Developing and Attitude of Gratitude – Day 25 - Today has been a bit of an usual day.  It started with aches and pains that made it hard to feel motivated to get out of bed.  I eventually got the energy to power through the discomfort and grabbed clean underclothing and headed to the shower.  One problem.  They were NOT clean, those pesky underclothing.… Continue reading Developing and Attitude of Gratitude – Day 25
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 23 and 24 - It’s been a couple long days and I have not been able to get to my computer to recognize my grateful things. I decided that it would be a good thing to thank the people who have changed me for good in many positive ways. First, I am thankful for my husband.  He was gone… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 23 and 24
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 22 - Today I worked at being present by looking for the little things to be thankful for. Today I was grateful for tea. I am grateful tomato soup, after a long day, to warm me up. I am grateful for the chance to run home for a few minutes this afternoon, and that I didn’t have… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 22
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 21 - Today was an other long day… lessons, school, rehearsals, and a band concert.  Still… being a long day didn’t mean there weren’t little miracles here and there. Today I am grateful that when I came home there were a few Christmas decorations up, thanks to my oldest daughter making time to hang them. I am… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 21
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 19 and Day 20 - It’s been some cray days.  Concerts both nights, in addition to teaching and school… and the week has only started. Yesterday I was grateful for the heat pad in my bed.  My husband was gone and I had nothing to bounce my heat off of. I was grateful for the scriptures I read, they brought… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 19 and Day 20
Developing and Attitude of Gratitude – Day 17 and Day 18 - Yesterday was a very long and frustrating day.  I got home so very late and was too tired to write.  Even though it was a frustrating day with many things going wrong, I was able to think of a few things to be grateful for when I said my prayer at the end of the… Continue reading Developing and Attitude of Gratitude – Day 17 and Day 18
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 16 - Wow… long day. Today I am grateful for the kids that stepped up and helped me with all my craziness today. I am grateful my husband made the concert tonight in support of our daughter. I am grateful for the rain.  Not only do we need the moisture, the rain helps ease the lack of… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 16
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 15 - Many years ago, when my oldest children were little, we didn’t have much.  We barely were able to meet our bills and feed our family.  The holiday season wasn’t a joyous season.  It was a stressful season.  The materialism of Christmas was overwhelming.  Then, a lovely family introduced us to St. Nicholas Day.  From that… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 15
Developing and Attitude of Gratitude – Day 14 - Today I am grateful for my testimony of Jesus Christ.  I have been working on being clear in my conversations with others that i believe in Jesus Christ.  Today I had more than one opportunity to declare my belief in and dependence on the Savior, Jesus Christ.  He is the reason for the season! Today… Continue reading Developing and Attitude of Gratitude – Day 14
Developing and Attitude of Gratitude – Day 13 - I love this quote! Today I am grateful for… … voice students.  I love them as people and I love that it gives me a little bit of money to help out my family. … my little electric teapot.  I got it for school.  I love that can drink herb tea all day, especially because… Continue reading Developing and Attitude of Gratitude – Day 13
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 12 - I started the day with a full schedule… however… I had many students not show up.  Rather than being bitter that I had things scheduled and I will now lose out on the money, I am grateful.  I am so tired from  our whirl wind trip to Utah.  It’s nice to get a little break.… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 12
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 11 - Wow!  Long weekend! Things I am grateful for before I tumble into bed… … we made it home safe after 13.5 hours of driving, icy, crazy drivers, fog, etc. … my bed!  I forgot my pillow and I didn’t sleep well on the hotel mattress and nasty pillow.  I am so glad to be home,… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 11
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 9 and Day 10 - I am on the road. We made a quick trip to Utah for the most amazing family event. However, two 13 hour days in a car and one day of family activity makes it hard to post. Add to that a lack of internet… But I need to keep up. Today is day two of… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 9 and Day 10
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 8 - I am coming to realize that a person really only has two choices in life – to cultivate an attitude of gratitude and a giving spirit or an attitude of bitterness and arrogance. I am discovering that a grateful person is a happy person, no matter what their life circumstances may be. I am discovering… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 8
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 7 - What a cool thought… gratitude is the memory of the heart.  If it’s true, we all should work on creating more memories of the heart.  Today I am grateful for… … a job I love to do.  I love the kids I work with, the co-workers I mix it up with, the creativity involved, ALL… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 7
Developing and Attitude of Gratitude – Day 6 - I am grateful for people who create cool quotes for me to share and that inspire me. I am grateful for the opportunity to develop a thankful heart… it’s a work in progress. I am grateful for help setting up the sound shell and the sound equipment for the event on my stage coming up.… Continue reading Developing and Attitude of Gratitude – Day 6
Developing and Attitude of Gratitude – Day 5 - This quote spoke to me today. This is what I am hoping to achieve… a spirit of thanksgiving that is becoming.  Goals are good. Today I am thankful that I feel better… well enough to go help at school, teach a bunch of lessons, and make dinner. I am thankful for my voice students.  Not… Continue reading Developing and Attitude of Gratitude – Day 5
Developing and Attitude of Gratitude – Day 4 - Today, as I studied 2 Nephi 4 for my scripture study, I was reminded of two important principles.  First of all, I must say how beautiful this chapter truly is.   I love the great list of qualities of the Savior it provides.  As I read I was reminded of how thankful I was for each… Continue reading Developing and Attitude of Gratitude – Day 4
Developing and Attitude of Gratitude – Day 1 - Let's be thankful to God 365 day in a row. Join me in thanking God when the sun shines down on us and when we find ourselves weathering the storms of life. Let us thank Him for all His goodness in the good times and in the hard times. Let's thank Him when He strengthens us and when He restores peace. Join me for the next year as I ponder on all of His goodness, tender mercies and blessing - large and small - that He showers on our lives each day.
365 Days of kindness - For the past year I have focused my days on spreading happiness.  I worked on being a ninga of niceness.  I found that kind acts make people happy, and happy people are nice to others, and the happiness grows and grows. I’ve learned a few things about myself and about kindness along my journey: Kindness… Continue reading 365 Days of kindness
#bethelight – Day 362 and 363 - Yesterday was a rough day.   To be honest. nothing really went well from the beginning of the day.  To get through the day I needed to learn to re-frame my perception… change my perspective.  Sometime we make choices that are not the best.  Sometime circumstances are not the best.  Rather than allowing regret to take… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 362 and 363
#bethelight – day 361 - I was thinking this morning how awkward and embarrassing I often am in social situations.  No wonder my teens laugh at me.  Then I was thinking of some of the “miss-fits” I work with in the theatre.  It dawned on me… rescuing a wallflower is an act of kindness.  At our cast party over the… Continue reading #bethelight – day 361
#bethelight – Day 360 - It’s hard to believe I’ve been doing this whole “spread kindness” kick for nearly a year. I have decided that KINDNESS is just common sense.  All you really have to do is think about what people really need; think outside your own desires and selfishness.  Sometimes it’s a lack of funds that keep people from… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 360
#bethelight – Day 356, 357, 358, and 359 - The past 4 days I have dedicated myself to the cause of helping young people discover their stories, discover their worth and discover their potential.  Mamma Mia closed last night.  The seniors gave directors gifts.  They gave me a “journal” with letters in it from each of them.  These message from the kids I love… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 356, 357, 358, and 359
#bethelight – Day 354 and 355 - Yesterday was a show day, so I didn’t come home until very late.  When I got home my son wanted some help.  So my act of kindness was to sacrifice sleep to help my son with the things he needed. Today is Halloween.  Today I will support a different high school theatre program.  Today I… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 354 and 355
#bethelight – Day 353 - Today I’ve been thinking about how letting go is an act of kindness.  If you have been carrying around a grudge, it’s time to let it go and forgive them.  I know.  It’s harder to do than to say.  I am discovering that I don’t need the negative energy in my life.  Remember that forgiveness… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 353
#bethelight – Day 349, 350, 351, and 352 - It’s been a busy week with the opening of my show.  I leave home early and come home well past bedtime.  I am pouring everything I have into my job and helping these kids and my co-worker succeed.  I am sacrificing sleep and energy for this… only 5 more performances left.  I can’t say that… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 349, 350, 351, and 352
#bethelight – day 346, 347, and 348 - phew!!! Ii made it to opening night…. and the biggest secret I’ve kept for awhile. My act of kindness over the past 3 days was prepping for my son to move home today and surprise his little sister at her opening night performance.  Her reaction made it all worth it!  I also would say my… Continue reading #bethelight – day 346, 347, and 348
#bethelight – Days 341, 342, 343, 344, and 345 - My show opens on Wednesday.  Every waking moment is spent on getting the show ready.  I guess that is my act of kindness over the past couple of days.  However, I am not sure if it counts.  I’m just doing my job… even if most of it is a volunteer job.  It just isn’t giving… Continue reading #bethelight – Days 341, 342, 343, 344, and 345
#bethelight – Day 339 and 340 - Wow… with a week to go before the opening of Mamma Mia at my high school, I barely get time at home.  It is hard to blog.  It is hard sleep.  It’s hard to get “real” food.  However, I am working my tail off to be patient and to help these hard working kids and… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 339 and 340
#bethelight – Day 336, 337, and 338 - Holy cow!  Tech week is always a cray week.  This has been a big project.  I knew that it would be going to be.  My act of kindness in the past few days has been working my tail off to make the tech day go smoothly and to make my director friend and the kids… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 336, 337, and 338
#bethelight – Day 335 - There are somethings that are hard to hear.  I am wondering if it an act of kindness to quietly listen and take them in.  Then, I also wonder about the phrase, “the wicked take the truth to be hard.”  Perhaps the real act of kindness is to take the things that are hard to hear… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 335
#bethelight 334 and 335 - The last couple of days I have done a ton of listening… mostly to stressed out teens.  I am realizing that I am often needed to be a “mom” at school to many kids who don’t get to see their mom or have mom with so many issues they can’t help their kids.  However, my… Continue reading #bethelight 334 and 335
#bethelight – Day 333 - This has been an interesting year.  I am nearly finished reporting on my efforts to spread kindness through out the world.  As I sat through General Conference yesterday, I was struck with the thought that God had impressed upon my heart and my mind to work on this kindness campaign right when he was instructing… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 333
#bethelight – Day 330 and 331 - Yesterday and today were all about serving others.  I am learning that serving counts best when you have a good attitude and serve out of love.  That is real kindness.  I had better work on that more.
#bethelight – Day 328 and 329 - Yesterday I served others… even though I was tired.  Today I will look for more people to serve. Everyday I volunteer at my local high school.  Why do I volunteer?  Because I appreciate the hardworking teachers who I work with.  There is too much to do for just one person. Today is World Teacher Day.… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 328 and 329
#bethelight – Day 326 and 327 - Still working on finding small acts of kindness I can do each day to make the world a brighter place.  I discovered that today, October 3 is World Smile Day.  That is something I can do all day no matter how busy I am.  Just think of all the people I meet each day!  A… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 326 and 327
#bethelight – Day 325 - I was thinking about this on my way home today.  It is an act of kindness to turn off your car if you are going to idle for more than a minute… unless you are at a stop light.  It will help save money, lessens the pollutants in the air, and improves the fuel economy… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 325
#bethelight – Day 320, 321, 322, and 324 - The past few days I have worked at being nice.  The trouble is, nothing I’ve done is really notable.  I serve people at the school.  I serve people in my family.  I serve people at church.  Yet… I’ve gotten into a routine and have not succeeded in breaking free of my regular day stuff.  I… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 320, 321, 322, and 324
#bethelight – Day 319 - Today I pulled up to the school and someone was parked in my parking space.  It wouldn’t be such a big deal, except the school assigned parking spaces to everyone.  If I went ahead and parked in someone else’s spot, then they would need to find somewhere to park.  So… I parked by the shop. … Continue reading #bethelight – Day 319
#bethelight – Day 316, 317, and 318 - Boy!  The days do get away from me.  I don’t want you to think I have abandoned my kindness campaign.  I have not.  Each day I look for someone to help, to be a listening ear, to give a hug, to do a small and simple thing that can make someone else’s life better.  That… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 316, 317, and 318
#bethelight – Day 313, 314, and 315 - My days may be busy, but you can never be too busy to be kind. I was a sub for my friend on Thursday and Friday.  He had a scheduled trip to see some plays with family and friends so I covered his classes and managed rehearsals on my own.  It’s a lot harder to… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 313, 314, and 315
#bethelight – Day 312 - I read this quote today… “Attitudes are contagious.  Make yours worth catching.” – David Mezzapelle Today I worked on having a positive contagious attitude.  I used as my inspiration my best friend, Pollyanna herself, Jo.  I know life gets her down on occasion, but she doesn’t stay strong for herself.  She makes an effort to… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 312
#bethelight – Day 311 - Each day I begin the day with a statement of my intention by thinking about all the good things that are going to happen in my day.  I actually tell God all about and ask Him to help me see opportunities to spread kindness throughout the day.  I think about my friends and family and… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 311
#bethelight – Day 310 - I was thinking today… the act of kindness I could spread today is to be accepting.  No matter a person’s race, age, culture, or whatever, accept them for who they are – a child of God.  Today I embraced the beauty of humanity and the differences that bring variety to the world.  I believe that… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 310
#bethelight – Day 308-309 - I am so tired. Yesterday I worked from sun up to well after sun down.  I needed to work on my set at the high school, and all of my family was gone except Lilli who needed to go to work.  My garden has done well this year, especially remarkable since I haven’t been able… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 308-309
#bethelight – Day 306-307 - Again… my days catch up with me again. Thursday was a day where kindness meant I sat on the floor and mourned with those who mourned.  I could have left them alone.  I could have ran around and locked up the building and let them have their space.  But I listened to the little voice… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 306-307
#bethelight – Day 304 and 305 - Yesterday was a busy day with work and with teaching voice lessons.  A crazy schedule didn’t stop me from stopping to listen when a friend needed a hug after getting bad news.  I didn’t stop me from catching up with my best friend when she called to chat.  It didn’t stop me from chatting with… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 304 and 305
#bethelight – Day 302 and 303 - Wow!  Yesterday was a very long day.  I worked on the set for 9 hours.  When I got home, I was so hungry.  I didn’t get a chance to eat lunch while I was working.  The trouble was, I didn’t have something “quick” to eat.  My daughter and her family were at my house too. … Continue reading #bethelight – Day 302 and 303
#bethelight – Day 300 and 301 - I’m not sure how I missed posting about lighting the world yesterday.  Too much happening.  And I really should be in bed as I type this now.  Yesterday was the first day of school for freshmen.  Today was the first day of school for all students.  Yesterday and today I went the extra mile.  I… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 300 and 301
#bethelight – Day 299 - I have a fun idea.  Next time you fill a punch card at business you frequent, hand it to the person behind you.  Surprise them with a free drink, sandwich, yogurt, or whatever.  sounds like a fun way to make someone smile… easy too!
#bethelight – Day 298 - I need to work harder at this kindness thing.  Today I got a little short with my husband as he was trying his best to help me with my big project at work.  I let myself get super frustrated.  We often have troubles understanding what the other person is saying and I let it get… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 298
#bethelight – Day 297 - Today I attended an Eagle Court of Honor for a young man I greatly admire.  I was impressed with the number of people there to support him and the number of people he credited with helping him along his journey.  These caring adults willingly gave up their time to help him, and many other young… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 297
#bethelight – Day 294, 295, 296 - Holy cow!  I’m back at my crazy long days.  The past 2 days I’ve been working hard at school getting ready for the school year.  As I am not the teacher of record, the fact that I am cleaning, organizing and heading to the dump with random things from the stage space is helping my… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 294, 295, 296
#bethelight – Day 293 - Today was a busy day with some work at the high school,  lessons, and rehearsal.  However, my daughter texted me, feeling exhausted and overwhelmed.  So I took an hour and went and did her dishes.  Sometimes a girl needs her mom, even if she is a mom herself.
#bethelight – Day 291-292 - Yesterday and today I worked at my school without pay.  I made sure tech worked for their meetings and Professional Development sessions.  I do it because I want to make a difference… okay… and I don’t want to spend hours trying to figure it what went wrong when I’m not there.  I was struck with… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 291-292
#bethelight – day 290 - I do love the Sabbath.  It is a blessing.  I believe the greatest kindness we can extend on the Sabbath is to devote our time to serving God and His children.  Today that service was sharing a testimony; teaching a class; listening to a story; serving my family; spending time contemplating the greatness of God. … Continue reading #bethelight – day 290
#bethelight – Day 289 - I went to the farmer’s market today.  As I wondered around looking at all the beautiful bounty, I enjoyed stopping to chat with the people I met.  Just as I was about to leave, I got this distinct impression that I needed to find something at the farmer’s market and take it to a family… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 289
#bethelight – Day 288 - Today I went the extra mile at work.  There is some turn over at my school.  It turns out that I may be one of the only people left who has any knowledge of “tech” stuff.  I was at the school supervising students in the great auditorium clean up.  However, I was needed to help… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 288
#bethelight – Day 286 and 287 - Yesterday I was down a street and saw someone drop some trash.  I picked it up and threw it into a trash can a few yards further down the street.  Be kind to your surroundings and take care of them.  Pick up trash when you see it.  It helps everyone! Today I am taking it… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 286 and 287
#bethelight – Day 285 - Today I treated my youngest to Jamba Juice and some school shopping at Goodwill.  Now most people wouldn’t think that was an act of kindness… However, most people have no idea how much I loathe shopping.  LOL.
#bethelight – Day 281, 282, 283, and 284 - Snap!  The past few days have been a whirl wind! Thursday my act of kindness involved helping my daughter paint her kitchen and put her house back together after the chaos.  I also took my youngest daughter shopping, even though we were both exhausted. Friday we took the whole family to an amusement park.  I… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 281, 282, 283, and 284
#bethelight – Day 280 - Today I witnessed great kindness. My son was the perfect example of kindness this morning as he comforted his over whelmed sister. He hugged her and reassured her that she was normal and that she could handle the trials she dealing with. He assured her that he was there to help. It warms this old,… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 280
#bethelight – Day 276, 277, 278, and 279 - When you are doing a bunch of traveling, hours upon hours in a car, it’s hard to get out a computer to write on the blog. However, this has not stopped me from keeping up the kindness efforts. While driving I worked at being a kind driver. I shared the music. I chatted with the… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 276, 277, 278, and 279
#bethelight – Day 274 and 275 - It’s been a chill week.  I have been taking it easy.  It’s been nice.  I am slowly working through my belongs in preparation for my kids to move back home.  I’ve been giving a few things to others.  What is one man’s scraps is an other man’s treasure.  “re-homing” items that still have a ton… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 274 and 275
#bethelight – Day 273 - Today I helped a friend move a bunch of furniture.  Sometimes having truck is a great way to serve and spread kindness!
#bethelight – Day 271 and 272 - I have spent the past two days helping my friends with their play.  I have also been prepping my house for my kids to all move back in…. and this evening, I acted on a thought and reached out to a friend who I hadn’t seen for a couple of weeks and knew was struggling. … Continue reading #bethelight – Day 271 and 272
#bethelight – Day 270 - Today I went to the local farmer’s market.  I LOVE the farmer’s market!  It is so friendly and the stuff there is fresh and awesome!  Not only do I get great fruits and veggies, I am supporting local people who are clearly working hard.  Be kind to the farmers and shop at the farmers’ market. … Continue reading #bethelight – Day 270
#bethelight – Day 268 and 269 - Yesterday I worked on my garage disaster… but at a slow pace.  I decided it is okay to give myself permission to take it easy.  The last few weeks of hustle and bustle took it out of me.  The simple joys of life are always missed when you are in a hurry.  It’s been nice… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 268 and 269
#bethelight – Day 267 - I just realized that I only have 100 days left to complete my goal of 365 days of kindness!  I have learned so much from this little experiment of mine.  Kindness really does start with me.  My attitude about all aspects of life has changed.  I am firmer and firmer in my faith and testimony,… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 267
#bethelight – Day 265 and 266 - The past two day have been days of cleaning up from our 5 weeks of chaos.  I feel so much better in life when my house is clean.  So, Lilli and I have been cleaning up the yard and the garage.  The truth is, it will take the rest of the day.  However, it feels… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 265 and 266
#bethelight – Day 260, 261, 263, 264 - Wow!  I made it to the end of the most exhausting week of my year.  Kind acts kept me going… people carrying things for me… my daughter helping me down stairs when my knees couldn’t do it again… my friend loaning me a trailer… the same friend coming to my biggest strike and collecting all… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 260, 261, 263, 264
#bethelight – Day 259 - Holy Smokes! It’s HOT! More than once I have needed to put my head in the sink and soak myself. I ran out of my blood pressure meds and have not been able to leave work and get to the pharmacy when they are open. You combine that with the heat and I feel extra… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 259
#bethelight – Day 258 - Today I worked hard.  At the end of the day I realized I hadn’t brought dinner for Lilli.  I found a moment to buy her some dinner.  She is a good kid and noticed I was struggling to get to the end of my day.  So she jumped in and started helping.  She carried boxes… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 258
#bethelight – Day 257 - Hard work day.  Today I worked on solving problems at work in a calm and polite manner.  Let me tell you… it was work.  Only 4 more days of CET left… then my tired feet, ankles, knees, heart and brain can rest… and maybe my house can get some chores done too.
#bethelight – Day 256 - The best thing I did today was to write a letter to Hannah.  It took me all day, but I succeeded.  18 pages.  I should have titled it The Epistle of Mom.  LOL.  I hope she likes it.  It goes in the mail tomorrow.
#bethelight – Day 255 - Long day… and still more to go.  My kind act of the day is to take my teenager to the movies at 10pm.  I’m tired, so it is a little bit of a sacrifice.  However, got to make memories where you can and while you can.  In some ways, we are all each other has. … Continue reading #bethelight – Day 255
#bethelight – Day 253 and 254 - OMG!  The chaos has begun.  I am now in the longest 8 day week of my year.  Yesterday I swear I had a nervous break down… it was most likely pure exhaustion.  Through all the chaos, through every road block I hit, through every “fire” I put out, I tried to be kind.  However, the… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 253 and 254
#bethelight – Day 252 - Today I took a few minutes and moved the water around my yard and pulled a few weeds in my garden.  Everyone should have a garden.  Grow a garden… even if it is only in a couple of pots on a balcony.  Fruits and veggies and herbs!  Think of all the yummy things you can… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 252
#bethelight – Day 251 - OMG… It’s a warm day. I have to admit, I am wilting here. It made me think of all the animals I have at home… the plants in my yard and garden. Be kind… let your pet be in the shade. Put out plenty of water. Water your plants well in the morning, and maybe… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 251
#bethelight- Day 250 - Wow!  Long day.  However, a very good day.  Today I was patient with kids using power tools.  Today I shared my testimony.  Today I got my daughter a treat.  Today I found a phone number for my son.  Today I went to a church service to support and to serve.  Today I taught people concepts. … Continue reading #bethelight- Day 250
#bethelight – Day 248 and 249 - Yesterday We were on the road.  We got up early and drove over the river, through the woods, over the mountain pass to celebrate the life of my grandma.  A couple of nice things, and great kindnesses occurred throughout the day.  Aunts, uncles, cousin, and siblings were everywhere.  Everyone helped out.  Everyone chatted and laughed… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 248 and 249
#bethelight – Day 246 and 247 - Gosh!  Long days, with CET in my life.  Yesterday’s act of kindness was actually for me.  It seems like I never have enough time to get things done during CET.  Yesterday was one of those days.  I had run out of time and still needed something for my work night.  So I called my friend… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 246 and 247
#bethelight – Day 244 and 245 - Wow… yesterday was a long day.  I left the house at 7 am and didn’t return until 11 pm.  It was a frustrating day too.  It seemed like every little thing I did, every place I attempted to be, I just missed by seconds or minutes.  Each store took longer than I expected, even if… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 244 and 245
#bethelight – Day 243 - Today was a good day doing missionary related service.  Today was email day.  I was able to “chat” with my missionary for a little while.  Then, the sister missionaries in my ward needed somewhere to do their laundry.  I told them to come to my house… and they did.  Then, I was teaching a voice… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 243
#bethelight – Day 242 - Today was a nice day of church service, family time and a little relaxation on my back porch.  We also fed the sister missionaries.  It is a bit of a “pay-it-forward” thing for me.  I am hoping that some family in Missouri is doing all that they can to keep my Hannah fed and safe. … Continue reading #bethelight – Day 242
#bethelight – Day 241 - Today I took my daughter and we went to support a local children’s theatre production of The Jungle Book.  I believe firmly that we must keep the arts alive in the heart of the youth.  Supporting local theatre and the friends who are involved is super important.  Good job Josh, Elisa, Nolan, Chloe, Broden, Haven,… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 241
#bethelight – Day 239- 240 - Yesterday is a blur.  I worked and worked and worked. It was an extra long day. But at the end of my long day my daughter really wanted to go to the store… so I took her.  Sometimes it is important to sacrifice for the people you care about. Today will be another long day. … Continue reading #bethelight – Day 239- 240
#bethelight – Day 238 - Okay… the kindness and the sacrifice sometimes pays off.  I had a good morning helping my theatre kids participate in the parade. I bought the them lunch too.  They did a great job.  They even earned a first place ribbon for Best Youth entry, Best Effort and Grand Champion of the parade.  Yup.  Sometimes my… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 238
#bethelight – Day 237 - Gosh… WHAT A DAY!  A long day at work at CET.  A dentist visit. And then, out of the kindness of my heart… putting together a float for the theatre kids to be in the parade tomorrow.  Although, in hindsight, I’m not sure many of these kids care.  Sure, they want audience to come support… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 237
#bethelight – Day 236 - There are days we feel deflated and overwhelmed.  Hurt, disappointment, bad news… it doesn’t matter.  Sometimes you just have a lousy day.  On those days, when you are running on empty, there is always a glimmer of hope and something to be thankful for.  Albert Schweitzer said, “Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 236
#bethelight – Day 235 - All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today. – Indian Proverb I’ve been studying scriptures throughout the day… taking a break from me usual week activities.  This thought struck me today.  Listening is one of the greatest gifts we can give anyone.  We all want o to be heard.  Today… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 235
#bethelight – Day 233 and 234 - Yesterday I took Lilli, John, Lilli’s friend and Jeff to the Portland area to see Mama Mia.  It was good to get out and do some socializing. Today I donated 90 minutes of my time to someone think about renting the stage some time next year.  Although she clearly didn’t understand why policies are as… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 233 and 234
#bethelight – Day 232 - Every once in awhile I think it’s important to surprise your kids with something nice. We were on our way to CET and I suddenly pulled into Dutch Brothers. Lilli loves to get a “freeze” at Dutch Brothers. There was a huge grin for that surprise. Also, I work for a program where I am… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 232
#bethelight – Day 230 & 231 - CET is off and running.  I am working on acts of kindness right and left.  A couple of things I have done to extend light to others this week… I shopped for supplies at a local lumber store.  It’s cool to support someone local just out to make it and serve the community.  I started… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 230 & 231
#bethelight – 227, 228, 229 - Time is flying!  Saturday, I stopped making models to drive my mom to Portland for an Andrea Buchelli concert.  My sister had purchased tickets to take her and my dad.  However, my dad wasn’t feeling well and didn’t Come… so I got the ticket.  I might have extended kindness by driving the freeways of Portland… Continue reading #bethelight – 227, 228, 229
#bethelight – Day 226 - I have spent most of the day all be myself.  John and Lilli went for a hike.  I stayed home and worked on models for my up coming CET job.  I’m tired and it hasn’t even started.  I succeeded in completing 2 out of the 4 models I need.  Two more tomorrow… around going to… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 226
#bethelight – Day 225 - Today I cleaned off my desk.  Ii know it doesn’t sound big, but it is!  I also gave my husband $60 I was saving because we didn’t have enough cash in the bank and he is trying to take Lilli on a camping trip.
#bethelight – Day 224 - To I let the sleeping teen sleep until noon!  I’m telling you… this is a major act of kindness.  However, studies do show that growing teens need sleep.  Yet, tomorrow the sleeping in ends and we get going on having a productive summer!
#bethelight – Day 223 - Today has been a good day… although I’ve been distracted and not as on top of it as I need to be.  I gave a man $2 to get a cup of coffee.  He ask for 60 cents.  It was worth seeing his face to give him the $2.    I helped out at the… Continue reading #bethelight – Day 223

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.