Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New Year Resolutions

So many people make a New Year resolution usually has quick and tangible results like; 'Losing weight' or 'eating right and exercising'. Sometimes it is 'Spending more time with family.' However, I would like to propose a different approach to the "New Year's Resolution" have you ever thought about asking whomever or whatever you believe what you NEED for the new year? This year (2009), mine was learning to wait. In 2010 I am going to Hope for Good things to come in life. These may seem rather simple and intangible but I see great lasting value in asking and seeking something outside of my regular realm of thinking. Think about it?

Monday, December 28, 2009

Holiday Get Together

This year our church decided to have a family night out at the bowling ally after Christmas. It is amazing that I thought I could give advice when my high score is only 130 - a perfect game is 300! Anyhow, if you want to laugh at yourself and others, I highly recommend a night of bowling, it will make you happy!

Monday, December 21, 2009

How Happy Are You?

This weekend I took some time to read a book called HAPPIER - the #1 class at Harvard. This book got me to ponder the thought 'what is keeping me from being happier?' I thought of a few things like; eating those things that make me feel sick afterward, worrying about things; instead of taking the time for my family and getting upset over meaningless problems. The one thing that I am going to start to do to be happier is write down five things a day that I am thankful for. This seems like a simple task but I can already see the benefit. The benefit for me is knowing that the 'One' thing that is bothering me is small in comparison to the many blessings in my life. I hope this gets you thinking.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer

The story of the Rudolph the red nosed reindeer is an American classic that my family loves. I personally like it because it is a traditional, holiday television special, that brings me back to a simpiler time in life. What are some of your favorite television specials?

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Bundle Up And Have Fun

Yesterday it was seven degrees outside but the kids and I bundled up and took a sled ride. My oldest son, Austin, used his sled as a snow board, John plowed the longest trail on his belly and Matt, made a ramp to 'catch some air.' Then, we went home, had some hot chocolate and a nap. I would encourage you to get out, have a little fun in the snow, even if it is a little cold!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Funny Things People Do

When I am 'out and about' in the community I enjoy observing people. I usually chuckle at myself and others because of the silly things we do.... such as;

1. Why do I feel rushed when writing my check or paying with a card at the check out line (on that little square they call a counter,) because I think I am holding up the line - even when no one is behind me.

2. Why do men hold a purse with two fingers, away from their body because they are afraid of what people might think? All the while they are letting the whole world know 'THEY ARE HOLDING A WOMAN'S PURSE.'

3. When my children were younger, I always would go around sniffing their behinds to see if their diaper is clean - since when was that socially acceptable?

These are just a few of the things I do and watch, that make me smile. Do you have things that make you chuckle, what are they?