This week we’re talking about the wonderful little things that make every day worthwhile. Stuff like: A special MMD from my daughter, J’s Stuffed Reindeer, the dog is finally doing what he’s supposed to be, my daughter is acting like… and that’s a good thing. PDQ and Jenna’s going to get a knife… or two. Talking with my friend Paul Godbout. J winning an art contest. J’s wedding ceremony plans. Writing a chapter book or novel or short story… haven’t decided yet. Finding Jupiter with the help of my daughter’s new telescope. Taking pictures of the Moon. The kids finally trapped the stuffed reindeer. And writing a silly story about a peanut.
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This episode crams two weeks of MMD moments into one show… and contrary to the title, it is family safe. We’re talking about Minecraft Birthdays, Sara Bareilles, bad hard drives, photos from the past, ministry moments, making a creeper from boxes, impressing my wife, my wife trying to convince my son that his “stuffie” is moving at night, Doctor Who is too much, plus your Made My Day moments!
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This episode you’ll enjoy wonderful moments from my week: Doctor Who excitement, teachable moments with my kids, porch lights, nasty soda flavor combinations, the Panara lady, Mike Tompkins, the Exit Only Man, the lady who couldn’t order her chicken without drama, plus your MMD’s! And as a special bonus… we’ve got some WMD’s (Wrecked My Day) to share.
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It’s the first episode of Made My Day. The first podcast episode I’ve recorded in over a year.
You just made my day by downloading and listening. Thanks!
This episode we introduce the show’s concept and talking a little about why it’s important to me personally. Then banging through a week’s worth of things that made each day worthwhile including: Milli Vanilli, Ceiling Fan pull chains, typing lessons, 1.5 megapixel photos from 2000, and the horror of pants dropping on fans.
Then we read the MMD’s from some early bird pre-listeners and give a very special thank you to three important people: Janusz S., Ana S. and Tamara S. Without their monthly donations every show on the network would have been unavailable.
Gravity a flash comic by Hannah Unkrich – A wonderful explanation of how it feels to be sick… and then ostracized on top of that. I really like the meds angle. The more people share about this Depression thing the better.
Peter’s Online Typing Course – We’re teaching our 8 and 5 year old how to type… cause they want to be able to type in Minecraft. This is what I’m using. It’s a great resource for teaching anyone how to type. I’m using it to review my numbers and symbols. Did I mention everything is free?
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The Made My Day Podcast (or MMDCast for short) is a positive thinking podcast on the NLCast Network of podcasts featuring your host, me, James Kennison. On this show we talk about things that make my day…. and yours.
This show is important because I am in recovery from a dark bout with depression… and there was a large period of time where I couldn’t feel anything good much less think anything good. I was literally unable to enjoy anything.
I stumbled upon this quote while looking for helpful quotes on depression:
“…anything that makes you feel has to the most important thing in your life, because it’s the only thing that can save you.” – Siobhan Fahey
I don’t know who Siobhan Fahey is… but all Truth is God’s Truth. So, because I’ve had so many bad days, I’m going to help myself by focusing on the things that make each day worthwhile. The little things that give each day value. They’re little, tiny, and wonderful. They’re the things that make me feel. I want to share them with you.
That being said, though this show will be of benefit for the depressed person, it is not a show for depressed persons only. Everyone will benefit from noticing and appreciating the little miracles in our lives that are so easily taken for granted.