Skip to main content

Being Grateful and Doing Good...Today!

I've been thinking about how to write this post all day today.  I know it's not food related at all, but it's something that I've been thinking about for a while and maybe you have too.

This last week has been a little rough.  Nothing too horrible, but not my average week.  It seemed like things were just getting worse instead of better.  I was so tempted to be negative and complain about what was happening, but I kept thinking in the back of my mind of all the things that I'm grateful for. 

Here are a few of my thoughts.  I'm sharing a few videos that touched me that are made by my church, but whether or not you are religious, these are things that everyone can relate to. 

There will always be people that I'd like to be like that are kinder, more patient, in better physical shape, healthier, more stylish, better at decorating, etc.  It's easy to get weighed down by all the things that you'd like to do or like to become.  I have a mental list a mile long of things that I'd like to do or do better.  But there aren't enough hours in a day to do all these things...or will be ever!

I've thought a lot about this and have decided that what matters are two things.

1.  There are so many more people that are in harder situations that I am.  Whether it be with financial, health, marriage or family problems.  Even though I may have challenges there will always be someone else that is worse off in some way.

I really enjoyed watching this video this morning which put things more into perspective for me. 

2.  The sure way to be happy to to help others.  To remember "Have I done any good in the world today?"  This video of one of my favorite songs reminded me of that this morning.

Even if you're housebound with sick kids, there are ways to do good and help others.  It may be spending a little extra time with your sick kid instead of rushing off to wash the dishes.  Or sending a quick email to a friend to see how they are doing.  The possibilities are endless and there is always something good to do today!

The best way to feel better is to help someone else. 
Anyway...that's what I've been thinking about lately.  I am so blessed with so many things and have wonderful family and friends. 
See...I have nothing to complain about.  :)

Popular posts from this blog

One Hour Rolls

These rolls are amazing!  I've been making these rolls since 2001 when I was a newlywed and my sister-in-law shared the recipe with me.  The rolls are light, fluffy, easy to make and they only take one hour!  And delicious too!   I've made these rolls more times than I can count, so I've perfected the art of making them.  Here are some step-by-step instructions with pictures for you. Here's what you'll need.  I buy pretty much all of the ingredients in this recipe at Sam's club, thus the huge containers.  You need warm water, yeast, oil, sugar, salt, egg and flour. In the mixer bowl, add warm water (not hot), oil, sugar and yeast.  Mix together. After ten or fifteen minutes the yeast mixture should be puffed up like this.  Time to add the salt and beaten egg. Then mix in the flour.  (I've used a mixture of half wheat and half white flour successfully.) Keep adding flour until the dough is manageable.  It will be a little sticky, b

The Best French Bread I've Ever Made

This is the best french bread I've ever made.  I got this recipe from my friend, Nikki, who gave us some of this bread as a thank you for my hubby helping them move a piano.  I remember it being delicious and we gobbled it up fast.  I was intimidated for some reason by the recipe and waited a few years before I made it. We needed some bread for to make some turkey, provolone, avocado sandwiches, so I made some of this bread and it was perfect!  We sliced one loaf like they do at Subway.  Then later I made normal shaped sandwiches with the rest of the bread.  Delicious... light and fluffy and yummy! Update 2/22/12: This is still my favorite bread after making it for a year! It turns out perfect every time and it's gone in a flash! printable recipe French Bread recipe from my friend, Nikki Yield: 2 loaves   Ingredients 2 c. warm water 1 pkg (or 1 heaping Tbsp.) yeast 1/4 c. granulated sugar 1 T. olive oil

One Hour Breadsticks

I got this fast and easy recipe for breadsticks from my sister over 10 years ago. I've been making it ever since. Give them a try. They're super easy and yummy! Printable recipe One Hour Breadsticks recipe from my sister, Lissa Ingredients 3 c. flour 2 T. sugar 1/2 tsp. salt 1 1/2 c. warm water 1 T. instant yeast Directions Mix all ingredients for three minutes in mixer (I use my kitchenaid), adding more flour if needed so the dough is workable and not too sticky.  Let rest for 10 minutes. Roll out and brush with melted butter, then sprinkle with parmesan cheese and garlic salt/powder.  Put on greased pan and cut into breadsticks. (I use a pizza cutter to cut them).  Let rest for 10 minutes.  Bake for 15 - 20 minutes at 350 or until lightly browned. My notes: I usually half this recipe and it fills up almost a whole cookie sheet or a pizza stone. If you want to