With all the positives in January, I feel extremely lucky and blessed. As indicated in my goals for 2015 entry, one objective was to double the amount I gave to worthy causes. For January, I'm making a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society. Even though a great deal of progress has been made toward preventing, fighting, and living longer with cancer, there's so much work left to be done. Given my family history, I personally find cancer the scariest of all illnesses. Therefore, what better charity to support than one whose mission is "the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer." Here's hoping my donation will make a world without cancer less of a dream, and more of an eventuality.
Sunday, February 1, 2015
Not only was January a great month for my investment portfolio (with five dividend raises and two profitable short-term trades), I met my weight and blogging goals as well. After arriving home from Fort Lauderdale last night, I weighed in at 164.4 pounds...cutting it pretty close to the self-imposed maximum 165 pounds. Managing my calorie intake and exercise schedule is always tricky on the road, where healthful options aren't as plentiful. I'm also very happy to report I had six blogging entries last month, exceeding my goal of averaging one per week.