Suggestions to brighten days; new baby at Miniota

Evergreen Place By Helen Martens

2021 is well on the way. As of today, we in Manitoba are still in the Red Zone, wondering when it will change. But it will! Even though we self-isolate and stay home, there are a lot of things we can do. I am interested in watching Sports. So what if they are games of some years ago! Right now I was watching "100 Top Catches of all Times." Such amazing plays!

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We have four January birthdays at Evergreen: Don Lowes, Vern Rollo, Tom Tyhy and Michael Wile. Happy Birthday! The January birthstone is Garnet for those who are interested. Garnet is mined in a rainbow of colors. It is considered a great gift to symbolize friendship and trust.

There have been many Doctor appointments by phone during this New Year, so far. We are thankful for our Medical profession who are doing their best to keep us in good health.

This last wind and snowstorm caused hardship for many residents. Quite a few walk for their meds or groceries. Though walking is good for our health, it can be hazardous also. Audrey Watters assists in finding rides for those who need it.

Remember Christopher Robin, a wise fellow? He said, "If you choose not to find joy in the snow, you will have less joy in your life but still the same amount of snow!" Our Evergreen snow shovelers are busy again clearing decks and sidewalks, all to keep residents safe. I am thankful for their work.

Marlene Balzar, our Evergreen Committee president, had a suggestion box out for anyone who wanted to give ideas of activities to brighten our days during this long pandemic. Here are a few useable ideas given?  "We don't need suggestions or a suggestion can." Another: "Just do anything to make Evergreen a cheerful place. Smile!"  That seems a good idea. Smiling is contagious. It changes our mood. It boosts our immune system. It lowers blood pressure and makes your face look younger!

Quote for the Day “Reduce the clutter in your life. Get rid of the things that no longer serve you: old regrets, leftover anger, old plans. Clutter doesn’t just occupy the house in which you live; it occupies your mind.” – Avina Celeste

Miniota By Bev Peel

The Miniota Community is thinking of Gordon Thompson who is a patient in the Hamiota Hospital and wishing you all the best.

Congratulations to Daryan Lelond and Daniel Fouillard on the birth of "Jaxon Duncan" of St. Lazare. Also, to Miniota grandpa Duncan Lelond and great-grandparents, Mac and Pat Lelond of Arrow River.

Sympathy from the Miniota Community to Diane Collier (formerly of Miniota) and her family, Linda, Brian and David in the passing of her sister-in-law Heather Foote of Bienfait, Sask. on Dec. 17.

After all the nice weather, it rained covering everything with ice on Jan. 13, then a blizzard blew in! It was hard to tell how much snow was received, but it left some very deep drifts. 

"Rules of life" - make peace with your past so it won't disturb your future. What other people think of you is none of your business. The only person in charge of your happiness is you. Don’t compare your life to others. Comparison is the thief of joy. Time heals almost everything. Give it time. Stop thinking so much. It's alright not to know all the answers. Smile - you don't own all the problems in the world! From A Shareable World



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