Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Thoughtful Tuesday

I am currently putting together a GED celebration to recognize all of my participants that have passed the GED test. I would like for the school district to purchase each participant a t-shirt with a motivational saying on it. I don't want the shirt to "advertise" that they have a GED but just something that will remind them of what they have accomplished.

I searched the internet and have come up with a list of 14 saying that I felt would be appropriate for the occassion. I then had the students pick their topic 3 from the list and then tallied the results.

I would like to get your feedback on the top 3 sayings to help me make the choice. They are listed in no particular order.

1. It's never too late
to be what you
might have been.

2. Forget past mistakes.
Forget past failures.
Forget everythning except
what you are going to do now
and DO IT.

3. Motivate yourself.
The most successful people in life
are self starters....
They don't rely on others to get going.

Post your selection in your comment.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

More words of encouragement

I read this saying, took a moment to think about it and then realized just how true it was--

"We leave traces of ourselves wherever we go, on whatever we touch." Lewis Thomas

Each of us has an impact on each other. Sometimes it is a big impact and others just a small one but an impact nonetheless.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Okay, okay-- time to follow the crowd. Here is my Thankful Thursday.

I am thankful to have many wonderful family members.
Family is the most important part of your life and without family- you are nobody.

So my salute today is to my big brother Steve and his crew-- only a few pictured here!!! We would be missing Tara, Shawna, Hammer and the grandkids ( Hannah, Josie and Oliva belong to Tara; Sheridan and Aaron belong to Shawna).

Check back next week to see who will be honored next!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Words of Encouragement

I was given a "101 Words of Encouragement" booklet on an easel from a teacher. I do love to read through them and often find encouragement. So, I have decided to share them with you as I feel they are needed.

"Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
Oliver Goldsmith

Monday, October 6, 2008

Elmo and Kaitlin

This past Saturday, Kandis and I and the kids went to Zonta which is a fall arts and crafts fesitval held in Pascagoula. We did a lot of looking and I bought a piece of pottery but the main event was Elmo. They had a section set up for kids with a couple of jumping things, people making balloon animals and a rock climbing wall. As Kaitlin was bouncing, I spotted Elmo and asked her if she would like to see Elmo-- needless to say, she was out of the bouncer and in Elmo's arms in a flash.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Bingo update

I have been meaning to update you on my progress at bingo. I am still eating the 2 pieces of pizza that my two old friends save for me each week and I tell them that they are going to make me fat. The past couple of weeks I have been lucky and have won a bingo or two until this past Friday. Let me explain

When I arrived last Friday only Otto was sitting at our table and when I looked around, I noticed Thomas was sitting with his daughter and son-in-law. So I went over and said my hellos to Thomas and told him that Otto and I would miss him and then I wished him luck. I purchased my cards, my coke and went to settle in with Otto. After about 10 minutes of socializing her comes this 10-12 year old girl to give Otto a hug-- Otto then realizes that his daughter and granddaughter are there and he gathers his cards, his coke and his walker and goes to sit with his daughter. So there I am sitting by myself. I swore I took a shower before I went to work that morning. Needless to say, it was very uneventful. The ladys who sit at the table in front of us said "wow Lisa, it is odd not hearing you call the numbers to Otto and that is so sweet that you that for him." Well, that comment was the highlight of my night because I didn't win anything.

As I was cleaning up to leave, Otto comes rolling up with his walker and he was mad. He said that he will not be going back to sit with them because he couldn't hear the caller and he missed a bingo. So he "knows" how much he needs me!!!

Anyway, I do plan on going back this Friday and winning some money!! I will keep you posted :-)