Mistakes Can Make The Best Teachers

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. -Albert Einstein

Describe the best mistake you’ve made and all the things you’ve learned from that mistake.

Well, I think I’ve said before, I don’t necessarily believe in mistakes because everything that has happened in my life has culminated in me being here right now in this place, and its good.

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I have a funny and embarrassing story about this that I’ll tell you soon. I promise.

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Taking Turns… Showing Grace

A little girl pushed my kid today.

We were at the playground with other little kids, and this one girl wanted to play with a ball Wee One had. WO put it down and she picked it up. When WO went back for it, I intervened, and they sort of shared, then forgot the ball.

Later, right before the other girl was about to leave, she walked up to our stuff and said, “My ball.” I corrected her that it was ours. She pouted, went straight to where WO was standing on the sidewalk, and pushed her square in the chest.

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Share Your World – Guest Questions!

Just because it is April and I am doing the A to Z thing, there are still my regularly scheduled(ish) features that I don’t want to ignore! This week in Share Your World, Cee had a guest blogger put questions forth, and they’re fun!

Check out my answers, check out Cee’s, and let me know that you think! What would your answers be?

1.  What is your favorite word?

Love.

2.  What is your least favorite word?  

Dare I bring up “moist?”

3.  What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?

Acceptance. Nature. Open windows.

4.  What turns you off?

Judgement and pressure.

5.  What is your favorite curse word?

It is a very commonplace word that begins with an F – Fie. Fie is the word I began to say after Wee One arrived to keep from swearing in front of her. Because that other F word is really my favorite.

6.  What sound or noise do you love?

Coffee brewing, Wee One’s giggle.

7.  What sound or noise do you hate?

Nails on a chalkboard.

8.  What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

Archeology

9.  What profession would you not like to do?

I don’t want to be a social worker with family services.

10.  If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

I just want open arms I can sink into.

Le Belle Et La Bete

I just saw the newest Beauty and the Beast and it was one of the best movies I’ve seen in a long time. (Spoiler alert.)

To be fair, the original Beauty and the Beast is probably my favorite of all the Disney movies. When I saw it (I was a sophomore in high school) I was studying French – we actually watched it in French in French class, if that makes sense – and that fall, I broke up with a boy that I didn’t really like, but I was still lonely and a little depressed, so I felt like Beast. When he roared, it was like a roar I would… roar. At one point when he said, “It’s hopeless.” That’s how I really felt. (Ah… high school.)

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Isn’t She Quaint? Showing Love

Whenever I’m around my mom or my MIL, I often find myself feeling unsteady, though I couldn’t quite put my finger on how to explain it. Today, I realized that there’s a scene from the show Firefly that seems to show it well.

(What? You haven’t seen Firefly? Surely know that if you watch it, any ailment you’re feeling in your body is miraculously healed and a puppy is saved from being kicked. So go watch it. I’ll wait.)

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