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Time for Summer Lovin’

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Jolly Roger Cruises | Barbados

Summer fun cruising in Barbados

If you don’t live in a tropical country it may be easier to differentiate between Summer and Winter, but here in #Barbados we enjoy warm sunny weather all year round. So when is it Summer for us?

Well Summer is when it gets hotter than hot … and it’s like really really hot now in July.  Actually, it’s been hot since June and August looks as though it’s going to be a scorcher!

But after checking out this week’s WordPress photo challenge, I knew there was no way I could put all of my Summer images together for you in one place, so I’ve decided to share my most recent i.e. when there is an abundance of birds in the surrounding trees, lizards all over the place, lots of amazing clouds in super blue skies,  awesome sunsets, white laundry hanging out to dry and afternoons of doing nothing more than lying under my ceiling fan sipping a glass of cherry juice (made from cherries picked right off of my tree).

If it gets too hot for us and all else fails, there’s always the option of hanging out on one of our beautiful beaches of course (if you don’t have access to a pool) and taking a dip in the cool cool waters surrounding the island or jumping on to a boat for a relaxing sail in the wind :-)

Hope your #Summer is going to be as great as mine, and that you get to enjoy some Summer Lovin’ time!

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What is faith?

The Ashley Park Story Hosted by TheAnima Series

The Ashley Park Story
Hosted by TheAnima Series

It’s a great day for some inspiration! So join me as I celebrate Ashley Park, a beautiful young girl who was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 15, and who shares how her fight with this disease taught her the meaning of faith and community.

My biggest take away? Her simple definition of faith: “Faith is when you believe someone is looking out for you and that it’s all gonna be ok.” Yup, think that’s about it in a nutshell because what follows next is that amazing peace which ‘passeth all understanding’ – I would know!

Click on the link below to hear from Ashley directly and may your day be filled with faith, love and of course peace :-)

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If she had only known then …

Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them. Colossians 3:18-19 (NIV)

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Remember this post I wrote about marriage and sharing a sound tip or two with my son?  It was called “Once upon a time, they lived happily ever after … maybe” because there are no guarantees to ‘happily ever after’ especially if the effort is only being made by one person instead of two.

But guess what? I actually came across a female divorcee’s perspective (A woman’s response to “Beautiful advice from a divorced man after 16 years of marriage”) which I felt I should share that with you as well.  The author, Wendy, has more than 20 points however but of course, that comes with simply being a woman and paying extra close attention to emotional detail :-)

Definitely worth reading; enjoy!

PS: For a non-sensical abstract (not sure if it’s truly authentic) take on marriage click here – and then smile, while being totally thankful you didn’t live in the 1960’s.  Leave me a comment if you agree with this author.

 

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The Darkness Set In at Zozo’s at The Sugar Mill

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Sometimes life can just creep up on us until we have nothing left except strong wine (or strong drugs). And when that happens, we can do things which affect our entire family because we are not in control of what we are doing or where or when.

If you have children and remember getting down to an argument with your spouse or partner in their presence, think twice after reading this post. As the mom of a 16-year old son, I know he is looking to me to lead by example rather than by words only. How can I tell him not to drink when I end up drunk at dinner? How can I tell him smoking is bad for you through the smoke from my own cigarette? Definitely great food for thought – what say you?

Originally posted on Bucket List Publications:

Zozo's Restaurant, St. John,-USVI

I usually write about the positives in my life. I’m blessed with a healthy family and a beautiful home. I have a dream job with regular travel and extreme adventures. Sure I have good and bad days, but with all of that happiness, I don’t usually have time to focus on the negatives. Something happened at Zozo’s restaurant in St. John, USVI, though, that had such a deep impact on me, I have to share. 

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