A Walking Inspiration….


Today it’s crazy windy but stunning. I want to offer you a moment of encouragment as you go about this weekend. As I walked along this morning, the waves crashing as a storm was brewing, Mother Nature having her way and the craziness that can mean. I want to draw your attention to the beauty and power that it can produce. More the beauty, the real beauty of it. And respecting the power of the waves and how they can seem like they just roll in and out. The waves can catch you off guard and pull you in, often like emotions, often like hurt feelings and unkind words.  The point is you can step back, you can look at things from a distance, not step into it or put yourself in its path, on purpose anyway.  Storms, crashing waves, high winds, water spray, and the rocks are all beautiful….. at a distance.  Finding the calm, knowing when to move out of the way, seeing the beauty, now that is the real power.

Stunning Views on my walk at Willow Point B.C


“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist..” – Oscar Wilde


” Train your mind to see the good in everything.”- unknown


Have a fantastic weekend everyone!

Juanita 😊

Oh Those Less then Perfect Moments

I’m new at this setting up a blog thing, well sort of.  I understand the writing part, and I’m slowly getting the technical part (slowly, very slowly).  And I’m honest about this, the tech side is not my strong side. I love to write, that’s my favorite part.

So small confession, I get frustrated easily with tech things that I can’t figure out. Does anyone else out there understand that feeling???  Anyone at all?


I posted this picture on Instagram earlier today, and my daughter  brought up a good point, it looks like I broke my tablet, I assure you I did not, it is simply face down while I have a time out. After reading her comment, I burst out laughing because it really did appear like I broke it.

Now in the past I would have fussed and huffed and puffed and lost my mind.. (shhhhh I didn’t say how long in the past)……. hmmmm ok carrying on..

I can be real, and honestly I can still loose my mind and put myself in a time out. But here’s the encouragment part (ready??) We are human! We get frustrated and how we deal with it, we can grow and change and mature. We don’t have to do what we have always done. And you don’t have to feel guilt and hold it against yourself. Pick yourself up! Forgive yourself and take a deep breathe, take a walk and if need be try again later. If you lost your mind around other people, own it. Say you blew it, Say you’re sorry and do better next time, don’t hide it, don’t shrug it off. Own it, but don’t let it hold you down. We get so wrapped up in not making mistakes, or trying to bluff our way to those around us into hoping theythink we don’t make mistakes, that it makes it harder to say “I messed up”.

Is it easy to admit you messed up? Do you say your sorry or   do you hope you can drop it and it never be talked about again? Leave me comment below and tell me your story.

See, still smiling.

Until next time, 😊





Taking a Wrong Turn……


When was the last time you took the wrong road? Missed that turn? Ended up somewhere you hadn’t intended? How did you react? Did you shake your head, sigh and find a way to turn around? Did you get mad, maybe let a word or two escape your lips? It happens to the best of us.  Currently it’s happened a lot to me as of late.

I mentioned in my last post I moved to a new province. One I really don’t have a lot of experience in. Ok…never mind “Alot”, how about zero. I’m traveling roads I didn’t know before and finding places I’ve never been….. and missing more turns then I care to mention.

So how do I respond? Well I laugh. Yes, I’m not kidding, I laugh. Do I always laugh….. no. And my daughter can definitly support that. In the past week I had two very different reactions to taking a wrong turn.

The first was on our way to my new home. It was the end of day one, and we had driven along way, it was snowing hard, and we were looking for the place to pick up our pizza. I missed the first turn, and then got lost twice….trying to get back. I was cranky, and hungry and a little on the panic side because the roads were getting bad in a city I was not familiar with. It made things a little strained to say the least. And I was no longer happy and calm….

Fast forward a week…… I’m coming back from getting groceries and took the wrong turn. The fog had setttled in and I’m still learning my new area. I drove well out of my way, taking several wrong turns, finding myself in two parking lots and way off target, until I found the road I needed…..but the difference was I was laughing the whole time. I was still smiling when I opened my car door to head into my home.

So what was the difference? Sure road conditions, but I was still lost, I still made the wrong turns, and in the end I was still late in getting dinner going. However I realized something, I let myself get annoyed in the first case. I forgot I was in control of my attitude and I held myself to a standard of knowing what I was doing, or where I was going, without really knowing where I was going. In the second case,  I remembered this is just a journey and I had plenty to learn, so relax, I’m going to keep messing up and it’s ok.

It’s not easy to laugh sometimes when you miss a turn, make a mistake or head in the wrong direction (many many times). I want to tell you, it’s ok. It’s ok not to be perfect. It’s ok to not get it right all the time! Breathe, pause, and then move forward! It will be ok……

I would love to hear from you, leave me a comment on a time you either lost your mind or had a good laugh because you couldn’t get to where you were going because you missed your turn.

Until next time……



Hello All!

Welcome to my new blog! I’m Juanita and I’m here to share some encouragement and hopefully bring a smile to your heart. Wait….. what did she say?? Encouragement? Good feeling stuff? Smiling and happy stuff….

Ok, so I know not everything is Bad news out there in media land and there are lot’s of people like me who write really good blogs  about really positive things! Trust me, they are out there!

My mission with this blog is bring my love of encouraging people to see the world as a good place even with all the bad things that go on. Not always easy, but definitly worth exploring! Oh and as time goes on you will see I toss in a whole lot of humour (usually at my own expense) because I do look at the funny side of life and find humour in the weirdest places and situations!

This blog is not only a new journey in itself, but I began a real life journey aswell, I just moved to a new province (from Alberta to British Columbia, Canada) away from my family and friends and where I grew up. Where I’ve landed I’ve never been before, I packed up my little car and began this new life. It was 20 plus years in the making, and with a few unxpected twists and turns (a few missed exits, and an extra day….but thats another story) and a whole lot of laughing,  I’ve opened a new chapter in life.

It’s never too late to start something new, set another goal, or follow another dream. It may take time, planning, prayer(a lot of prayer) and a few mistakes along the way, but don’t give up. Your dream may not end up the way you thought it would, it could turn out a whole lot better! As I look out my window right now, it’s raining but it’s stunning! It’s grey and yet I couldn’t be happier because it took 20 years and I’m here and I have no idea what is waiting around the corner!

Thanks for starting this adventure with me. I look forward to sending out some amazing encouragment, funny stories and hope to your heart.

Your turn….. what adventure or goal are you thinking about but just need that little push to take the first step? What’s holding you back?



Beautiful Seaside walk, yes it’s raining and yes it was amazing