If I’m not careful, I can sometimes be very selfish. So, I have to intentionally check myself when I’m faced with certain challenges or situations that I may not want to deal with, or just want to drop the ball onto someone else. I have to put myself in the other person’s shoes & consider the results. I’m sure many of you can relate! So, what do we do?
Lets make the decision to live the good life by living with good intentions, & to do things with a pure heart. Not just for ourselves, but for our families, our friends, & our neighbors. Not ONLY because it’s Valentine’s this week, or just ON Valentine’s Day, but because we choose to…Everyday!😊
“Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; ….choice, not chance, determines your destiny.”― Aristotle
So, my wish for you today is…. Practice excellence!
Practice doing things correctly & efficiently. Don’t settle for just doing things half-way, or sub-par. When you’re at home, at work…remember the golden rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Every situation that you handle with the utmost care & respect, will lead you that much closer to where you desire to be. 😊
Mother’s Day is over…now it’s Dad’s turn! Woo-Hoo! Ok, now we know that no two Dads are the same, but I’ve come across a few ideas & gadgets that I think most Dads will give the ‘Thumbs Up’ 🙂
1) Helping Dad Organize
Do you remember that pile of tools & stuff that’s all over the garage or shed out back? You know what I’m talking about… 😉 You can purchase some great shelving & storage containers at your local Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Lowes, Sears store…etc. Get the kids involved. Everyone can pitch in to help dad’s work space look like a true, Handy-Man Professional! Get a new tool set to go in the organized space, if he doesn’t have one or if the old ones are shot. Even if he did attach the handlebars on your bike backwards…it’s worth the effort 🙂
2) I Feel The Need, For Speed!
Whoa! Look at this baby right here…Need I say more? Please, guys…do NOT break the computer screen in attempt to grab this mower 🙂 I am sure you will have NO problem getting dad to mow the lawn with this cool ride! Again, you can shop around for one similar at your local Home Depot, Lowes, etc. Okay, Ok…to be fair, SOME guys are not really into the mower thing…& maybe this would be a bit much for some dads…no worries. You can hire a lawn service company for the month (or for just a few weeks), to give dad a break…or, you can just get the kid next door 😉
3) Stylin’ Dad
How about taking dad to the mall? Or, to his favorite sports store to get his favorite jersey? I know we’re all familiar with the typical “tie” as a traditional Father’s Day gift, but it’s time to help dad spruce up! Don’t just get the tie; get him a nice shirt or a sports jacket to go with it. And, if you really want to go all out, an entire outfit! If you chose casual wear, how about throwing in a nice new set of golf clubs too! Now, if things are tight, you can always improvise & just get one simple item that you think dad would appreciate, like a new sports watch, pair of shoes…etc. Or, you can just get him the tie 😉
4) Fit For A King
There are always other, more practical ways you can express to dad, just how loved he is. For instance, you can prepare his favorite dishes & sweets. For meat eaters…let the pigs fly! Fire up the grill, better yet, let HIM fire up the grill, (most dads prefer that 🙂 ) If you don’t have one, buy him a new grill! Take him out to his favorite restaurant or sports event, (if you planned ahead of time) to a show or movie of his choice. Or, simply just let him watch the game on TV, spend the day fishing, or, just NAP ALL DAY long. NO, To-Do-List, NO, mediating between the kids, just a day of peace & rest, allowing him to just…BE. Now, that’s relaxing 😊
5) Keep It Simple
For some families, most of the suggestions above may not be feasible. Ok, I got it covered. Give him you! Yes, ALL of you make possible the awesome day we celebrate Dads to begin with! So make the cards/gifts out of paper if you prefer…& the tie. 🙂 All of the fancy grills, tools & gadgets in the world, CANNOT compare to the Hugs, Kisses, Respect & LOVE that only a Family can give.
Shout out to all of the awesome Dads out there!
Have an awesome Father’s Day! Until next time, “Toodles!” 😀
There’s nothing that says, ‘I love you’ more than a thoughtful gift! Here are some great gift ideas that I’m sure any mom would appreciate 😊
1) Customized Jewelry
We all know most women LOVE anything that has some bling! This is a great time to pick out cute little bracelets or necklaces, or whatever little trinket you think she’ll like. And don’t just stop there…personalize it! Go the extra mile & put her name on it, or say something that’s cute & sentimental, it’s sure to make her smile 🙂
2) Breakfast in Bed
Now, it doesn’t necessarily have to be in bed, she is allowed to come sit at the table if she prefers! The point is, it’s her turn to be served. Prepare for her the breakfast, lunch & dinner of champions! Whip up her absolute favorites. You’re allowed to get some help with this, just order in if no one else is that good of a cook. Or, if she prefers, take her out to eat….just make sure she’ll be stuffed with culinary delight!
3) Spa Day
Ahh….just the sound of that sounds relaxing! What better way to melt away the worries of the world than a spa day! A day of nothing but soothing baths, massages & pampering! Even if you can’t afford to send mom to an ‘official spa’ you can give her a day of pampering right at home, with her favorite bath salts, relaxing music, & peace & quiet.
What mom doesn’t love flowers? Beautiful roses of various colors, orchids, lilies, or whatever flowers she likes will always be a winner. If mom is allergic, no problem, there’s nothing like a home-made craft project of love! Cut out a variety of floral patterns in different sizes & shapes with colored paper. Add felt, glitter…or the fabric of your choice. There are various materials you can use to create the perfect floral bouquet, even balloons! This for sure won’t make her sneeze. 🙂
5) Family! ❤ ❤
It wouldn’t be Mother’s Day for any mom, without the rest of the family. Hopefully, everyone will be on their best behavior, & will treat mom like the Queen she is! She will appreciate ALL of the love & affection that her family can give, (Everyday, would be even better) 😉 Which is really….the BEST gift. ❤
So, I hope you’ve enjoyed the suggestions, & whether you will celebrate with your mom, or if YOU’RE the mom…Have a Happy Mother’s Day! Until next time, “Toodles!” 😀
So, my wish for you today is….Good Friends
The type of friends that you can count on through thick & thin…rain or shine. 😊