Thoughtful Thursday- Face lift

“Happiness is the best face lift.”

Just enjoy yourself and don’t hold back your laughter. Let it roll out from the bottom of your stomach. Laugh until it hurts your ribs and laugh some more until you cry. Just laugh.

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Q&A Monday-Influnce

Which book most influenced your life?
Y’all this is going to sound insane but I have read a lot of books in my life. So when I think back to it the little house on the prairie books really influenced me. So my mom would read this series to me and it really made like this special bond because I can still think back to being excited to listen to her read to me. It also relates because its sorta about this family overcoming obstacles together which I think has been our family. Though The Little Farmer Boy was my favorite book out of the collection, I really don’t remember much of it. I would love to find that book again just so I can re read.
Here are some honorable mentions:
Charolettes Web
The Lovely Bones
Flowers in the Attic
Thunder Cakes
Bones
The Help

These are just some and there is one book that when I find I will let you know what it is called but I read it in high school and I truly fell in love with it. I read it my junior year and it was beautifully written about this minor that had to deal with being forced into a marriage and learning to love him and when she finally does his brother comes in rapes her. She is so ashamed of it that it takes her time to understand and open up about it because she is sure that her husband wont want her any more.

Thoughtful Thursday-Break down a door

“Don’t waste a minute not being happy. If one window closes, run to the next window- or break down a door.”

You should make sure that you focus on being happy. We all struggle with this because we want approval and that is not the same as happiness. I think sometimes it is good to disconnect and step out and enjoy life. Take in each moment and forget to take pictures because you are so in the moment. Don’t worry about anything else except what you are doing and having fun.

Q&A Monday-Grateful

“I am most grateful for..”
I am grateful for a lot of things. Like a lot because I’m not sure how I would handle the world if I weren’t so blessed. I guess what I am most grateful for is the insane amount of family and friends that surround me and support me in everything that I do or take on. I mean my best friend is my number one supporter when it comes to my novel. She is constantly pushing me to do it and knows how much it means to me and understands that it is my calling. She has really kept me going when I have been ready to give up. My family and friends reach out and celebrate me when there is an occasion. There are people that send their love that I have never met and they just tell me how proud they are and that they love me. I mean there are some people from my sons paternal family that reach out to me and help and encourage me so much.
I really have been so blessed to be surrounded by such an amazing group of people.

Q&A Monday- I wish

“I wish I knew these three things for sure…”
I wish that i knew what this question really means. I assume that it means from the past, i wish I knew this before it happened but it could also mean I wish I knew this for sure because it is troubling me.
I guess I will answer both tenses.
So when I was younger I wish that I knew to keep up the writing because that is something that I want to pursue in my life.
I wish that I knew that it is okay to be different and not really get upset by peoples opinions.
I wish that I knew that credit cards are not good and I should never touch one.

I wish I knew what it was like after death so I could get over that anxiety.
I wish I knew how technology worked so I could figure out how to use it. I feel dumb.
I wish I knew George Clooney. Cause yes and I love him and since I can’t marry him I will accept being his best friend that lives with him and does everything with him.

Haha I’m using that George one because that was clever and it’s true. Send him my way!

Thoughtful Thursday- Glass Half full

“There are three words I like to repeat to myself: glass half full. Just to remind myself to be grateful for everything I have.”

Always be grateful. Be grateful enough that you help others out. It doesn’t have to be money, let it be time or energy. Some people just need company. Some people need help with do things. You can always be a lot worse off in life but you have been blessed with the life that you live. Don’t waste it by being nasty to others.

Q&A Monday-Skills

What are the top 5 skills you wish you had?
1. I wish I could learn foreign languages as easy as I learn new hobbies. It took me 45 minutes to learn to say my ABC’s backwards fast and I can still do it to this day. When I drink to much, I say them backwards as fast as I can 3 times to bring myself back from that line that I am about to cross.
2. I want to learn how to use power tools without being a danger to myself and everyone around me. Eventually I will be able to do this but right now that is a big no-no.
3. I am working on this one and it truly is a struggle. I’m trying to learn how to accept a compliment. You know, sometimes I think that people compliment me but really they are just complimenting themselves and how they make me better so I pretty much avoid them. Now, I have made it to the point where if I am feeling myself and I get a compliment. I’m like thanks, I know I am hella sexy today.
4.I think that I need to have some life saving skills. I have always wanted to take like a CPR class just in case anything came up I would be able to do everything in my power to help. Just something that I have wanted to do since I was a teenager.
5.I wish I knew how to use a sewing machine better. I have used one twice in my life and I can hand stitch. Hand stitching is pretty easy. Using a machine with pointy thing bobbing up and down while your hands are down there is terrifying. I can thread the machine which is supposedly the hard part so I think I just need more time with the machine to get used to it.