Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Recently, in my stress management class, a group presented on the topic of Healthy Lifestyles. 
A requirement for group presentations is providing some kind of handout for each student. 
And because I'm the professor, creativity is strongly encouraged. 

This group passed out a balloon to each student with the phrase, "Don't let life weigh you down. Fly high with healthy lifestyles!" attached to each balloon. 
Even I got one. 
Standing in front of my class and seeing rows of colorful, floating balloons above each desk was one of my favorite moments of the semester. 
So cute. 

I just love teaching that class. 
It makes me happy and has become a real necessity in my life. 

You know what else I've decided is a must?
Whipped cream. 
The kind that sprays out of the can. 

Suddenly a bowl of strawberries or a steaming cup of hot chocolate seems super fancy.

Everyone needs a little extra fancy in their life, don't you think?


Erin said...

couldn't agree more!! :)

Sammie said...

That idea for the balloon is so sweet!! I had to do a group presentation on interpersonal conflict recently, and I wish I had thought of something like that for a handout.
And those strawberries and hot chocolate...ooh, I'm craving.
Seeing that you have a new post always makes me happy :-) God bless you and Chas and your will-be little cryings!!

Liz said...

whipped cream is the best indeed! what a fun activity with the balloon. we should all remind ourselves to fly high every once in a while :)

Emily Baker said...

oh but homemade whipped cream is something that i am DESPERATELY looking forward to for Thanksgiving. MmmmMmMmmm


Foster said...

I absolutely love the photo of Abby. Its so darling. I am getting a frame for it and putting it in her room.

Thank you. Thank you.

Erin said...

I wish I could take your class so much.

Hannah said...

Everyone does need some fancy and that class sounds amazing!!!

Amanda Joy said...

That would have been so fun to see.
Agree on the whipped cream. I was in charge of a wedding last weekend, and I made homemade Vanilla bean whipped cream for the hot chocolate... yum!

Elle Keeps Moving said...

i've seriously considered getting weekly to monthly massages at the massage therapy school downtown where my friend is taking classes. $25 for an HOUR long massage. GNO?

laurenjeanallece said...

Yes! To everything, from balloons and creativity to whipped cream and hot chocolate!

Shannon :: The Scribble Pad said...

yes, yes, and yes. it is seriously the little things in life, especially when the going gets tough!

Dearest Lou said...

Totally agree! Hot chocolate sounds so good right now it's getting so cold in Utah! I just read that you are having a baby! AH congrats Sam I'm so excited for ya!

Lilianarenee said...

I love the balloons they are such a cute idea.
When I first saw the blue my first thought was you were having a boy! Then I realized I was WAY ahead of myself and kept reading.

Lost&Found said...

I saw the balloon and thought you were having a boy! I got SOOO excited! But, I was wrong...Loved the story though. And canned whipped cream=best ever! I like to just spray it in my mouth lol


Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

Yep. Canned whip cream is pretty much a necessity.

Caitlin said...

What a neat presentation! Love this. And yes, whipped cream is awesome sauce.