About Me

I am a crazy woman, funny and carefree but type A and anal all at the same time. I have two daughters and a Father who's a King...what more do I need?! My goal on this planet is to help His bride: literally (I plan weddings for a living!) and spiritually (I occasionally offer words of wisdom to loved ones...) Bless us all on this journey!

Jesus and His Girl

Jesus and His Girl

Thursday, October 16, 2008

"Flourishers" Do It Better

Life, that is. Just read an article on Longevity, with 13 things that you may already do, that help us live longer. One is to eat purple food (grapes, grape juice, blueberries, raspberries, wine). Another is to drink green or black tea. Another is to have friends (awww). But one that stuck with me is the line between what they call Languishers and Flourishers. Kind of the "Glass is Half-Full" vs "Half-Empty" kinda thing. I mostly am a flourisher, in that I'm passionate and know what makes me happy and I laugh a lot and have great family and friends. I have my weeks tho when I'm a languisher, and I can feel it and I hate it! You know when you turn into a whiner and you know you're a whiner and you don't like it about yourself but you do it anyway?! Yeahhhh. Sooo, in spite of the crazy weekend I have ahead of me I'm gonna take two minutes and think about things that make me happy.

Good strong flavorful coffee.
The beach.
Homemade soup.
Reading in bed at the end of the day with my kids.

There. I feel flourished already:) What little goodies make you happy?


Jenny W said...

good jokes too, and this one's a little riske but here goes: a little boy was born with no eyelids so they had to come up with some soft folded skin to do eyelid surgery. they chose to use some foreskin. except one of the side-effects, according to the dr, was that the little guy would wake up cock-eyed.


here's the funniest part. my 83 year old grandma told me that joke in my store today. no lie.

maybe THAT'S where i get the feistiness...

Liz said...

Too funny, Jenny! Your grandma sounds like quite a lady! :) Great post, sometimes it is good to focus on the simple things that mean so much, especially in today's world of politics and the economy! Let's see... my list would be quite long, but here is what first comes to mind.
Sandy beaches, palm trees, warm breezes, kisses from Isaac, hearing my husband walk in the door from work, gummy bears, diet pepsi, friends who call just to chat, memories of fun times with the girl at Purdue, etc.... :) See I feel better already!

Jenny W said...

i know, right? 30 seconds to think of a few things that are personal and sweet just to us. makes it all better. sigh... :)

Mrs. Sara said...

When my husband brings some Cherry Garcia home from the store! :)

Elizabeth F. said...

let me see...these things make me happy:

-coffee drinks
-pumpkin pie with whipped cream
-seeing the snow fall through the window pane
-Girl's Night Out!
-My Grandma's House
-the beach and laying by the pool in the warm sun
-getting together with family and friends
-warm, rich colors
and some more things that I can't think of right now...

bethsuncle said...

I stated doing a short yoga routine every morning about three months ago and what it is doing for me is incremental and slightly unbelievable. It's not always easy to start, but it is becoming easier and easier to continue. If you want to open some amazing doors, give it a whirl.