Wednesday, October 29, 2008

A little humor never hurt

This was sent to me, and I thought it worthy enough to share here...kind o' funny. There pretty much is a song for everything in life I believe, though.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Perspective changes everything

I've had a few opportunities this week to hear from some wise people in various ways. One of the best reminders I had this week was about perspective and that if we keep the right perspective on things it makes all the difference in our ability to learn from and deal with situations. I'd like to share the analogy:

An avid football fan was on a flight back home during his favorite team's big game that week. Unable to access the game while in flight, the fan quickly found someone upon landing and leaving the plane that could tell him the outcome of said game. He was relieved and happy to discover that his team had, in fact, won the game. Being the great fan that he was however, he had arranged to record the game so that he could view it when he arrived home that evening. While viewing the game, his family noticed that the fan's behavior was drastically different than other times. Usually, the fan would yell at bad calls, get overly excited at good plays, and generally over-react to many of the happenings during a game.

The speaker went on to point out that because the fan had learned of the outcome of the game before watching it, he was able to relax and not over-react. No matter if a referee made a bad call against his team or someone fumbled, no matter if the other team scored, the fan was able to keep it cool because he already knew that in the end, his team would win.

Life application :

If we are able to maintain a perspective that extends beyond the "here and now" we are able to respond better to situations (good or bad) in the appropriate way that will allow us to learn and grow from the situations rather than have it tear us down or destroy relationships and faith. And religiously speaking, we know the outcome of this life's game. If we keep that perspective and live accordingly, we don't need to overreact to the day to day challenges.

I thought this was worthy of I hope you find it worthy of reading. Cheers!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

There's nothing like a sleeping baby...especially when it's yours. This is how we found Adam when we got home from grandma & grandpa's last Sunday....funny boy!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Just some random photos from the past month...I haven't figured out how to do a collage yet either.....Lindsay I need you to educate me. Decriptions are as follows: Adam multi-tasking with his toys, grandma & 'A' at fish pond, dad feeding Adam yogurt bites to get a kiss (Mike HATES yogurt too), Dad & 'A' chillin'. Yes...I do love being a mommy!

Sgt. Pepper

I've been in denial that I have a garden the past 2 weeks or when I went out today I fully expected dead plants. Instead, I got full plants....full of peppers! These are the 2 big tubs I filled from picking. Big Jims and Bell peppers mostly, with an eggplant or 2. So, if you want some, call me or come get them before they go bad this weekend. I also audibly gasped when I saw 2 little tomato buds growing on one of my 2 remaining plants (I planted 14 tomato plants this year....*sigh* only 2 remain and have produced zilch). Needless to say, I feel very blessed today from my spot of dirt. *disclaimer* only 2 tomato worms were harmed in the processing of these peppers....but the chickens are happy now ;)