Tipful Tuesday :)

This quote speaks to my heart in huge ways… I love helping and I don’t always need a reason to do so.  It’s important to realize that we give more that we take and love even more than we’d want to be love.  No amount of money, time, or heart that is given because you care will be a burden to you.  So with that… here’s your tipful tuesday. 🙂


Until We meet again,





Tipful Wednesday?

I often lose track of what day I’m on when diving into the blog world… actually, I lose track of what day I’m on in real life too. Right after I had to quit working I would joke that I never knew the date of the day. I had no idea that I’d lose track of the days of the week too!  Once I became “mom,” my sense of days really got distorted and I don’t know a Monday from a Thursday!  So with that said here is your ‘tipful Tuesday’ on Wednesday. 🙂

Write thank-you notes by hand. Hardly anyone does this anymore, yet it can be so meaningful. Taking the time to write a thank-you note shows that you truly appreciated the gift.


I am past due on getting a few thank you notes out and I needed this reminder for myself.  A Facebook or text message is a sweet acknowledgement, but getting mail in form of a hand written thank you is so much sweeter. 🙂


Until We meet again,




I Dare You.

Today’s Tipful Tuesday is one that has reminded me to be “more” on a daily basis. It has found a permanent place in my journal of encouragement and I have left it for E in hers.  I hope you find even a slight inspiration in it and may you also, Dare to Be.

When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully.
When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light.
When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it.
When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway.
When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back.
When there seems to be no hope, dare to find some.
When you’re feeling tired, dare to keep going.
When times are tough, dare to be tougher.
When love hurts you, dare to love again.
When someone is hurting, dare to help them heal.
When another is lost, dare to help them find the way.
When a friend falls, dare to be the first to extend a hand.
When you cross paths with another, dare to make them smile.
When you feel great, dare to help someone else feel great too.
When the day has ended, dare to feel as you’ve done your best.
Dare to be the best you can –
At all times, Dare to be!” ~S.M.


Until We meet again,





So I may have stole this one… but I love this and it was a perfect way to reintroduce my Tipful Tuesday posts (even if this is coming to you on a Wednesday.)

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” John Lennon

Be happy.


Until We Meet Again,




Best Advice Ever? Day 9

This tipful tuesday comes to you rather late due to some personal things and a death in the family.  What a rough weekish it has been.  I can only name one good reason that this is late and that reason is that this “best advice ever?” comes directly from a small piece of advice that I re-received this week.  Being reminded of something is the best way to put it into action…. and while I am not so grateful for it’s reason, I’m very grateful for it’s reminder.

9. Take pictures, a lot of them. Even when you hate the way you look, long to be different, or just plain hate pictures.  Take them anyway.

One day you won’t be here to account for your smile and people whether you think so or not want to have you to remember.  So take pictures.  Jump from behind the camera and get in front of it. Cheese with your family and closest friends.  And take pictures EVERYWHERE you go.

I hate pictures… honestly. I just hate being in front of the camera.  A very dear friend of mine takes pictures every time I’m near and I even hate that too — but when it comes time for me to meet Jesus…. I think I’m going to appreciate that they have those pictures.  Every pudge, every crooked smile, every chubby cheek, and all the things in between – because that’s their memories even if I wish I looked different in them.  So let people take your picture and take theirs…. all the freakin’ time.  There’s a reason someone put cameras accessible to us at every moment by placing them on our phones.  Seriously, use it all the time.  Freeze your memories.

Until we meet again,


Best Advice Ever? Day 8

8. The point is not to just get by. We want to live well, but our foremost efforts should be to help others live well. (The Message)

This one is straight from the Bible, and even if you are not a bible believing kid… this is great advice.  Don’t work just for your own good, but do for the good of the person next to you.  If we all did this, the world would be a much peaceful happier place.  Lay yourself aside and do good for someone else.  That’s just how its suppose to be.

*1 Corinthians 10:24 (NIV) -No one should seek their own good, but the good of others.

Until we meet again,