Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Making It Count

Recently I was asked by the sensational Mama Hen of Mama’s Little Chick to be a feature blogger on her new and adorable network site appropriately named Mama’s Little Nestwork. I was thrilled, honored and unable to pen a post – yikes! Eventually I came up with the following. Thanks Mama Hen! If you haven't joined her network I highly encourage you to do so. 


When I started my first big girl job in my early 20’s I authored a few sayings to get me through the tough days. My favorite was, “What you do counts, so make sure it’s worth being accounted for.” While some may critique the grammar, it makes a point. We all affect each other in some way albeit positive or negative.

I find so many people don’t accept that what they say or do really matters, but of course it does. As parents we work to create smart and loving children – that counts. We want to be around when our children have children so we need to be healthy – it counts. We want to be good spouses, partners, daughters, sisters and friends/bloggy friends – it all counts.

So if you are in a funk, try to remember your efforts and energy matter to everyone around you. If we give our best or at the very least are conscientious of what we put out there, then we get some pretty good stuff in return.

Thank you for stopping by, you have made my day.

How do you make it count?

39 comments:

  1. Thank you TV for being the inspirational blogger in the Nestwork! You are such a super blogger and deserve to be featured! Have a great day!

    Mama Hen

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  2. What a great blog! looking forward to reading!

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  3. Congrats on your feature. I responded at the nest.

    And yeah for making the dessert. So happy you made it and loved it. Glad I was able to inspire someone :-)

    xxx

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  4. Great post as ALWAYS :) I feel like I make it count each day by showing my husband and children how much I love them...I think sometimes I cannot go longer than 30 minutes without saying it! I want to make sure they feel the love in our home ALL THE TIME! I definitely try to take NOTHING in life for granted, and I must work at this each and every day! LOVE, LOVE your posts every time!

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  5. Great thoughts! Congrats on your feature.

    Visiting from Mama's Little Nestwork.

    http://days-of-natasha.blogspot.com/

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  6. I recently just got out of a funk. I was inspired by others around me and a good night out with some great people. Sometimes we just need a reminder or a good kick in the butt to get us out of our funk. Thanks for reminding me.
    Congratulations for being the featured blogger on Mama's Little Nestwork!!!

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  7. Congrats on your feature day!

    You are very inspiring indeed!

    To make it count I always do it with a smile and give it my all. Every moment in life should be enjoyed.

    Have a wonderful week!

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  8. Congrats on your featured spot. I'm loving your blog and how inspiring you are. I look forward to us connecting and I'm now a new follower. Enjoy your week!!

    Diary of a Chic Mommy
    http://www.diaryofachicmommy.com

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  9. That's some wisdom - when we're in a funk it's hard to remember how much it affects our family. It's really nice to meet you, I love the tone of your blog and your writing!

    http://www.thebigbinder.com

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  10. Congrats on being featured! I'm your latest follower btw! Looking forward to reading more great posts from you!

    http://www.imafulltimemummy.com/

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  11. Congrats on your feature, you deserve it. You are a terrific writer, I always find myself marvelling at your talent...yes, even your inspirational quote!

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  12. I've seen your comments on other blogs, but this is my first time to stop by from Mama Hen's nestwork. Congrats on being featured. Can't wait to read more about your beautiful family. I'm a big believer in "every little bit counts" because, as I tell my kids, a lot of littles make a lot. Lately, a little bit is all I seem capable of, but that's okay for now. -Eastlyn http://eastlynandcompany.blogspot.com

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  13. Congrats on being featured and I look forward to reading more of these wonderful words!

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  14. Hey, congratulations on being featured. I just "met" you yesterday but have spent quite a bit of time here already. Enjoying it all.

    Right on about making everything count. I try to choose joy, to choose to live wide awake - making everything count. I don't always succeed but I always try. Thanks for putting it in such a pure way.

    Oh...and your daughter is adorable. Those eyes....oh....!

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  15. TV, you're a real inspiration to me. Congrats on being featured!! I knew you would be :) How I make it count...choose gratitude, exercise regularly, and keep priorities intact. I'm not perfect in it, but I do my best.

    Love what you said here, "If we give our best or at the very least are conscientious of what we put out there, then we get some pretty good stuff in return."

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  16. "We want to be around when our children have children so we need to be healthy – it counts."

    So true. That, and the other points, too! Great post!

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  17. Congrats on the Feature! What a great blog.. truly inspiring!!

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  18. Congrats on being featured! You deserve it!

    It's so true that everything we or say affects others. We all play a big role in each other's lives and it's important to remain positive.

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  19. Congrats to you on being featured, what an honor! I so believe and totally get what you're saying...what we say, do, feel, think, act does matter! Especially to any little ones in our lives!

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  20. Congrats on being featured! Off to explore. :)

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  21. Isn't that the truth. We are making our mark on the world one child and one blog post at a time.

    Congrats on your feature. You definitely deserve it!

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  22. a big congrats on being featured! what a lovely blog, i am so delighted to become your newest follower!! thank you from the bottom of my heart for the foxy mama award!!! I am working on catching up on my emails and responses since my 5 month old has been sick - I definitely think the day to day things we say and do make an impact on those around us - keep shining sweet bella!

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  23. I totally agree with your philosophy. I try (don't always succeed) to make investments with my children, husband, friends, coworkers, and even strangers. You never know what you may reap from the efforts you sow.

    I was already a follower, even before you were featured!

    Kate @ This Mom Loves

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  24. what an inspiring blog! congrats on the feature...!!

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  25. I like the way you think. Thanks for inviting us into your world for a bit.

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  26. hey TV! congrats on being featured! i love your thought-provoking and concise posts. you deserve a feature, so well done! xx

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  27. Nicely done. Totally agree with you with regards to energy. No matter if you're in a funk or not, we must remember we effect those around us.

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  28. What a great blog! Can't wait to read more about you! Congrats on being the featured blogger!

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  29. Hey TV! Thank you for being the featured blogger in the Nest my friend! Have a great weekend!

    Mama Hen

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  30. Congrats on being featured. I am new to blogging and this post has made me feel so much confident about what I write and really changed the way I will approach writing in the future. Thank you.

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  31. Stopping by from the nest. congrats on your feature! :) I agree! What a great way to start my day! BTW, KLV is gorgeous!!

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  32. Great to "meet" you! Love the music too!! Looking forward to following you!

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  33. I'm so glad I found your blog! I Love your writing and you blog is beautiful! Keep up the great work! ~ Take Care

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  34. Thanks so much for the award you gave me awhile back and also for the sweet comments on Luke's arrival. I finally have some time to catch up on your blog, I have been missing your posts! I truly love your blog, you always have me thinking! :) Hope you have a good weekend!!
    http://mommygator22.blogspot.com/

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  35. Have a great Sunday TV! :)

    Mama Hen

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  36. Gosh, I feel like you're talking to me directly. I've been in an end of summer funk. It does make us all just feed off of each other in a terrible way.

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  37. I'm here from the Nestwork! Nice to meet ya! I love this post!!!

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  38. Way to go, TV. Work it girlfriend! Love having you in my own blogwork.

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