Thursday, December 9, 2010

Day 3 of the Meaningful Challenge

Well I messed up already and didn't get a post done for day 2!! But, I figure if I can at least try and do this as much as possible I'm doing good!! Some days I just am not going to make it happen, to much going on in my life!!

So what was meaningful for me today!! Running into our Pastors Daughter Charity today and her giving me a hug and telling me she loves me!!! It just warmed my heart!! She is such a beautiful person inside and out, and for a girl that is only 29 to take time in Hobby Lobby and go out of her way to tell me she loves me just made my day!! I really did not want to go to Hobby Lobby today, have not felt to good all day.....and was not in the best had Joey with me and he REALLY did not want to be yeah....that turned my day around and put a smile on my face for the rest of the day!! Turned out to be a good day afterall!! :)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Meaningful Challenge

Wow it has been so long since I have posted a blog!! But, I plan on doing it a whole lot more with this challenge........hopefully anyways.....I will try my best!!! So this is what I am going to try and do for the next year....starting today! I got this from my friend Michael Ratcliff, and he is doing it to change his life before he turns 40!! I want to do it just to change my life for the better just because!!

Meaningful Challenge

The challenge:

Find something meaningful in your life, every single day. It’s that easy.

Definition of meaningful to me:

Anything that betters yourself, someone else or the world as a whole.

To further explain, it is anything that you can come away with feeling like you have expanded your mind, your body, your mood, etc. Anything that makes you feel good on a deeper level than you would normally feel.

Let’s say you hold the door open for an elderly woman and she takes the time to stop, thank you and compliment you in a way that shows you she really appreciates the gesture you have made. Or change places. You thank the next person that holds the door open for you in a way that makes them feel special. Those scenarios affected two people as each felt special for that brief moment. Possibly even more people that observed it or were in contact with them throughout the day. It is like the movie “Pay It Forward.” What you give can affect so many others, no matter the significance of the act.

There are no set guidelines for what is or is not meaningful. We have to decide that on our own. Here comes a little twist though which may guide us in what we do or do not find meaningful.

What’s next?

Next step is to let others know what you have done or learned or whatever it was you found meaningful. This may not always be necessary. Using the example above, whichever person you can relate to, the other party was affected and touched right there on the spot. Not a real need to tell others unless you want the feeling to grow beyond it’s current size. Have the “PIF” effect expand beyond it’s normal size.

You would however tell others of your findings if in fact it happened only to you. Say you learned a new word and used it through out the day. Or finished painting a picture that you have been working on for a while. Or went out hiking and collected a full bag of trash on your way out.

This is the challenge I set forth for me and anybody else interested in bettering themselves and the world around them. I now ask for your help in supporting me on this daily adventure and I will as well, cheer and support you on your journey.

So with that said here is my post for today!

Today what is meaningful to me is the laughter of my kids!! All three of them have a way of always making me laugh at something! Brittany with her drama queen attitude lately, Allie in her cute little jokes, and Joey.......well just being himself.....and the cute things he does!! I am so blessed to have 3 children that fill my heart with so much joy!!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Sunday Stealing: The ABC Meme

A – An advantage you have – My hearing, I hear everything, and my kids hate it!!

B – Blue or brown eyes – Blue

C – Chore you hate – Laundry, it's a thankless job that never ends!

D – Dad’s name – Richard

E – Essential start of your day – A big glass of Simply Orange.....with lots of pulp!!

F – Favorite color – Red

G – Greatest thing you’ve ever done that made you feel really good – Cooked at a homeless shelter once a month when we lived in Farmington NM, was very rewarding!

H – Habit you have – play with my hair

I – Issue you hate that the world tries to make you pursue – I can't think of anything right tired I guess, cause I know there is something!!

J – Job title – SAHM= Stay at Home Mom......till August maybe!!

K – Kohls or Target – Oh, this is hard, I like both!! Um....right now......Kohls!!

L – Living arrangements – Married with children

M – Music you like – Just about anything but Rap and R & B

N - Nicknames – Dori, Doorknob ( thanks Gator) Do.....and Mom

O – Overnight hospital stay – A year ago when I had my hysterectomy!

P – Pet Peeve – Lying

Q – Quote that you like most – "The things that count most in life are usually the things that cannot be counted" by: Bernard Meltzer

R – Right or left handed – Right

S – Siblings – Have them

T – Time you wake up – depends on the day....but now that summer is here 8am!!

U – Underwear – wear them

V – Vegetable you dislike – Asparagus

W – What makes you run late – kids!!

X – X-rays you’ve had – Had the boobs mashed and photoed!! Get a mammogram girls!!

Y – Yummy food you make – Every one loves my Brownies, Adam loves my home made Mac and Cheese, Justin loves my Enchiladas, Kerry loves my meatloaf......ummmm I make awesome Margarita's too!!

Z – Zoo animal – Giraffe

Ok Stephie, I have blogged!! I will try and keep it up!! So you have to too!!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Manic Monday

Describe to me your favorite lounging clothes: I love my cotton Capri's and a t-shirt in the summer, and in the winter I have flannel pants and a thermal shirt!!
If you promised to never lie again in your lifetime, in what area would it be hardest to uphold the promise? Oh gosh that would be a hard one!! I try not to lie about the only one area that I might fudge a little on would be my weight.
Give a one word answer to the question "why is life worth living": Love!!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Wednesday Mind Hump

Wednesday Mind Hump

Welcome everyone! Today we have two themes. You can do one or both!

First, we have freak-out day:
What are you freaking out about today?
Not really freaking out, but my oldest daughter, Brittany got her braces on today.....and am hoping that she won't be in to much pain!!!

Today is also fast food day:
What is your favorite fast food place, and what item do you like most from that place?
I love Taco Villa, and would order a Bean Burrito with extra cheese and sour cream!! I do not eat this very often though!! Way to much Fat!!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Ten on Tuesday

'10 Signs that You're Getting Older'
This is not going to be fun!! I am hating getting older!
1.) Gray Hair.....but I color it so it does not show!!!
2.) Age spots on my hands
3.) Lines on my face
4.) Loud music.....even though I use to turn mine up full blast when I was younger!
5.) Hate going to the mall with all the teenagers there
6.) The music I listen to is considered the Oldies!!! What????
7.) I need reading glasses
8.) I have no patience
9.) I'm old enough to be a grandma......but won't be for a long time!!! Yeah!!!
10.) Would rather stay home on the weekend then go out!!! Now thats sad!!
Ok this one was not fun at all!!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Monday Curious as a Cat

1) What two colors should never, in your opinion, appear together in an outfit or decorating scheme? I think Army green with anything is just a fashion no no!! I guess growing up a Army Brat....i saw that color everyday of my childhood, and just hate it!! LOL
2) What is the strongest profanity you use? I am trying hard not to say it.....and damn is a word i use more than I should....... I have been pretty good about not using profanity!
3) If someone were trying to woo your significant other away from you, what methods would bring them the most success? I really don't think anything would woo him away, so good luck with that.....after 26 years of marriage.....if he has not been wooed away by now...he never will, he's all mine!!