Monday, September 13, 2010

Misc. Monday Thoughts

1. I have come to the conclusion that a Dallas Cowgirls loss feels almost as good as a Saints victory. Last night I watched the Dallas Cowgirls lose to the Washington Redskins in a last second almost touchdown/holding penalty. It felt GREAT. Hehehe


2. I finally saw Eat Pray Love and have to say that I am thoroughly disappointed. It seemed like the movie would never end, and quite honestly if it wasn't for the amazing Julia Roberts and Italy, I would have hated it completely. My favorite part of the movie was the previews beforehand, especially "Life As We Know It". No bueno.

I have an update on the Hawaii trip that was up for grabs! *Drum roll pleeeeease*

I didn't win.

BUT, I did win $500.00 big ones!!!!! I had no idea that my company was going to reward us for every new customer we brought in, and I brought in 20 during the month of August! Yay! I am so thankful for this unexpected blessing! As for Hawaii, it just wasn't my time...but I do believe $500.00 is enough for 2 plane tickets to NYC. ;o)


4. Have you ever watched something on TV that completely changed your life? This happened to me once before, and it happened again on Friday. Keith and I stumbled across a 20/20 program called "7 Going on 70". We have never watched 20/20 before, but we were intrigued. The show was about three little girls that have Progeria. Progeria is a rare, rapid aging disorder that only 68 children worldwide have. The average lifespan for these children is 13 years.

Can you imagine? 13 years.

One would expect the kids with this disease to be very emotional and upset, but to our surprise they were fearless. These little girls (named Lindsay, Kaylee, and Haylee) were the bravest people I have ever seen.

They were positive, strong, and encouraging. These kids are everything I hope to be. The whole time I watched the episode, all I could think of was how beautiful they are. At one point, Kaylee was asked for advice for the children who share her disease. Do you know what she said?

"Be fabulous. Don't let one thing ruin your life."

When asked "What do you hope is going to happen?" her response was "I hope if I grow hair, that I grow curly hair."

My heart nearly stopped when I heard this little girl speak those words. With everything that is going on in her life, she is hoping for curly hair. When faced with a huge obstacle, she stays fabulous. Did I mention that she's only 6.5 years old???

I think we can all learn from these beautiful little girls. Life is too short to worry and be bothered over the little things. These little girls have changed my life, and are my heroes. God has let their light come into my world and I honestly don't think I'll ever be the same.

If you are interested in this story, you can watch here. To find out more information on Progeria and how you can help, please visit

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters


Wild and Precious said...

i love your misc.
Congrats on the 500!

i saw that sweet little girl on the news -- such a precious spirit!

Claire Kiefer said...

I watched the Cowboys/Redskins game too . . . I don't really care either way about the teams, but my friend Micaela was at the game (but she was rooting for the Cowboys, ha!). I love me some Saints, too . . . went to college in New Orleans . . . and they're playing the 49ers next Monday night! Can't wait!

Chloƫ said...

Wow...those girls make me feel pretty stupid for every single thing I've complained about today, which is a good thing! Makes you remember how precious life is and wasting it over the small stuff is ridiculous. Thanks for sharing, I loved your miscellany today :]

Brittany said...

SOO glad the Redskins won! It was an awesome game.

Those little girls are inspiring! We can really learn something from them :)

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