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Life Is What It Is!


It’s been a while since I have written on this blog… lots of things have happened since the last time I wrote. First of all, my computer crashed and I had only my phone to communicate with on the internet. I am back now, though!

Another thing that has happened… my daughter was diagnosed with lymphoma, so I have made the trip from Oklahoma to Illinois to help her through her chemo and help with my grandchildren.

Staying in the city is a change from living in the country!  The city noises are strange compared to the quietness of our rural home, and it’s not easy sleeping with the different noises.

Ashley, Cooper, and I put up the Christmas tree last week, and together we decorated it. We also have crafted some nice decorations, too.

My daughter Mirandy and I thought it would be a wonderful thing if we did Random Acts of Christmas Kindness (RACK) this holiday season with Ashley (9)  and Cooper (4), to give them something positive to think about. We wrote twenty-four kindnesses on a sheet of paper, one for every day until Christmas.

Ashley rewrote them on gift size cards I had previously cut from construction paper. She decorated the fronts of the cards with stencils and colored pens, enjoying every minute of it!

When we awake in the mornings, we take turns drawing out of the big holiday bowl, which holds the cards for our kindness of the day! RACK has been a big conversational topic in this house, and my grand children are feeling good about doing these little things for others.

I didn’t realize just how much Cooper thought about these acts until Saturday evening while he and Ashley were in the bedroom watching a movie. Paul, Mandy, and I were in the living room getting ready to watch bedlam, (OSU vs OU).

All of a sudden Cooper comes running into the living room crying, “Grandma, Ashley is in here doing random acts of meanness!”

I nearly fell to the floor laughing! Well, he’s been told to use his words! 🙂

Have a great day, God bless you, and don’t forget RACK!

Catch you later, Evie! ❤

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Comments on: "Life Is What It Is!" (13)

  1. Christi Dobbs said:

    Love reading about my favorite people! So glad I am included! Maybe I can come up with some RACK myself, would love to see your suggestions. Kiss those babies for me…

    Love forever,
    Christi

  2. Christi,

    I have put a link to my Pinterest board at the top of my blog posts. There is a board titled Peanut Butter Sandwiches, (my words for doing good for others), you will find pins there for RACK ideas.

    So far we have made cookies for the neighborhood firehouse, written notes of thanks, just because, given compliments to others, toys for tots, and more. We are going to make cookies for our neighbors (who just happens to be from Oklahoma, the mother is about my age, and is out here because of an illness.) We have so many ideas, I will be posting more on my blog. Be sure to read!

    There are so many things we can do, from making cookies to helping the needy, send a package to the troops, babysitting for a tired mom… on and on!

    When you start yours, be sure to share what you are doing on my blog so others can get ideas, too. I know you will come up with a lot of ideas!

    Glad you are in our life, we love you so!
    Thanks for the comment!

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    • Thank you for visiting my site. I am hoping to write more often. Life sort of twisted on me, but I am back! I am planning on adding some crafts and recipes soon. Please share my site with your friends. Stop in again and visit soon! Have a wonderful Christmas, and any other holiday you celebrate! 🙂

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  10. Found this blog through the Facebook page Random Acts of Christmas Kindness. Hysterical fits of laughter over the “Random Acts of Meanness” comment – kids really do think outside the square!!!

    • That was one of the most refreshing moments in a very rough period of our life, with my daughter’s illness. I thought I was going to choke I laughed so hard.

      You are so right, they do think outside the box, you never know what will come forth from their mouths! Children make the world a happier place!

      Glad you enjoyed the post. Hope you will visit again, soon! Thanks for stopping in!

      Have a blessed day, ~Evie

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