Saturday, January 20, 2018
I've been teaching since 1962 when I graduated from BYU with a BS degree in Physical Education (Dance) and began work on my Masters Degree in Dance and received free tuition for graduate studies while I taught. Later I would teach DANCE for 10 years in college settings, then go back to school and received an ELEMENTARY TEACHING CREDENTIAL and I taught FIRST GRADE after my divorce-that was a challenge! While doing that I attended BYU again and got a library endorsement on my teaching credential and became a school LIBRARIAN teaching all grades.
My next JOB was COMMUNITY EDUCATION COORDINATOR for Utah State University-Uintah Basin when we moved to Roosevelt after my marriage to Allen. I loved organizing, taking and teaching some classes in a wide variety of topics: computers, writing your life story, photography, guitar, calligraphy, flower arranging, water color, weaving, basketry, petroglyph study, photoshop, wood carving, woodwork, jewelry making, cooking, etc. It was fun to find qualified teachers for various classes and actually learning new skills helped prepare me for retirement hobbies.
During the years, I've received my share of CRITICISMS also which can stop you dead in your tracks or be a GREAT TEACHER to help you improve. But I'm most thankful for loving friends and family who along the way have ENCOURAGED me and COMPLIMENTED ME. Take some time today to do that. Leave a positive compliment for a friend on a BLOG or in an EMAIL or in PERSON, it will make their day. Also a little kindness to yourself always help. What COMPLIMENT CAN YOU GIVE YOURSELF?
Saturday, January 13, 2018
1. Studying scriptures and praying daily keeps me in tune with inspiration that can come my way.
2. Being grateful for my many blessings helps keeps me focused on the good in my life.
3. Pursuing goals and activities that I love like interacting with family, doing genealogy research, preparing lessons and teaching fills my bucket.
4. Life is good. Looking for serendipity helps....unexpected blessings.
How's your NEW YEAR coming?
Monday, January 8, 2018
Amazing how fast the years fly by and my second born son is now a father of three teenagers and one almost 12 years old pre-teen, busy husband and teacher of Digital Design at UVU. He's a go-getter who accomplishes lots with his time serving others, leading his family, teaching and developing his talents and abilities. Through the years he's been there when I've needed his help with whatever-teaching me all about computers, repairing my digital equipment, coaching his younger brother's soccer team, being a mentor and supporter and great example, calling me often or emailing to see how I'm doing, cooking great meals for family get togethers, listening and asking questions that show that he cares for everyone whether in our family or in the community that surrounds him. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Son. Love you always and forever, Mom
Saturday, January 6, 2018
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Sunday, December 24, 2017
Happy to have some of my family here to celebrate the holidays with us...would be nice to all be together one day.
|Just missing Emilee who is in Paris France on her mission|
|James the youngest keeping warm|
|Dan the original Apple guy|
|Mr and Mrs Floyd at Christmastime in St. George|
|Heather with Grandma and her Dad|
Monday, December 18, 2017
Examples: when someone is unkind to you in some way, your immediate reaction is to be unkind in return. Rather than TAKING THINGS PERSONALLY, let the unkind remark pass by you and don't feel the need to immediately DEFEND yourself or REACT with the same unkindness. NOT EASY BUT POSSIBLE. Tomorrow is another day to try again...life is a PROCESS to learn from not just a destination. We can always IMPROVE and congratulate our self for making the effort to improve.