In these challenging times
it is so important to still be happy.
As Voltaire describes and Francois illustrates it:
Happiness is good for your health
now even more!
Stay happy and healthy!
Picture by Francois from sketches sin stillness.
I heard from Steffi that WordPress is doing this special walk wwwp5k .
A 5k run/walk is approximately 3.1 miles long. That is roughly equal to:
Twelve laps around a track.
Approximately 6,000-7,500 steps.
Approximately 50-60 minutes of brisk walking.
It was any time between Monday, September 19th to Sunday, September 25th, lace up your running/walking/hiking/hopping shoes and join us for the 5k blogged about around the world!
I participated and here is my post
I made it a mindful walk on my own.
My impressions from my walk:
a beautiful church
a cat on the windowsill
lovely coloured flowery bushes
more sweet flowers
and now for the count:
That was a lovely mindful walk,
Why not try a mindful walk yourself,
being fully present,
notice the beauty around you,
enjoy every step you do,
… and you don’t even notice how far you go!
I have decided to post this to have more people aware of this and give hope to some who really do need it.
Celebrate life, cherish every moment and live and enjoy every moment as they are precious.
Cameron approached me to tell me his wife’s story. Have a read please and watch her amazing video here…
Cameron’s wife Heather was diagnosed with mesothelioma; a rare cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Just after the birth of their daughter she was told she had 15 month left to live. She had surgery and to have her left lung removed and
Lung Leavin’ Day was born.
Their daughter is 9 years old now and they are celebrating life together every day!
This remarkable story is showing that hope and not giving up is all we need!
Never give up and give into fear.
Sometimes we need something to happen that we really notice about how precious our life is. I really understood this when I had a tumour in my head removed at the age of 21 and I was wheeled into the operating theatre. I knew I am in God’s hands whether I will wake up afterwards or not. He has given me the gift of life a second time.
Then I gave the gift of life to my two wonderful children and they were truly gifts to me, as I was told I could not have children. Miracles happen all the time. One has to believe in them.
These events made me certainly think about life. Even if you do not believe in God or a God, life is precious and you need to treat it that way and be thankful.
Give your fear the boot and believe in hope and miracles. They do happen every day!
To keep your body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.
Because I felt so stressed recently I booked myself a SPA weekend in a hotel about an hour away from my home.
It was a package and started with a revitalising massage on Saturday. It was beautiful and so relaxing with sweet smelling oils and soothing music, I loved it! Then I could use the facilities like the swimming pool, the steam room, Sauna and the gym. There were heated tiled lounging chairs to relax on. I had some meditation sessions in between for relaxing the mind too.
The hotel was beautiful, the staff was amazing, the food was super (included was lunch and dinner and the next morning’s breakfast) and I enjoyed this weekend thoroughly. It was total bliss!
Sometimes we need to treat ourselves and forget about everything.
Let go off all worries,
stresses and plans and
just be, enjoy and relax.
I wish you all a great start to the week
and I hope you feel energised and refreshed!