Thursday, October 16, 2008
Not much time to chat but I wanted to post some pics because they make me oh, so happy! She is cracking me up lately with her jibber jabber. I love it. My favorite is that when she doesn't want to do something I ask her to she simply says it's sleeping. For example:
"Wanna go outside?" She replies,"No. Outside went nigh night."
"Let's change your poo poo." "Poopoo went nigh nigh!"
"Wanna watch Barney?" "No, Elmo went nigh night." She refers to Barney as Elmo for some reason.
Ah, I love this age. But I think I've said that at every stage of her life. :)
Need to download the pictures from Collin's week it's been really fun taking pictures of my Mint-Oreo dunking in Milk Man. Say that 10 times fast.
I was super inspired by this talk recently about creativity and compassion.
Here's a quote.
"You may think you don't have talents, but that is a false assumption, for we all have talents and gifts, every one of us. The bounds of creativity extend far beyond the limits of a canvas or a sheet of paper and do not require a brush, a pen, or the keys of a piano. Creation means bringing into existence something that did not exist before—colorful gardens, harmonious homes, family memories, flowing laughter.
What you create doesn't have to be perfect. Don't let fear of failure discourage you. Don't let the voice of critics paralyze you—whether that voice comes from the outside or the inside.
As you take the normal opportunities of your daily life and create something of beauty and helpfulness, you improve not only the world around you but also the world within you.
I believe that as you create beauty and as you are compassionate to others—God will encircle you in the arms of His love. Discouragement, inadequacy, and weariness will give way to a life of meaning, grace, and fulfillment."
Just wanted to share a bit of it. I love the image of "flowing laughter..."
Hope you're having a happy day!
Posted by elizabeth kartchner at Thursday, October 16, 2008