Awards, Pursuit of Happiness, Uncategorized

Versatile Blogger Award

I was so excited to open my blog the other day and find that I had been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award!  Thank you so much to the Educated Unemployed Indian for this nomination.  If you get a chance hop  on over to the blog and check out the photography and inspirational quotes. So,… Continue reading Versatile Blogger Award

Pursuit of Happiness, Uncategorized

Perfect Moments Week #2

I am happy to report that week number two was a lot easier when it came to finding perfect moments.  Intentionally seeking out the good is working out, well, pretty darn good! Here's the run down: (I didn't even feel the need to pull over to the side of the road to capture the perfect… Continue reading Perfect Moments Week #2

Middle School Reading, Pursuit of Happiness, Uncategorized

I need your help!

In our school district, the teachers invite parents as Book Club Leaders for the fifth grade.  A dozen or so of us show up dutifully each week to invite the kids into our world of reading.  It is enjoyable to see other book lovers in my community, devoted adults hoping to inspire kids to see… Continue reading I need your help!

Becky's Book Pile, Becky's Favorite Books, liberty, Pursuit of Happiness

“We’re not going to fall. We’re going to soar.”

Congratulations to the Eagles on their win last night, felling our Vikes and soaring to the Super Bowl. Though I can't say I was rooting for the Eagles last night, I just may in a couple weeks.  IF they quit trying to steal our chant that is. I mean, honestly, the chant is all we've… Continue reading “We’re not going to fall. We’re going to soar.”

liberty, Pursuit of Happiness, Uncategorized

You have to ask in order to receive it.

Though this line has more to do with family and relationship struggles, it took on a personal/religious meaning for me this week. When driving home from class last week, I let my mind wander freely and uninterrupted.  I was scared when this free brain roaming led straight to my biggest fear: losing my family. I… Continue reading You have to ask in order to receive it.

Becky's Book Pile, Becky's Favorite Books, Life, Pursuit of Happiness, Uncategorized

It’s not the lie that’s the problem:

I think we can all agree that lies create deep gorges between two people, gorges that take extraordinarily purposeful effort to heal.  I think the quote above is meant to define the space lies create in relationships, but I think it can also be stretched to mean the space lies create within ourselves. I was… Continue reading It’s not the lie that’s the problem:

Life, Pursuit of Happiness, Uncategorized

Awfully Optimistic

I've been blessed to run across a very positive blog that I would like to share.  Anthony at "Today's Perfect Moment" inspires me to see the good in the ordinary.  His posts always find some sort of perfection in everyday things, whether on a bus or on a bike, in the classroom or out, and… Continue reading Awfully Optimistic

Life, Pursuit of Happiness, Uncategorized

The calendar is changing, but so am I

Wowza.  It's almost mid January and I am just now feeling rested and prepared to hit the books again.  I guess the U schedulers knew what they were doing. Last year was a gigantic year of change for me.  I went from full time stay at home mom to a waitress to part-time substitute teacher… Continue reading The calendar is changing, but so am I