September 19, 2012

Wake Up Wednesday

Last week's challenge was to set a goal.  I have never been as consistent as I should be with exercising. It's the thing that always falls to the wayside.  I go through periods where I fit it in and then long periods of time where it doesn't make the cut.  I have gained a lot of weight over the last two years.  Ugh.  Well, my goal is to workout at least three times a week.  I want to feel like I'm on my game.  I've been going for a couple of weeks now and I'm trying to make it part of my schedule so it will stick.  You might have to check up on me in a month or so to make sure I'm not slacking :)

This week's challenge is to change someone's day.  I made this little sign featuring one of my favorites quotes.  Feel free to print it or use it.

I believe we all have the power to change someone's day for the better.  I don't think it's even that hard.   It just requires a little thought.  This challenge has infinite possibilities.  I can't wait to hear what you come up with.  I don't have anything planned yet, but I'm excited to think of something.

Did anyone set a goal?  I'd love to hear about it.  Thanks for reading.


  1. Good luck with your goal! Love the printable!

  2. Hey, I was ahead of you and did this Monday! I took lunch to a friend on her birthday. She doesn't have family around and has moved out of our neighborhood so I don't see her often, so it was fun to catch up. Even when we're adults, it's nice to be remembered on our birthdays. Hopefully it made her day brighter.

  3. I have meant to make a chore chart with my girls at least a million times since last fall and have failed to. tonight... we busted out a piece of paper and some crayons (my girls are very visual so using a variety of colors helped) and they decided on their own chores (they are 8 and 10) for each day. We also came up with a set that have to be done every day (homework, medicine, hang up back packs, etc). Then we decided on a family on what we will do as a reward. We don't want to do allowance so we are trying something that I heard on the radio (WAY FM). We took a vase (the person being interviewed used a mason jar) and put $11 in it. One for each day left this month. Each day we will look at the chore chart. If they did their chores, all of the dollars stay in. If not, a dollar comes out. At the end of the month whatever money is left can be used for a family date night that they get to pick out. We made a few rules: if they go 7 days in a row of keeping their dollars, they get a bonus $1. They can be gently reminded once to finish their chores before loosing their dollar. We decided to use a code word for this reminder (they chose "apple"). And the final rule is that mom or dad can change the chore chart when needed.

    Next step.... STICKING TO IT!! ;)

  4. My goal was to focus on noticing the good a bit more. I only tried to tell my husband of all the things I was grateful for and how proud I am of him while going to school, working full time and completing his clinicals before graduation. Rather than identifying the things I wish could be better or things that I would like to be different. Our week went much better and there was a different happiness in our home. It is much easier said then done to only notice and talk about the good, but it was a great way to see how much better life is not worrying all the time about the things you cannot change in the moment. A time will soon come when our schedules are not booked with so much chaos, where time can be filled up more consistently with family. :)

  5. Cheri- can you tell me the name of the type you used for "highest?" I absolutely love that capital "h"

    Thanks!! :)

    1. The font on that word is "Channel." You can download it free at or it's on picmonkey, too.



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