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Mexico

Mexico

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted any photos of Mexico.

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Color Blankets at the Market

As I wander around some small villages and towns were is so much to see!

 

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Basket Shop

I have found Mexicans to be quite friendly, happy and even though some are very poor still smile and say Good Morning!!

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Guys enjoying a Saturday

No matter where we are in the world we all have our own struggles – yet on Sundays you can go to any park or centre square and it’s full of people enjoying life and living.

 

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Walking to and from the market

A lot of markets with fresh foods are in Mexico – yet processed crap and Coca-Cola have become popular creating much obesity in Mexico – so sad to see as their diet outside of that is quite healthy!

 

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Corner Stores

 

Stores are different than in North America – not in the cities but in towns and villages this is quite common.

 

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2 Women cooking outside

 

Many outside and roadside ‘restaurants’!!

 

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Older man selling his stuff at the market

 

Many street dogs – who can be afraid of humans – once they trust you they love you.  There are some great ‘Gringo’s helping dogs get fixed and find homes in North America  – if you want to adopt a dog – there are some waiting for a good home!

 

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Common scene of dogs taking it easy in the heat

 

What I love most so far of being in Mexico besides the sun and warmth is the food, ease, friendly people and it just seems so much freer and less stress than in North America – not for everyone but for some of us it’s great!!

Thanks for stopping by and feel free to share!

Jodi

 

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Enjoying a cold drink on a hot afternoon!

Being Present

Being Present

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Being Present

Nothing is more important than being in the present moment – fully alive, fully aware.’

              Nhat Hanh

Wherever you are Be There – it’s all we have is the present moment – the past is over and the future is not here yet.  Just like in Photography – if I wait even a second I may miss the shot and the moment is gone forever.  What are you missing in your life but not fully being present?

Create a magical day!!

Jodi

xo

Taking Responsibility

Taking Responsibility!Taking Responsibility

The more you take responsibility for your past and present, the more you are able to create the future you seek. 

If you’re feeling stuck in any area of your life, take responsibility for your part in the situation  – this was a hard one for me – learning that even the crap in my life was due to me creating it – we are the creators – all of it – good, bad and the ugly – the sooner I could realize that AND take responsibility things shifted.and see if you can accept (you don’t have to like it), let go, and move on.

Oh and I stopped beating myself up about any of it!!!

It doesn’t have to be hard, let go and move on.

Live a life YOU love!!

Have a wonderful day!!!

JB

Challenging Self

Challenging Self

Do days go by, or weeks maybe even years……and you find yourself doing the same old same old?

Are you happy doing what you’re doing?

Do you drive the same way to work, eat the same breakfast or lunch every day, or is every Tuesday chicken and rice night, you know what I mean??

Took a little trip down to Florida for a few weeks, had some r & r, good times and my sister, Steph, and I decided to try Para Gliding…..something I always wanted to do. She asked and we were in the pick up van within 15 mins on our way.

If you ever thought about doing it….DO IT!!!!

Us taking off.

 

Going up higher and farther away!!

Higher still!!!

Looking down……ok I will admit, the people that went up before us and when I saw how high up they were, I got thinking WTH??

But I didn’t let that stop me, besides 5 kids way younger than me did it!!

It was so calm, quiet and peaceful up there it was amazing!!

YES it was fun!!!

Do I look scared??

How can you challenge yourself today?

Or would you just like to add it to your bucket list??

Have a beautiful day!!

JB

Juicy Living

Juicy Living

Juicy Living

What does Juicy Living mean to you?

Are you bored? Doing the same old same old? Going the same way to work each day? Eating the same foods every day? Watching the same tv shows? Are you really living the life you want to?

What thing could you do differently to shake up the routine?  We create habits whether good or bad and we keep them.  Part of living, part of growing is stepping out and making changes.  We are either growing or dying?

How could you put a little more juice into your life besides just food?

Do something different today, start making little changes……just think where you could be in a year if you did something different each day?

Stretch yourself, go past your limits, laugh more, love more, and make it your best day yet!!!!

JB