Thursday Thoughts


Here is my health quote for the week:

“He who enjoys good health is rich, though he knows it not” – Italian Proverb

In other words — you don’t realize how important good health is until you don’t have it any more. I wish that all of those who don’t have a chronic illness could understand how lucky they really are.

New Years Resolutions

Well, I am breaking a New Years resolution from a few years ago to make these. (I resolved to make no more New Years Resolutions.) Here is my list for this year:

  • To get my blood sugar numbers better
  • To post on both my photo blog and this blog at least once a week
  • To continue working on my Zazzle, Cafepress and Printfection stores and make more money than this year
  • To continue my work on Squidoo and improve my lenses (and perhaps make more money than this year)
  • To stay positive, even if everything and everyone around me is negative.
Did you make any resolutions? What were they?
I want to wish everyone a Happy and Healthy New Year! Here is hoping that next year is the best one yet!

Thursday Thoughts

Here is my health quote for the week:

“The First Wealth Is Health” – Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

I bet anyone who has a chronic illness would agree with this quote. Quite a few illnesses, like diabetes, have no cure. It doesn’t matter how much money you have. You will not be cured. We might not complain every day, but let me tell you — it isn’t fun, at all.




Here is a postcard with this quote:

New journals

It is near the beginning of the year, so my daughter and I have gone shopping to pick out new journals for the year. We both like to start the year fresh, and one way to do that is to get a fresh journal with nothing in it yet. It seems full of possibilities.

I started my daughter working on journals to help with her handwriting. But, soon she grew to love it. Now, instead of writing about her day, her journal is more about her story ideas. Her current story is about three girls who all have gem powers.

Here is some ideas on how to get your child journaling:


Here are some great journals that you can pick up:

“Alice and Snow White” Notebook by strangeling
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I just love the picture on this notebook. It is just such a cool rendition of Snow White and Alice in Wonderland.

All About Me: A Keepsake Journal for Kids

This book has lots of prompts and questions to help kids figure what they want to write.
Whimsical Elephant Notebook notebook
Whimsical Elephant Notebook by EveStock
This notebook can be modified to have a different name on it.
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