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Do wishes really come true?

Wishing equals lots of initial feel good vibes which is lots of positive energy worth expending. Another way to look at wishing is to call it a “pending gratitude”. A gratitude is being grateful for something that has happened. A pending gratitude is being grateful for something that has the possibility of happening, better know as having hope for a good outcome.     Wishes really can come true (sometimes). Probably all of us have heard references to wishing: “wishful thinking”, “wish upon a star”, or “never stop making wishes” to name a few, with the last quote being my favorite. Merriam-Webster defines wishing: “regarded as having the power to grant wishes” ~ threw a coin in the wishing well. First known use, circa 1530. I am a wishful thinker and happy to be so because I think wishing can be a healthy activity. It has an underlying assumption that I have hope for “a...

The funny spin on hula hooping

I think of the hula hoop as a genius type of invention. Born in the 1950’s as a toy, it has evolved into being many things to many different types of people. I’ve heard it described as a sport-like activity, offering a vigorous and full body workout, an instant stress reliever, a child’s game but when used by a adult, an alternative to boring types of exercise. As a dance form, it provides a creative outlet with endless motion as the hooper loops around performing difficult and “effortful” gained skills. I have seen it used as a prop in competitive olympic workouts.  Some have even claimed feeling a spiritual significance as they circled, looped and flowed within the symbolic circle, a meaning understood throughout most cultures as “the circle of life”. But is there something funny about hula hooping? I think so. When I first tried hula hooping...

Twisting more fun into your party celebration

We love parties and the excitement of planning for the fun! Finding the best venue, entertainer and assorted activities doesn’t have to be challenging. Great memories are almost a guarantee when you consider the ages of your guests and offer a variety of activities. If one child doesn’t appear to like having either their face, arm or hand  painted, having another activity to follow, may ignite that smile that adults love to watch for. Adding balloon twisting is one recommendation I like to suggest. It’s fun for kids to pick their favorite color balloons and watch the squeaky, twisting, (sometimes popping) completed form come to be. The smiles are numerous as guests watch on. An additional benefit is that it can also be a take home favor, giving your guests memories long after the party has ended.         🙂 🙂...

Simple fun is the best party plan!

  Have you ever planned a child’s birthday party that involved so much work, that you couldn’t enjoy the fun? That’s a common result of over planning and worth trying to make your next party simple. The phrase “less is more” comes to mind along with a possible more memorable experience and less stress and dollars. So how does one simplify a 5 year old’s birthday celebration?   It is possible and you may be surprised on how easy it can be! Kids need few things to find enjoyment even when in a group. An attentive adult and time is a good foundation that goes far. That’s where a good entertainer can come in handy. Be it a hire or if you decide to invent the activities yourself, everything that comes after that, is in the hints taken from the kids themselves. Are they an active bunch today? Try games then that use up their energy while...

My Monster Thinking

Unless you are perfect, we all have it! Thinking certain thoughts that can prevent the possibility of a more peaceful and enjoyable day! The solution may seem simple, like to just stop thinking about them right? Possibly, however it didn’t work that easily for me. I would think things over and over again, with a variety of solutions and a plan that was sure to work the next time around! If my solution worked, it didn’t seem to work for very long. I’d be right back to the thoughts and feelings with a new added frustration of “here I go again.” Thankfully, I realized the insanity of doing the same thing over and over again and expecting to have a new outcome. Being somewhat of a visual and creative person, I decided to “get the monsters out of my head and give them a new home.” After all, they had been renting in my head for free. It was about...