It has taken me a few years, but I have finally figured out what it means to be happy. It really is that simple. The Lord teaches that wickedness never was happiness and he teaches happiness is actually a choice. How does one choose happiness? Let go. That's how you do it. Let go of… Continue reading Letting Go
Many of the people around me are suffering great disappointment over this past year. So many of the people I know and love feel alone in a sea of endless crashing waves. My heart aches for them. My heart especially aches for those I am closest to and love the most. Don't give up! You… Continue reading Preparing for Extraordinary
I've made an observation that just amazes me... cooking is a practical skill that has been discarded along the wayside. It's not just teens who have forgotten the benefits of cooking nutritious meals at home. I was sitting by some ladies this weekend who were chatting away about how they "eat out" 3-4 times a… Continue reading Adulting 101 – What’s Cooking?
Yesterday I had the State Fire Marshal visit my area of the school. Although I do many things right when it comes to safety, I had a few things I needed to improve on. At first it felt annoying and a bit nit-picky. Then, I realized she was just concerned with safety. I needed to… Continue reading Adulting 101 – Fire Safety
Okay... I am back on the soap box today for Thought Tuesday. It's been a few months in development. As I volunteer in the high school I am noticing an alarming trend within the adults-in-training that I serve. This trend is often diagnosed as laziness. However, I believe it is a lack of training... and… Continue reading Adulting 101 – Real Adults Take Responsibility for Themselves
So here is the deal... someday, you will move out of your parents house. Someday you are going to want to hang a picture of dear old mom above the mantel. Mom is coming to visit and you will want to make an impression. Proudly displaying that picture of mom will definitely show off your… Continue reading Adulting 101 – How to hang a picture
Tomorrow we open our latest production at school... The Bully Plays. The Bully Plays are a collection of 10 minute plays created to inspire the end of bullying. However, I have to admit that I am confused as to why this is an issue. Whatever happened to "The Golden Rule?" Has the Golden Rule gone… Continue reading What Happened to the Golden Rule?
I spend my days teaching kids the basics of simple home repair tools. You would be surprised how many teens and young adults don't have the first idea of how to use a hammer, a drill, or even, to measure something with a tape measure. I believe firmly that ever young adult should be able… Continue reading Adulting 101 – Remembering Bob the Builder – Basic Home Repair Tools
I just walked into my teenager's bathroom... There are a few Japanese folklore stories where a number of spirits are rumored to appear in bathrooms... What lurks in your bathroom? As you may have noticed from the last Adulting 101 post, your bathroom is disgusting. To my knowledge, there is NOT a self cleaning bathroom… Continue reading Adulting 101 – Cleaning the Bathroom
The peaceful evening was broken with a panicked, "Mom. Mom. Mom! The toilet is overflowing." Okay. Deal with it. Dude! There is going to be a day when you and your parents don't live in the same household. There will be a moment when you finish doing your business and flush your toilet, and the… Continue reading Adulting 101 – Cleaning up the Crap