Monday, April 28, 2014

Motivational Monday Week 17
When you have nothing to laugh about, laugh anyway.
Soon you'll feel the healing power of joy and laughter
 bringing new energy and life to your weary, frustrating day.
-Thelma Wells
This girl has been getting into so much mischief lately,
it's hard not to get irritated at her.
This quote is perfect for those days when she is going non-stop.
All I can do is throw my hands up and laugh,
(because it's either laugh or cry.)
and grab my camera so I have later proof of what she was up to.
Linking up to Maaret.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Motivational Monday, Week 16
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.
The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
-Thomas A. Edison
This quote is so true for me when it comes to
 mountain biking on technical trails.
When I get to a hard spot, I am so quick to put my foot down
or get off my bike and walk.
If I would just try one more time or try a little harder,
I could ride a more of the trails.
(Picture taken with my phone when I brought my daughter
out for an evening bike ride this past week.)
Linking up to Maaret.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Motivational Monday, Week 15

Motivational Monday, Week 15
When someone cares
It is easier to speak
It is easier to listen
It is easier to play
It is easier to work
When someone cares it is easier to laugh
-Susan Polis Schutz

(Picture taken last summer with my daughter's camera.)
This post is a week late.
We have been busy the last two weeks with a move to a new house
so I didn't get around to blogging.
When I saw this quote, I immediately thought about my husband.
But after giving it some more thought,
I realized it could easily fit for a sibling or a friend.
Linking up to Maaret.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Motivational Monday, Week 14

Motivational Monday
Week 14
Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.
-Og Mandino
I messed a bit on this week's quote.
I read it once at the beginning of the week
and then didn't double check it to make sure I had it correctly.
I missed the Always do your best part of it,
and just did the rest of it.
When we first moved into our house almost 5 years ago,
this tree was a dead stick with a few tiny green branches
 coming out of the base of it.
We started watering it to see if it would come back to life.
It did.
Several times a year, my husband prunes and shapes the tree.
It is now a tree the kids can climb in,
have a picnic under,
it's starting to provide shade to our house,
we can wrap one end of the slack line around it.
All it took was a little bit of TLC.
Linking up to Maaret.