Monday, May 18

Darling Ducklings!!

I don't know how many of you watch the ABC Nightly News with Charles Gibson, but tonight's show ended with a story about a mother duck and her ducklings.

It was such a sweet, happy story to see and on the nightly news nonetheless!! Click here to watch it.

I know Tuesday's are usually Tickle Me day's with a funny joke, but this story was so precious I just had to share it. Hope you don't mind. Maybe just for today, we will call it Too Cute Tuesday! Enjoy!!


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Thursday, May 14

Alone...with my thoughts.

Most of the time we don't like sharing with other people how we are really doing. We ask..."Hi...how are you? Fine...how are you? I am good." But that is as far as the conversation goes. We all walk around with problems, worries, fears, and insecurities. All of us are hiding something, we all have problems.

I think one of the main reasons we don't share the real facts about our life is because we fear judgement and embarrassment. To admit that your life is not perfect and that you live with consequences of past mistakes is not easy or pleasant.

We all work hard to portray a certain life, whether we admit it or not. We do.

We want people to see us as a person who is happy and fulfilled, knows what they are doing and where they are going in life.

Well, let me be the first to really share something with you. I experience a daily struggle with keeping joy and faith in my heart. I am about to cry just by typing that because I don't want to admit it. It seems to me by admitting that I have failed my goal for the day.

You see, I want to be a person of great faith! Huge faith....a person who doesn't even know the meaning of the word worry. I want to have such peace in my life that people will want to study me just to learn my secret! I want joy that has me laughing and smiling all the time. I want to be so contagiously happy that everyone who meets me has to laugh and smile! (And not just because they think I am funny looking!!) I want all of this and more. And each day I try to be this person.

But today I have failed. For I allowed fear and worry to enter my day. I lost my focus on joy and laughter and I gave into tears and sadness. Why did I do it? Because...I am not perfect. I 'm flawed. I don't have it together.

I try to make moments like these a teachable moment...why? Probably because I was a elementary teacher before I decided to stay home with my son. But also because I know life is not perfect and that problems and consequences for our actions are inevitable. The key is knowing how you will react when you face the failures and problems head on.

That's why I am sharing this with you. I want to make my weakness a teachable moment for me and you. I have now recognized that I didn't live the first part of my day they way I wanted too. But, my day is not over yet. I can redirect my focus on getting joy back into my heart and a smile back on my face.

I think the key is perspective. I need to remind myself that today is not the end of my life.

I truly believe the best part of my life is my future! I believe with my whole heart that there are better days to come. I have many dreams and desires that will come true and exceed my wildest imagination. I have hope that I will become that smiling, joyful person I want so badly to emulate. Today is just that...one day. I still have many, many more days to come.

Problems that we all face today will pass and hopefully will metamorphose into memories of teachable moments. Each day can be a day towards victory and positive change in your life. Don't let the fear and failures of today ruin the rest of your day or even your tomorrow!

You can be the person you really want to be...focus on your dreams and desires. Believe in your heart that your future is better than today because...it will be!!




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Wednesday, May 13

Great Coupons Out Right Now!!

There are some great coupons right now at coupon.com.

For example, $1.00 off Jell-o, $1.00 of Ritz crackers, $1.00 off Kellogg's Raisin Bran and $1.00 off Excedrin (we all get headaches sometimes!!)

To print these wonderful coupons and more just go to my coupon box on the lower left side where it says...Print your coupons here. Enjoy!!


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Monday, May 11

Happy Mother's Day!!

I hope everyone had a Happy Mother's Day...I know you all deserved every bit of the special pampering! I personally think they should have a Happy Mother's Day once a month!! Don't you?



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Thursday, May 7

Thankful...


I am a little late in writing my Thankful Thursday entry, actually it is an hour away from being midnight. So I guess technically, I have almost missed Thursday altogether. But like the saying goes, better late than never!!

I don't know if you are aware that this Saturday, May 9 is the Nation's Largest One-Day Food Drive.The U.S. Postal Service is joining partners with the National Association of Letter Carries to support the NALC Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive.

When I think about this great cause, I am confronted with the realization of how often I take for granted all the food my family and I enjoy each and everyday. I don't know what is like to go without a meal or to even wonder when I will eat my next meal. But there are tons of families out there who do know and we can help them.

If your family is blessed like mine, please reach out and be a blessing to others. To donate simply fill a bag with non-perishable items and then place the items by your mailbox. It will then be picked up by your letter carrier and delivered to your towns local food banks.

Today I am thankful for the opportunity to help others. I am thankful for my blessed life.




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Wednesday, May 6

FREE MEAL at KFC!!


If you are like me and love to get food for free, then I have great news for you. Go to KFC and print off the coupon for a free meal. The meal includes two pieces of grilled chicken, your choice of two sides and a biscuit. All for free!!

You need to print the coupon by the end of today! You can print it up to 4 times so everyone in your family can enjoy the treat!! Enjoy!!


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Monday, May 4

What A Sassy Little Old Lady!!

I keep borrowing my jokes from Joel Osteen, they're so good I just can't help myself!

A pastor was raising money for a new auditorium and he told
the congregation, "Anyone that will give a $1000.00 can pick out the next 3 hymns."


A little old lady in the back stood up and said, "Pastor I
will do it."


The pastor was so excited, he said "That's great!! Now
which 3 hymns would you like?"


She looked over the congregation and said, "I'll take him
and him and him!"

Joke from Joel Osteen #422-You Can Have the Last Laugh



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