I don't like mondays... the weekend feel too short and I love being home with my son, even the times when he's naughty. But like any other working mom I have to be at work and the week have to start with Monday! Aidan (my son) loves the bible and all the stories about how the seas opened to make a path for Moses and the people of God, how the storm calmed when Jesus told it to, how Jesus said not to…Continue
So today I wasn't sure what I was going to do, except that I wanted to plant the seed for a future gift. My future gift I came up with on my run on day 2. I thought about what skills I have to offer and one of the them is teaching. I thought it would be fun to give a teacher in the building where I tutor after school an extra free day off, so I made the proposal to the principal today. Since I already work for the district and have my background checks done and I have a background in…Continue
One of my daily thoughts or rather questions is now:
What is today's gift?
I was at my local hangout, Rooster & Moon... I walked outside, and picked up a rock. I went back inside, got a sharpie marker and drew a face on it. I knew I was going to give it away, but I didn't know to whom. One of the Barista's saw this serious look on my face, commented. I told her about one of today's poems... we really connected on the subject that all of us are special and…Continue
Today I jumped in and started my challenge by mailing six (handwritten!!) notes to some friends and family members. In each of them I tried to note something special about the person and tell them how important they are to me. Considering that three of the notes were to grandmothers and three were to friends I have not spoken with in a while, I'm sure they will be well-received! (I know I would enjoy getting them, anyway!).
My 5-year old daughter is actually 2 days ahead of…Continue
I just love love love Sheryl. I’ve been going to her for, hmmm…at least 5 years. She’s the only one I will trust with my eyebrows! But it is not just her waxing skills that I appreciate. Even more importantly is the kind, generous, compassionate person that she is. I never feel rushed. She always takes as long as she needs, even if she has to step out and let her next client know it will be another couple minutes. When I was out of work, she would never take a tip. She knows I’m still…Continue
Clear blue sky, bright sunshine, trees in bloom…spring is around the corner! So today we got outside and spent most of the day playing and working in the yard. Mowed the lawn, raked leaves and camellias that littered the ground, pulled weeds, cleaned up garden beds. Fun and productive (and exercise too!). When we were done, we made a big batch of homemade lemonade from a bunch of lemons we were given. Fun and a yummy refreshment after our hard work!
I’m building an “Attitude Adjustment” playlist…songs that are positive and uplifting and that make me feel happy and grateful when I hear them. I discovered a new one today and it made me think of my friend who is struggling with her son’s diagnosis. So I posted it on her facebook with the comment “This is for you! xoxo”. The song is “Hey Hey Hey” by Michael Franti and it is…Continue
Day 4 had me bringing donuts to the shop that works on my car. The reaction I recieved was priceless. The guys looked at me with a combination of surprise, happiness, confusion, and even maybe a little nervous. I am guessing that they do not recieve deliveries like this very often. This gift left me giggling and in such a good mood for the entire morning. I was absolutely the reciepent of some fantastic energy from giving this gift :) I think this is the most fun I have had in quite awhile.…Continue
I emailed Jackie 2 pictures from yesterday.
One was the bride and groom to be.
They were standing in front of a bare tree.
There is a gazebo like structure where they will exchange their vows.
I love that picture.
Jackie loves it too.
She wanted me to change it black and white also.
The other one was the couple, Jackie, and the mother-in-law to be.
They were having fun.
Jackie was putting a peace sign on top of her…Continue
I realized today that although BIG gifts are fun to give, the simple ones are just as important. I learned this from my son who is also doing this challenge with me! He told me that his gift for the 3rd day today ocurred when he walked by his Assistant Principal at school. He said that he smiled and said "hi" to him first when they passed by each other. To my son, this is a pretty big deal since he is not only very shy, but the Assistant Principal can tend to be pretty scary in the eyes of a…Continue
I work for a nonprofit organization that supports adults with disabilities. Some of our furnishing and equipment are donated by companies that are upgrading and want to contribute to our cause. Our clinical director has been working on a dinosaur of a desk top monitor for many years and struggles to see her work clearly on its screen. She has great insite as a behavioralist and works extremely hard everyday giving of herself and going home most days extremely drained, to do it all over…Continue
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For my Day 7 gift I sent a baby shower gift to my god daughter. She is interstate so I am unable to make it to her party.
I am usually late sending presents for occasions, but for a change I was organised and sent her a gift and a card which I spent time to write her a special message about motherhood.Iam sure she will be grateful when it arrives and know I am thinking of her.
Day 8 ; Today was my nieces 1st Birthday. We had a lovely day and she had a very special…Continue
My parents are in their mid-80s, but in good health and living an active life. They begin each day by going to Mass every morning at 6:30, unless the weather is too bad. Since I retired, I have been joining them. Most days we just talk for a few minutes before going our separate ways, but it reassures me and them that we are each OK. Today's Mass intention was in memory of my mother's parents. My grandmother passed away 51 years ago yesterday. This morning we had violent storms and a…Continue
Lovely day here today SUN for the first time in forever! Why do the pics keep coming up sideways? Its a pic of Falmouth inner harbour when we went to get some fish n chips together one time.
Today's gift was another letter of YOU ARE AMAZING to my "mentor" Dr Jeanne Ohm. She is a chiropractor and mum of 6 kids and the exec founder/coordinator of the international chiropractic pediatric assoc. (ICPA) She is so down to earth, fab speaker, super intelligent, a total MUM, and I am in…Continue