Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Go for the Half?

I've just committed to train and do a half marathon with a gal in my ward the first weekend in June. Am I crazy? Have I made a mistake?

Monday, March 12, 2012

Always Learning

Again, I wanted to share some of the things I've been reminded of recently.  As you know, Nate broke his leg last Saturday.  He's been reliant on us to move him from the couch to his bed etc.  He hasn't really left the house much and is very limited in what he can do.  It has been so nice to see the outpouring of kindness from others.  I haven't really felt like we've "needed" help...there are many others with bigger issues they are dealing with. But, that said, I have really appreciated the little things that people have done.  His preschool class made a big card for him, several different friends have brought by treats or things to occupy his time and they also wanted to see how he was, the neighbor kids brought by a big card and some candy for him, and one of my sisters sent a fun toy in the mail.  All of these things have made his day and have made this first week more bareable.  I also had a friend come and spend a couple of hours with him yesterday so that I could leave for a bit.  She read to him and played games with him, he loved it.  I have so appreciated these small acts of kindness and have realized that even a small five minute service can make someones day.  It has reminded me that it doesn't need to be a big event to let someone know you are thinking of them.  Everyone needs to be remembered and thought of, even if it's just during a small bump in their road and not a major catastrophe.

Once again, I've realized an area I need to work on and I appreciate the examples of those around me that have reminded me of this.  Just wanted to share my thoughts.

Enjoy your day...I hope you have sunshine like we do.  Spring is in the air and I love it!!

Friday, March 2, 2012

The Lesson I Learned From my Five Year Old

Yesterday we woke up to about 1-2" of snow. This was so exciting for my 5 year old because we have had so little snow this winter.  He excitedly asked me if we could go sledding.  I told him that once the kids got home I had scouts, then Jon had scouts and then we were going to an event to support dad at the high school.  With his sweet eyes, he looked at me and said, "If we weren't so busy, would you take me sledding?"  For some reason, that melted my heart and I re-evaluated my "busy-ness".  I asked him where we would go sledding...he had some great responses and I realized at that moment that he didn't care if we waited for all the kids to join us, but that he wanted to have some fun in the snow and go sledding.  We did go sledding, just Nate and I.  We laughed and loved every minute of being together in the snow.  We raced down the hill together on a sled, then we raced each other each on our own sleds and we even had a snowball fight.  It will be a cherished memory that will last a life-time.  I was grateful to be reminded that in spite of the busy-ness that frequently runs my life, I need to take time to enjoy the little things and especially the "little people" that I am grateful to have in my life.  We were only gone an hour, but it was the best hour of my day. 

Take time to enjoy your day!