Tuesday, May 31, 2011

{If One Can't Find Humor with Themselves....lol!}

"Great is the one who does not lose their child's heart."
-- Mencius

Or, well I might instead just be having challenges with my car's air conditioning system
that seemed to go out on my way to a Memorial Day BBQ, no less!
Even though it was 90+ degrees, I still love you car of mine!

I first thought and felt, "Rrrrrrr" and then thought, "Kristin, you love the feeling of wind,
and this is such a minor inconvenience to what really goes on in the world,
so you might as well find good still and be grateful!" And so, I did.

When life throws one lemons, finding positive and smiles in the midst
is the best kind of sugar to make lemonade, don't you think? I'm learning so much still.
So, I added to life some sugar and well, with the wind I might well
have caught a few bugs too, but you get my point!

Lemons or Lemonade? Most definitely, Lemonade!
These two images are what one might look like when passing a chicken farm.
I would prefer...hummm, let's see...., say a nice scent of citrus,
or say a scent with woodsy/vanilla undertones.

Breathe in and out of mouth only....ha ha ha. I am not even kidding you!
Becoming a chicken farmer is NOT, and I say NOT in my future destiny!
Note to God..."If we are made in Your image, then you must have a sense of humor,
so ahead of time...."Dear God, Please don't make me become a chicken farmer!"
"NO God, that would not be funny!"

Anyhoo,

If one can't find humor with themselves and be completely good with it, well then...
Just saying I see the real me that even though I do try to take care of what
the good Lord gave me, is quite silly at times and well, this
might knock the cliche just a little when people say that I always look put together
as if a news-reporter without a hair out of place!

I might well prove them wrong here! {Smile!}

And this my friends is how my wind-crazy hair looked once my car was parked {Eeeek!}.
I don't remember just jumping out of a plane a moment before, but my hair looks that way!
Where is that hairbrush that I thought I kept in my car when I need it most?!!!!

Note to self.....Find hair brush and take car to the dealership
to get the air conditioning fixed!

I hope your Memorial Day was restful and
and full of great smiles!

Thank you to those who serve and give your lives daily for this country.
We are humbled by your gift of service and so very blessed!

Have an amazing and blessed week ahead.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

I believe there is great truth in this theory!

Have an amazing day!

Believing for your day that your moments will be
worth every second and hoping that the corners of your
mouth will be turned upward!

God is there in the midst of chaos.
When everything in life turns upside down, remember that
you are in the hands of the Creator.
Look to God, and you will always know which way is up.
Yes, even if we sometimes land flat on our faces and focus
on the mud (our life issues) and not the stars (our blessings).
To which I turn my face upward and refocus with a smile
on a glass (this beautiful life) that
is so much more than half full.

What if our blessings come through raindrops?

With smiles, I am thankful still.

Friday, May 20, 2011

{Smiles that Shine}

Do you ever come across a filed-away image of yourself that is just silly?
For some reason the image makes you stop and smile
because you remember how it felt in that moment and
the people that surrounded you were filled with just so much joy
that the laughter was almost tangible?
Well, I ran across this image today. Yes, it is silly, but I don't care.
It was one of those days that I laughed so hard I was literally tearing up.
p.s. No, I don't have a tongue like my niece's below for such an occassion as getting icing off
one's nose, but the laughter in that moment was worth every second.

"A smile starts on the lips,
A grin spreads to the eyes,
A chuckle come from the belly;
But a good laugh bursts forth from the soul,
Overflows, and bubbles all around!"
C. B.

It just does!

I hope you smile so much this weekend that you literally shine!


image via:me

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

{Whistle for Peace!}

This struck my heart deep. So, I wished to share with you.

It might tug on your heart the same and if it causes you to consider

buying a whistle, well then it is worth the post.

Have a beautiful day!

Please turn off music at the bottom of the page and then hit play.


Falling Whistles is a campaign for peace and works to elevate Congolese leaders who rehabilitate women and children inside our world's deadliest war, and try to end it. The Falling Whistles campaign launched with a simple question - what can we do about this? Read the story, join the movement and buy a whistle to advocate for and rehabilitate those affected by war. Share their story and speak up for them. Be a whistleblower for peace.
http://www.fallingwhistles.com/

Monday, May 16, 2011

So keep your head high,
keep your chin up,
and most importantly, keep
smiling, because life's a
beautiful thing and there's
so much to smile about!

-Marilyn Monroe

image via: Craig Damrauer

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

{Tuesday Thought}

"Fear less, hope more;
Eat less, chew more;
Whine less, breathe more;
Talk less, Say more;
Love more, and all good things will be yours." - Unknown

What you do every day matters more
than what you do once in a while.

Image via: Lululemon