Do you think birthdays are better as an adult or when you were a child?
For me, I don’t have any birthdays from when I was growing up that stand out as “the best birthday ever!!”
When I turned 40 Chris and the boys planned a big surprise party for me (the only surprise party I’ve ever had:) – it was such a fun time!!!
Well, Chris got a birthday card the other day that made me start thinking about the differences between birthdays then and now. Mostly thought, I just want you to get to enjoy the fun of the card!
Remember birthdays when you were still a kid?
You’d shove like ten slices of Pizza into your mouth - Follow it up with soda pop and candy and tons of cake and ice cream-and spend the rest of the night bouncing off the walls in a sugar-induced frenzy!!! Remember how much fun that was?
Well, that ship has sailed. Now sit down before you fall down and have a happy birthday!!!
HaHa – this just made me laugh!!! I think it might be implying that Chris is getting old!!!
Growing up I remember learning the verse – Pride comes before a fall. (I think it’s from Proverbs.) I always pictured it as a literal fall!!!!
But, there are other ways to be proud that I think are really great.
Sometimes we have accomplishments that we truly should be proud of – nothing wrong with having pride in ourselves!!! We work hard and deserve to celebrate our success whether it is from a race, something at work, something to do with our family or anything else that we have really put our heart into.
The other way that we express pride is in others.
Chris and I try to tell our boys often how proud we are of them because I think everyone needs to hear that they are making others proud!!!
Yesterday when Chris opened his birthday cards, I read what the boys wrote to him and it was so sweet.
Both boys thanked Chris for everything he does. Hunter said – “I’m proud to be your son!” He has heard us say how proud we are to be his parents and now that he is older, the feeling is mutual!!!
I’m talking about someone who plays along with the MANY things that are constantly going around in the social media world.
A few years ago there was the “color” game. Women would just randomly post….
The color was supposed to be bra color (or something) and it was all for breast cancer awareness.
I’ve seen games that involve an elaborate story and if you make the mistake of commenting then you have to post the same story on your site.
If you spent any time on FaceBook over the weekend you probably saw multiple videos of people dumping buckets of ice over their heads.
The idea behind the ice bucket challenge is awesome – it is to raise money and awareness for charity. It actually started as far back as June 8. In the past week, this has been changed to raising money for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease).
Over the weekend, I saw lots of fun videos and even ended up being tagged. BTW – when you get tagged you are supposed to complete the challenge in 24 hours or less.
Umm…..I think the cause is great and am happy to support it by making a donation but I did not dump ice water on my head.
I’m about as non-participatory as they come these days!! That might make me totally -
but I’m OK with it.
Do you take part in the MANY activities/causes that are always going around the FaceBook/social media world?
As I’ve gotten older I’ve gotten more set in my ways. However, I still like to try new things. This morning I tried to make a GIF following the incredible instructions that Taylor (Lifting Revolution) shared earlier this week. (I haven’t mastered it yet!!!)
I also like to try new moves and workout programs as often as possible!!! I have a super fun new program to try next week!
Sunday 8/10 - 44 leg crunches while balancing on wobble disc.
I did keep my hands on the ground the entire time – otherwise I didn’t feel like I could work my abs or hip flexors at all because I just kept falling off!