Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
finding the courage to try new and scary things.
Stella desperately wants to climb trees like her brother. Today, she found the nerve to climb...really climb with very little support. She kept telling us to take our hands away, leave her alone, and let her do it.
I get it Stell. I feel the same way about my photography business right now. It's time to put fears to rest...bury the "I'm not good enough" crap and GET ON WITH IT. I don't need help anymore...I just need to do it.
(Thanks for the inspiration Stella Grace!)
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Thank you little bundles. You are the four chambers of my heart!!
We also witnessed some pretty cool kindness yesterday. Nick and I were on our way to dinner and we saw a scene that looked really sweet and kind. We couldn't hear the words so my version of their story may not be 100% accurate but here is how I choose to believe things went down:
What appeared to be a homeless woman was walking down the street with a shopping cart full of stuff. (clothes and things) She appeared to be pretty content as she walked steadily along the sidewalk. The sun was going down quickly and she wasn't wearing a coat. Suddenly a car pulled over and the woman driving got out of her car, ran quickly to the back of her car, and opened her trunk. She pulled out what looked like a big coat or a blanket and gave it to the woman. Both women were smiling. The woman in the car drove off and the woman with the cart walked away. It took less than a minute to stop and get that blanket. And I pray that woman walking was warm all night.
Saturday, November 6, 2010
I am grateful for the weekend!
I am happy to have an unscheduled day!
I am happy for play outside weather and sunshine!
Yahoo for Saturdays!
Kindness came early this morning when Nick let me sleep in. He got Stella, without waking me, and gave her breakfast. He also took me to lunch today. Thank you Honay!!
Friday, November 5, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Kindness came in all shapes and sizes and colors today. I received many, many sweet hugs from my students (both new and old). Their smiles made me feel loved, warm, and fuzzy. This day started out in a coffee deprived fog but as the day went on my spirits lifted. When I left school today it was just starting to rain. As I studied the nice Fall drizzle, I noticed huge splashy drops of red, yellow, and orange. The colors sailed through the air and then hit the ground peacefully. The voice in my head said, "Look Suze, it's raining colors today!"
And it was really pretty awesome.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
I got to listen to these girls laugh all afternoon. There were many kind moments between them. They are all VERY kind to Stella too. Even when she follows them around and drives them a little nuts...they are very patient with her. For that I am full to the brim with grateful!
Grant, our next-door neighbor, came over this afternoon. He offered to stay home with Finn while I went to pick Maddy up from school. Finn loves to have him over so it worked out very nicely. While I was in the dreaded pick-up line, Grant called me and said, "Ms. Moore did you know that your oven is on?" Sweet kid. I didn't know it was on. He turned it off for me and played with Finn until I got home. AWESOME. Then he watched Stella outside for a bit!! Love that kid.
**I can promise you those wise people of Africa knew exactly what they were talking about when they made up my favorite proverb. It REALLY does take a village to raise a child of mine. I would be lost without my village! :)**
Monday, November 1, 2010
A couple of days ago, I wrote about my plan to record the many acts of kindness that I get to witness each and every day. Just yesterday, I was reading curiousgirl's blog and she has declared November GRATITUDE MONTH! I have decided to combine the two!
My goal for the month of November is to recognize kindness each day and write about it. It may be something that happens right here in my own home, maybe it's happens at work... or maybe it's a random act of kindness I just happen to witness while I'm out and about.! (It may even come from an inspiring kindness blog...)
THE SEARCH IS ON!!!
As I find it and write about it, I hope to reflect and discover/rediscover a never ending supply of gratitude.
My evidence of kindness for the day:
My lovely co-worker (Angela) offered to share her whole rolling suitcase of goodies (FAT FULL with Ocupational Therapy type toys!!) with me ANYTIME. And I know she meant it. She also offered to do a mini-workshop with me on a program called Handwriting Without Tears. I am very interested in the program due to brain-based research I discovered recently AND beacause Angela would only promote activities that are richly appropriate for my part-time babies.
My gratitude today....... I am so happy to have my part time position this year, thankful for all that I have learned so far, and MOST OF ALL happy to have extra time with my own 4 love bugs.
Lastly, and most importantly....my favorite little nugget of gratitude for today (and a quarter of my favorite gratitude for life)....
This little boy turned into a 9 year old today at 1:02 pm!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY FINN!!
I LOVE YOU TO THE MOON.