Monday, August 29, 2011

pic of the day

another twist on the house buying adventure.. and I put an offer on this house today! I'm discovering that it's that whole phenomenon called "not knowing".. doesn't matter what the question is but if I don't know the answer it drives me nuts with suspense and excitement.. but it's also what makes life so fun! so now I wait and see what the seller thinks about my offer.. and more importantly I will get to find out what the Big Dude Upstairs thinks ;) and if I get this house I'm gonna have to plan a girl's night with that hot tub in the backyard!

Sunday, August 28, 2011


I took this today and thought "wow I look tall as a shadow". That got me thinking.. just maybe EVERYTHING looks taller in shadow.. or maybe it's all shorter. Maybe MY perception of something is what defines it's description. Just for today I will do my best to not judge people, places, and things around me based on my perception because just maybe there is something deeper than just the shadow I see...

Saturday, August 27, 2011

casting my vote...

does this mean I want a world full of diet coke? pretty much, yeah.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

more more more

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’
- Martin Luther King, Jr

More, more, more. I want more... it's what drives our society. For many of us it is what motivates us to work hard, so we can have more stuff, bigger stuff, prettier stuff, shinier stuff. I am convinced that one of the biggest lies floating around the world today is that more stuff will make us happy. More financial security will make me happy... if I can just get more bright shiny things then I will be ok. Now I enjoy a new bright shiny thing now and then, but it's never truly brought me any REAL joy.

As crazy as it sounds we all at some point buy into this lie. I have.. but what if our purpose here on this earth is not to seek our own happiness and security but instead to make another's existence happier, easier, or to simply help someone else to not feel alone in this world. Maybe MY ultimate happiness and joy is obtainable if I can simply seek each day to help another.

I believe that this is what the Big Dude wants from me. It's why I love being a nurse so much... overwhelming opportunity to serve others, whether it be my patients or their family members or my coworkers. Everyone on this planet can make a huge impact on another person's life every single day if we choose to. It doesn't matter whether you are a millionaire or homeless, a PhD or a high school dropout, whether you walk or drive a porsche. It doesn't matter. A kind word or smile can change another person's life.

So how about instead of seeking more more more stuff today I will seek out more more more opportunities to practice random acts of kindess.. encouraging others when I can see that they might need it...

Oh and free hugs and high fives can change a child's life.

Monday, August 22, 2011

pic of the day

yep that's right, I made my first ever offer to buy a house today... a big deal and very exciting and I only felt like vomiting once. LOL