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Why is it part two?


I was at my son Alexi's baseball game and it was not going too good for our team. Okay, it was actually a full blown meltdown for our team!

To distract myself from the carnage I started looking around when I discovered something!

It was springtime! The blossoms were starting to come out. The grass was getting greener and the birds were out!

I suddenly noticed this little fellow so I decided to be realllly quiet and try to take his picture. You see when I try to take a picture of our dog Buddie as soon as he hears the digital camera lens sliding out he is gone!

So I was thinking this little bird might be camera shy too!

Imagine my surprise when he not only stopped and looked at me, but then he posed as well!

My hubby was on the bench next to me and commented something about me being Cinderella or something because even the animals would talk to me!

Do not be hating cause the old lady move away from you cause you scared her!

Anyway not only did my feathered friend pose he also moved closer.
I was so shocked.
This made me wonder how many times I had I been so busy noticing the bad ( my poor son's bad baseball game) that I missed the good, as in my little buddy here?

I was grateful for the fact that I was able to remove myself from the moment and really enjoy the gift of nature. I noticed the gorgeous view from the hill top I was sitting on and the beautiful sky!

So just for today take the time to stop for at least one minute and really look around you! You never know what you will find, or what new friends you might make!

Why is it?


I have been running around crazy lately yet hardly moving at all! I just started a new position as a criminal justice instructor which as much as I tried not to like, I totally love! But by the same token, since my leg is taking forever to heal from my surgery I am not able to do much of anything else.

I have always been passionate about criminal justice as a subject and as something that was just a part of me.

I really enjoyed the study of constitutional law when I was in the police academy and in college, so teaching it, is just a natural progression.
The funny thing is that I ask, why is it that we at time try to fight the things that we love the most?

Families, spouses, friends, careers even silly past times!
    Are we really that afraid to be happy that we need to hide the fact that we might actually enjoy going to school or going to work?

I have always told our kids to make sure they pick a career or a profession that they will be excited about going to everyday otherwise life just gets really depressing.

With that said I have decided to accept my own advise and really seize the day by refusing to hide my inner contentment!

So what if I enjoy a subject that puts my hubby to sleep in two seconds?
I love the constitution and the way its laws gives us rights and freedoms.
Further more I enjoy teaching this to students who are willing to learn and use that knowledge to ensure the freedoms of others!

So today I will enjoy my life, my career and most of all the great freedoms given to me that allow me to enjoy my life as I see fit!

By the way if you get the chance thank a Vet for those freedoms as well!

Can we say USA, USA USA!!! Goodness I love my life!