Tuesday, December 22, 2009

What I learned about Giving

Wow! It's been awhile. I kind of forgot my password... I think I needed to write about this, so I guess I just remembered my password when I needed it. I'm a believer in things happening for a reason, karma what have you. Ok, so as I write this.. Yes, I'm getting teary eyed. Those of you that know me know that it isn't hard for me to tear up. I really should have been an actress! It wasn't the fact that I did something to make myself feel this way, it's what I didn't do.
It happened on a very cold day, I was driving home from work. On the corner, I see a girl who is holding a sign for a business. Businesses do that a lot around here. But this day was really cold. She was there with her sign and she didn't have gloves. She had a coat, but her hands had to have been freezing. It was then that I felt it. Something spoke to my heart and said, " You can do something to help this girl. She looks cold, pull over and give her your gloves." What if she didn't want them? What if she looked at me like I was crazy? I quickly drove the thought away and kept driving. Oh, has she been in my thoughts ever since. I can't ever forget what I could have done, what I should have done. I had plenty of gloves, she probably wouldn't have laughed or thought I was strange. I have learned something really important: If I see someone in need or there is something I can do to help someone... I shouldn't think twice, I should just do it. No ?'s asked. I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season. Look for ways to help others no matter how small you think the task is, it could make all the difference to someone that may need a little love.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Ok, I'm starting this...

Hi, Welcome to my blog.  As a kid, well really a teenager (that time when I was a real little $#!t), I had a journal.  This journal had some good things in it, but mostly there were real negative things in it.  I was angry at everything, and I would write it down.  This probably made my outlook on life worse, because when you write things down it's like they are more set in stone.  I didn't have a bad life back then, not at all, now that I look back.  But when I was in it, it sure felt like I just hated everything and everybody.  I maybe need to mention that during those years of negativity I was going through being a teenager and my dad moving out.  This situation probably never makes for a "good" journal entry.   

I also, didn't realize that when I grew up and got married, one of the things that my husband and I thought would be fun is read each other's journals.  I hadn't even looked at mine in a very very long time.  I was really kind of embarrassed (I love spell check! I wouldn't have a clue how to spell that one.)  when Mark read parts of mine, it was just plain negative.  I was mad at my mom most of the time for "making" me write in it, that I didn't write anything really good.

Here is what I'm going to do to fix this.  I really do want my future children to know that I am a happy person and maybe they can learn from some of the things that I've experienced.  This blog is going to be positive.  This blog is going to be uplifting to anyone who cares to read it. This blog is going to be funny, maybe a little "off color" at times, ha ha ha.... Because the people that know me, know that I wouldn't have it any other way.  I am really just going to write about the things I have learned.  Everyday that I have learned something new, I will blog it.  I'll put some pictures on this too, ya know kick it up a notch.  I just hope that if others read this or even if it's just me, it will be entertaining and just good and positive.   I refuse to remember the bad and the ugly.  I am determined to remember only good.  Enjoy!