This photo captured the day perfectly. Yesterday we spent the entire at the zoo. Thomas stayed in the stroller almost the whole time- he was awesome! At the end of the day, I bailed him out. He LOVED roaming freely. It was a great start to our summer. Thankfully there will be more great days life this! Next time we need our other buddies with us!
Something became clear to me over the last couple of days. I have grown up thinking things are always black or white – good or bad. I know now this is not always the case. Often times there’s some gray mixed in – things can be cloudy. The same is true with people. I want to see the good things in people. I want to believe that there are some positive qualities in everyone. This may not always be true. However, if I don’t at least seek these out, I may never know. Sometimes good people make bad decisions or mistakes. This does not make them bad individuals. I want to see the good. Life is too fragile – it’s just too brief.
I believe the children are our future Teach them well and let them lead the way Show them all the beauty they possess inside Give them a sense of pride… (Excerpt from the song, "Greatest Love of All" Written by Michael Masser and Linda Creed Performed by Whitney Houston)
I just have this on my mind today. Children need love. In order for our world to be a better place, all children need to be loved and need to know that they are loved. My mother always made a point to tell me that of course she and my father loved me, but additionally she would always go through the list of other people who cared (ie, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc). I grew up knowing that these people loved me and were proud of me too. These people also had high expectations of me. Knowing this, helped me to succeed. I wanted to make these people proud. Children need this love, and they need to know that other people are committed to them and rely on them. Of course children fail - we all do. Despite the failures, its easier to get back up again when one knows others are counting on them and believe in them. There can never be too many people cheering for a child. Whether it be your children, your friends', neighbors, family members' or neighbors' children, make all children know that they really matter. I think this would make our world a better place - they are our future.
its really all about the shoes! The shiny red shoes, that is. Upon my sister's coaxing the other day, I went shopping with her. While I had no intentions of buying anything, that notion quickly went out the window. It usually does, and thus I don't shop very often.
I bought the cutest outfit, which I wore to a party last night. The highlight of the outfit was, of course, the shiny red shoes. I have been told that there's nothing like wearing red shoes. Until last night, I did not know this first-hand. Alas, I have now experienced the "high" which they bring. If you've never tried them, I recommend purchasing a pair. They need not be expensive - mine weren't.
They say the 30's are like the 20's, the 40's are like the 30's and well forget that "little black dress" -now it's all about those sparkly red shoes!!! (The red necklace, earings and purse were great too, but let's just say I borrowed those items. It sounds better, right?) LOL