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CAUTION! A bunch of blubbering...
"Be polite and be fair."
During the beginning of last year, I've started reading and adopting from the "Happiness Project". It's a great book - It's helped with keeping a more positive attitude and for making the most out of your life NOW! This week, Gretchen is emphasizing "Be Nice, it matters!" on her blog! She's the author of the Happiness project!
Coming from a conservative, Christian family - this was a standard rule in daily life - "Be polite and be fair". Just like the golden rule that we are taught to follow - "Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you" - all that applies in daily life, right? God is always right - he knows what he's talking about!
So, it really upsets me when this simple rule isn't followed. When professional adults are not polite and fair to each other - it blows my mind and really messes with my emotions! WHY? Maybe this is my MOJO buster right now... hmmmm!MEAN PEOPLE - I'm doing some self-adjusting and assessing my bad attitude phase that I'm enduring right now... and now I'm talking to my "blog peeps" and blubbering... (I'm sorry!) Cheaper than a shrink, huh!
One reason that I came back to live and raise my family in a small town is to be involved and live with FRIENDS. I view my small town as a TEAM and I view my job as a TEAM. My Church family is my FAMILY! Family is my FAMILY! I want to help and support those around me - SO! It really bothers me when this doesn't happen! We are FRIENDS, TEAM, FAMILY... it bothers me even more when one of them are mistreated! ARGH!
It's just a simple thing - "Be Nice"! Henri-Frederic said the same thing, in a slightly more flowery way, “Life’s short and we never have enough time for gladdening the hearts of those who travel the way with us. O, be swift to love! Make haste to be kind.”
So my conclusion to this "bad mojo situation" - is to MOVE ON! To "BE NICE" to everyone - no matter who! To continue to be FAIR AND POLITE to everyone - every day! To overlook the negative, mean people and SMILE! It's like my moma would say - "Quit wearing your feelings on your shoulder and get over it" - hmmmmmmm!
I need to get over it and move on! Okay! See! You helped! You have helped me with a solution - thanks! Yeah! We make a great TEAM and you are a great friend - just by being there! Thank you again. But, I'm still going to get a shirt with "BE NICE!" on it and wear it- OFTEN - to remind me and others! Have a great day!
This blog is mainly about our family. Kyle will do a "hodge-podge" of items. Melissa will frequently post recipes, art projects, pics, card projects, articles ... and the boys...The "A Team" hmmm~ we shall see! Let us know what you think. We love to receive your comments and emails! (~:
Blogging is fun and is an outlet - I am just like you! My days are full of "to do's", morning till night. Sound familiar? When I DO find the time in the day, I love crafting - totally into paper-crafting at the moment (6 years!). That's why my blogs are often full of the projects that I'm working on. As a mom to 4 males(1 at-home son, 2 college sons and 1 husband), that time is often limited. I have been creating art items, cards, doo-das, painting, claying, anything "artsy-fartsy" ALL my life. Each one different from the last. It is something I truly enjoy.
You could even say it is a passion. Part of that passion has been sharing with others and attempting to teach them - hence my 2nd job of teaching Art in the high school and often my clubs and other groups that I'm involved in - it's just who I am. I am very lucky to be able to live in a small town and share! So! Please don't think that I'm a "kiss up" or trying to out-do someone else... I'm giving to give... I make things to give - it's just me!