The little engine that could…

The Little Engine That Could is an illustrated children’s book that became widely known in the United States after publication in 1930 by Platt & Munk. The story is used to teach children the value of optimism and hard work an excerpt from Wikipedia

Sometimes we need words of validation to help us continue on. From the bottom of my heart…I thank you wholeheartedly for your words of encouragement.  Besitos..


“It’s absolutely beautiful.  I am very proud of you.  You being who you are, has inspired me in many ways. You inspired a lot of us.” – Frances

“Your blog is amazing! I just finished reading it.  I read it start to finish.  It was like one of those really good books you couldn’t put down.  It made me laugh and brought me back to thinking about when I was in your class and what I learned from you.  Then when talking about your mom I started thinking about my grandpa that passed away and how much I missed him on Christmas Day.  And your Jiu Jitsu experience is described so well it’s like I was the one who put the pants on backwards.” – Jennifer

“I read all of your blog entries.  I laughed and I cried.  You have a talent for painting word pictures..keep at it…I am looking forward to coming along for the ‘virtual’ ride.” – Gordana

“I love it!  You’re a great writer. What made you come up with that? I love the passports and is that garlic?!? Oh wait..wasn’t wearing my glasses!!  LOL!  They are earbuds!! – Ang

“I think it’s terrific that you’re doing this.  I look forward to reading about your escapades! It must be therapeutic for you.  I am happy for you for doing this.” – Peter

“I have read the first three posts!! This looks awesome! You are my dear friend who I love and who continues to make me proud!” – Laura

“I LOVE this Yolanda…especially love the link to your mum’s recipes!  BJJ Education sounds like it could be something completely different” – Libby

“Did dead weights at the gym surrounded by intimidating 20-something buffed up guys.  Pfft, move over.  I thought if you can do Jiu Jitsu, I can do this! Congrats on both the blog and your new journey.” – Emilia


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