Author Archives: dfolstad58

About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and say thank you for their encouragement and suggestions.

Love You and Leave You

My Mom, Lillian, connected to everyone in her life in different ways. She talked regularly on the phone with her many friends, and her family and her way of ending the call was to say “I’m going to love and … Continue reading

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Every Day – Help Wanted

  I was thinking about things that I want to include in my life Every Day. What do you include in your Every Day? Every Day Count Your Blessings, before you count anything else. Stretch, and be aware of the … Continue reading

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Make That “Some Day” Today

I procrastinate.  I can take a long time to get something accomplished,  and some things I won’t put off at all and they are usually fairly inconsequential. I think everyone has a “Some Day I will” in them,  they know … Continue reading

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Classic but true

Originally posted on Life and Random Thinking:
I remember my grandma (Baba) teaching me manners when I was just 5 or 6. She took me to a hotel in Kindersley, Saskatchewan and bought me a cola. I think it was…

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Getting old is a pain in the…

My grandma (Baba) used to tell me that in her mind she was still 18, and she told me this when she was in her 80’s.  She was a fun person who after she turned eighty started celebrating her birthdays … Continue reading

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Embrace Your Ugly

Funny thing but on television or in movies I notice that ALL the cars are all shiny, clean, polished even. In real life my car looks either dusty or dirty seconds after I wash it, and never as clean and … Continue reading

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Finding Your Sweet Spot

I agonize trying to find the “sweet spot” in many areas of my life, and maybe you do also. If you golf, or play baseball then the sweet spot is that spot on your club or bat where you hit … Continue reading

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5 foot tall, 100 pounds – Mountain Conqueror

I recently had a discussion with a friend who has set 7 worthwhile goals for themselves. I confess 7 goals had me thinking and this morning at the auspicious time of 5:30 a.m. I realized it reminded me of Shailee … Continue reading

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The Myths and Magic of Kidney Donation

Originally posted on Leaving it better than I found it.:
I have been SO impressed with the number of people that reach out to me every week about kidney donation. People are so curious and are really looking to do…

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Walking in the sunshine

They were the best of friends, Dallas and Ryan, and time spent together was always appreciated, even when weeks passed between walks. Last week they walked on a cold winter day, their faces exposed to the wind, so cold their … Continue reading

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