Monday, August 6, 2007

how could my life be better?

a friend of mine has a friend who has the most entertaining and fabulous blog. i don't know this girl, but i love to check in on her blog regularly to get a good laugh or to get the wheels in my head turning. she just recently urged her readers to "live a better life" and she is right. here are some changes that i have decided i NEED to make so that i can live life to the fullest:

1) have a little more patience with my husband and my children... crumbs on the carpet are not that important

2) when i have an idea about something i want to learn or do, do it... don't wait until years down the line when i finally think, "i wish i had taken those guitar lessons when i had the chance."

3) think of others more often... more notes, more phone calls, more sacrifices of time and money to give to others in need

4) save more and spend less... instant gratification does not make me truly happy

5) start being happy with me... it's okay to want to eat healthy and exercise, but i have worked hard to get where i am and i shouldn't obsess about the fact that i'm not a size 2 and just enjoy the fact that i look great

10 comments:

janaya said...

yes... yes, you do look great. :)

but i've always said that crumbs on the carpet are very important. i'm surprised. ;) jk.

Megan said...

I definetly agree that you look great! As for crumbs on the carpet I am just happy that our latest hand me down vacuum actually gets them up.

McPhie Family said...

your post has been such a pick me up! I needed that recharge to commit to being positive again. Thank you!

Melanie and Will said...

Hmmmm, I should seriously take this into consideration!!!

Spencer said...

I try to convince Shenelle that the iPhone WILL make me happy.

Hmmm....maybe it won't but I swear it WILL!

Summer Adams said...

AMEN to that sista! What a great thought for all of us. Thanks for the inspirations!

Alexandra and Benjamin said...

great post whit! you are inspiring!

Jessy Madsen said...

Hey Whit--It's your long-lost friend, Jessy (long-lost and favorite friend, I might add). I heart your blog. Your boys are uber cute and you are one crazy running hot mama! Way to go. And, FINALLY, you are getting out of Provo, right? Are you excited or have you become quite attached? I am dying to know where you'll end up. You'll have to let us know. I am SURE Ben could get a job at Lockheed here in Albany. Let me know if you need to use my connections:) Anyway, I'd love to hear from you. You should check out our blog. I don't like to toot my own horn, but it's pretty awesome. My BLOG: http://madsenfam.blogspot.com/ So, drop me a line when you get a chance. Cheers!

Lark said...

Whitney this is really great - I know this sounds cheesy, but I'm totally inspired! I need to really do the one about doing something now instead of waiting til later....I'm really bad at that. Thanks for a great blog!

Nate, Morgan and Asher said...

so this is really late, I know this has been up for a while, but I have been really bad at comments lately. This was a great post, and has made me reflect on my own life and what i need to do to be happy, especially as a stay at home mom, it's easy to lose sight of what I am doing and what the point of everything is. Thanks whit! Oh, and I love her blog too. Such a great writer!