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Spring is in the air

As I woke up this morning and went outside, suddenly, I felt a change in the atmosphere in the air. ahhh “Spring has arrived”.

Shy flower

Spring to me is the season of new life and bright colours. The days grow warmer and warmer and the branches start budding new blossoms and leaves. No one knows when each blossom will fall, but when they do, these delicate blossoms will graciously pirouette to the Spring gentle breeze reminding us all that the beauty of Spring can bring happiness into our day to day lives.

Budding vine

While reading your favourite book in the cold grassy patch, you never know when flower petals will fall into the pages of your book or if your having a picnic laughing with family and friends and playing Monopoly. Falling petals are unpredictable and have a mind of their own. Surprisingly, the chances of a petals falling on your head too are quite high (if your standing underneath a blossom tree of course).

blossom

Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning -Psalm 30:5

Like the flowers and leaves in all of its glory and splendor, we too can change and shine if we choose to think ahead and press on seeking that change so that we can  accomplish our dreams and purpose in life when the storms come. Don’t let this or any season pass by knowing that you have the power to make decisions that can determine where you want to be in life

Pink flower macro

Spring

Kay’s question: What do you like about spring”

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Ten Tips to stay mentally healthy | Tip #1 – Take the time to enjoy :Walking and enviroment

Achieving a stable and enjoyable mental health is a vital state of ensuring our health and well-being. It’s crucial in regards to how we function from day-to-day and how we approach challenges when the time come.  Just like physical exercise, there are ways you can improve your mental health.

Today’s firsts tip from the better health channel Ten Tips to stay mentally healthy is to take time to enjoy.

Morning grass

Some of the ways how I love to take the time to enjoy myself is going for walks and on Thursday, I went to a small farm.  For me personally, when I go to a farm, it  really calms and refreshes my mind. Seeing vegetation, the morning dew, the sweet smell of fresh herbs in the garden and the sound of chooks running happily running pecking for food was quite therapeutic ~ahhh.

Like a child, I was excited to go inside the vegetable patches and get a closer look of the fabulous vegetables that were growing in season. There’s just something about growing your own fresh vegetables that makes the taste unique. I love gardening because not only do you grow your fresh vegetables, it also involves social interaction with  family or friends and it also counts as some form of exercise. It ‘s also fun to get kids involved.

I’ve noticed that a lot of cultures from different nationalities do have their own veggie patch to cook their own traditional meals which I think is lovely when making lunch or dinner for the whole family.

Pumpkin

The next place to walk around was a park and that was great as well

Flowers

Watching the array of flowers which come in different shapes and sizes

Curly fern

and the new fern leaves frondescent into new green leaves really makes me appreciate how privileged we are to live in such a wonderful environment. I feel very strongly that we should do everything we can to prevent environmental pollution such as throwing your litter in the bin. Sometimes I’m appalled how some people just literally throw their litter on the ground when there is a litter box just one meter away from their, or when do not recycle. I believe everyone’s action in making a better environment can help make a difference in promoting an environment that is clean and sustainable for everyone.

Love

Walking to a small farm and to a lovely environment made me feel better and was a great way for me to unwind the million of thoughts running through my heads. Peace and solitude in the form of walking is one of the ways how I like to enjoy the small , simple but very precious moments in life.

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Kay’s question: I love going to farmers markets, to the botanical gardens and lakes. How about you? 


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Always sisters forever brothers

I have a confession. Around 10 years ago, I could not stand my sister. She used to annoy me so MUCH!!!!She told me the same thing . I realized when you grow older in life, you start to  realize that you only get one chance in living. This brought me to my senses and made appreciate my siblings. We are different, but we respect each other and now we have become like best friends.  This song I’ve posted is originally decided to sisters. But today, I would like to personalize it in regards my relationship with my sister. Just as she supported me when I graduated, I was more than happy to take the best pictures and make it her day. Wooooooo!!!!!!
Always Sisters, & brothers  Always Friends 
Always Sisters, & brothers, Always Friends
Let’s stay real close till the end
Forgiving each other, letting love cover
Always Sisters & brothers , Always friends

We have to live in harmony
Even though we may disagree
Fighting each other, is not the answer
But sharing the greatest gift, Oooo
Let’s be enriched with peace and love
Having compassion from above
Never forsaking just understanding
Ain’t that what families are made of

Always sister and brother

Always Sisters, Always Friends

No matter what may come or go
We stick together and it shows
This bond between us
Foundation is trust
That’s what true family is all about.

We really gotta’ learn to love each other
I need to stick real close by your side
There’s no way that we can live without each other
So why do we try

Forever and always , I’m always gonna be with you, always
Forever and always, No matter what you’re going through, always

I wish I had the original picture

Forever Sisters & Brothers 🙂

Song: Always Sisters by Cece Winans