Friday, September 23, 2011

1000 Gifts 461-480

461) My last day at work
462) Well wishes from co workers 
463) Their smiles saying we are happy for you
464)  Me smiling back and knowing there are better things coming for them too
465) Motivating people (people who motivate me)
466) Motivating people (being able to motivate other people)
467) Laughing at jokes
468) Our kid's doctor 
369) Bronchitis
470) Folded laundry

471) Having just enough
472) Not more
473) Not less
474) A new book club
475) Women speaking beautiful thoughts
476) Insights shared 
477) Silence
478) Not even the sound of crickets
379) Liking the silence and not wanting it to end
480) Being still

Saturday, September 17, 2011

1000 Gifts 441-460

441) Fountains
442) Watching kids eat ice cream cones
443) Making a tough decision, but knowing it is right
444) Finding home grown tomatoes 
445) Seeing a child's growing independence 
446) Watching father and son wrestling
447) Weekend
448) Courtney driving herself to Thoroughly Modern Millie
449) Ideas for painting
450) Duke's birthday
451) Nook friends to share books with
452) RAIN
453) Knowing what to do next
454) New e friends from Uruguay
455) Brunch with my dear friend
456) Celebrating long term relationships
457) Something beautiful
458) Something magical
459) A long suffering hope that will not die
460) Faith while waiting

Friday, September 9, 2011

1000 Gifts 421-440

421) Duke sharing my art with people in Uruguay
422) Their beautiful art work
423) Sharing my story
424) Helping my friends 
425) Friends helping me
426) Laughing
427) Caleb loving football
428) Courtney loving Thoroughly Modern Millie
429) Finally getting her schedule straight for junior year!
430) Finding a great company
431) with great people
432) who think like I do
433) A great interview
434) And a new job to start in 2 weeks
435) Courtney assisting with a dance class
436) and giving advice about dance shoes
437) to little dancers and their mommies
438) A freshly cleaned bathroom
439) The joy of inspiring others 
440)  with words and art

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Lemonade Stand

I had to make a visual image or presentation for a leadership class I'm in at my work that communicated something that needed to change about the company I work for.  I tried to think about what I would most like to change about where I work... and there were so many things.... I couldn't pick just one. So, I decided the thing I would most like to change would be me working there.  I made resignation video.  My dream is to quit my job and stay home and paint all day long every day.  This video is for all the lemons out there who feel the same way.  Be apples...before you get all your juice squeezed out! 

Friday, September 2, 2011

1000 Gifts 401-420

401) Positive comments from my kid's teachers... so far.
402) Seeing old friends at parent teacher conference night
403) A friend going out of her way for me 
404) Being in the right place at the right time
405) Rest when I am weary
406) Strength when I have none
407) A quiet evening to spend reading
408) Duke's hamburgers
409) Five sold paintings last week
410) Provision 
411) Perfect timing
412) Hugs
413) Coffee with friends
414) Amazing women I am thankful to be friends with
415) Conversations I leave feeling rejuvenated from
416) Perspective
417) Music at CBC last Sunday
418) Kids doing the dishes together
419) Time with son at 6:30 AM every morning
420) Sleep