Gisele Q.

Gisele Q.

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  • Jul 9th, 2018 at 11:40PM

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I definitely fall into the category of those who would prefer to do 100 toe taps than to write a blog about my core beliefs.....others are so thoughtful and reflective in their blogs.

So yesterday morning I went for a walk along the long to think about my core beliefs and philosophies.

I believe in the importance of family. My husband and I are both only-children. Our kids have no aunts, uncles, or cousins. My husband's parents live overseas, and my Dad is in a retirement home about 3 hours away. So when it comes to holidays and special occasions, it's just the four of us and although the kids sometimes find this a bit boring, it defines who we are and brings us closer together.

Six years ago, my mum passed away. She wasn't young, but she certainly wasn't old. It completely devastated my father who hasn't been the same since. I remember him saying to me: 'We hadn't done all we wanted to do together'. And this stuck with me. I don't look too far into the future. I take things day-by-day and if there is something I want to do, and feel I need to do.....I will do it.....right away.

Looking forward to Week 2 of Reach....and especially those evening stretches.......! Oh and I think I have to post a photo......a stretching photo?

 
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8 comments

Kathleen C.Kathleen C.Kenzai Member
over 2 years ago

Lovely vista, it is quite amazing how a stretch of water can help one focus one's thoughts. I can relate to the small group special occasions. While I have family outside the core we don't physically see each other very often. The nuclear family, while "boring" is very important. Keep doing the things you want to do together and solo!


    Watson J.Watson J.Kenzai Member
    over 2 years ago

    I don't look too far into the future. I take things day-by-day and if there is something I want to do, and feel I need to do.....I will do it.....right away. - Fantastic

    now do 100 toe touches

    Go Team Go


      Barb H.Barb H.Kenzai Member
      over 2 years ago

      Lovely picture. And lovely reflections!


        Ellie J.Ellie J.Kenzai Member
        over 2 years ago

        Hmm. For a person who says she'd rather do toe taps than share thoughtful and reflective thoughts you shared some pretty powerful thoughtful and reflective observations! Thank you! Lovely view to match your perspective.


          Jenny HaddleJenny HaddleKenzai Member
          Assistant Trainerover 2 years ago

          For someone who was resistant to writing about core beliefs, this was a touching post!


            Ward WillisWard WillisKenzai Member
            Head Trainerover 2 years ago

            Stretching, bendy photo is up and this blog is cracklin', Gisele. Reach can emotional work. I'd say you are embracing it in full!


              Yvonne T.Yvonne T.Kenzai Member
              over 2 years ago

              Such a beautiful post! Thank your for sharing! I am also an only child and never had a big family around. So having 2 kids and spending quality time/ creating beautiful memories with them is super important to me as well! And to live today, be present - every day newly again!


                James H.James H.Kenzai Member
                over 2 years ago

                Wonderful, Gisele. And touching. And true. Thanks for this post!


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