Thursday, July 20, 2017

Gift of grace

I was sitting at the train station waiting for the bus to go home this evening and a man came and sat down next to me and said he wanted to give it to me. The book is full of quotes about grace and feeling happy. Usually I'm wary of people that preach on streets and give out religious materials but this felt like he wasn't trying to convert anyone, it just seemed like he wanted to help people feel happy. Anyway, one of the quotes in the book that I like is:

"Grace keeps us from worrying because worry deals with the past, while grace deals with the present and future."-Joyce Meyer

So I guess my message for today is: live gracefully!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

A complementary joke

I felt like laughing today and because I thought this joke was funny, I felt the need to share it here.
Happy Wednesday everyone!

A guy walks into a bar and takes a seat. Before he can order a beer, the bowl of pretzels in front of him says, "Hey, you're a handsome fellow."
The man tries to ignore the bowl of pretzels, and orders a fine Pilsner beer.
The bowl of pretzels then says, "Ooooh, a pilsner, great choice. You're a smart man."
Starting to freak out, the guy says to the bartender, "Hey what the hell, this bowl of pretzels keeps saying nice things to me!"
The bartender replies, "Don't worry about it, the pretzels are complimentary."


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

I hope that you can learn something new each day

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."- Nelson Mandela
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I've always been a big fan of education. Even if learning can be frustrating sometimes, I've found it's always worth it. Since I hope that people learn something new every day, here's a random fact. You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television. So on that note, I'm going to bed! :)


Monday, July 17, 2017

Smile :)

"A smile is a curve that sets everything straight."- Phyllis Diller 
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The actress Phyllis Diller was born today in 1917. I really like this quote by her because I also believe a smile does so much good and best of all it's sharable! I hope that you had many reasons to smile today and I wish you a very happy Monday and an even better Tuesday.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

My family and ice cream

"My love for ice cream emerged at an early age - and has never left!"-Ginger Rogers
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As summer is the season for ice cream, this got me thinking about the first time I remember having ice cream. When I was young my dad used to make me and my brother and sister ice cream "shakes" which really were ice cream with coca cola or some sort of soft drink. My parents got us these really fancy cups that looked like those ice cream cups from the 50's and it always felt really special. When I go back to Michigan now, ice cream is still serious business in my family and we all like going to Michigan State University's dairy store which has always had the best ice cream ever and it's a lot of fun to eat there. It makes summers sweeter. 

Friday, July 14, 2017

I'm happy it's Friday

I want to wish everyone the happiest of Fridays! I hope you had a lovely day today and I wish you an even better tomorrow! :)

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Things I'm happy to have today

I'm taking a sign language course because it's good for me as my hands are weak due to a childhood illness and so they need exercising! Anyway, today we learned how to sign phrases like "I have" "I need" and "I want" as well as explaining how many siblings and other random facts about our families. So this all got me thinking about things I'm happy I have today which include:

  • Lovely friends and family!
  • A comfy bed!
  • A very understanding sign language teacher!
  • A job!
  • Good food to eat!
  • Nice clothes to wear!
  • A voice to sing/talk with
  • Public transportation!
I know that these things may not seem earth shattering to the outside world but to me they're wonderful things to have! If you're reading this I hope you had a very happy Thursday and I wish you an even happier Friday with lots of good things in it!