitter anymore, because I know that what we had was real. And if in some distant place in the future we see each other in our new lives, I'll smile at you with joy and remember how we spent the summer beneath the trees, learning from each other and growing in love. The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds, and that's what you've given me. That's what I hope to give to you forever. I love you. I'll be seeing you. Noah” 
― Nicholas SparksThe Notebook

“The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected. Maybe they always have been and will be. Maybe we've lived a thousand lives before this one and in each of them we've found each other. And maybe each time, we've been forced apart for the same reasons. That means that this goodbye is both a goodbye for the past ten thousand years and a prelude to what will come.” 
― Nicholas SparksThe Notebook


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Who Says Life Stops When You Get Old? 4 Activities For the Active Pensioner

Reaching retirement age isn't the end of your life, it's simply the closing of a chapter and the start of a new beginning.

Passing this important milestone in life doesn't mean that you suddenly need to put on your flat cap and talk about 'the kids of today'. To the contrary! Retirement gives you the time to really enjoy your passions in life, and opens up doors to new, exciting experiences.

Research shows that people aged 65 and above spend a whopping 10 hours sitting still each and every day - that's crazy! The more active you are, the more you can help yourself live a long, healthy and happy life, so what are you waiting for?

1. Walking

Walking is perhaps the most low impact exercise you can do and yet it's so good for you!

Walking doesn't have to mean hiking the mountains or trekking through Peru, it could be as simple as strolling around your local park or taking a jaunt to the shops.

If you're physically able, try to walk a bit further each day, pushing yourself to become more active. Why? Because walking is one of the best activities for keeping you healthy in your later years.

Walking not only helps your body stay strong physically, but also psychologically, with a clear reduction in the risk of dementia amongst those who lead a more active lifestyle.

2. Bike Riding

Does walking seem too easy? Then step it up a notch. Bike riding is a great activity for pensioners wanting to remain active throughout retirement.

As we age, we lose muscle mass which can cause all sorts of problems such as loss of balance and reduced bone density which can leave us susceptible to falls and injury. Bike riding can encourage better balance, and can help build lean muscle mass, making us physically stronger.

In terms of psychological health, bike riding has been found to act as an antidepressant amongst older people.

3. Volunteering

Although your brain may still be active, your body may not be and if you suffer from limited mobility, find it challenging to complete everyday tasks and use mobility aids such as a stair lift in the home, you may wish to look into activities that are less physical.

Volunteering at local events is a perfect choice, and it can often be done by those in wheelchairs, too. Studies show that volunteering is an excellent way to boost brain power, socialise, meet new people and it's been found that those who volunteer frequently report a higher quality of life than those who do not.

4. Skiing

This certainly isn't for everyone, but if you're fit and healthy and open to trying new things, then what have you got to lose?

Skiing isn't just for the kids, as Clyde Getty (the oldest athlete training for the 2014 Winter Olympics at 52 years old) demonstrates perfectly. Just 3 months of ski lessons could see your leg strength increased by 16 percent and your jump height increased by 6 percent, which really goes a long way towards improving balance and building muscle.

A craving for adventure doesn't stop just because you've aged. If anything, it just becomes stronger, so arrange a taster course at your local dry slope and see how it feels!

Regardless of your health and ability, there are activities out there to suit you. Getting older doesn't mean foregoing socialisation and disregarding your interests, it just means you may need to look into alternative activities that your body will allow. The activities above are just a small selection of the hobbies and interests pensioners all across the country have. Try different things and see what makes you happy.

About the Guest Author:

The guest post is provided by stairlifts.co.uk, a UK supplier of mobility aids and valuable source of stairlifts help and support.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Something Yellow, Something Green and Something Lean

For dinner today my family and I shared a colorful meal...

Broccoli oh so green and rich in fiber and vitamins

Protein packed lean meat 

and rice fortified with vitamins!

The boys requested I cook for them next weekend and the hubby promised to renovate our kitchen for me. You bet I was so full as the best appetizer is the love of family.

May every family be blessed with love and warm, colorful, healthy meals.

Monday, December 9, 2013

15 Days Before Christmas

Happy Holidays!!!!

It is time to decorate our homes with glitters and smiles

laughter and love!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Being Healthy, Our Gift To Nature


Sometimes when I look in the mirror, I feel a certain happiness I can not explain. I think that joy comes from having met people from across the miles with the same love for nature and the outdoors. Life has never been the same after The Salitype Society touched my world. With our unique purposeful sisterhood, my life has become more meaningful and as I face each new morning I am hopeful that this world will be a better place all because we are helping make kids' dreams come true.I sound like a broken record but it is true- your friendship is a treasure beyond compare. Thank you for inspiring me to always make A DIFFERENCE.

I have become someone who views being healthy as a gift to mother nature. Keeping our bodies fit to take care of creation is a must. 

me and my brother ready for some athletic work-out

 So now, I take the time to move around and keep my blood circulating well. I do regular exercise and explore the great outdoors whenever I can.

And inspired by my TSS buddies, I eat more fruits and vegetables. It keeps my skin glowing and my mind always alert! I think there is no growing old with friends who guide you to fitness!

And so I welcome each new day as a challenge to keep staying healthy and a GIFT  to pass on to the rest of creation because LIFE is too precious to waste just lying in bed and doing nothing.

Join us as we continue our lives with a unique and purposeful friendship that drives us to good health. There isn't any friendship better than it I suppose.

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Have a blessed day!

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