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I'm a 50+ lady traveling the world, teaching English, trying new foods, and experiencing everything this world can give me!

72 Short Happy Quotes To Brighten Your Day

Daily Thought – April 24

Today was the day! I have taken the first step against Covid-19 and got my first vaccination here in Canada. Despite the warnings, I got Astra Zeneca (after looking at the warnings and the numbers recorded of after effects and the dangers, etc., I opted to get my shot today).

I am grateful that I was able to get an appointment as quickly as I did and to get in and have the shot. It’s a step in the right direction and while I do understand the wariness off some people, that is their choice and this was mine.

Traveling again is just one step closer!!

Do your part during this crazy time in our world – be safe, be conscious of those around you, and be polite. We don’t know what the other person is thinking or going through medically – so let’s be tolerant. And please remember to mask up!

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Daily Thought – April 22

It has been a hell of a year already, but sometimes, bad situations bring out the good in people.

The seemingly never ending story of my daughter’s trials and tribulations came escalating to an all time high this past week. Through many tears, laughter and talking, a very wise decision was made and I can say that she and my grandson are safe and sound, thanks to a very loving family member. Her life is definitely making a turn for the better and this very stressed mom/grandma can sleep with ease tonight.

This also means big changes are in store for myself. I will be engaging in a new adventure in just over a month and I am excited and a bit nervous too. But that’s okay – because being nervous means I am being cautious and taking all steps to ensure that this is going to be okay. And it WILL BE!

So my thought today is – never give up on people even when you think they are choosing the wrong path. Sometimes the light goes on and they turn around when they see that the path they had chosen was not a healthy one. Always encourage people and always build their confidence – it’s how we make ourselves and each other stronger.

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Daily Thought – April 18

Life is going by so quickly – I hadn’t realized I hadn’t blogged for three days until this morning!

I’d like to say that I’d been away on a glorious 3 day retreat somewhere but alas that is not the case. Work and general life issues have been dominating my time and I guess my mind needed a break. From everything.

My daughter and grandson have gone through some tumultuous days but things have settled down there, and I was able to spend the day with them yesterday, enjoying my time with them, and playing with my adorable grandson. This grandma definitely needed the baby cuddles!

Work is becoming a bit ridiculous – not the customers but the actual company I work for. I am contemplating my future and what it is I’d really like to do. I have many things in mind and have been spending time considering my options.

I also spent a good portion of the past few days worrying about my son – but that problem was resolved on Friday and now I can breathe easier for him as well. It is TOUGH being a mom!!!

So, on this Sunday morning, I am taking the time to say a little prayer and to be thankful that my family is okay, and that everyone is well. It’s the little things that I’m grateful for.

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