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Thursday, April 28, 2011

My Favorite Picture

This is my favorite picture that I've come across so far. Camping at Lewis and Clark Lake in Yankton, South Dakota with the cousins. That's my Dad. Even though you can't see his face, I love that he's just got me perched there like his pal. My arm around his neck. It may not even have been that fun or memorable of a day, but I would never have seen it to remember had someone not snapped the shot at that moment.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

What I lack...

What I lack…… the ability to Shut the FREAK up!

In an attempt to curb this terrible habit I am limiting this post to 150 words. HA!

One of my FB friends recently posted something to the effect of, “Sometimes keeping your mouth shut accomplishes more than running it.” And here’s how I know I have a problem, I immediately wanted to comment.

Why do I always have to put in my two cents? And, why can’t I ever just put in my two cents instead of my entire 50 STATES coin collection, Philadelphia and Denver Mint?

 As a Shutterfly guru, I was asked a few weeks ago to do a VIDEO GENIE blurb on a photo book that I created on Shutterfly. I had only 30 seconds. “OMG, that can’t be for real!” I thought initially. I scripted it and rehearsed and rerecorded it like SERIOUSLY 50 times. It turned out okay, but I think as a Speech Therapist, I find value in complete expression of feelings and thoughts using speech.

Just like any other obsessive compulsive activity, if even once in a while you are rewarded by BLABBERING you will naturally seek to be rewarded again by running your mouth. So, I must also go back and examine the times that were detrimental. The times when if I’d kept my mouth shut, I’d have ended up a lot better off.

I love comments. Let me know a situation in which LESS was MORE when it came to putting in your two cents.

Oh BTW, if you are counting the words- SHAME ON YOU....... (and also, how many were there?)

A prompt from MAMA KAT.

Mama’s Losin’ It