Feb 29 2012

Happy Leap Day!

You beg for it most days, saying “I just need more hours in my day.” 

Today you got it, your wish is granted.  A whole extra 24 hours for the year with Leap Day!  

what are you going to do with it?  I saw where one Christian organization had this idea to "give a day back" and encourage people to use this day as a day of service.   That’s a great idea. Wish I would have seen that before today. 

Then I read this verse from the bible and it reminded me really how easy it is to do something for someone else during your day.

"You have been called to live in freedom.  Don't use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature, but serve one another in love."  -Gal. 5:13

So, I’m going to use my freedom today…to do something nice for someone else, not sure what that is yet…

What will you do with your extra 24 hours?

For me, first I have to take all 3 of my kids to the dentist...oh yeah...this is no task for mere mortals.  Then off to do something nice for someone else.

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Feb 27 2012

Best Oscar Moments 2012

Wonder if you felt like I did watching the Oscar's last night.

While sitting on the couch eating takeout with my kids watching the red carpet for a moment, I was jealous of the fabulous life of a movie star.  The gowns, walking the red carpet, the fabulous lifestyle.  

Then I looked at who was sitting next to me on my couch, one kid on my iPad, another on a laptop, the third putting the same barbie shoe on and off over and over again, and I realized I wouldn't trade walking the red carpet for sitting on my couch with my kids for the world.

Plus who wants paparazzi following you to the grocery store when you don't have makeup on and plastering your picture all over the internet.

There were some great moments during the show last night:

Favorite Moment 1:  Seeing Viola Davis's (nominated for The Help) real hair.

She stepped on to the Oscar's red carpet in a beautiful, strapless emerald green Vera Wang gown and at first I didn't recognize her.  She didn't wear the wig she usually wears on red carpets and for film roles.

She said she did it because her husband thought it was better to be who she is.  He said,'If you want to wear it for your career, that's fine, but in your life wear your hair. Step into who you are.

Favorite Moment 2:  Meryl Streep's Acceptance Speech

"When they called my name I had this feeling that I could hear half of America going, OH NO OH COME ON WHY HER...AGAIN...but whatever."  

"First I want to thank Don, because when you thank your husband at the end of the speech they play him out with the music, and I want him to know that everything I value most in our lives, you've given me."

Then, he put his hand over his heart...

Just goes to show it's not the amount of accolades or awards you get in life that matters...it's who you share it with.

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