10 Resolutions I Won’t Be Making

Girl holding a sparklerIt’s that time of year when everyone is setting personal resolutions for losing weight, saving money, or trying to be less of an idiot in some way. For me, here’s ten resolutions that I WON’T be making:

1. Be Less Rambunctious
I have a curious mind. I love to explore, test, try, push boundaries and take risks. I learn best by trial and error. It’s how I discover things and engage with the world around me. Sure, it gets me in trouble sometimes (er, a lot of times) but I learn from my mistakes. Usually.

2. Grow Up and Act My Age
I’ll never be too old for crayons, costumes, treehouses, or sugar-infused giggling. It’s how I stay grounded and relieve stress. Work hard but play even harder!!

3. Hide My Inner Nerd
I love books, science, toys and movies to a nerdy degree. I even have my own mutant super-human powers like some of my favorite childhood superheroes (read my post about Sensory Processing Disorder to see what I mean). I’ve been through a lot in my life, so I feel a responsibility to inspire others to overcome their personal nemesis as well…which means I’m highly likely to make a lot of Star Wars or Princess Bride references in conversation. It just happens.

A Flood of Cheerleaders

ImageI forgot to set my alarm clock last night, which usually means I’m in trouble because I am NOT a morning person and I typically don’t wake without intervention.  But, this morning I had a very bizarre dream that miraculously woke me up at the exact moment my alarm would have gone of…if it had been set.

In my dream I found myself standing around on a sunny day with a group of cheerleaders.  We were all dressed in matching green and gold uniforms that curiously matched my junior high school teams.  The weird part is I was never a cheerleader while I was growing up, but rather I was the extreme opposite.  I spent all my time playing in the dirt, climbing trees and riding motorcycles.  I was also shy and socially awkward and the least likely to be invited to a school dance.  But, green has always been my favorite color so at least I had that going for me in my strange subconscious delusion.  While I stood amongst the giggling girls I remember thinking how odd it was to be there.  And I must have had a confused look on my face because one of them turned to me and said, “You’re here for strength on the bottom of our pyramid.”  They seemed sincere and weren’t making fun of me, so that was nice, but also odd.

A Song About Greed

What happens if we allow greed to destroy our lives? Here’s a silly song I wrote since I’m a bit of a nerd when it comes to budgeting.  I found a lot of freedom once I started handling my money God’s way.

Matthew 6:19-21 – “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

1 Timothy 6:10 – For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

Beware The Glutton

Here’s a silly song I wrote to warn about what can happen if we allow our love for food to take over our lives.

Listen here.

Beware the Glutton


He’s fat and he’s lazy
He’s really kinda crazy
His mouth is bigger than his head
He can’t stop eat’n
And his body takes a beat’n
If he doesn’t stop he’s gonna be dead
His mouth is drooly
His face is kinda gruelly
He can’t keep his appetite cool
It’s food he’s always grabbin’
And his lips are always flappin’
Everybody thinks of him as a fool

And the children sing . . .
Don’t be a Glutton!
Moderate, don’t stuff your face
Don’t be a Glutton!
Slow it down and set the pace
Don’t be a Glutton!
There’s more to life than just the taste
Don’t be a Glutton!

GluttonrunHe just can’t stop
He eats until he pops
And he leaves a mighty mess on the floor
Little kiddies get scared
When they stop and stare
He could eat the whole grocery store
So hear me warning you
This tale is tried and true
These mouthy monsters really exist
So just don’t become one
Or your peeps will call you two ton
I really hope you’re getting the gist