Great story of strength, determination and taking on your diagnosis head on. I am sure Ron’s fellow students and professors will learn just as much from him as he will learn being a student at Kings College at Western University. Take a moment to watch Ron’s story by CTV’s Avis Favaro.
While the Christmas season may be over, this star from my travels to St. Andrews, Scotland is a reminder to savour life’s little moments. Hope your year is filled with many. ❤️
Hyvaa Uutta Vuotta! Feliz año nuevo! Happy New Year! Wishing you health, happiness, love, peace, prosperity and many joyful moments in 2019! 💗
“We each buy almost 70 new clothing garments every year.” – Juliet B. Schor, Plentitude: The New Economics of True Wealth. After watching the CBC Marketplace clip about how many items of clothing we buy, I decided to track all my clothing purchases this year. As we wind down 2018, my list included 26 new items purchased including delicates and accessories (i.e. scarf, hat). I tracked shoes separately – three pairs purchased – a pair of open-toed shoes, a pair of Tretorns that cost $1.69 thanks to gift cards and a pair of winter boots for both work and casual. I also donated old clothes to my SIL’s family, the Salvation Army and Markham Recycles to give old textiles that could no longer be worn a new life. After no longer fitting a number of items in my closest or suited me, I definitely knew I had been much more mindful about what I purchased and was happy to see that was in fact the case. I will likely to continue to track in the new year.
Hyvää Joulua, Merry Christmas and Feliz Navidad!
Whether you celebrate or not, may the love, light, beauty and kindness of the Christmas season be with you today and in the year ahead.
“Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence.
Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance.
Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence.
Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.”
– Yoko Ono
“A strong woman stands up for herself. A stronger woman stands up for everybody else.” – Unknown