Archives For Memories

As normal as breathing

February 21, 2019

mom and dad

The best parenting pattern I ever learned

was practiced by my mom and dad

They did this throughout my childhood

and continue it well into my adulthood

I’d argue it’s the best lesson

to be passed down to me

Yes, they told me to stay away from drugs

to make goals that were both tough and attainable

to treat people and animals with love and respect

But the single best habit I grew up believing was as normal

as breathing in the air around me, is to instinctively say

“I love you” every time we are in each other’s presence

 

This is the seventh (#7) in a series of 100-word posts I plan to write. 

My ultimate goal is to create 100 of these 100-word posts in no set time frame. Thanks for following along!

Written by Heidi Woodard

Play for today

November 28, 2018

Fight for every possession

as if everything could be snatched away

without warning in an unjustified instant.

Each moment counts

in a game of split-second decisions.

Tbirds

You will do better than you ever thought possible

as well as disappoint those who battle alongside you.

May you be hard on yourself in the pursuit of perfection

and kind on yourself knowing that excellence is elusive.

One day you will walk out of the gym

that has become your second home

for the final time.

You will remove your shoes and fight back tears

and wonder what comes next?

Play for today.

 

This is the sixth (#6) in a series of 100-word posts I plan to write. I dedicate these particular words to the 2018-2019 Bellevue West Thunderbird basketball team on the eve of their season opener.

My ultimate goal is to create 100 of these 100-word posts in no set time frame. Thanks for following along!

Written by Heidi Woodard

Bob Ross was a beautiful genius.

He made people believe they could

Paint.

Create.

Laugh.

Love.

And view the world through an optimistic lens.

I dressed up my dog as Bob this Halloween

and I think he would chuckle at that

because he seemed like the kind of guy

who made time for laughter each and every day.

While the costume is silly

I made it with joy and admiration for the type of person

who seems few and far between these days.

May we all be quicker to quiet our thoughts

and slower to judge the actions of others.

bob ross

The original

CoCo Halloween 2018

The imitator.

This is the third (#3) in a series of 100-word posts I plan to write. My ultimate goal is to create 100 of these posts in no set time frame.

If you’re interested in learning more about Bob Ross, I’d encourage you to watch this documentary. You won’t regret spending the time doing so.

Written by Heidi Woodard