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Inspiration for this blog came from my cousin Roy. His daily reflections of the events in his life have been thoughtful and interesting. Family, friends, colleagues are welcome to read my blog.



Friday, July 21, 2017

SHOULD SENIORS ACT THEIR AGE?

Interesting question. So what does it mean. For me, safety, safety, safety at any age. Young people break bones. Old people break bones. Sometimes just an accident but sometimes could have been prevented. Helmets, arm and shin pads and whatever safety equipment is needed. For example, whether you know how to swim or not, wear a life jacket in a boat! Role model for the children in our lives! As a senior, everything is older no matter how fit one is. So to avoid unnecessary surgeries is good. If a bone is not broken, then no surgery. The complications of any surgery can send a fit person over the age! The heart does not need the strain of the surgery too! Can not live in a bubble but can be aware of the environment and what can be done safely. Feeling young forever is good. But knowing the limitations to enjoy a good life is common sense. A quality life. Accepting as we all age, things change. Adjusting to those changes well brings the quality. Being a Senior is not a dirty word. As we all know there are Seniors' benefits!
#seniors#aging#safety#accident#commonsense

Thursday, July 20, 2017

STRESS BREAKS ARE NEEDED IN LIFE

Being under constant stress for the little things can wear a person out. So finding stress breaks throughout the day are vital. For me, leaving the building and going to my favourite bench to eat quietly and reflect. At night a little cat nap outside to enjoy the evening. Walking away from conflict and deciding which battle to fight helps many people. Getting things done so there is less stress thinking about what needs to be done. The topic of stress and stress release is a large topic so more will be coming. It just seemed it was on my mind today and maybe I needed to reflect on how I could manage my stress levels. How about you? Are there projects and areas of your life that are causing stress?
                   Sometimes some pretty flowers and a place to sit and enjoy works too!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

NANA SAYS THE FIRST GRANDCHILD IS SPECIAL

Becoming grandparents for the first time is a major event in a family's life. Learning to parent as the support team. Getting a house baby proofed again. Discovering how much love a little person can bring. Then with each new addition to the family subsequent grandchildren bring more joy. Learning about their little personalities and loving them.The most joyous aspect of being a grandparent is just having those little children in one's life. Being called Nana or Papa or Grandma or Grandpa are the most Divine words in the English language.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

LIFE IS LIKE A LEARNING CURVE

Just when you thought you got it, something new or different comes along to upset the apple cart. New learning needs to occur. It can hurt your head.  It feels fuzzy. Concentrating takes a toll! When all of us are comfortable with the routines in our lives, they are no brainers. Almost remotely go along in our day. New learning means concentration at a bigger scope. For example, a new job can be stressful, not because you can not do it but the concentration to learn new activities, scoping the new environment, new colleagues-who to trust, and just needing to pass the probation period. Waiting to hear, okay what did I do wrong. Life long learning is a good thing! It just takes us out of our comfort zone. And sometimes, comfort is all we want!

Monday, July 17, 2017

#49 BARBS' REFLECTIVE 150- REMEMBERING THE PAN AM GAMES

I think back to 2015 and the fun I had attending some events of the Pan Am Games in Toronto.
In three languages, it was fun to attend several events.
Caledon-Equestrian.
Swimming in Scarborough.
Beach Volleyball with our Canadians playing in Toronto.
The Toronto sign became a landmark in the city.
Soccer in Hamilton.
Them memories from any major sports event do last a lifetime Well in pictures anyway!
#panam#sports#beachvolleyball#soccer#swimming#toronto

Sunday, July 16, 2017

#48 BARB'S REFLECTIVE 150- MARY PICKFORD

While on a downtown jaunt recently, we discovered a statue and plaque to the silent film star Mary Pickford.
Outside the Hospital for Sick Children on University Avenue, a prominent spot. My daughter asked who she was? Surprisingly not to know, but I proceeded telling her. One of the many first silent screen movie stars. And a Canadian! She starred in the significant movies of the timein the early 1900s with many leading men. Our little Mary!
Always interesting what discoveries can be found on a little city street stroll.
Even some more trees for shade.

CITY OF TORONTO WITH STREET VEGETATION

No matter how much concrete exists in the city. Trees and pots of flowers can be found everywhere.
Always adding colour.
Not large gardens but pretty neverthelesss!