Monday, August 31, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Determination, independence, and the "do-it-yourself" attitudes are great, but don't be afraid to ask for help once in a while. People are in our lives to help us from time to time and there are people who have jobs that can help us do things that we might not be able to.
Asking a friend for advice or help with a problem is also a great way to get a different opinion and see the same situation, project, assignment, or problem from a different perspective.
I am a very stubborn and "do-it-yourself person and the older I have gotten and more responsibilities put on my plate, I have learned the importance and value of help from others. One can't do everything alone.
It is truly a life lesson that takes a lifetime to master.
Don't forget to extrend the helping hand to others too.
"Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work."
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Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Little Life Lesson and Bit of Grace 3:
“Sing like no one's listening, love like you've never been hurt, dance like nobody's watching, and live like its heaven on earth.”
Do all of those things and love it! I am the world's worst singer, but I loved belting out a tune that is playing on the ipod while dancing around the kitchen with my children. Life happens fast and if you sit on the sidelines worrying about how silly you might look or what others may be thinking, then you will miss the opportunity to find your hidden musical talents and have some fun.
Warm up those vocal cords and sing, sing, sing. Don't just sing in the shower, sing everywhere and all of the time. Take some time to belt out tunes like "Singing in the Rain," "Margaritaville," "Sweet Home Alabama," "Jack and Diane," or MAKE ONE UP!
What songs will you sing out loud today?
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Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Before I had children, when I dreamed of having children, I knew that I wanted my children to grow up to be loving, compassionate, caring, responsible, intelligent, helpful, and graceful citizens of this world. I am in no way a perfect mother, wife, or person, but I do know that we can all grow when reminded of bits of grace.
There are so many things that I want my children to know and understand. I, now have two children and have realized how important these little life lessons are in teaching them to embrace those positive attributes and many more in this life.
Seeing the world through a child's eyes is an amazing thing. Children have innocence and an unconditional love. They have not yet been tainted by terrible things that can happen.
My son ran over to help someone he didn't know pick up some books they dropped at the library. He found such utter joy in picking out a present and drawing a picture for a little boy he doesn't know that is his age that is battling a terminal illness. He still talks about his friend that he made the train tunnel picture for. It's these little instances that can remind us all what is important in life. You know the saying "it's the little things in life that make living so grand."
People can talk about the right things to do and ways of living, however, we all must "walk the walk and talk the talk."
Good Will Grace is a place to be reminded of those life lessons, daily reminders, and bits of grace to make all of our lives better and we hope to do it in a creative and fun way.
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"Life is just a chance to grow a soul." ~A. Powell Davies