Thursday, December 20, 2012

random acts of kindness

did you ever post something and then later regret it?? that was me a couple days ago.. it wasn't so bad, but it was negative.. and negative breeds negative...and i reread it while i ran at gym-with some it's gone now. :)
what i would like to say: be kind!!! it is pretty much always appreciated.
i was in charge of a large women's group dinner recently. our theme was summed up as: "kindness to others".
we came up with a neat take home for the fridge, bookmark, whatever...
thank you-thank you.... to all of the great help!!! (it was a large task)
please print this out, ad to it... pin it on your fridge, pass it around...the world needs more kindness.



Return grocery carts for shoppers.

Feed parking meters.

Shovel snow/rake leaves/offer to weed.

Read a book to a child.

Leave quarters at a Laundromat.

Write a letter to a friend and mail it.

Bring in the neighbor’s garbage can for them.

Pay for the car behind you at the drive thru lane.

Purchase book of stamps for someone.

Visit the elderly.

Donate blood.

Bake and deliver cookies.

Babysit for a friend.

Take an introvert to lunch.

Host a game night and invite a new friend.

Invite a friend to church.

Offer a ride.

Make dinner for a family in need.

Pick up trash.

Encourage someone who needs it.

Put gas in someone's car.

Coach a team.

Plant a tree/garden/flowerbed.

Be generous with compliments.

Help someone move.

Let someone merge in traffic.


"Let us be kind to one another,

to be aware of each other’s needs,

and try to help in that regard."

Thomas. S. Monson

[..a fun little snapshot of my own advent calendar...]

Saturday, December 1, 2012

..and now it's december 1st.

Where did this fall go?? I've been meaning to sit for a minute and write down memories and thoughts from the past few months, but before I know it- our Christmas tree is up! I know that I tend to keep myself busy, but this has been an even busier year for me than usual. TOO busy. Mainly due to taking on way too much work at the expense of  things I'd rather be doing... priorities start getting out of line.. and it really just makes me unhappy.... to the point where I feel like I changed somewhere along the way and lost some of my drive. What do you do? Pick yourself up and keep going. Get rid of the time sucks and the things that aren't working. Great time of year to reevealuate life, goals, etc. anyway, and I definitely plan to do some of that this month. ;)
SO, on that light note... 
Fall highlights included:
starting clarinet lessons (and continuing with the piano...), the fair, plenty of trips to pick fruits and veggies at grandmas and greenbluff, halloween as a peacock/minecraft steve/the mad hatter, a few races, some fun dates to the mountains with merv, never ending home remodels, birthday celebrations, football games (nephews team won state in idaho!), first snowfall and of course thanksgiving and spending quality time with family/friends.
(I also did a lousy job of photo documenting. My phone died, which I have started depending on too much and I lost a lot of  photos.. hoping there is some way to salvage some that are on instagram...?)