Saturday is a special day. It's a day we get ready for Sunday. But it can also be a day we just have to sit back and recharge and maybe even do nothing. Sometimes that nothing is better than something. I think today I need a day of that kind of something! Or I could spend the afternoon celebrating this girl's birthday.
Today is my 600th post since diving into this blog world on September 24, 2008. My beginning was rocky at best. But with time and motivation like "31 for 21" I've come to enjoy the challenge of daily blogging. Last October I thought maybe in 2011 I should challenge myself to blog everyday. Could I really stick to it? So for practice I blogged all of October, November and December of 2010, it wasn't so hard. Then 2011 hit and I jumped in with both feet. Each month with a different theme. And with the help of my wonderful "widget maker" I was off. Today is my 389th consecutive post. I have 72 more posts to go to complete this year's challenge to myself. Wahoo! I'm already starting to think about 2012 and how I will change things up!
"When we love the Lord, obedience ceases to be a burden. Obedience becomes a delight. When we love the Lord, we seek less for things that benefit us and turn our hearts toward things that will bless and uplift others."
Last week it was raining and the temperature was
mostly chilly.I even told Mr. Man we
had to turn on the heater (something we try to avoid until at least November)
because it was freezing in the house.He
complied.Then there’s today and it’s
learning in elementary school that no assignment, report or project was ever written
without first preparing a rough draft.Many times we had to turn our rough draft in so it could be reviewed and
corrected before preparing our final draft for the “grade.”I in turn taught (or encouraged) my children
to never write a paper without first preparing that rough draft so I could
review and correct it for them; after which they could then write the final
paper clean and neat and hopefully with little or no spelling or punctuation
errors.Today’s computers have certainly
helped a lot with this process.But
still to this day when writing anything I always write a rough draft first, I
can’t help myself.If I’m sending a note
or even a birthday card, I always write down what I want to say on another
piece of paper before actually writing it on the card.Even with this blog many times I write it out
in another format before transferring it to the blog.Sometimes I just have to sit on it for a day
or two to make sure what I’ve written comes out right.I know I’m funny that way.But that’s just how I do my best!
you ever email files to yourself so you can work on them from another
computer?If you do Dropbox is for
you.When you use Dropbox you always have your stuff at hand. Dropbox is a free service (up to
2G free) that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share
them easily, with family, friends, co-workers, whoever you want. Use an iPad or an iPhone? No problem, there is a Dropbox app! Of course! I love it. (They don’t know I love them but I do)
"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important
tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life," he
said. "Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride,
all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face
of death, leaving only what is truly important."
"Sad we don't live that way in life and not just in the face of death." me
Down syndrome. It is named after John Langdon Down, the British physician who described the syndrome in 1866. Down syndrome occurs when an individual has three, rather than two, copies of the 21st chromosome. This additional genetic material alters the course of development and causes the characteristics associated with Down syndrome.
So, so much more has been written about Down syndrome. But really for me all I need to know is that I love these two faces! How. Could. You. Not!
Gratefully every six months we spend the weekend listening and watching this. It is always the boost I need to get me through until the next conference in April. It always amazes me that each time I listen I find that there is something said that seems to be directed right at me. It is fortifying, it is uplifting, it is something I can't live without!
Well the month of learning has flown by. And what I've learned from that is time waits for no one and that there is still a lot to learn. And now we are on to October, can you believe it!?! What I really can't believe is that it was in 2008 I took the challenge to participate in 31 for 21. 2008! In looking back, this is what I wrote on day two of that challenge! It stands true today so I share again!
"Well the challenge is on and today is only day two. I have put in a 12+ hour work day and could easily call it a day but I love a challenge and so for day two of this 31 day challenge I would like to share this thought.
“There comes a time when you must make yourself that person you want to become; work, progress, and rejoice in the change.” I received this “thought” in a Relief Society meeting over 25 years ago; it is still posted on the wall in my office after all these years. And after all these years I’m still working and progressing and yes, I do rejoice in the changes and wonderful blessings I have been given as I have tried to become the person I want to be!"