Life Lesson # 2 – good deeds

People who enjoy doing good deeds do this out of the goodness of their heart and never say a word about it. It is second nature to them because it is part of who they are and they are not looking for praise from anyone.

People who do good deeds for others and tell other people about it are doing it for self-gratification. They need everyone to know all the good things they have done they are looking for praise.

You should never brag or boast when you do something nice for someone if you do then you are doing it for all the wrong reasons.

The inspiration of a grandmother

My grandmother taught me so much in her lifetime many lessons I will never forget.

We called her Mama Dot and she taught me to appreciate the little things in life, be grateful for what you have and never be materialistic.

She taught me how to enjoy working in your yard and making it beautiful. Then you can stand back and look at what you created.

I have several things in my yard that came from hers. Now I know the reason she always shared things from her yard was so she could always be remembered. 

She loved listening to the birds sing and feeding them. I think that is one reason I love doing this.

She spoke from the heart and was never fake she did not believe in sugar coating anything. I guess that is where I get the guts to voice my opinions and speak from the heart.

Today so many people sugar coat everything they say and they are just so fake.

Mama Dot was very special to me and I knew I could always count on her whenever I needed some advice, a hug, or just a friend. I knew I could count on her inspirational words of wisdom.

Her unconditional love for me meant it was a real love with no strings attached her love was genuine.




Life Lesson #1 – Storms will pass

Life Lesson # 1 –  Storms will pass

There are people in our lives that turn every situation in life to be about them because they have to be the center of attention. We tend to call them the “Drama Queens”.

They will never say ” I am sorry” or never admit any wrong doing.

They love to talk behind people’s back and play one person against another like a game.

What they do not realize is some people already see them for who they really are.

The storms they have created in my life the last few years have only made me stronger.





Miles and miles

This is my latest badge from Fit Bit that I received this past week. I love it that you get badges for your accomplishments.

I have walked 736 miles since December 14th. which is when I purchased the fit bit. I try to walk 4 to  5 miles a day, of course, some days are a little less and some days are more.

I recently learned I have venous insufficiency my CEAP is Class 4.  I get the throbbing, heaviness and skin staining at this time. When I am walking it hurts sometimes but I still walk because of my determination to get healthy.

My veins involved are the small and great Saphenous Veins. During surgery, they can only do one vein at a time so this will involve 4 surgeries my first one is later this month. I am not looking forward to doing this at all but I know if I do not do it then it will only get worse. The next stage you can develop skin ulcers and I do not want to deal with that.

Varicose veins are pretty much an inherited trait but some people have them and do not know. Not all varicose veins can be seen sometimes you just have the symptoms. You can get an ultrasound and this will determine if you have vein disease or not.

Surgery has come a long way since my grandfather was in the hospital to have the vein stripping done many many years ago.

I will be having out patient surgery this will be Laser Ablation of 4 Saphenous veins and ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy of multiple veins.

They say this will not affect my walking, in fact , they encourage you to get back to your exercise routine the very next day.

Daily exercise is so important to our health and well-being, and walking is something most of us can do. I actually enjoy walking whether it is outdoors or on my treadmill while watching tv.

When you start out walking take it slow and work your way up then you will find it much easier to keep up with.

There is a saying ” if you don’t use it you will lose it”.