Monday, May 17, 2010

Ian's Monkey Minute

I'm playing along with Ian's Monday Monkey Minute this week. You get to learn a little more about me and this will hopefully generate more support for this little Monkey who needs our prayers and support...


Here are Ian's questions this week... head on over and link up to share your answers too!

Have you ever peed in the shower/bath/pool?
EVER??? Well, yeah. I can't imagine no one has "ever". Now how long ago is another questions... for another day. ;o)

What is your biggest pet peeve?
I have a few but stupid drivers, rude employees at all fast food places who could care less how they screw up your order.

What's the story behind your blog title?
Well, there is a song by Casting Crowns called Lifesong. (You can see the video here on YouTube and you should listen to it, at least once, if you've never heard it.) Some of my favorite lyrics from the song are included in my header... "May the words I say and the things I do, make my Lifesong sing, bring a smile to you." And if you haven't quite got it yet... I hope that each and every day I can love and treat others as God loves us. This blog is My Lifesong... how I live my days, trying to end each one in a way that will bring a smile to His face.

What is your definition of success?
I've always loved this definition of success...

Success:  To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.  This is to have succeeded!  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you were famous, what would you want to be famous for?
Well... achieving the above definition of success would be great. But beyond that, if my name was to ever be widely known, I'd like it to be for inspiring and encouraging others to be the best they can be and help them find ways to do that.


  1. First time I've heard of that song. I went to listen. I am a fan. Very touching song! Love your blog title too, btw.

  2. OK I knew where the title came from as that is one of my fvorite songs.. I have been begging my son to learn to play it and sing it withme..

  3. this was great! Liked learning more about you and have always LOVED that casting crowns song...

  4. I love how you find these fun question link ups! AND, I will be looking for that first vlog! =)