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Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 376 - I am so grateful it’s the weekend. I need a weekend, but I still work tomorrow. I am grateful for a few extra hours of subbing time because it will give up a little extra money for Christmas. I am grateful John went and got healthy snacks for me to have food today, and he… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 376
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 375 - I am grateful for the help I got when a surprise delivery of 4×8 sheets of card board arrived unexpectedly yesterday. I am grateful John helped me get the video of our fall show ready to submit for competition. I am grateful for Kimber who is patient when I work late and I can’t get… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 375
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 374 - Such a busy day. I am grateful that the concert I worked tonight went well and the the recording worked. I am grateful to my classes are making progress. I am grateful that Lilli, Ama and Christian came back to school to help me switch concert stuff on the stage. The next event is tomorrow… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 374
Developing an Attitude of gratitude – Day 373 - Today am grateful that my day was shorter than I anticipated. I am grateful John liked what I through together for dinner. I am grateful for scripture study time, however, I find it a little unsettling that it’s taken me 2 days to get through 1 chapter in Revelations… I need to get 11 done… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of gratitude – Day 373
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 372 - Today I am grateful for a good scripture study time. I learned many gems as the Spirit whispered to my a greater understand of the words I read. I am grateful that me lesson plan for today worked out well. I really think the kids learned something. I am grateful time to ponder, blog, and… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 372
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 371 - I am grateful for the Sabbath – a chance to reset, recharge, renew, and focus on the most important things of life. I am grateful for the gospel. I am grateful to have been able to enjoy the First Presidency Message for Christmas. I am grateful that I am almost done writing Christmas cards.
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 370 - Today I am grateful for a good business meeting this morning. I am grateful for the time to stop by the park and to support Lilli and her choir as the sang at some community event. I am grateful for the time to work on the family Christmas letter and Christmas cards. I am grateful… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 370
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 369 - Things to be grateful for… the fun it is to sneak around outside my grand kids house to celebrate St Nicholas Day. This European Holiday celebrates the actions of a generous man who went about brightening the lives of others, leaving coins and sweets in the shoes of children and the poor as they sat… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 369
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 368 - Today is exhausting! First, I got up early because I thought I was needed at an early meeting. Turns out it was cancelled. I struggled to find energy and the will to be at work, but I kept trudging along through classes. I worked at keeping my cool through classes who talk too much and… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 368
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 367 - I got home very last and thus missed blogging about things I am grateful for. Yesterday I was blessed with a good day. I am thankful I got to spend time with my grand kids and to do a couple helpful things for my daughter. I am thankful for some good news for a good… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 367
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 366 - Yup. It’s the truth. Today I am grateful for a slow morning where I got my study in, wrote a few things, taught a lesson, dropped off the dog and went to work. Work went well. Classes were somewhat co-operative. I had a meeting about building the program. No promises, but at least we are… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 366
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 365 - It has now been one whole year since I started my journey to develop an attitude of gratitude. I have learned a thing or two as I have made an effort to look for the good each day. I have read multiple articles that claim that gratitude improves health. Now, I really don’t know if… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 365
Lighting the World with Christlike Service - As the Christmas season approaches, I have chosen to the Light the World activity sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You can find more info on this Christ centered Christmas activity here: https://www.comeuntochrist.org/light-the-world Today the activity prompt is to think of someone who has/is an example of Christ-like service and mention… Continue reading Lighting the World with Christlike Service
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 363 and Day 364 - Okay… I am bummed that I missed reporting my gratitudes over that past couple days, but it happens when one is traveling and has no access to the internet. Over the past 2 days I am grateful for the Lord’s protection as we drove for 16 hours through winter storms. He protected us when the… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 363 and Day 364
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 361 - Today is Thanksgiving Day. There is much to be thankful for, such as, family, good food, cozy home, laughter, showers, a clean kitchen, new tires, a computer to write my blog on, the most comfy bed, technology to keep in touch with family, cars that work, a beautiful yard, wind chimes in my yard, my… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 361
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 360 - Today I am thankful for a chill day. I didn’t even get out of my pjs. LOL. I am grateful for new tires and an alignment check on my truck. I think we are ready for our road trip to Utah on Friday to hang with our beloved Tapasa family. I am grateful for folded… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 360
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 359 - Yesterday I popped into the school to finish talking to my daughter’s teachers and to set up stuff for an event that happens Wednesday. Then I came home a goofed around for a bit before John took me for mani pedis for my birthday. When I hear mani pedis for two, I usually think of… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 359
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 358 - I am thankful for those in my life. Hindsight is a blessing like that. I am grateful for a good day, but a long day at work. As a part time employee I needed to work 10 hours over Monday and Tuesday. I got 12 hours in on Monday with Professional Development and Parent/Teacher Conferences.… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 358
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 357 - Today I am thankful for my husband. Today is our anniversary. We have been married for 30 years. Like every couple married for 30 years, we have had ups and downs. He still makes me roll my eyes, makes me laugh, and helps me with all my chaos. He works hard to support the family… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 357
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 356 - Lots to be grateful for today… a good job… a good family… my husband working on our next project… a fun outing with Hannah and Lilli… computers… time to study the scriptures… a country with freedoms to worship as I choose… electricity… running water… plenty of food… a great mattress… the ability to live in… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 356
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 355 - Today I am thankful that we now begin Thanksgiving break… sort of. Lilli doesn’t have school for the next week. I have to work Monday and Tuesday because it is parent/teacher conferences. I am thankful that I got to go on a mom/daughter date with Lilli to see the new Frozen movie. I am thankful… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 355
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 354 - I’ve been doing my best to express thanks for 354 days now. I have changed. I don’t have more stuff, but I do have a more meaningful day everyday. I did get a raise. I gained courage. My testimony grew in leaps and bounds. Today I am grateful for a few moments to listen to… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 354
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 353 - Amen! Today I am thankful for soup. I am thankful for a good day at work. I am thankful so for family. I am thankful for good friends. I am thankful for the sunny weather so my class could paint outside… and I am thankful that they didn’t get any paint on my truck. LOL.… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 353
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 352 - I usually dislike my birthday. I start the day and by the end it isn’t what I thought it was going to be. Today was a little different. I had to be out the door by 7am because that was when Lilli needed to head to school and Hannah had to have my car for… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 352
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 351 - Today I am grateful that Jeff helped me to get the sound shell up after my 7th period class ditched me. I am grateful John got me back to the school and helped me get my sound stuff out for the elementary school concert in the morning. I am thankful for the pot of minestrone… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 351
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 350 - Today I am thankful for the ordinance of the Sacrament. It is healing and renewing. I am thankful that my friend Amy E. was in Sunday School today. She had the perfect answer to a question I was stumbling to answer. I am thankful for John helping me in the kitchen today. My brain is… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 350
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 349 - I am grateful we had time to go to McKay’s house and paint the thing I made her. I am grateful John came with me and helped and that we were also able to help clean up a bit. I am grateful that John was able to fix the gutters. I am grateful that we… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 349
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 348 - I am grateful for a shorter day than usual. I got home more than an hour before usual. I am grateful that John called the bank and arranged for them to stay open later so that I could get a new debit card. It’s been nearly 6 weeks since I needed to get a replacement.… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 348
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 347 - I am grateful for a decent day. I am grateful that John fixed the furnace. It’s nice to have a warmer house. It’s been cold for a week or so, but it’s getting toastier now. I am grateful that I have been able to try new things this season and that I haven’t fallen flat.… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 347
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 346 - Today I am grateful that work went well, as did rehearsal. I am grateful that I got to see the final dress rehearsal at the local university of “It’s A Wonderful Life – Radio Show.” It really put me in the holiday spirit! Bring on the festivities! I am grateful for my morning that gave… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 346
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 345 - I love this quote! I am always learning something. I love learning new things. I’ve had some hard times, some hard days. Looking back, I know those are the times, the days, I have learned the most. And boy, do I have limitations! My body size often limits me. However, I have learned so much… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 345
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 341, Day 342, Day 343, Day 344 - We have been “vacationing” for the past 3 days. I use the word loosely. It was more like a stay-cation. We tried to stay out of the office/ off computers and just did nothing. It was nice. For the past few years John and would go to the coast. But John wanted to stay home… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 341, Day 342, Day 343, Day 344
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 340 - I am grateful for a good day at work. My students are learning; my lessons aren’t a flop; call backs are done and my friend Jeff will soon post a cast list. I am grateful for for a Delicious dinner that was simple to make. I am grateful for the chai date I had with… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 340
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 338 and Day 339 - I missed blogging yesterday because we didn’t get home from seeing a Broadway show in Portland until 1 am. I am grateful we had the opportunity to take the girls to see great pieces of art that cause people to talk and to remember what is most important. I am grateful my girl… Fia got… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 338 and Day 339
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 336 - This headache continues…. But my friend Susan gave me an idea today at church. I ordered something today that she suggested. I will let you know if it works in a few days when it gets here and if it works. Her idea was progesterone. I read about it today and it makes sense. I… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 336
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 335 - Today I am grateful for a quiet day to recover. This darn headache is still plaguing me. I can’t even think! I am grateful that the concert I worked today went okay. I am also thankful Lilli came through and helped to carry the keyboard back down to the pit. I am grateful that I… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 335
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 322, Day 323 and Day 324 - I have missed writing the last couple of days because I was plagued with the worst headache. Today I am thankful that the headache isn’t making me so nauseous I can’t function. Today I am thankful for a short chat with my son. I am thankful I got my grades done and all my hand… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 322, Day 323 and Day 324
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 321 - I am grateful that all of our stuff was still in our house when I got home at 6, 10 hours after I left for work, and the DOOR WAS WIDE OPEN! Oops. Blessing that no dishonest people noticed it was so inviting. I am grateful for the silly time I had with Lilli and… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 321
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 318 and Day 319 - I got home far too late on Saturday to blog and slept most of Sunday. The end of a show I always crash. I am grateful that I am able to get the rest I need. I am grateful the bench thing I made for McKay worked. I did it mostly by myself. John showed… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 318 and Day 319
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 317 - I am grateful that the only damage I got when that drill broke loose was a goose egg, a pretty solid headache, bent glasses, and a bruised cheek. I am grateful that I was able to bend my glasses again with a pair of pliers so I can use them again. I am grateful the… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 317
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 316 - How different would the world be if everyone walked around more grateful? It would be a virtual Garden of Eden. I am grateful that I got tons of work done on my grades today. I still have a little way to go, but I am making headway. We had our first show of the week.… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 316
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 315 - Today I am grateful that a couple people helped me solve my problems with my electronic grade book. After the last update, on Friday, everything was all screwy. I started walking around looking for anyone that could help me. I finally found Jill who noticed something I couldn’t easily access, and made a phone call.… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 315
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 314 - I am thankful for the rain. Everything is so green with the vivid fall colors. It makes me happy. I am thankful that John helps me with chores. I am thankful that I got a somewhat early bedtime over the past couple of days. I am grateful that I feel closer and closer to the… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 314
313 - I am always grateful for the Sabbath. It is the perfect day to reset, recoup, regroup, and retreat. I am grateful that the family got together to celebrate McKay’s birthday. I am grateful for the funny stories shared family scripture-talk-and-prayer. A good laugh is always a good thing. I am grateful for scripture study. I… Continue reading 313
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 312 - Today I am grateful for the kids I teach and the people I work with. We had two great shows. I am completely enjoying this show and the experience we are having. It’s a fun show with great music and the kids are doing a fantastic job. I am grateful that John got the final… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 312
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 311 - Today is my daughter McKay’s birthday. She is a miracle. She was a couple of weeks early because I developed PIH for the second time. They kind of forced her into the world. She was all covered with cheesy stuff. After the first day, she developed a fairly serious case of jaundice. She slept in… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 311
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 310 - Today I am grateful that our opening night was a success. We had a few bobbles… lots of tech mistakes, but the audience seemed to enjoy the show. The kids were great. I am super proud of them. I am grateful for a few extra hour of work today because it will mean more money… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 310
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 309 - Today I am thankful for a good job. I am grateful for a morning to read and get a good breakfast and ready myself for my day. I am grateful for good kids to teach. I am grateful that my husband came to watch our final dress rehearsal and that he then did a few… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 309
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 308 - I am thankful that I woke up to a lovely text from my Jo. I am grateful for my friend Jeff who defends me right and left… and he was finally able to sit by me during rehearsal today and to add lots of notes. He’s a funny guy. I am grateful for John who… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 308
Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 306 and Day 307 - I’m not sure what happened… I wrote yesterday and it didn’t post. I mostly wrote about loving the Sabbath and loving going to church and playing with grand kids and that the sugar-free pumpkin pie I tried my hand at. Today was a little rough. My classes were so chatie! I was yelling stop talking… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 306 and Day 307
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

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