One day as I was leaving the beach, I saw a sign that read only leave footprints. The purpose of the message was to remind you to take everything back with you that you brought out to the beach. It should remain clean and beautiful for the next people who come to visit and safe for the wildlife that lives there. Your footprints should be the only reminder that you were there.
As you walk along the beach, you can look back to see your footprints in the sand and know where you’ve been. You can see the footprints of others as you walk knowing that you are not alone in the world. Take comfort in that knowledge and understand others will pass along in your footprints.
What if we made a point to leave things as we find them in this world? To respect the Earth and its’ beauty. Sometimes we have to fix the mess that others left behind but that’s okay, too. It shows we care and that we’re responsible. Go spend time in nature whether it be the beach, mountain or trail. Enjoy the beauty God has given us and then, only leave footprints.
Blessings, Cindy J
“Be healthy” may sound like a strange title for a blog post coming from someone who has been through cancer but I promise it is the very best advice I can give to anyone! Taking care of your physical health and body is just as important as taking care of your mental health. I fully believe that one of the reasons I am surviving this life-threatening disease we call cancer is because I was healthy before I got so sick. By now I’m sure you are asking, but aren’t healthy people supposed to stay well? That’s exactly what I thought until I was diagnosed with cancer. What I discovered was that cancer does not discriminate in who it chooses. Young, old, healthy, it doesn’t matter your stage in life; cancer can strike anyone at any time so you need to be prepared.
In this time of the year when people are starting anew and making resolutions to get healthier, let me challenge you to take your health seriously. Eat a sensible, well- balanced diet, exercise regularly and be strong. It’s really not that hard but it does take a conscious effort. You have to make being healthy part of your lifestyle and plan ahead. Take care of yourself now so that your body can take care of you in a time of sickness. Make this your motto for 2019, “Be Healthy”!
Blessings, Cindy J