Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Gleanings : : Daddy * Overcoming * Housework * Jealous * Busyness


Dear 'Daddy' in Seat 16C - {thanks, Marilyn}
'Dear "Daddy,"
I don't know your name, but Kate called you "daddy" for the entire flight last week and you kindly never corrected her.  In fact, you didn't even flinch as you could probably tell that she was not confusing you with her own "daddy," but instead making a judgment regarding ...' 

A Positive, Encouraging Guide to Overcoming Failure - {an invitation if you're feeling like a loser right about now}
'Life is never, always a comedy.  At times, it is tragedy.  Life is experienced as a constant, never-ending shift between successes and failures—sometimes occurring within moments of one another.  To be human is to fail.  We know this to be true from personal experience.  We experience hardship both because of our faults and because of ...'

Does Housework Even Matter Anymore? - {and when was the last time you vacuumed YOUR drapes?}
'I like things in our house to be tidy, at least presentable for any guests who pop in on us.  But as much as I appreciate neatness and order, I am not so good at maintaining it.  I don't like to clean, and my house is usually messy ...'

Choosing to Celebrate When It's Not Your Turn -  {still feel like you're that lonesome kid on the playground?}
"I read the excitement all over my social media feeds.  Another amazing new community celebrating their start with a wonderful group of talented women who would be pouring words of encouragement into an exciting new venture.  Or maybe it was a new blog that had just started and suddenly had hundreds of followers.  Or maybe it was a conference team, a popular blog post, an opportunity of a lifetime presented to someone.  Someone else.  As in … not me ...'

6 Solutions for the Chronically Busy - {love these brainstorms}
If you are always behind, running late, worn down and tired out, chances are you are chronically busy.  You might also be chronically busy if ...
  • you answer the question “How are you?” with “crazy-busy”, “so busy”, or “great but really busy”.
  • most people start a conversation with you like this, “I know you are busy but …”
  • you wish you could spend more time doing things you truly enjoy
  • you wish you could spend more time with people you truly enjoy
  • you still think you might get it all done ...'
> Hanging out with Kristen


  1. ...as far as "getting it all done," why do we not usually ask for help in our daily chores? Great post Linda!

    1. Good point, Nance ... and why do we even have to ask for help? How come everyone in the house isn't pitching in on a regular basis to take care of business?



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