"One day at a time--this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering."

Ida Scott Taylor


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Getting Into The Fun of It

I became a cowgirl for one day, during Hat Day at
the elementary school where I work,
in order to raise money for
Riley Children's Hospital.
I must say that I love being a part of doing 
these fun days, right along with
all of the children.


My hubby thought it looked a little silly
on me, but then he's much more
conservative than I am. 
You know what they say,
opposites attract!
He balances me out when I need it and I
loosen him up when he needs
a little adventure and spontaneity.
I'd be curious to know how many of you
can relate to opposites attracting in
your marriage?....and if you
want to share, please tell us how you differ. 
I would love to hear.

On the last day of our special week at school,
I became this roaring tiger.

The staff played a ballgame against one another as
a reward for the children to watch after we
reached the goal amount needed
to give to Riley Children's Hospital.
I was the tiger mascot that 
cheered for the staff ball team and
also really enjoyed giving high fives to the children
all lined up around the gym waiting 
for me to acknowledge them. 
Their smiles said it all!

It is amazing
how much fun you can have when 
you are in a mask.
(oh that would be a good subject for a new post!)
  You can ham it up and no need to 
worry about how crazy you are acting. 
I enjoyed it so much!  
The only downfall, was it felt like 100 degrees
under all of that fur!


" A smile is a curve
that sets everything straight."
Phylis Diller 


So what is one of the fun and crazy things you've done?

7 comments:

Andrea said...

Love the hat. Yes, I do think opposites often attract. However, I have found that we have both become more like each other after being married for a while....both molding a little for the good.
Blessings,
andrea

Mary said...

Yep!!! Can you guess which one of us is more conservative????? lol

And I say do all those fun and silly things without the mask!!!!! :) :)

Oh how I wish we lived near!!!

Hugs!!!!

Oh, you make a great looking cowgirl!!!

Butterfly Works said...

I think you look great in that hat....and girl talk about different...my hubby and I are as different as two people can be..We are like minded in our faith but not much else...We grew up together so we have known each other for a very long time and over the years we have figured out the give and take of being so different......We're pretty good at knowing what's important to the other and accomodating....My daughter said one time that she could feel her Dad and me fighting inside of her....the differences she has inherited...but she seems to have adjusted and made the most of two very different parents...He's the serious one and I am always looking for the fun....
I know God put us together because we have been so good for each other...He is my "human" rock and holds my heart in his hands....
Hugs and Blessings,
Nancy

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

Mary,
Before I even wrote this post, I knew you were more like me and not conservative. But oh how I hope I can loosen up with my art like you do because I love your graffiti style etc...

Heart2Heart said...

Lee Ann,

Please stop by my blog today for another Urgent Prayer request, this time its for my family.

http://godsheart-heart2heart.blogspot.com/2010/05/urgent-prayer-needed-for-kat.html

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Bren said...

You make a great looking cowgirl and I think you wear the hat well :-)
I'm married to an opposite and like you it has worked out well to bring balance and help both of us grow in the areas we are weak in. My hubby is an extrovert and has kept me laughing for years, he's helped me come out of my shell. God really knew what he was doing when he brought the two of us together.

DJ said...

My sweet quiet husband just shakes his head and loves me anyway...
:-)