Monday, June 18, 2012

Let's BAKE!

I have been thinking about the topic of cooperation vs. competition.  So often, we are afraid that someone else's successes will result in lost opportunities for ourselves.  Perhaps the individualistic tendencies of the United States has contributed to this type of thinking, but I couldn't disagree more.

When I stumbled across this blog article recently, I knew I had to share it:

It discusses that very issue and explores the wonderful outcomes that can accompany encouragement, sharing, and cooperation with others.  Can you imagine what could be accomplished if we (as coworkers, friends, family members, organizations, churches, businesses, etc.) resolved to support one another?

Some think the pie is finite, but if we work together, we can make the pie bigger.  So, let's BAKE!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Reflections and plans: June

Just as soon you think Summer has arrived in Indianapolis, the weather changes its mind!  I had to bring my coleus plant in from outside this evening (it cannot live when the temperature dips below 65 degrees).

Here are my goals for the month of June:
- Stick to my workout goals that I've set out to do on my schedule
- Plan a creative date night for us.
* For Christmas, I gave Aaron the gift of a monthly surprise or date night each month in 2012.  In May, I took him to our favorite comedy club.
- Finish the art project (that I already started!) for our spare bedroom
- Survive living in a house with 4 dogs for a week (we are watching my parents dogs as they leave for town on their vacation).
- Get mulch for our flower gardens
- Create a proposal for the Indianapolis Animal Welfare Alliance board about getting the other group's involvement in the pet food pantry.
- Make headway on a large and exciting project for the pet food pantry (more info on that later!).

Looks like June is going to be busy!