Saturday, March 17, 2012

Waking Up the Blog and a BEtter KIND of Monday

It's been a while since I've been here.  I don't know whether to apologize or say "You're welcome." :D  Life just sometimes really throws up speed bumps, and I just have to decide that's okay. 


I'm not sure whether I've mentioned it here or not, but I'm a basketball mom.  Every November, I break out my SuperFan Shoes, warm up the vocal chords and prepare to be my kids' #1 SuperFan.


Now that it's March and our "madness" is over (get it, basketball fans?), we are coming out of hibernation .  While my son is polishing his Academic All District, All District, and All Region honors and my daughter is proving that brainiacs can run fast, too, I have hung up my SuperFan outfit until next year, and we can get back to all the stuff that gets left undone through the winter.  For me, that includes things like art (Woohoo!), blogging (::waving:::), tax preparation (eeek!), and developing new products (Yea!).


All the critters were also overdue for a vet visit, so my husband Christopher took them.  Dot, the loner, decided that being locked up with the other cats and in such close proximity to the dogs was not her favorite thing. So when they got back, she made herself a little harder to catch.


~*~A BEtter KIND of Monday~*~

You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you. ~John Wooden


Since all those basketball schedules have been deleted from it, my brain has started working a little better.  I've been thinking a lot about what the mission of LeissnerArt should be. After much consideration, this is it (at least until I decide to tweak it again):

"To use art to share the gospel, humor to lighten the mood and love to create a caring community of kindred spirits who cooperatively inspire."


This is where YOU come in! 

One of the ways that I would like to bring that mission to life is to make Mondays a little nicer for us all.  Mondays are hard.  Most of us have to get up earlier, and we often run a little later.  We might start out a little crankier or get that way before the day is done.  I would love for us to do as Coach Wooden suggests in the quote above and make Mondays better by doing some deliberate kindness.  Anything of any size will do.  Then come back here and share what you did. You can add your comment anonymously if you like.

Here are some helpful links to websites that will give you ideas:

RandomActsofKindness.org

helpothers.org

I would like to repeat--It does not have to be some big giant gesture.  It's about doing something nice for someone that, because it happened, makes both your Mondays better. 

I would LOVE LOVE LOVE and did I mention LOVE to hear the little love bombs you drop on Monday, March 19.  Will you join me for a BEtter KIND of Monday??

Until then, may the good Lord bless you with super fans, forgiving pets, and better Mondays.

<3 Lori

This post is also a part of the Fly Tribe Shoe Shot Blog Hop
Please consider following the hop here on the Fly Tribe blog.

27 comments:

  1. Great post Lori. Glad you're back to the old blog. I'll do my best to participate on Monday.

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  2. Love it! I already know what I'm going to do on Monday;D

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  3. Yea! We have four participants so far. That's at least 8 people that will have a BEtter KIND of Monday.

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  4. Love this idea, I will try my best tomorrow!

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  5. I love that the first two of us to post on the Fly Tribe Shoe Blog Hop are both wearing our Chucks! So happy to find your blog this evening. I love your idea of BEtter KIND of Monday!

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  6. Very Very Creative!!! I cant wait to go spread some Kindness Tomorrow! Thanks for the reminder <3

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  7. I'm still pretty much laid up, but I'll try next week for sure!

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  8. Love your shoes, Lori. You wrote on my post that we were shoe sisters....I am thinking more like SOLE sisters (wink).

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  9. Thanks for joining in, great shoes.

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  10. Love this post, Lori, and your shoes. Can't wait to see what you create with your new-found freedom. Love the kindness idea too!

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  11. I love your idea. Will try my best to take part in it whenever life doesn't get in my way. Thanks for sharing your cute and colorful shoes, very patriotic!

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  12. Thanks for the reminder...I love this idea! And those are my type of shoes.

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  13. I have some ideas...great idea Lori...needed the kick in the pants!! Will post later! And I love your Superfan shoes!!

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  14. Those are some awesome shoes! :)

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  15. As a fellow Texan, I would be remiss to NOT follow your blog! Love your art and your HEART! Great suggestion for Mondays...

    Follow me at
    http://tazscorner1.blogspot.com

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  16. I love your shoes and your cat makes me smile :-)

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  17. Great kicks! And I'm loving your art! :o)

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  18. Lori--what a great idea--to spread some sunshine to Mondays! Your header/banner looks great by the way--maybe you can teach me how to do one like that with a collage of pictures! :)

    Jill

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  19. I love that the shoes you chose are not just any shoes... but show what appreciation you have for your son & how you support your kiddos. Love your idea for Mondays- it will be nice to have something "nice" to look forward to!

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  20. I got to surprise my work bud with a strawberry smoothie for breakfast Monday morning. Hope everyone else was able to do something fun!

    Lisa

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  21. Luv'd the post, Lori, but you already know I am a huge fan of your writing! That basketball shot is fabulous, and the pic of your kitty made me laugh out loud. I was smart this time tho- I put me coffee down before I read your post ;)

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  22. what a sweet feeling of devotion is the mum thing - we all love a real fan - lucky them! and the shoes to match :) great.
    My little kindness today was just walking out with my girl to go find some playmates on a lovely spring afternoon in our town that is still new. she found some - and bonus - I did too :)
    thanks Lori
    for putting it out there

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  23. I'm a little late to the party - at least to visiting everyone's blog. So love your red/blue chucks!

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  24. Great shoes! It must be so much fun to be a devoted basketball mum. And what an amusing pic of your cat. I also like the idea of Love Bomb Monday! Wishing you a better Monday too!

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  25. Love Bomb Monday should be a marketable idea! Love it, Lori!

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