From the Heart:
Here is another act of kindness idea....
Step It Up:
Keep It Simple:From the Kitchen:
“It has always struck me as being sad that those among us who would not think of reprimanding our neighbor, much less a total stranger, for mistakes that have been made or weaknesses that might be evident, will nevertheless be cruel and unforgiving to themselves. When the scriptures say to judge righteously, that means with fairness and compassion and charity. That’s how we must judge ourselves. We need to be patient and forgiving of ourselves, just as we must be patient and forgiving of ourselves.
“. . . God is usually more willing to forgive us than we are willing to forgive ourselves. It may not surprise you to know that God loves us more than we love ourselves. We are his creation, spirit children of a celestial birth, and we stand in the image of him whom we rightly call our Father. We ought never to be destructive in our criticism of others, but perhaps our greatest caution needs to be regarding the tendency to be destructive in the criticism we apply to ourselves” (The Teachings of Howard W. Hunter, p. 34-35).
1. June is National Great Outdoors Month. Have you spent any time appreciating the great outdoors this month? If so where, and if not do you have any plans to enjoy the great outdoors before the calendar turns?
No, I have not spent any time in the great outdoors other than just going from here to there and back from there to here. And, no, there are no plans to enjoy the great outdoors. It's too HOT here! We are under a heat advisory until Monday of next week. We might go swimming, but that's gonna be it for the so called great outdoors for this girl for a while.
2. What's a current hot button issue for you?
Obama Care or the boarder issues. I'm tired of hearing about it.
3. What's a food or treat that 'disappears like hotcakes' in your house?
Ice cream, cookies, or chips. Needless to say, we don't keep them in the house simply because we can't. They disappear as quickly as we get them. For me, it's popcorn.
4. How hot is too hot?
Well, if we're talking about temperatures anything above 80 is too hot. Here in Arizona we have experienced 122 degrees in the past. Not good. I use to prefer the warmer weather, but not anymore.. I prefer the fall or spring time weather. Now, if we're talking about hot seasoning for food, well, you just about cannot get it too hot for me. Love, love spicy hot food!
5. Do you have an artistic outlook on life? What does that mean to you?
Hummm......I'm thinking I do, to me it means that each new day brings new perspectives and new challenges and we need to meet them "head on." ~sometimes not an easy task~
6. What's one question you'd like to ask your father, or one you wish you could ask your father?
I am blessed to still have my Dad and we have some wonderful conversations. Almost every time I learn something new about his childhood, his 50 years spent married to my Mom, or his time in the Air Force. They are definitely treasured conversations.
7. Something you learned from your father?
I've learned so much from my Dad that it's hard to narrow it down to just one thing. One thing that I seem to remember a lot lately is how to plan a budget and things to remember. I remember sitting down together right after I bought my first car and opened my first checking account. I hope some of those things have trickled over to my children too.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I almost got pulled over for speeding on my way to work this morning! Yikes!!! I was going almost 10 miles over the speed limit and the bike cop clocked me. I could see him in his rear view mirror jump on his motorcycle and take off after me as soon as I speed past him. He was coming for me, and I knew it, and was gearing up for it. I made sure my driver's license was out of my wallet, and took mental note of where my registration and car insurance could be found. I was set to pull over, miss my little stop at Quik Trip, and hurry on to work after he ticketed me. BUT, somehow, someway I managed to drive off the freeway at my normal point without him coming after me. I don't know what happened. I guess you could say, someone was watching over me, because I certainly should have been pulled over. I even slowed down after he clocked me. So, I'm sure if I drive the same direction tomorrow this cop is going to be on the look out for me for sure! I'm thinking I need to take a different route to work for a while. What do you think? I'm sure if he gets the chance again to "get me" he won't be too easy on me since he didn't "get me" today. Yikes! I have to say, this whole week has been odd. The excessive heat here in the valley has been weird, then there are a few things that happened Monday and Tuesday that made me stop and think, "how odd!" I'm hoping this is the end of all the madness, as I cross my fingers, toes, and whatever other body part I can cross. LOL!That's it tonight. Short and sweet. Life is good!
Take care my friends, talk to you soon.
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