It Fits…Perfectly

Who got to hold a 15 foot snake, snapping turtle and bearded dragon this weekend? This girl!

Evan’s 8th birthday party was on Saturday, and because of his extreme love for reptiles, I endured 18 children under the age of 10 AT MY HOUSE, a traveling reptile zoo, and lots of slimy, slithering creatures.  That’s when you know how much you REALLY love someone.  In any case, I survived both of our birthdays last week and am still sane (somewhat).

Meanwhile, my sister-in-law (one of the coolest women I know and a fantastic writer) sent me this, and I love it!  Thanks Lynn!

Do Actions Really Speak Louder?

Have you ever seen someone run a red light or stop sign?  What did you think about that person?  Chances are you had thoughts run through your mind like, “Jerk!” or “Where are the cops when you need them?”  Now turn the question around.  Have you ever accidentally run a red light or stop sign?  If you have, what were you thinking after it happened?  You were probably thinking, “Holy ….” or “I hope the cops didn’t see!”  What is the only difference between the two examples?  When we are the ones that run the stop sign, we know our intent is not to harm others, and that we just made a mistake.  When the other person runs the stop sign, however, we attribute their actions to the way they are.

The Mountain

A son and his father were walking on the mountains. Suddenly, his son falls, hurts himself and screams: “AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!” To his surprise, he hears the voice repeating, somewhere in the mountain: “AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!”

Curious, he yells: “Who are you?” He receives the answer: “Who are you?”  Then the father screams to the mountain: “I admire you!” The voice answers: “I admire you!” Angered at the response, he screams: “Coward!” He receives the answer: “Coward!” He looks to his father and asks: “What’s going on?”