Sunday, November 14, 2010

A wonderful list...

"Lessons I endeavor to help my children embrace so that they may be healthy, whole human beings, capable of living an abundant life:"

• Trust God.

• Be curious.

• Read. Read. Read.

• Help the underdog.

• Entertain thoughts.

• Set goals.

• Observe nature.

• Have compassion.

• Discuss ideas.

• Do hard things.

• Create: Build. Paint. Plant. Draw. Sing. Bake. Play an instrument.

• Care for your body.

• Follow through.

• Appreciate beauty.

• Ask questions.

• Take responsibility.

• Eat good food.

• Play hard.

• Plant a garden.

• Try new things.

• Share with others.

• Manage your personal finances. Well.

• Solve problems.

• Plan for the future.

• Keep house. Well.

• Prepare for emergencies.

• Nurture relationships.

• Travel.

• Give of yourself.

• Value truth.

• Keep your word.

• Smell the flowers.

• Pick up after yourself.

• Use time wisely.

• Encourage others.

• Laugh. A lot.

• Brave storms.

• Cultivate a spirit of gratitude.

• Find passion for life.

13 comments:

Stacy said...

I have to laugh that Cooper is the only one on your sidebar that has his middle name included...haha..but it's fitting since we actually do call him Cooper Stanley...I mean no one calls Hy, Hyrum Newel. :)

Ranee said...

I LOVE this list! When life gets crazy, you always remind me to be intentional about it! Thank you for your sweet example to me! Your family is precious!

Jill said...

Hi Andee, it is Jill Brown Briggs. My mom found a book in Provo and it is about Martineau family history. She is trying to get it to your In Laws. Could you send me an email with their info so my mom can get it to them. Thanks so much. Hope your family is well and have a fun Holiday!

Jill said...

Sorry, My email is jillybob13@gmail.com. She would also like their phone number too. Thanks!!!

The Greevers Posse said...

It IS a wonderful list.
I am inspired to write our own "unwritten" and sometimes "unspoken" list down on paper (or perhaps blog about it) too. Or maybe, just maybe, if I'm feeling creative, I might just make one of those really cool Subway Signs out of it and hang it in our School/Playroom.

Sorry we missed the HIP Family Ball, I read from Jess Leonard's blog that it was a hit!

Looking forward to the Mom's Retreat...oh, and thanks for the (unintentional) mistake on your part which brought about an extension on the deadline for signing up!

~DeAyn

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. said...

I just ran across your website and was so impressed with your beautiful pictures of your family and your wonderful,positive writings. Your Martineau Family is beautiful. I also 'married' a Martineau. I have 5 Martineau Sons and 3 Martineau Grandsons. :)

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