Positive Thoughts - Just Because

“Life is very simple -”

I just found this gem in my Bible from 1994. Looks like life would have been simpler if I had continuously followed my "younger me" advice:

In the Music Room, Positive Thoughts - Just Because

Skinnamarink

I pull this happy song out with my music students every year for Valentine's Day. It's a favorite of mine from childhood, as my mom always sang it with us in the car. "I love you in the morning and in the afternoon, I love you in the evening 'neath the silvery moon..." It occurred… Continue reading Skinnamarink

Positive Thoughts - Just Because

4:44

The time of day that I was born has certainly never been a big deal to me. What is a big deal, though, is that it was huge to my dad. As a teenager, when my dad would look at me and wink and just say 4:44, it was his secret way of saying "dad… Continue reading 4:44

Positive Thoughts - Just Because

Kyla

Ever been so low that you just couldn't put one foot in front of the other? Hopeless doesn't even begin to describe how you feel? As I sat on the steps of my townhouse 5 years ago, staring at my wrist, I was there. Heartbreak upon heartbreak, I couldn't see through the tears. A thought… Continue reading Kyla

In the Music Room, Positive Thoughts - Just Because

Musical Positivity

I thought I'd share some of the quotes from famous musicians that are posted in our music room. Find some time to sing or dance this weekend!

Positive Thoughts - Just Because

40 days ‘til 40

I'm there. My birthday is an event I usually ignore, but this year it's glaring at me. So instead of wondering what's next and feeling like I'm at a roadblock, I'm going to view this as a pathway to plans for hope-FULL future. Here's my blue-eyed why: I rarely share my goals, probably out of… Continue reading 40 days ‘til 40

Positive Thoughts - Just Because

Love’s Pure Light

At the Christmas Eve Candle light service last night, a phrase of "Silent Night" caught my attention: love's pure light. Last December, I was struggling with the concept of loving my neighbor. Somewhere through the trials life brings, I had become very jaded in my views, and had difficulty trusting others. Like a lightening bolt,… Continue reading Love’s Pure Light

Positive Thoughts - Just Because

LIVING with Asthma

I do not mind that it's raining. I am thankful to be walking in the rain. I am thankful to be walking! As the school year ended and summer vacation approached, I had one goal. Spend time with my daughter and dogs, and hopefully to do that through lots of walks and jogs together. The… Continue reading LIVING with Asthma

In the Music Room, Positive Thoughts - Just Because

I can’t sing for you…

I don't have your voice. I don't have the special abilities that belong solely to YOU. We tell kids what to do, what not to do, lead their lines and give them assignments and chores. How often, though, do we trust them to shine in their own talent?     I heard a choir director… Continue reading I can’t sing for you…

Positive Thoughts - Just Because

“It Doesn’t Matter” – the lie we tell ourselves

I love looking at life through the perspective of a child, simply because there's always wisdom to be gained. A little girl was recently telling me about her friend that had found new friends. She ended her story with a shrug and said, "it doesn't matter", but her eyes held distress. Shop girls' Christmas dresses!… Continue reading “It Doesn’t Matter” – the lie we tell ourselves

In the Kitchen, Positive Thoughts - Just Because

Coffee Connections

This blog site may contain affiliate links that will not take you to crazy websites.  If you purchase something, I might earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.  Thank you for your support! I think I first started drinking coffee just so that I could sit out on the porch to have… Continue reading Coffee Connections

My Favorite Things, Positive Thoughts - Just Because

Unplugged – a counterintuitive approach

This blog site may contain affiliate links that will not take you to crazy websites.  If you purchase something, I might earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.  Thank you for your support! I bought myself a present for Mother's Day two years ago, an Apple Watch. So it might seem contradictory… Continue reading Unplugged – a counterintuitive approach

Positive Thoughts - Just Because

“Great Is Thy Faithfulness”…

This blog site may contain affiliate links that will not take you to crazy websites.  If you purchase something, I might earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.  Thank you for your support! ...was the song on repeat in my mind as I woke up this morning. (At least it wasn't "The… Continue reading “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”…

In the Music Room, Positive Thoughts - Just Because

“The Bare Necessities”

This blog site may contain affiliate links that will not take you to crazy websites.  If you purchase something, I might earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.  Thank you for your support! I've embraced the message in this song as my students learned it in Music this week. We teach our… Continue reading “The Bare Necessities”

Positive Thoughts - Just Because

Pour Love

God doesn't pour negativity into us. He gives love, peace, joy. He gives unique talents and abilities to each of us for the good of all...

Positive Thoughts - Just Because

Random Acts of Kindness

This blog site may contain affiliate links that will not take you to crazy websites.  If you purchase something, I might earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.  Thank you for your support! There's a Jolly Rancher wrapper tucked in my wallet.  (No, I'm not a trash hoarder!)  I put it there… Continue reading Random Acts of Kindness

In the Garden, Positive Thoughts - Just Because

Just a Pretty Flower Arrangement?

This blog site may contain affiliate links that will not take you to crazy websites. If you purchase something, I might earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support! I picked these flowers from my garden this morning. It might look like a simple flower arrangement stuck in… Continue reading Just a Pretty Flower Arrangement?