Monday, April 29, 2013

Mindful Monday - What would it mean?

What would it mean?

What would it mean to someone if you called them off a phone list, and just asked how they are doing?

What would it mean to someone if you stepped out of your comfort zone and invited that person off to the side to coffee, even though you haven’t said more than 2 words to them?

Friday, April 26, 2013


“By three methods we may learn wisdom:
first, by reflection which is noblest;
second, by imitation, which is the easiest;
and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.”
~ Confucius

Thursday, April 25, 2013

12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous

Here is the frame work to which I have built my life.  This is how I have discovered the REAL me.  The ME God created when he numbered the hairs on my head and wrote my name in His palm.  They seem momentous - and rightfully so.  These steps may not be written as is out of the Bible but they are divine in nature.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Back to Basics

I am a Mom, Wife, Friend, Co-Worker, Daughter, Sister, Sponsor, Sponsee, Debtor, Obligee, Blogger (trying anyway), Couponer, Gardener, Volunteer, Treasurer, PTO Board Member, Facebooker who occasionally sleeps.

Sometimes life just needs to brought back to basics.  Today I think I need that reminder.  Maybe you need to hear this too.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Mindful Monday

Thank you for helping me be mindful this Monday.

God, help be mindful of those around me.  Help me be mindful that I am not the center of anyone's Universe.  Help me not to be the center of my own Universe.

Help my eyes be open to see someone I can reach out to with a kind word, or smile that I might normally not notice.

Thank you for helping me be mindful this Monday.

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Acts 2:41-43

Friday, April 19, 2013

Change your thoughts

I got a text message from a friend today.  She's one of those people who sends out a little tidbit to EVERY person in her phone daily.  Some days I wonder why I haven't asked her not to send them to me.  Most days though they are thought provoking and encourage me to live in the solution, never wallowing in my circumstances.

Today though, I had to respond to her.

I am in the beginning of what could be a nasty little battle with a daycare provider who, through complete negligence, sat my toddler on a counter, walked away, he falls off gets a concussion, and she believes the liability waiver I signed, desgined of course to save her from having to pay for a kids random self inflicted injury, protects her from financial obligation on the ER bills. (Yes, that was a ridiculously long run on sentance.  I'm emotional about it.  Wouldn't you be?!?!)

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Boston and Texas and Ricin, OH MY!

There is amazing peace that comes from being able to go to a meeting where news about the Boston explosions, Texas Fertilizer plant and ricin laden letters are not talked about.  A safe haven where everyone wants to focus on a solution and not the problem.  I feel like a fly on the wall

Friday, April 12, 2013

Thanks Jeannine!

So I have a wonderful mortgage loan lady.  Her name is Jeannine.  She sends me the best e-mails.  I know the basis is so that I won't forget her come time I buy a new home or refinance...
That's okay.  Her e-mails have relevant information to me and in this world of everyone-sends-to-many-marketing-emails age, I APPRECIATE relevant information.

If you want something you’ve never had...

If you want something you’ve never had, you had to do something you’ve never done.


What a great saying.  I got it as a signature line on an e-mail I received at work today and it really stuck out to me.