Happy National Donut Day :)

It really was a great doughnut from the very first bite!

“Each year on the first Friday in June, people participate in National Doughnut or Donut Day.  This day celebrates the doughnut and honors the Salvation Army Lassies, the women that served doughnuts to soldiers during WWI.

In 1917, the original “Salvation Army Doughnut” was first served by the ladies of the Salvation Army.  It was during WWI that the Salvation Army Lassies went to the front lines of Europe.  Home cooked foods, provided by these brave volunteers, were a morale boost to the troops.” Read more

The most interesting thing about this sweet evanescent moment in time was that the little doughnut took me all of five minutes to eat and even though it 100% filled my tummy so I was no longer hungry, it also 100% obliterated all of the hard work I had put into staying on track with my diet. Yikes!

Should I be happy or sad? I couldn’t decide but tell me: how would you feel? And what are you eating today? Did you know about National Donut Day?

Share your story and let’s start a conversation 🙂

Time – our most precious resource

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“My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.” – Steve Jobs

“Lost time is never found again.” – Benjamin Franklin

“If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?” – John Wooden

Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.” – Ephesians 5:15-17 (NIV)

WordPress Photo Challenge: My Adventure Walking on the Great Wall of China

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Ooooooh!  Do you want to go on an adventure?  It’ll be fun!  Well, no … not really … I’d rather just stay at home and read a good book on my Kindle but be that as it may, I have experienced an adventure or two in spite of my preference for solitude.

In coming up with something to share with my readers I thought about trips to Malaysia, South Africa, Spain and Rome but felt the biggest adventure was the my visit to Beijing China where I got to walk on the Great Wall in May one year.  Now that was a thrill – of sorts – indeed.

Beijing is a city of history and amazing people, and there was much to see en route to the wall.  We were not disappointed when we finally arrived.  For me, a fitness diva, the wall never ended.  You climbed and climbed and climbed (and huffed and puffed and huffed some more) – there were always steps left over.  Sometimes the steps were evenly spaced, at other times they were very narrow and the climb became very steep.  The going was rough (and sweaty and sticky in the humid afternoon) yet I pressed on because how many times do you have such an opportunity in life?  I definitely did not regret leaving my Kindle behind this time around.  But now it’s your turn: what’s your adventure? Leave me a comment or a link to your journey 🙂

 

Here’s a little history on the Great Wall of China (www.history.com):

Perhaps the most recognizable symbol of China and its long and vivid history, the Great Wall of China actually consists of numerous walls and fortifications, many running parallel to each other. Originally conceived by Emperor Qin Shi Huang (c. 259-210 B.C.) in the third century B.C. as a means of preventing incursions from barbarian nomads into the Chinese Empire, the wall is one of the most extensive construction projects ever completed. The best-known and best-preserved section of the Great Wall was built in the 14th through 17th centuries A.D., during the Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Though the Great Wall never effectively prevented invaders from entering China, it came to function more as a psychological barrier between Chinese civilization and the world, and remains a powerful symbol of the country’s enduring strength.  Read more here.

 

And now, a few of my photos below – enjoy!

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Ascending to adventure