Sunday, March 20, 2011

"Always be kinder than necessary because everyone you know is fighting some type of battle" - T.H. Thompson and John Watson

This is one of my favorite quotes of all time and something that I really try to live by. You never when a simple act of kindness such as holding the door for someone, asking how someone's day is going, saying please, giving a smile or even giving up your bus seat can have on another person. That person could dealing with something way more than you could have ever imagined, such as just losing a loved one, being laid off of work, having a home detroyed by fire or maybe just having a plain old bad day. One simple act of kindness could bring them a little bit of hope or comfort to know that someone else cares.  Maybe you wont get instant gratification or even a thank you, but people will know remember what you did for them, whether they ackowledged it or not. One act of kindness, EVERYDAY. Try it out! :)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

IRISH you a Happy St. Patrick's Day!

May the Luck of the Irish be with you!! Look for the weekly post this Monday! :)

Katy CHI-RISH 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011

Make each day count...

Many of you recall one of the most memorable movies of the 90s, The Titanic. I loved this movie (yes I saw it 4 times in theatre and had Leonardo DiCaprio hung all over my bedroom walls) but even to this day there is still a quote from that movie that sticks in my mind like glue. If you remember, Jack was speaking to the weathly people around the dinner table and they asked him what he was doing and he told them, "I love waking up in the morning not knowing what's gonna happen or, who I'm gonna meet, where I'm gonna wind up. Just the other night I was sleeping under a bridge and now here I am on the grandest ship in the world having champagne with you fine people. I figure life's a gift and I don't intend on wasting it. You don't know what hand you're gonna get dealt next. You learn to take life as it comes at you... to make each day count."

Life really is a gift and too often we take it for granted. What we know one day could be completely changed in the blink of an eye the next. No matter what you are doing, make it count, even if it's something as simple as making breakfast each day, saying hello to a complete stranger or making just a little bit of progess on that long to-do list. Even Jack, who was sleeping under a bridge, not knowing if he would have food for dinner thought of his life as a gift. We need to remember that even the worst of situations can lead the best outcomes. So no matter how bad you think your life may be or how miserable you are at your job or whatever may be going on personally, there are so many other aspects of your life that make it worth while and MAKE IT COUNT...Everyday.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Welcome to my Blog!

Hi! I'm Katy and welcome to my blog, "Everyday Friday." Writing has always been one of my favorite past times (although very few people know that about me) so after nearly a year of thinking about blogging, I finally decided that it is time to start this thing. While there is no direct focus for this blog, it will portray my thoughts and outlook on life as well as stories about some of the amazing people I am fortunate enough to have in it. I hope that you will at least find it to be entertaining, humorous and inspiring.  Please feel free to leave feedback, comments, suggestions, topics ideas, etc. Happy reading! :)