Month: October 2012

Don’t Give Up Your Dream…You Might Turn Goth.

Top 5 Reasons You Should Not Give Up Your Dream: Advice From My Kids 5. You will end up working at a job that doesn’t make you happy, like the McDonald’s Drive Thru Window (Hey, wait a minute! How can you not be happy serving “Happy Meals” all day?) 4.  It will mean you don’t believe in God.  (I guess there’s still the Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny, and the jolly old fat guy) Photo credit to dogatesketchbook.blogspot.com 3.  You would just sit there. (What if your dream is to sit? Although, this chair while ergonomically correct, is obviously making this guy miserable.) 2.  You will be…wait for it…BORED! (Boredom is like the plague to all kids under the age of 10, and apparently this guy. I’m assuming it was a guy for reasons that would generate another top 5 list) 1. You might turn Goth (I admit I asked my 6-year-old to repeat this one, certain I misunderstood. It may be time to give The Cult cd a little break at our house.)

Hidden Talent

Each of us has a God given talent, and it is our obligation to share that talent with the world. It is also our obligation to encourage others on their journey to discover that talent, nurture that talent, and share that talent. Our little family of four recently dined in a small restaurant located on the grounds of a hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It was a hotel we had frequented in the past, and a restaurant we had walked past on several occasions having no idea what talent lay just behind the front door. As we reviewed the menu and conversed, I caught a glimpse of one of the waiters standing in front of a giant chalkboard. He held a photo at eye level and kept flipping it, alternately looking over it and back at it. I was immediately intrigued. As I studied him a little longer, I realized the photo he was holding was the same image in progress on the chalkboard. Upon further inspection I noticed the little restaurant walls displayed …

Blog Awards

I just returned from a magical vacation with my family to find another magical surprise awaiting me. While I was gone, I was nominated for two blog awards. As a total newbie blogger in a sea of experienced bloggers, this means a lot to me. I write because it is something I really enjoy doing, and honestly it is a way for me to make room for more thoughts in this cluttered, warped, little mind of mine. The fact that anyone else enjoys what I write is bonus! I take each and every compliment, pat on the back, smile, comment, or words of encouragement pertaining to my writing to heart. Thank you dianereedwiter.wordpress.com and poeticcreole.wordpress.com. I enjoy both of your blogs and am honored you selected mine for this award. Next step: Share 7 things about myself which my followers may not know about me. 1. I am most at peace when I am near the ocean. I am an avid sea glass collector. I love swimming, soaking in the sun, walking, reading, playing with my …

Real or Disney? Round One (DP Challenge)

Ever have a thought that lingers in your head for days, not losing it’s grip no matter what else is going on around you? Artists create a beautiful painting or sculpture. Writers turn it into a bestseller or just settle for a blog post. Kids…well kids just voice it in the form of a whine or a tantrum or sometimes even a song they walk around the house singing, “my sister is a little nerd. mom doesn’t like it when I say turd.” What can I say? I have a six year old boy who finds all things poop hilarious. I’m not sure what specifically sparked this one for me. Was it my upcoming Disney trip? The Presidential debate? The latest issue of People magazine? For days, I have been wondering when our society become overpopulated with Disney Creations? The online Merriam-Webster Dictionary does not currently have a definition for this term, but does define the term Disneyfication. Dis·ney·fi·ca·tion noun \ˌdiz-nē-fə-ˈkā-shən\ Definition of DISNEYFICATION : the transformation (as of something real or unsettling) into carefully controlled and safe …