Personal Training

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This year I decided I wanted to get stronger with weight training. I know as I get older this is more important than ever, so today I had my first training session and it felt great.

This is new for me, but as I contemplated what I needed , I knew taking the time for myself in this manner would be beneficial. As I journey through this process I hope to learn new skills that I have never had before and already I can see this will be a new venture that will be worthwhile.

Good Things Happen

My neighbours have made where I live a great neighbourhood to live in. They truly make this world a better place. Good things happen here and I am so grateful. Thanks for being so phenomenal.

Start Each Day In A Positive Way

I work at starting my day each day in a positive way. First by getting up early all by myself and easing into the day. I usually have a cup of tea and a great breakfast as breakfast is my favourite meal. I focus on reading something positive and then off to my day I go. This week I got to spend lots of time with adolescents. They are my favourite to be with. What about you?

All It Takes Is A Defining Moment

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For Desmond Tutu meeting Trevor Huddleston determined the path of his life. In my own life there are many defining moments that led me to who I am today. Teachers, coaches , community members and a School Counsellor had an impact.

In grade 12 (1976) my School Counsellor Mrs. Brown gave me $100.00 towards my post secondary education. My family could not afford to pay my way. I was the first in my family to go to University so it was certainly a big deal. I did not realize at the time just how much money that was or even how incredible it was that she did that. What a gift and an impact she had on the trajectory of my life. A lacrosse scholarship and a bursary ( both recommended by community members) paid for all four years of my Bachelor of Child Study degree. How fortunate was I ?

I never underestimate the power of a small (albeit grand) gesture in forming who we are and what we choose to do in our lives. I intentionally make sure each day I work with students I keep that in mind. I intentionally pay it forward on as many occasions as I can.

All it takes is a defining moment and you might be the one that makes that happen and if someone makes that happen for you tell them.