A brand new year is here! How exciting it is to have so many presents! I started with 365 and have had the joy of opening three of them so far — several opportunities for learning, growth, accomplishment and success!
I’m equally fortunate to have wonderful coworkers, friends and family to support my journey to the healthiest, most active life I can achieve and from whom I can learn as we travel along. This year’s blog overview will be “together we can.” I’ve invited individuals who I know and respect to share their thoughts on twelve essential topics with us. The topics will be a monthly feature on listening, planning, restarting, behaviors, accountability, stress, emotions, habits, support, happiness attitude, focus and success. Of course, I’ll continue to share my thoughts with you as we learn from our guest bloggers.
Everyone we meet will teach us something if we remain open, aware and receptive. I learned that lesson before I started kindergarten from an extremely kind and patient man, and I can still vividly recall the details. I’ve carried it forward (applying it often) to this very day. Those who cross our paths have the potential to enrich our lives in ways of which we may be totally unaware at first meeting.
This is my year to open my mind to the world, absorb as much as possible, nurture others and myself, and learn new things! Ending the year better than it begins is my objective. My personal challenge is to define and implement a SMART goal based on what each guest blogger shares. Change is essential for progress, and trying a different approach may just be the fuel to accelerate growth. I challenge you to join me in this journey.
“Please, take my hand and I’ll take yours. We will start out today. A helping hand is what I need to guide me along the way. The road to goal can be a rocky path, and we need someone to care. So, reach out my friend and take my hand. Then, we are almost there.”
I care, Barb
By Gina January 5, 2022
Thanks. Barb. As long as we listen we can learn so much from our members, family and friends. Hope your year exceeds all expectations. ❤️
By Ruth Singer January 5, 2022
Thank you Barb for all your wonderful comments
Our TOPS group has not met for a while due to Covid 19 Most of our members are seniors so we have to take precautions to prevent the spread of infection
Your Blog has caught me at a good time
The past year has been tough for me as in March I was diagnosed with colon cancer I had my surgery in early May and spent three months with my daughter and son in-law I find that words can’t express my feelings for what they did for me They nursed me, encouraged me to walk and eat healthy meals
I then had Chemotherapy for four sessions as they did find one lymph node out of 26 that were tested cancerous
I am now home and managing very well I am doing all my housework I may get tired as I still have to learn to pace myself
With Covid my gentleman friend and I share the cooking and occasionally go to safe restaurants for a treat
Thank you again for your Blog It is now keeping me going so that I will eventually reach my goal and become a KOP
By leslie January 4, 2022
Thank you Barb…. This is exactly the optimistic and positive voice that I needed to hear today. <3
By Shirley January 4, 2022
Thank you for reaching out Barb. I will surely take your hand as we journey together!
It will make the trip much more enjoyable with a friend by my side. 🙂
By Tamson Darland January 3, 2022
Absolutely Barb. Thank you for this inspiring blog.
By Irene Russell January 3, 2022
Truly excellent! I have our program in a couple weeks and was thinking about this rhyme, that you included at the end; wondering where I could find it. Put to the tune “Auld Lang Syne” it’s a great rededication pledge for the new year.
I love that you work in a music reference in every blog. God bless.
By Nancy Strauss January 3, 2022
We have to know we cannot do it all by ourselves. That is why we depend on our club members. Every week I learn something from one of our members. Sometimes I don’t remember it for very long but then God puts it back in my memory and bam I am back on track.
By Shelagh January 3, 2022
Thanks Barb for encouraging me to be open and excited about all the gift days I get to open this year! I am looking forward to meeting the 12 guest bloggers!
By Charlotte Blackmer January 3, 2022
I thought the theme for the Rose Parade 2022 could apply to my Tops membership.
“Dream, (how much better I will look in my clothing)
Believe , (yes, I can. Yes, I can support from fellow members
Achieve ! (how nicer it is to maintain that KOPS goal)
Have a Happy and healthy New Year!
By Janet Long January 3, 2022
Thanks Barb for todays blog. We all need encouragement from each other. Yes I”ll take your hand and let”s start the journey.
By Wanda Jewett January 3, 2022
Barb, Thanks for reminding me that we are always able to keep learning, to stay open to new friends and growth, and to achieve. I needed the reminder and this year my only resolution is going to be to accept each day of the year as a gift.
By Donna Brooks January 3, 2022
I love these wise words and thoughts Barb Cady! While taking each others hands, we will make this year the best ever towards better loss of weight, better fitness, better health. We know we can do this. We will do this together!
By Karen Tinlin January 3, 2022
A very inspiring, supportive message to start off the New Year!
By Carolyn Prall January 3, 2022
Thank you Barb.
By Cat January 3, 2022
Thank you, Barb, for your “treasured” positive comments and excitement for “THE NEW YEAR”!!! Def. inspiring; plus, blessings to you/yours as well! Hopefully, a “HEALTHY ONE” for all…
By Eleanor Thompson January 3, 2022
This was a good post hope I can do the same.