By the title of this website you can guess I ain’t no spring chicken even though my original website is entitled “Po’ Girl Shines!” I have technically not been a “girl” for a very long time, but Po’ Girl sounds a lot better than Po’ Woman. The later sounds somehow pathetic.
Because I am still 16 or maybe 21 in my heart I have hope for the future and believe I really can do all things through Christ who gives me my strength.
I do know one thing. If you ever allow yourself to “give-up” you are in trouble. If you ever feel the world wants you to quit, give it the middle finger in your mind! That’s when you refuse to quit! Always remember if it lifts up, it’s of God, if it tears down it’s not.
I still care what I look and feel like. I exercise, walk when I can and eat the right foods. I have never gotten joy from being “high” on any substance and over-eating feels even worse to me, thank God! I get joy in new discoveries in my world and about myself. I will do the best I can to maintain my health as I start my journey home.
My mother-in-law is about to turn 96 years old next month. She was plump her entire life because she ate well but always exercised and was active doing so many things. She’s had a garden for the last 50 years or so, cans and preserves in a number of ways. I can say she would never eat processed foods of any kind, including margarine. She was able to enjoy occasional homemade sweets because the rest of her diet was so healthy and she had enough physical exercise to stave off things like diabetes. She has had both knees replaced because she was a dance teacher her entire life until she retired and sold her business in her 60’s.
I am happy that I still get the most joy when I do something for someone else. The very reason I wanted to start my blog was to give information that I gathered through my life experiences in everything from how to save money to how to be saved. I know that most people are very poor in spirit as well as financially.
I plan to blog diligently during this next year when I expect to be going through bankruptcy and foreclosure so I can advise others that may be in the same boat.
Peace and God bless!