welcome to the world, natalie glover! i wish you a happy life filled with perfect health & lots of love.
lauren & james glover’s new beautiful baby, natalie.
“Deep down even the most hardened criminal is starving for the same thing that motivates the innocent baby: Love and acceptance”
- Lily Fairchilde
periodically we all encounter moments when we just don’t know what’s going on.
here is how weather.com handles it:*
“Confusion now hath made his masterpiece!
- William Shakespeare
i feel like i’ve been away forever. between the move, the short trip to baltimore, 14 days with no internet – running around the city in search of hot spots & catching up with all my friends, i’m finally getting to the place of believing i’m actually back in town.
i did figure out how to fit all my stuff from the 1100 sq. ft. apartment into a studio. i gave away most of my possessions.
on the day of my move i assembled the courage to step on the scale. i gained 17 pounds. i knew it was going to be hideous – but seeing that was disturbing to say the least. the scale remains in the trunk of my car. my new weight measurement system does not require a scale. instead, i have counted the number of jeans i own that fit me prior to my nj nightmare – 23. that includes the 2 pair i was forced to buy after the first 10 pounds. therefore, upon arrival, i had 2 pair of jeans that fit – even if just barely. today i have 5 pair to choose from. progress is good. the plan is to be at at least 20 by the end of may.
the glovers had a baby girl last weekend and named her natalie marie. i would show you a picture but they have yet to send one . . . while lauren labored at lenox hill, i thought it would be a good idea to take mia on a road trip to get away from it all. plus i was really missing mighty man and had promised him i would be out to visit as soon as i got settled. a good time for us – not so much for lauren.
mighty & mia
“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.”
- Albert Einstein
today i’m just being happy. no matter what.
“A goal without a plan is just a wish.”
- Larry Elder
you may already know this but when you do an act of kindness you feel good, the recipient feels good and it is contagious - any witnesses to the act of kindness feel good too. about a year and a half ago i started a little ‘rak’ contest with myself. i would look for opportunities to do a rak and then give myself points for it on a scale of one to ten. ones feel good & tens feel great. i got out of the habit a while back but i’m getting back on track & feeling better already.
here are some ideas:
open your kitchen cabinets and pack up a bag filled with canned food, check under the bathroom sink for things like extra toothbrushes & hotel soaps and bring them to a local food bank. you probably will never miss these things and someone else will really appreciate them. (6 points)
clean the snow off of someones car. (5 points – per car)
pack the shoes & clothes you have not worn for a year or two and schedule a pickup from the lupus foundation .
order this collection box for your workplace – it benefits people with cerebral palsy and helps people dispose of their old electronic devices and used ink cartridges – so simple!
donate $1 today to Soles4Souls, & they will provide one pair of shoes to someone in need – $1 – that’s all. then post on facebook & ask your friends to do the same.
leave a flower on someone’s doorstep or windshield.
bring some food to a homeless person.
smile at everyone you pass by. it makes them smile back and feel happier. :)
try one today and get some points!
for more ideas, check out the random acts of kindness foundation.
“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.”