Thursday, May 2, 2013


 Where's a starting place when you need to make money at home?  Read books and listen to people like Carrie Wilkerson's THE BAREFOOT EXECUTIVE, Jon Acuff's START, and Dave Ramsey's EntreLeadership.  Make time each day to do something toward a better life.

My Something Wonderful today:  People who share their life with us so we can grow.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Teaching Good Things

 I have always said, "We go to public school for twelve long years and are not taught skills for the most important jobs we will ever have, being a spouse and parent."

Every Wednesday night when my children were little, we traveled 47 minutes to a class so they could be taught life skills.  Not only were the lessons on practical applications but having the right attitude and the right heart.

The teachers: The Brodock Family. 

Jeff and Kathy Brodock have a huge heart for training others about what really matters.

My Something Wonderful for today: The Brodock Family

Monday, February 25, 2013


Ever get to the place you just don't know what else to do?  Certain situations in your life  overwhelming?  Worked and worked on trying to fix something or someone?  I am the type of person who believes in hanging in there.  Don't ever give up! Keep trying there is a solution somewhere, someway. 

There comes a time tho where we really can't do anymore.  Below is a conversation I had with someone when I was going through a tough time.

 Sandra, have you done all you know to do?


 Is there anything more you can do about the situation?


Well then,  you have done all you know to do.  You can not do anything else.  So stop worrying about it; there is nothing left to do.

This is not an excuse to be lazy and not try anymore or to keep learning.  I am forever working on solutions but sometimes we just have to realize for the moment we've Done All We Can Do.

My Something Wonderful for TodayRest, for I have done all I know to do.

Monday, February 11, 2013

"We just looovvveeee you!"

Sometimes you never know when what you say can make a huge difference in someones life.  Several years ago I was teaching piano at a private school and the grandparents of three of my students (all siblings) would come by to pick up their grandchildren due to dentist appointments, etc...  Since this was during school hours, they would see me walking down the hall to get another student for music.

The grandmother continually would say to me, "We just looovvveeee you!"  What she didn't know at the time was that I was very ill and was going to have to stop teaching at the school.  She decided to bring her grandchildren to my home so they could continue to have music lessons.  I continued to get worse so my lovely daughter took over and became the primary piano teacher.  That gave me time to visit with this lovely lady.

Melissa and I have become great friends.  I have since had surgery and am doing better.  I have told her but am not sure just how much she comprehends how her telling me I was loved made such a difference.

My Something Wonderful for today: The words, "We just looovvveee you."


Wednesday, January 30, 2013


I am a planner.  Ya just have to set goals and make a plan to reach those goals.  The only thing is,  plans have to be rethought and revamped many times over.  Forgive yourself when you realize  the ideas you had to start with didn't work.  It's o.k. Keep moving. Don't give up!  I will say; however, there are those who only plan, and plan , and plan....... but never do anything to execute those great concepts.  At least do what you have strategized to do.  Then after a good while if it is not working, REVAMP.


A little note:

I have learned that even though I have to rethink and revamp because my original plan wasn't working as well as I knew it should, I was still way further down the road than I would have been had I not started anything at all.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013


When my daughter was in the fourth grade she was given an assignment to write a paragraph about bees.  In tears, she cried out to me, " I don't know what to write."  A friend of mine had heard about a writing program and invited me to come to her house for an introduction. We purchased this program.  The result: My then little girl comes to me grinning from ear to ear in all excitement asking, " Can I read you what I wrote?"

My sweet little girl is now a grown woman of 21 and is working on her English major.

My Something Wonderful for today: The Institute for Excellence in Writing

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Invited to a Valentine dinner many years ago, I was introduced to Generation Cedar.  I was so very impressed by what I witnessed.  You see I knew that raising our children was something we did on purpose.  We as parents are not suppose to just let our children grow up, but we are to have a plan and set goals for their upbringing.  I witnessed many families with this same vision at this dinner. 

Over time I have visited the blog at Generation Cedar  and I can tell you the truth is always told. You will not find compromise.  I am grateful to know that there is a family with such great integrity. 

My Something Wonderful for today:  Generation Cedar

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Due to physical issues, I needed a homebased business in order to provide a living.  I started selling on ebay.  Not knowing anything about it, I just listed some items here and there.  At the post office one day a man came in and the post master looked at me and said, " He sells on eBay, you should talk to him."  He shared some ideas with me and we went our own way.

A few months pass and I am still not making any money. Selling things yes. Being able to pay bills no.  I emailed him and he popped me back three messages with loads of information. One of my concerns  was I had learned you can't sell on ebay during the month of January due to people just not buying.  He said to list everyday because you never know when someone is shopping for a certain item.

I am so glad I listened to him.  I have been listing away this month and my sales are growing.

My Something Wonderful today: The man at the post office.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Why is it when one thing goes wrong with your computer your whole world falls apart?  There is not a bit of patience to be found.  All reasoning and sense of being a calm person is non existing.  Thinking of myself as an adult, I would say that when something goes wrong I just find out what it is and fix it.  Oh, no, I have to panic, have some kind of a fit, and just know that there is no hope.

My wonderful son comes in, turns my laptop upside down, unscrews the bottom, pops something back into place and now I am happy.  It works.  

My something wonderful for today: My son and a working computer.