Handwriting

Handwriting

Thought this idea that I got from over at Mr. C & Me would be a bit of fun for the middle of the week.

The rules are simple. Just write the following in your own handwriting and snap a picture:

  1. What’s your name/your Blogger name?
  2. What’s your blog’s name/URL?
  3. Write “the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog”
  4. Favorite quote?
  5. Your favorite song?
  6. Your favorite band/singers?
  7. Anything else you want to say?
  8. Tag 3-5 other people

My handwriting

Now it’s your turn!

Share: Happiness

Share: Happiness

For most of life, nothing wonderful happens. If you don’t enjoy getting up and working and finishing your work and sitting down to a meal with family or friends, then the chances are that you’re not going to be very happy. If someone bases his happiness or unhappiness on major events like a great new job, huge amounts of money, a flawlessly happy marriage or a trip to Paris, that person isn’t going to be happy much of the time. If, on the other hand, happiness depends on a good breakfast, flowers in the yard, a drink or a nap, then we are more likely to live with quite a bit of happiness.” – Andy Rooney

Share: Breaking from the “urgent”

Share: Breaking from the “urgent”

Jasmine Star

I came across just a few short posts on Jasmine Star’s blog (http://www.jasminestarblog.com/) and came away totally motivated. I want to share just one quote from her most recent post:

“I owe him (her dog) for the break from the Urgent, to focus on the Important: creating moments I’ll remember for the rest of my life.”

I hope that inspires you today.

*Photo courtesy of Jasmine Star’s blog

Share: Love Made a Family

Share: Love Made a Family

Love Made a Family

Many of you know that adoption, and particularly international adoption, is something that is dear to my heart. I ache with joy and compassion for those who are going through the arduous process of bringing their child home. So when a friend told me about Lauren Casper from Love Made a Family, I had to check it out.

Lauren’s blog is a beautiful ode to adoption and it absolutely oozes her heart for children in Africa. She and her husband have already adopted one little boy and are currently raising funds for the cost of another adoption. And right now, she is doing an awesome prize giveaway. I hope you check it out and seriously consider donating even a few dollars to help them bring another child into their family.

Love Made a Family – BIG Baskets of Love Giveaway

Share: The Work of Christmas

Share: The Work of Christmas

Share: The Work of Christmas

The holidays are over and we enter real life once more. January is such a mix of post-Christmas blues, New Year’s resolutions, endings, beginnings, hopes, and sometimes regrets.

But I would just like to post this reminder to “honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year” like Scrooge declares in the end of Dicken’s A Christmas Carol (which, incidentally, I watched for the first time this year).

Join me in keeping the work of Christmas going all year.

The Work of Christmas
By Howard Thurman on 01-06-2012

When the song of the angels is stilled,
When the star in the sky is gone,
When the kings and princes are home,
When the shepherds are back with their flock,
The work of Christmas begins:

To find the lost,
To heal the broken,
To feed the hungry,
To release the prisoner,
To rebuild the nations,
To bring peace among people,
To make music in the heart.

Source: The Mood of Christmas