Friday, August 1, 2014

Three Beautiful Things This Week

Three Beautiful Things This Week was inspired by a wonderful blog that Three Beautiful Things. Everyday, Clare writes about 3 Beautiful Things that happen each day in her life. It's a wonderful blog! I can only hope to imitate her in a very small way.

1) I'm visiting Jenny for a few days.  She's very tired, so, we don't get to do a lot, but that's okay.  We are having fun being together.

2) The weather has been beautiful!
Nothing to complain about there, and, it's NOT snowing!

3) It's August 1st!  Another day!  Another day to make the world a better place in which to live!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

And Now, "Clouds" written and performed by Zack Sobiech!!!!

Thank you, Zack!  You've touched so many lives by living!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

"Fly A Little Higher" by Laura Sobiech

It was just one of those books that popped up on the screen.  I clicked on it to learn a bit more about the book.  I learned the book was written by the mother of a young man who, at age 18, died from a cancer called Osteosarcoma.  The family lives in Minnesota, and the young man, Zack Sobiech became famous for a song he wrote before he died called “Clouds.” 

I sat looking at the screen.  I remember telling myself that this was not a book for me to read.  One of my children, though an adult, has a cancer called multiple myeloma. I felt that this book would make me feel worse than I was that day.  I closed my iPad, but when I came back, I went back to this book.  I finally clicked on the button, “Buy with one Click.”  I downloaded the book and began to read.  I AM SO GLAD THAT I READ THIS BOOK!

This book is the story of faith in action.  The Sobiech family is a Catholic family from Stillwater, MN.  Although dragged through the depths of this cancer journey, the Sobiech family grew in faith and their trust in God increased.  Laura, the Mom of Zack Sobiech, faced the challenges of Zach’s cancer saying,”This is for your honor and glory, Lord.”  She stepped aside and let God do the work.  That is not to say that the days were all joyful.  They weren’t.  There were many bad days to go with the good ones.  Yet, Zach never lost faith.  He chose to live instead of waiting to die.

This book is well written and a fascinating read.  I had a hard time putting the book down!  Yes, I did cry at times, but I also rejoiced with the family, and I enjoyed the humor of the moments of life that Zack chose to live.  For example, when Zach found out his life would probably only last a few more months, he told his mother, “Well, I guess I can quit doing homework now!” 

If I were to recommend one book for you to read, I would recommend this book to you.  I was empowered by reading it.  Zach was right.  You have to live each moment as if it were going to be your last, and live he did!  Zack left behind a legacy of love, kindness, and living in the present.  Was the book a downer?  Not hardly.  This book was a work of love by Laura Sobiech. 
I’m so glad I pressed the “Buy with one click button.”

Monday, July 28, 2014

I Recently Read a Book that Has Empowered Me Beyond My Imagination...

The name of the book I read is called
"Fly A Little Higher"
by Laura Sobiech

This book is the story of
Zach Sobiech's journey with 

Zach made a decision, knowing that his disease was going to cause him to die in a few months.
He decided to live to the fullest.

Even though he was dying, he wrote music.
He wrote the song

This song became number one on

Zach and his family chose life,
even though it was difficult.

This video is the story of Zach in his last days.
Get out the kleenex and save 20 minutes out of your 24 hour day
to watch Zach live!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

I Heart Macro!!!!!

I Heart Macro!!!!