I'm out of control, and at times, I'm hard to handle. But if
you can't handle me at my worst, you sure as hell don't
deserve me at my best."
Lesson #1: Spread cheer (Christmas and otherwise).“The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.”Lesson #2: Make smiling your favorite.
“I just like to smile! Smiling’s my favorite.”Lesson #3: Be yourself, even when it’s hard to know who you are.
“Actually, I’m a human, but I was raised by elves.”Lesson #4: Give out compliments freely.
“Deb, you have such a pretty face. You should be on a Christmas card!”Lesson #5: Take risks.
“Papa says my real father lives in a magical place far away… but the thing is, I’ve never left the North Pole.”Lesson #6: Don’t give up.
“I passed through the seven levels of the Candy Cane forest, through the sea of swirly twirly gum drops, and then I walked through the Lincoln Tunnel.”Lesson #7: Speak your mind.
“If you can sing alone, you can sing in front of other people. There’s no difference.”Lesson #8: Let life excite you.
“Good news! I saw a dog today!”Lesson #9: Show affection.“Does somebody need a hug?”Lesson #10: Do what you love.
“First we’ll make snow angels for a two hours, then we’ll go ice skating, then we’ll eat a whole roll of Tollhouse cookie dough as fast as we can, and then we’ll snuggle.”
Life is peculiar in a wonderful way sometimes. earlier today i started thinking about the sweet letters lots of bloggers write to their future husbands. I am a huge believer in passing down advice and wisdom to the generations to come. So i then began to ponder about writing letters to my future children.well, sure enough- when i was exploring the blog-o-sphere later today i stumbled upon this new site "advice for all my children". it is quite interesting & honest. i really fancy it.
here are some of my favorites so far:
My dad explaining diabetes to me.
Dad-“Insulin which comes from the Latin word Insula, meaning; small island; named from the fact that insulin is secreted in the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas. You know, you should really learn Latin.”
Britt “Why, it’s a dead language.”
Dad “Because it’s the language that all languages are built upon, it’s important to know the origins of the works you speak.”
Britt “I think in this day and age, you should just be happy that I know what the word is and can say it without dribbling.”
Dad “Good point”
It was a lovely weekend filled with love and laughter.