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Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 304 and Day 305 - Wow… I made it to the end of a rather long tech week. Home late. Up early. I am so tired that I didn’t blog yesterday. But I had many things to be grateful for over the past couple of days. John did his best to bring me a little something to eat while I’ve… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 304 and Day 305
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 303 - Today, while I was thanking the Lord for a few blessings I have been striving for, I was filled with overwhelming love and peace. It was a humbling experience. I am grateful my friend Haylee came to help me with a few lighting chores and to help my stage manager learn the ropes. She graduated… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 303
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude -Day 302 - It is cold! Tonight we all went out to watch Lilli play Powder Puff football. She is sad that the “coaches” didn’t really play her. But we had fun cheering her on, even in the chilly fall air. I am grateful for family moments like that. I am grateful John stopping at home and getting… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude -Day 302
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 300 - I need to remember this. Today was a little frustrating and I really did forget to be grateful a couple of times. I will work harder at my attitude of gratitude tomorrow. I am grateful that John was willing to get the dog from Kimber’s. I am grateful for the refried beans we made yesterday… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 300
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 299 - I am so grateful for a quiet day, listening to General Conference, hanging out in the new office, and having dinner with McKay and family. I am grateful for the John and the work he puts into making our home a nice place to be. I am grateful that McKay torched my calf muscles. They… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 299
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 298 - I have always been inspire by Anne Frank. Such an amazing young woman with a gratitude filled life, dispute the obstacles she faced. Today I am grateful that, although I couldn’t break away from my crazy busy schedule to run to Portland to visit my bestie, I did get to have a fun video chat… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 298
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 297 - A good reminder! I choose. I choose every day to see the good. It sure makes things a bit easier to get through. I am grateful that my husband stopped by school to see me this evening. I am grateful Hannah came to help me focus lights. I am glad that the instrument that malfunctioned… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 297
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 296 - Good day… still so much to do. However, the body and the mind are done. This cold is still affecting my energy level. I will go in early tomorrow and finishing hanging and dressing lights and start a few light cues before class and my meetings. Then I will stay late after rehearsal and program… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 296
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 295 - The last couple of days have been rough. A cold knocked me for a loop! I came home on Saturday afternoon and crawled into bed and I didn’t get out again until Monday morning. After a long day at work I came home and was completely asleep by 8:00 pm. Today I am grateful that… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 295
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 294 - I am grateful for the people I work with and the kids I teach. I learn many good things every day. I am grateful for quick, yummy food. I am grateful for a couple extra hours today. I am grateful for my first real paycheck. I am grateful for a family I adore! I am… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 294
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 292 - I am grateful I gathered the energy to go for my mosey… even if no one else was available to mosey with me. I am grateful that my classes went well today, even with the unplanned fire drill… a fog machine or something? Not sure. I am grateful I wasn’t responsible. 🙂 I am grateful… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 292
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 291 - I had plenty to stress about today… but counting blessings kept me in check. I am thankful that my principle did a few dance moves with me in the hall while we were bouncers at the school dance. I am thankful for the Thespians that came to help clean up. They were few in number,… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 291
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 290 - This is so me! I am thankful for laughter. Today we did an improv exercise in Production Workshop. So many funny moments. These kids are starting to understand the art of improv. I am grateful that my friend Jeff helped me get a game together for my 7th period class. I am grateful hummus and… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 290
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 289 - I have truly learned the truth of this statement over the course of this past year. An attitude of gratitude is truly a gift. Today I am grateful that my classes went well. I am grateful for the progress the cast did in our rehearsal today. The musical is coming along nicely. I am super… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 289
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 288 - I am grateful for answer to prayers and miracles. I am grateful for clean water. I am grateful for family. I am grateful for the rain AND the sunshine. I am grateful for a great co-worker. I am grateful for clean sheets. I am grateful yummy food. I am grateful for Jesus.
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 287 - I am grateful for a good , productive Monday. I am grateful for the earning opportunities God has blessed our family with. I am grateful for a fun evening watch Lilli’s favorite TV show with her. I am grateful John worked in the office. I am grateful for sleep!
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 285 and Day 286 - Yesterday was a productive day. I worked hard at school and was able to complete nearly half of the desks I need for 13 the Musical, as well as two other set pieces. The kids worked hard and did a great job. I came home and got a quick shower before driving up to Portland… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 285 and Day 286
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 284 - Today I am grateful it’s Friday! I could use a weekend. However, I have to say, I am silly and booked the whole weekend. I wonder why I never book R&R? I am grateful my classes and rehearsal went well today… and I attended my first IEP meeting. I am grateful I got to stop… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 284
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 283 - I am grateful I found the ingredients for chocolate chip cookies in the cupboard. I am craving chocolate chip cookies. It’s weird because i haven’t had sugar for at least 3 1/2 years. Lilli is sick and when I told her I was craving cookies, she whined that she wanted some too. I decided that… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 283
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 282 - I am grateful for a productive day. I am grateful that Haylee, Zack, and Emily came to help in classes today, even though they have graduated and moved on from high school. I am grateful rehearsal went fairly well. I am grateful for yummy veggies for dinner. I am grateful I got to watch SYTYCD… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 282
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 281 - I am grateful that I kept my cool when a person I met at the district new hire training sat in my classroom today. I am grateful that Jeff and made it through rehearsal today. They were SO CHATTY! I am grateful that John helped me get corn on for dinner. I am grateful that… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 281
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 277, 278, 279, 280 - Okay… so the past few day I was not in range of writing my blog. I was in the woods at camp with my drama kids. That didn’t stop me from making a list of grateful things. I am grateful for my bed! After 2 night not sleeping in my bed I was SO grateful… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 277, 278, 279, 280
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 276 - Thank You! Thank you students for giving this old dog learning new tricks a chance. Sure. I’ve been teaching for awhile, but I haven’t been teaching as a licensed teacher. My teaching has been years of seminary, church classes, voice lessons, directing, and volunteering. Now I am learning all the hoops and loops of the… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 276
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 275 - I am grateful for take out pizza. I am so tired. 1st day of school for me today. It was new student day. I hurt my foot yesterday, so I am extra tired… and my foot hurts. So I am extra thankful that Lilli was willing to go pick up the pizza for me. I… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 275
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 274 - I am thankful for a productive day at work. I am thankful that John and Hannah worked on the office. The floor is looking good. I am thankful that I am 1/2 through my 30 challenge and I’m ROCKING IT!
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 273 - I am grateful for my testimony of Jesus Christ. Where would I be without my testimony of Jesus? I would be lost. I would be hopeless. I am grateful that I am almost ready for the school to start. I am grateful that John is working on the office. I ran out of time and… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 273
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 272 - Today I am thankful for the end of a very long day. I am thankful that I was able to think quickly on my feet today and problem solve efficiently. Definitely a blessing from God there. I am thankful that I found some lost mail and was able to calm down someone who was very… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 272
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 271 - I spent the day in professional development meetings. the concepts were familiar and mostly common sense to me… the vocabulary and “buzz” words were completely foreign to me. At one point, my friend leaned over to me and whispered, “you learned all this in Sunday School.” She was right. The main message of the meeting… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 271
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 270 - I am grateful my first day as a teacher went okay. I learned things. I got things done. I am hoping I made a difference. I am grateful that I was able to figure out how to make a stringer for a stair unit all by myself. I usually buy the pre-made ones. However, this… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 270
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 269 - I see miracles everyday…. Today’s miracles included a brisk breeze… yummy dinner… awesome students to teaching about singing and several having discoveries… a lovely walk in the evening… achieving all my goals in my 30 day challenge… my house is still clean… family… God is good and has blessed me so much. I am so… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 269
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 268 - Today I am grateful for Jesus. I am grateful for family. I am grateful for the safety the Lord grants my loved ones. I am grateful mild weather. This has been a great summer in the weather department. I am grateful fresh baked rolls straight out of the oven.
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 267 - More and more, every day, I am seeing the wisdom in this statements. Today I am grateful for a clean house. Lilli was a big help. She got the main part of the house straightened up and even shampooed the family room carpet all before going to the grocery store and hosting a party for… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 267
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 265 - An other long day working at the nuts and bolts of starting a new role at school. This year I am an official teacher – name on kids transcripts and all. There is a lot of business stuff to wade through before you can even step foot in the classroom. My brain hurts. However, I… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 265
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 264 - Wow! what a day… all day in training, then rehearsal, dinner, walk, and falling asleep in a chair. Grateful I made it through a mind taxing day. Grateful Lilli helped out with chores.
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 263 - Been a busy day of training for the new job today. Actually completed all of my SafeSchool things. I also worked on some curriculum and lesson plans. I’m kind of weird and can’t seem to write my curriculum map completely without thinking through every lesson plan and handout and assessment. I am almost done with… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 263
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 262 - Yesterday I started a 30 day challenge for myself. I am challenging myself to get the following things done in a day: 10 minutes of Qi Gong, 30 minutes (could be more) of scripture study, meaningful prayers – morning and evening, healthy meals for every meals, more water, a short stroll, a blog entry, and… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 262
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 261 - I am grateful for the Sabbath and a chance to change pace. I am grateful for family time. I am grateful for time to read and ponder the scriptures. I am grateful for the Savior!
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 260 - Today I am grateful for the people who came to Lilli’s garage sale and bought stuff. We got rid of some junk and she made a few bucks to get things she needs and wants for the up coming school year. I am grateful that John helped us get rid of the left overs…. and… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 260
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 259 - Man… that Buddha was a smart guy. Today I am thankful for the small amount of work I got done on my lesson plans. Today I am grateful for the work John and I got done on the “office” space. We still have a ways to go, but I LOVED hearing my wind chimes outside… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 259
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 257 and Day 258 - I have so many things to be grateful for… I am making progress on my lesson plans. I am making progress on fixing up an office space. I am enjoying having John home this week. I am grateful for my yard. I am thankful that McKay wasn’t too severlly injured when she fell down her… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 257 and Day 258
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 256 - Been working all day on getting my act together for school for the coming year. I have so much to do! I am creating several classes from scratch and re-vamp a couple others. I am grateful for the progress I am making. I am grateful that John, Hannah, and Lilli had a good time on… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 256
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 253, 254, 255 - Holy Cow! I have been spending hours and hours and hours working on my curriculum for the up coming year and I haven’t taken the time to write in my blog. I do have much to be grateful for… I great home… working cars… a up grade in employment… a fantastic famliy… and most important,… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 253, 254, 255
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 252 - Amen! Today I am grateful for healthy foods that I can grow and that I get from the local farmers. I am grateful for a nice visit with my mom and am sister, Jen, and her family. They stopped to visit me and then went over to the coast. After the acting camp, Lilli and… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 252
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 251 and Day 252 - I’ve been crazy busy writing curriculum for the coming school year. I was just hired to teach a few classes part time at the high school. I am grateful for the opportunity to teach and be paid. I am grateful for the blessing the Lord sends when you follow the promptings of the Spirit. I… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 251 and Day 252
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 250 - Today was a busy, yet good and productive day. I am grateful I got some work down at school putting the classrooms together in the theatre department. I am grateful that the first day of junior thespian camp went well. Lilli seemed to be a good leader and she had plenty of help, all of… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 250
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 249 - I am grateful for the Sabbath. What a great opportunity to regroup and renew. I am grateful for family. It is so fun that the grand kids come over and have dinner and play on a Sunday afternoon. I am grateful for my Savior.
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – day 248 - Today we went to John’s work party way out in the middle of no where. We drove for 2 and 1/2 hours to get there. It wasn’t much… an ok burger and watery pasta salad, a few activities like some bungy jumping thing and a rock wall and a bouncy house, a bunch of people… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – day 248
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 246 and 247 - I was a little busy and a little lazy yesterday. Still much to be grateful for. Grateful for the kids who came and helped me lift stuff and put stuff away on my stage. I still have so much to go though. Between the stuff I borrowed for CET and the stuff that has to… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 246 and 247
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 245 - I am grateful for a relaxing day despite my back and shoulder hurting me a bit. I am grateful I am getting me house cleaned up a bit. I am grateful for the veggies from the farm bag. So yummy!
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 244 - Today I spent all day folding and putting away laundry, cleaning out the blanket closet, and cleaning my room. I really did make some progress, even if it doesn’t sound like I did much today. Maybe tomorrow I will tackle the “office” and paint… or maybe I will tackle the laundry room and finished what… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 244
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 243 - Okay day… a filling, clean house a bit, teach some voice lessons… and a soak in the hot tub. I am grateful for a change of pace. I am grateful for time to read scriptures. I am super grateful for my best sista friend, Jo. She is so thoughtful. She sent me new wind chimes… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 243
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 241 - AMEN! Today was my last day of CET. Grateful for my tech team. They are awesome. I am thankful that Lilli and Ethan and a few others helped me strike after the final performance tonight. I am thankful that both Jo and Hannah sent me encouraging txts today. I am grateful that John took care… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 241
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 240 - It is 1am and the end of a very long work day that began at 6:30 am, 19 hours ago. I am tired. One more day of CET to go… unless you count the clean up that will take forever over that last few weeks of summer putting away everything that CET borrowed from Central.… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 240
Developing and Attitude of Gratitude – Day 239 - Made it home… Grateful I got too more strikes done today. Only two more left… tomorrow and Saturday. Grateful I got my Tech video done for FAN. It’s not great, but it’s better than nothing. Sure hope the link works. I am grateful that Kimber, Ben, Freya, Ethan, Lilli, John and Hannah came to see… Continue reading Developing and Attitude of Gratitude – Day 239
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 238 - Working on this one… Today I am grateful that I got to talk to my friend Jo on the drive to work. I am grateful for the CET who went above and beyond and stayed all afternoon to help with my lighting issues. I wasn’t feeling good and I really needed the help. In fact,… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 238
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 237 - AMEN!!! This week would be hard without my friends… like Deborah who smiles at me and commiserates with me over my aches and pains. She has no idea how much I value her friendship… My friend Katie who carried things for me today because my hand heart and who is an amazing artist… my friend… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 237
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 236 - Thank goodness for small things! Today, the big things were overwhelming. I am thankful for the drive to work with Lilli. We don’t get to drive together everyday, so it is nice when we can. The first thing I learned at work was that one of my helpers would be gone today and tomorrow. I… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 236
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 235 - I am grateful for my family… parents, siblings, children, grand children. They are my happy spot. I am especially grateful for John who tries hard to help me and to understand me, even the hot mess that I am. I am grateful that the Spirit takes over my Sunday School lessons. I learn so much.… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 235
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 234 - Well… I didn’t exactly get what I hoped to get done today done. However, I was successful in getting meals for the week ready to go. It is going to be a long week and I need to be sure I am fueling myself with healthy things and not caving to unhealthy things just because… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 234
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 233 - This is true today. Today I am thankful that we made it through week 4 at CET. One more week to go. Today I am thankful that I got all things done so that I am ready for the crazy week next week. Today I am thankful I got to be an audience member. John… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 233
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 232 - Holy Cow! Long day! Today I am grateful for my “can do” attitude. Most of the time is gets me in trouble. It could have this morning. However, I was able to muscle a wooden cart down several flights of stairs over my back. I needed it for CET and I didn’t think Lilli was… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 232
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 231 - I never seem to have adequate words for my gratitude for the Savior, Jesus Christ. No amount of “thank you” could ever be enough to express the deep feelings that are in my heart. I am grateful for cool-ish weather… making my long week at CET bearable. I am grateful that John finished the dishes… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 231
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 230 - This is something I repeated to myself all day all… when my morning started rough, when I lost a couple kids at CET, when I was so hot I thought I was going to pass out, when my feet blistered all across my arches. But I am grateful Lilli hopped out of bed to meet… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 230
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 229 - I am grateful that we can afford to go to the dentist… and that my teeth are doing well. I am grateful for the rain. I admit, I was so happy to see it was raining when I got up this morning. I am grateful for how hard my husband works. We both work hard… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 229
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 228 - Lots to think about today… I am thankful for the Sabbath and a chance to focus on Jesus and my devotion to Him. I am thankful my parents got to travel over the mountain to listen to Hannah give her post-mission talk in church today. She did a great job and I definitely felt the… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 228
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 227 - Today I am grateful for God’s protection. I was driving up the freeway to meet my mom and my sisters for see a musical. I was in the fast lane when I noticed the cars in front of me begin to brake. I instantly tried to slow down myself. cars in front of me came… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 227
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 226 - I am grateful I got a few hours to be normal today. I went to CET in the morning, but I got to leave at 12:30. McKay and Hannah dropped off Lenayah and Beckett. Before heading home for “grandma school,” we stopped somewhere to pick up some free jars. Bonus: some free sewing stuff. Then,… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 226
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 225 - Today I am struggling to be among those. I tired. I am worn down. I feel beaten down. But I will try. I am grateful that I came home from a 16 hour day to find that my 16 year old spent her afternoon off cleaning up the kitchen and her room. She even made… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 225
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 224 - I am grateful that I can use my talents to help support the needs and wants of my family. My husband works hard (in fact, he is washing the dishes currently because he knows I am wiped out and wants to help). It just helps to have a the small income I make doing theatre… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 224
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 223 - Long day with CET. Just got home. Things to be thankful for today. RAIN! I love rain. I especially love it in July because, usually I am over hot at CET during this 3rd week of CET. I am so grateful the weather has been cool and bearable! I am grateful that I funny old… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 223
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 222 - Today I am grateful for the things God gives me. I am grateful my son made it home safely in Arizona. I am also grateful he got to sit at the airport with my brother and learn about my family. I thankful he is interested. I am grateful John did the dishes and made dinner… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 222
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 220 and Day 221 - This statement is so true. Hard times and failings are life’s greatest teachers. The past two days have been crazy busy and I didn’t even go to work. Yesterday John and I spent the entire day working on Hannah’s room. I did the second coat of paint on the walls. John made a new wooden… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 220 and Day 221
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 219 - today I am thankful that my sister and her family stopped to visit. today I am thankful for grand people. I love when the grand kids come to visit. today I am thankful that John and McKay helped me serve Lilli. Lilli planned a special date for Ethan for his birthday. They were willing to… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 219
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 218 - Today I am thankful I live in a country that allows me to worship freely… speak my mind… earn a decent living… vote… and serve in my community. Today I am thankful for the kids in my drama program and for their great attitudes today, as we added to culture of our community. They were… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 218
Developing An Attitude of Gratitude – Day 217 - I work hard at making this my motto in life. Sadly, I often fail. LOL. I try to be kind, but sometimes I lose my temper. I try to work hard, but sometimes I am too tired or too sore and have to sit down. I try to smile often, but I am often so… Continue reading Developing An Attitude of Gratitude – Day 217
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 216 - Man. These CET days are long. I left the house at 7:20 and now it’s 10:00pm and I am just getting home. My legs ACHE! I am so THANKFUL for the Tylenol and Ibuprofen cocktail I can now take. Today I study about agency. It was a great reminder that agency is a huge part… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 216
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 215 - I am grateful for oppertunities that help me to grow. I am thankful for a clean kitchen. I am thankful for the nice things we talked about in family scriptures this evening.
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 213 - I had a hard time sleeping last night. I was awake around 3:30am. I finally gave up trying to sleep around 5:45 and just got up. I spent some time reading Come Follow Me stuff and reading a few blogs. I wrote some cool things in my scriptures. I am grateful for the time I… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 213
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 212 - The started rough, even though today was a super exciting day. I dropped a platform on my foot yesterday , so it is pretty sore. And my left knee has been giving grief. I have a hard time sleeping too. To top off waking up tired and sore, my C-PAP broke just as I was… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 212
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 211 - Yet another long day… I got to CET late. Traffic was awful. I completely understand. Miles and miles of logging trucks and tractors were all driving into down town Salem, protesting a bill/law that would essentially end their livelihoods. As I understand it, it is a bill that would increase gas… a lot. Such a… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 211
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 210 - Tired… Today was an okay day. It started with CET. I didn’t get to drive with Lilli because she was at McKay’s house helping out. But I tried to help her by looking for her tap shoes and getting her a bagel and steamer. Production meeting went well and then I was off and running… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 210
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 209 - Day 2 of CET… first build night… and I can hardly move. My feet, ankles and knees are killing me. I’m going to need to be wheeled out of there the last day. I am definitely too old for this kind of schedule. I leave early and I am in Salem by 7:45. I have… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 209
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 208 - First day of CET… 5 weeks to go… I am thankful John helped me load up stuff from Central that I am borrowing. I am thankful that Lillian helped make meals for tomorrow and the next day. I’m going to need it. I am thankful I got a little down time today… and I got… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 208
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 205, Day 206 and Day 107 - Been a whirl wind of a weekend. John and I drove 13 hours to Utah on Friday for his mom’s funeral and turned around on Saturday and drove back 13 hours when the funeral was done. I am grateful we drove safely… especially when we were trying to stay awake at 4 in the morning.… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 205, Day 206 and Day 107
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 204 - Good Question… I am thankful I got all the models done for CET and that i only have one more show to draw the plans for. I am thankful for Lilli who keeps helping me. I am thankful she can run errands for me! I am thankful for “Fruit stand Friday – a day early.… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 204
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 202 and Day 203 - Sigh… it’s been some long days. I am working like crazy on my models for CET. I need to get them done and ready with drawings and lists before I leave tomorrow night for Utah. I won’t be able to be at the load in, and I will be heading to CET with very little… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 202 and Day 203
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 200 and Day 201 - Not sure how I missed yesterday. I think it was because I was so busy with dinner and entertaining the grand people that I didn’t sit down and express thanks. I am thankful for the things the Spirit teaches me while I am teaching. Seriously. It is the coolest to be talking away and to… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 200 and Day 201
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 199 - Today I am grateful for a a pleasant day. I went to the dentist. I got a massage. I visited McKay and the kids. I folded some laundry. I chatted with Kimber. I worked a rental. And soon, Lilli will arrive with a pizza to share. It’s been a good day. I am grateful for… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 199
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 198 - I am thankful for many opportunities to serve. They give me many opportunities to develop a Christ-like character, patience, and gratitude. I am grateful that the rental went well this evening. I am thankful that Kimber seems happy with the progress she is making on getting her house ready to move in to. I am… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 198
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 197 - Today I am grateful for a job that lets me support my kids in their adventures and allows me to be creative. I am grateful tht my day started slow enough that I could get my scripture reading. I am grateful my husband’s job is flexible. Today he learned that his mom died this morning.… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 197
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 196 - I am grateful for the man that helped me at the store. I am grateful for a successful calendar meeting I am grateful for some yummy food for dinner.
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 195 - Today I didn’t go to the school. Today I went grocery shopping. I am grateful for the kind man who helped me as I balanced the trunk door on my head, trying to load in the groceries. He even took my cart to the cart rack for me. He said he wanted me to know… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 195
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 194 - I LOVE the Sabbath. It is the perfect chance to remember the Savior and all He has blessed me with. I am grateful for Church and the chance to take the sacrament. I am grateful for the talks and lessons I heard today. I especially appreciated a talk by Todd Bevans today. I am thankful… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 194
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 191 - This is the perfect quote for this week. This week, tomorrow in fact, a group of awesome kids graduate high school. I am grateful I had the opportunity to coach, teach, offer a shoulder, listen to, laugh with, create with, experience, build, and grow with. We have had some great experiences together. This small group… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 191
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 190 - Today I am grateful for a good day at school. I am thankful for the friends I have at works and the chats and giggles that we have throughout the day. I am thankful for that my little senior friends came to visit and paint a brick in tech hall. I am grateful for a… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 190
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 188 and Day 189 - oops… I forgot to hit submit. So I will just add to it and submit for today. I am grateful we got a new printer… the last one died. I am thankful that auditions for the fall musical have started off as a great success. I am excited to see what these awesome kids do… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 188 and Day 189
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 181-187 - Yes indeed we do. I am still working on developing my attitude of gratitude. I just wasn’t able to blog about if this past week due to a couple complications, ranging from a broken computer to my computer constantly occupied burning dvds of shows for kids at school. This week I was grateful for: John… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 181-187
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 177, Day 178, Day 179, and Day 180 - I haven’t been able to blog for a couple of days because I couldn’t get into my computer because my computer mouse went for an unexpected swim. It still has not been resurrected. It is sitting in rice. I really don’t hold out much hope for it. I am grateful that my husband has got… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 177, Day 178, Day 179, and Day 180
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 176 - I had a good chat with my parents today. I am grateful for them. They always listen. A girl always needs her parents… even when she is over 50. I am grateful for my friend who tries hard to help me get a little extra pay here and there. I am grateful for my husband… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 176

I want to spread kindness and light all over the internet.  I want to spread kindness and light throughout my home.  I want to spread kindness and light throughout my community.  Why not start a campaign of kindness, a campaign to spread light everyday for 365 days… a whole year.

So… today… this General Manager of the Universe will not resign an activity.  Today she will be picking one up.  Today she will pick up a new torch, fan a new flame, and begin a campaign to carry light to the world every day for 365 days.

That’s right.  For 365 days I want to go out of my way to be kind.  Every.  Day.  I want to live a life fueled by love.  Every day I want to choose intentional, unselfish acts of love.

I’m not saying that spreading light and kindness requires me to be the next Mother Teresa or Mahatma Gandhi.  It doesn’t have to be something big.  Small acts… small lights can make BIG impacts in those dealing in darkness and despair.

Every day I want to make someone’s day BETTER!  Flip the script.  Live a life fueled by love and service.  As I do I know I will find that there is no more room in my life for darkness, despair, bitterness, rage, and lack of forgiveness.

Join me.

Spread the word!

Every day I will post a simple idea to spread light to others.  Every day I will look for the light being spread by others and post about that too!

I know that is a lot of posting… but this blog is about me finding me and finding how I can make a difference in the world.  Readers are great.  Readers help spread the message of light and of positive thinking.  But I write for me… for me to make sense of what happens in my life.

So… if you want to join me, please do.

#bethelight