Okay, so here is my first weekly blog post that I wrote about last week. I am not certain that I will stick with Wednesday as my posting day, but we’ll see. For now, I am sticking to Wednesdays. And there may be, from time to time, other postings in between my weekly Wednesday posts, if I really feel the need to share. Like when I am on vacation and want to share some awesome sunset pics or something like that. Glad we cleared that up. Now on to my notes.
I really like quotes. There are so many of them out in the universe. This past week I came across a couple I want to share. The first one is actually a website called Goal Habits (found it through Misifusa’s Blog). There you will find daily goal achievement quotes. Here is today’s:
“All the money in the world will not take the place of friends.”
—John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
I also like the words written at the end of each posting:
Tomorrow is promised to no one!
I highly suggested adding this blog to your reading list.
The other quote I want to share is one that was said at our church on Sunday. Of course it was Father’s Day, so the message was directed to fathers, but I think it is applicable to all:
” We don’t get to choose the home we grow up in, but we do get to choose the home we create.” – Dave Mason, Heath Church of Christ
Truer words could not have been spoken.
It wouldn’t be right not to give you an update on someone in my family. I have two updates, actually.
This week my oldest daughter had her senior pictures taken. I can’t believe she is old enough for this. (Or maybe I can’t believe that I am old enough for this). Anyway, we had a great time. We used Martin Digital Photography. They are awesome. Can’t give them enough kudos. Very young and creative people there.
And last night my middle daughter and her friends went to see One Direction in concert. Here they are with their driver for the evening. They had a great time. Heather is the first one on the left in the pic.
I have been wanting to post this for weeks, but never got around to it.
My step sister-in-law passed away earlier this year, unexpectedly. Her children came up with the idea for this booklet called 52 Acts. The best way to explain it comes from them:
“Recently our mother passed away and at her funeral hundreds of people showed up that we had never met. They told countless stories of the kind things she had done for them throughout her life. She never told anyone about these random acts of kindness and never bragged about them. She simply helped others whenever she saw an opportunity to do so. She touched numerous lives with these wonderful gifts of love, time, money and compassion in her short 52 years on this earth. In honor of our mother, “52 Acts” is a challenge to do one kind act a week for 52 weeks (one year). This doesn’t mean taking your children out to lunch. It means doing something you would not normally do for someone you would not normally do it for. It means showing real kindness to the people around you who truly need it.”
I was so touched by this story that I called up my step brother and asked if I could buy a dozen booklets to give out to my friends. He gladly sent me a package with not only the booklets, but it also included the bracelets that are used as reminders. I began my challenge this week. If you would like to take this challenge with me, let me know and I will send you a booklet and bracelet. Just think how nicer the world would be if everyone did this. You can also check them out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/52acts or www.52acts.wordpress.com .
In case you need some encouragement to do this, watch this: (thanks for sending it along Tracy)
That’s all I got for this week. Hope you will return for more Naples Girl Notes.
Have a great week.