Saturday, October 31, 2015

Being scared can be funny

Ellen DeGeneres likes to scare people sometimes and I thought because it's Halloween I'd share this video-just because I thought it was funny. Happy Halloween everybody!


Friday, October 30, 2015

Climb every...wall!

I saw this clip today and thought it was really fun -this little girl learned to climb before she could walk-she really is going places!


Thursday, October 29, 2015

Life is a great adventure

"Life is either a great adventure or nothing." -Helen Keller

I think every day in life brings the promise of adventure because I really believe that no one really knows exactly what every day will bring. That idea is what gets me up in the morning and somehow no matter what, I feel better when I think about it that way. So here's to every day and new adventures they bring!


Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Singing in the shower or bath

I always rather liked singing when I'm in the shower or the bath just because I think it's fun and I love singing in general. So when I saw the clip below it really made me smile. Plus, I think Julia Roberts is funny in general anyway! (And yes, Prince is the best!)


Tuesday, October 27, 2015

John Cleese and the art of annoying people hilariously

It's the actor/comedian John Cleese's birthday today and because I think he's really funny, I thought I'd share this clip-just because it made me laugh and it also made me rather glad he's not a pilot!


Monday, October 26, 2015

Swimming

I was able to go swimming yesterday, which is something I've always rather liked doing. I like the feeling of floating and having the ability to push through the water. I imagine it's like what being in space might be like. Although I'm glad I'm down on earth, a part of me wonders what it would be like to be in space and see the world from there. Maybe one day I'll see it. However, until then, I think I'll stick to swimming. I feel like it's a good way to get through life,  like the character Dory says, just keep swimming!


Sunday, October 25, 2015

Hear everyone roar!

I always rather liked the phrase  "hear me roar!" I realize it's usually said in the context of women but I feel like everyone has cause to roar just because I believe


  • Everyone is brave I figure we don't know how many things we can deal with until we're confronted with them and without fail, I've seen people come out of difficult things as much stronger people. 
  • Everyone can be loud and proud. Everyone deserves to be proud of themselves for something. Whether it's some work they've done or situations they've faced. 
  • Sometimes a good roar can be therapeutic!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Spread the love

The one thing we can never get enough of is love. And the one thing we never give enough is love. 

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I feel like you really can never give out enough love and I think that's cool because if we have unlimited supplies of love, then all we can do is spread it! So I send everyone lots and lots of love! 




Friday, October 23, 2015

Ode to Fridays!

O my dear Friday
I'm so happy you're here!
Just for all the possibilities you bring
It really does make me want to sing!

I love Fridays ever so much
Because it's the start of the weekend
The start of more free time for me to do things
Just because I want to and I can!

I realize I can do most things any other old day
It just seems more fun when doing things on Fridays!
So here's to Fridays and the wonderfulness they bring
And for these reasons I think Fridays are lovely things!




Thursday, October 22, 2015

Just a quick note for today

This note is just to wish everyone a happy Thursday! I hope it was a lovely one for you! :)


Wednesday, October 21, 2015

A tribute to my phone's Google Maps app

As I have no sense of direction, I rely on my phone's Google maps app for (probably far too many) directions. I realize it's come to a point where, at times when I don't know where I'm going (ok that's a frequent occurrence but I digress,) I can sometimes end up walking down random streets looking desperately at my phone to figure out where the little dot that represents me is on the Google Maps app actually is. I also frequently wonder if it is actually pointing the right way and why it's telling me to do a (il) legal u-turn. However, somehow I have always managed to get to my destination in one piece. Yes, it might have taken me longer than the 20 minutes that the Google Maps app said it should take and yes, I may not have ended up actually looking at street signs (instead choosing to focus solely on watching the dot that is me on the app). However, like I said, I still do get there in the end and that's what counts! So yes, my life is partially ruled by Google and I do love Google Maps as I literally don't know where I'd be without it!


Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Even cats protect little kids

I saw the sweetest video today of these cats protecting/playing with little kids. It made me feel good inside.




Monday, October 19, 2015

Penguins!

I'm posting this because penguins make me happy! (Don't care if it's juvinile!)


Sunday, October 18, 2015

A really nice duet

I saw this clip of a duet that this man got to sing with his favorite musician. I just thought it was sweet. :)


Saturday, October 17, 2015

Things to make doing laundry more exciting

I never liked doing laundry and as it's something that must be done regularly here are some things that might make doing laundry in a laundromat/in your house  more amusing.

  • Dance like no one's watching to the beat of the washing machine. (I'd suggest playing Jump the Line (Shake SeƱora) by Harry Belafonte-it always makes me feel like dancing.)
  • Sing-put some karaoke on and sing away-it's fun! 
  • Watch a movie/TV show while folding.
  • Think about new outfits you can put together with the clothes that are now clean.
  • Feel a sense of accomplishment when everything is done and put away! :)


Friday, October 16, 2015

Daughters

It's the singer John Mayer's birthday and one song I really like that he sings is called "Daughters." To me it's really all about the need to be good to your kids and how kids can grow up to be good to each other and so the chain of goodness grows.  Plus the song is pretty!


Thursday, October 15, 2015

Something I'd tell new parents...

I'm not (nor have I ever been) a parent. However, I feel like there are still some things I'd like to tell new parents, especially if they're about to have a child that has a disability. I'm posting it here because  I want people to know that every kid has a chance at a happy life, no matter what circumstances they face.

If I could say something to soon-to-be-parents who have been told their baby has a disability, I’d want to tell them that this isn’t a cause to lose hope. I know that it’s not easy to have a disability and it’s not always easy to watch someone grow up with a disability. However, in some ways I’m proud to have a disability because it’s helped influence me to work harder and I think I’m stronger for that. I also know that life can offer so much to people and that people have a lot of potential no matter what difficulties they might face. Plus, having a disability has helped give me the chance to meet a lot of really wonderful people that I now see as people who I care about . I hope everyone has a support system like that. 

I hope when people think about the future, the focus becomes more on what kids can do rather than what they may not be able to do. When I was born and doctors told my parents I had hydrocephalus and that among other things, I might not be educable, my parents refused to believe that and they pushed for me to be educated to the best of my ability. I have a master’s degree now. I hope every parent fights for their child like my parents fought for me to succeed. Even if things are difficult and frustrating I hope that kids never give up on learning either. I think one of the most empowering things to have is an education, whether it’s just about learning to communicate or all the way up to getting advanced degrees. Most of all, I hope people never completely lose sight of how good life can be and that they keep trying to work towards finding the good things life has to offer for them.
I hope people celebrate all the great things their kids can do because to me, every child has the capacity to do something good. The way I see things now, everyone faces difficulties in life in one way or another and yet, people find a way to get through them and to me that is a great thing. I think that ability to keep going is what I love most about humanity. I hope people can grow to see disability as a strength. It takes strength to get through things that are hard and I think people with disabilities (and their families) do have an abundance of strength that gets them through the day. After all, life is too good a thing to give up on.
Finally, I want close this post by saying that I’m forever grateful to my family and especially my parents for always believing that all things were possible for me (and helping me believe that too.) I don’t think I’d be where I am now if I hadn’t had their help. I love them so very much.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Why I always quite liked Wednesdays

Happy Wednesday everybody! I always liked Wednesdays because it's halfway through the week and I like things that are in the middle!

Hope your Wednesday was a lovely one! :)


Tuesday, October 13, 2015

A song for a Tuesday

Although I figure there should be a song for every day, I heard this song today and it was cheerful and had to share it, just because I believe everyone deserves to have someone to hold on to forever.


Monday, October 12, 2015

The best thing life has to offer...

"Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at something worth doing." -Teddy Roosevelt

I hope that everyone can find something in life that they love doing and that that something is rewarding to them. I feel happy that I've found something I love doing. Yes, it may not be easy sometimes but even when it's hard I like the challenge and I like seeing that I can meet the challenge and succeed in the end. Besides, if I've learned anything, I've learned that because I love what I do, I feel like I have more love to give out somehow. Life is too good not to do something you love while you have life.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Why I'm like a teabag!

First let me say that I love tea, as I've mentioned in a previous post. I guess it comes from the fact that my Mum is British and if we didn't have anything else in the house we always had tea.  Anyway, I saw this quote by Eleanor Roosevelt in which she said "A woman is like a tea bag, you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water." I really believe women are a lot stronger than they think and I really hope people never forget that.  I think life throws a lot of hot water at people and what I love so much about people is that they always find a way to get through it.  So here's to being a teabag!


Saturday, October 10, 2015

Just because I thought this was funny!

Everyone deserves to feel like a winner sometimes. :)


An Antartian woman was in Vegas vacationing with friends. She stood in front of a candy machine and put two coins in, turned the knob and a candy bar fell out.
She picked up the candy bar and put it in her pocket, then she proceeded to put two more coins into the slot and turned the knob, again a candy bar fell out and she put it in her pocket.
She put two more coins into the machine and again turned the knob producing yet another candy bar.
A man was watching from a short distance away and walked up to her. He said, "Excuse me Miss? What are you doing?"
She said, "Duh! I'm winning here!"

Read more: http://www.ajokeaday.com/ChisteAlAzar.asp?#ixzz3oD2x375A

Friday, October 9, 2015

A funny song for a Friday

I found this song online and thought it was funny! Happy Friday everybody!


Thursday, October 8, 2015

Everyone deserves to have someone to count on

It's the singer Bruno Mars' birthday today and I love this song that he sang called "Count On Me." I like the song because I believe everyone should have someone to turn to when they need it. In short, everyone should have someone they can count on!


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Comfort in time of crisis

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I saw this picture today and it really touched me somehow because it showed me how comfort can come out in the midst of a difficult situation. In this case, a policeman was able to comfort a baby who had been in a car that was involved in a car accident. (All involved in the accident apparently only sustained minor injuries.) I also liked this picture because it shows everyone is human and has the capacity for a lot of compassion and goodness. Plus the baby is sweet! :)

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Minions go crazy for bananas and apples

I saw this clip today and couldn't resist sharing it. Just because I love Minions so much. It's educational too-it warns people of the perils of fighting for bananas! (Plus it made me laugh.)


Monday, October 5, 2015

Hooray for Crossing guards

I happen to live close to a school and on my way to work every day I have to cross a couple of streets with crossing guards (or lollypop ladies as my British mother calls them.) The two that work by my house are really nice. What I like best about them is that it's so nice to say hello to someone when walking across a street. They make me smile.  :)

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Hope is...

"Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us."-
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I hope that everyone always has hope and that that they never lose that hope. Even if things aren't going so well, things can get better and without fail, I've found that things do get better. It might not happen just the way i want it to get better and things might not get better at exactly the time I want. However, I do feel better knowing that in the past things have gotten better and I think that trend will continue. 


Saturday, October 3, 2015

Things to like about the autumn

Since today was a colder day, it got me thinking about autumn and things I like best about autumn throughout my life. Here are a few:

  • Apple picking-growing up we had some apple trees by my house and ever so often we'd get a bumper crop of apples and we'd have apple cider parties complete with hayrides (I did grow up on a farm after all, I guess it goes with the territory.) It was really fun. 
  • I like wearing sweaters funnily enough. I just think it's nice to wear something cozy.
  • Autumn means Thanksgiving with my family which is always fun. 
  • I love Halloween and carving pumpkins and dressing up-plus I think it's good to get good and spooked every once in a while-keeps life exciting!
  • Somehow I always associated autumn with school and I quite liked school.
  • I love when the leaves change. Even if it does get cold, I'm glad I live in a place where seasons change.  Just because I believe change can be a really beautiful thing. 
So yes, for these reasons and others, autumn is one of the best seasons to me. :)


Friday, October 2, 2015

I don't want to lose faith in people

I really like the song If I ever Lose My Faith In You by Sting. I know it sounds a bit negative but it reminds me of how I never want to lose faith in people because there's so much good in people and so many good things people do. Plus,  I feel like if I ever lost faith in people there really would be nothing left for me to do.


Thursday, October 1, 2015

Confidence!

It's Julie Andrews' birthday and it got me thinking about this lovely song she sang called "I have confidence!" I like it because it's so cheerful and I figure everyone needs to be reminded they have confidence now and then. Plus, I like the movie the Sound of Music and music in general gives me courage! So here's to confidence!