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06 June 2010 @ 04:35 pm
I came across this today, and it was just too cute to pass up. I'm afraid though, that it's easy to get sucked into taking these types of pictures.

Take a look:
Current Mood: happyhappy

This video speaks for itself....how should we really view learning? 

Thank you Sir Ken Robinson!

P.S. If you haven't seen his first video, you should see that too:

 After moving off to a new place, I totally neglected this blog, and decided I should start up again. It's worth it. Even if I can help a few people around me to remind them to look for good things, I can put in a few minutes of my own day. 

Today as I was at Costco, there was a family approaching the exit doors. There was a mother, father and a physically handicapped boy in a wheelchair. If you're all familiar with Costco, the exit man (or woman) must check the receipt. I saw the man give the young boy the receipt, so the boy could then give it to the exit-man. The exit man could have easily shunned the little boy, marked off the receipt and continued on with the busy flow of shopping carts leaving the store. However, this man got down to the level of the young boy and smiled and said thank you when the boy handed the receipt over. The exit man gave the boy such a big smile and words of encouragement, it just made my day so much better. I could only imagine what it did for the young boy and his family. 
17 September 2009 @ 10:15 pm

Check this out! This turtle's got some cool "wheels" to roam around on. 

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07 July 2009 @ 07:16 pm

If you haven't yet...watch it! It's amazing. By yourself, with a friend, whatever. Check it out and watch it. It's worth your time. It's a little confusing, but stick with it.
Current Mood: shockedshocked
29 June 2009 @ 09:43 am

I know we all may not want to become millionaires, but as people who have had such financial success, it may not be a bad idea for us to follow in their footsteps. It's nice to know that in this economic recession, we may follow these habits to become more financially stable in our own lives.

27 June 2009 @ 09:41 am
First and foremost, I can't forget to recognize all of the Fathers out there! I'm not 100% sure if Father's day is a holiday just for the United States, but either way, all fathers should be recognized for the efforts they put in for their families. As examples of strength, courage and hard-work. They're our comfort, our strength, our role-models with the love to keep their families happy and taken care of. Thank you for everything you do! Our world would not be the same without your determination and conviction, thank you.

Second of all, I'd just like to mention one more thing. While going about my Sunday, I was pleased to hear of a beautiful act of kindness from one woman to the next. A lady who I know had a friend of hers visiting for a few days, and the reason they had become friends in the first place was simple, but very thoughtful. While the lady I know who was pregnant, the woman who was visiting would come every week and clean her house for her. I just thought to myself when I had heard the news was, what a wonderful friend to have done such an act of kindness.
26 June 2009 @ 09:41 am
Saturday, June 20, 2009

In a city outside of the Portland Metropolitan Area, hundreds of people came from surrounding cities and towns to watch almost 20 hot air balloons launch in the cool morning air. People of all ages, young and old were excited to see the balloonists carefully prepare their balloons for take off.

Personally, I was quite thrilled to be at the event as well. I had been to the same festival in previous years and looked forward to it year and year again.

There was something fascinating about watching the balloons prepare for take off and the actual lift off. There was a precision to each action to prepare the balloons; checking the balloons for holes to possibly patch up, a certain combination of hot and cold air to fill the balloons entirely. Each team member for each balloon knew what point of the balloon to check to insure the safety of the passengers in the basket.


The audience, came from different ethnical, racial and financial backgrounds from a relatively close region. Young and old, single or married, kids and parents came to see this wonderful event. It was beautiful to see all of us in the same place to witness this awe-filled morning. Yet, there was something that we all had in common.

It was amazing to come to this festival and see all of these people gathered together for one purpose. However, unlike most events in the American society, this event took place at 5:45 AM. Now, I know that my mom and I drove almost an hour just to get to this place, which put me at waking up at 4:00 AM to shower and get directions and get there. Now, when hundreds of people are waking up all over for an even that starts before 6:00 AM, I know, without a doubt, that people do not look pretty. It's just the way it is, and I enjoyed it that way. There were people in pajamas, people in slacks, people in jeans. Yes, we all were fascinated and excited to see these balloons take off, don't get me wrong! But, it was quite comical to see hundreds of people so excited to see balloons take off in the morning to give up a couple more hours of sleep. There were people yawning, people with blankets, people with coffee to keep them alert, no matter what the state of people were, it was almost a miracle to see so many people with a smile on to witness this event. People were not rude; there was no reason to be! We all were watching ginormous hot air balloons take off in the dawn of the day.

Colors filled the air as balloons were inflated, and children pointed, constantly repeating "Wow! Look at that!" and every time a balloon lifted off the ground, the crowd would cheer, wave and clap for the success of take off.

I was able to sit really close to one particular balloon be prepared for take off and took pictures of the progression. It was a glorious morning.

All in all, it was a simple festival, but as is the purpose of festivals, it brought many different people together to enjoy the same wonder and beauty of something so simple.

People found happiness that morning, and I was glad to have the chance to witness that.