This week’s episode, just to be a little different from the usual, will be focusing on the little, tiny wonderful things in life! Things like:
Donna’s husband reaching out, Writing 20,000 words in my book, Waking up at 3am and writing, Had lunch with a friend and made his day, Gameboy Color vs Gameboy DS, A trip in the car to Disney World, When God takes, Will looking out for me via Twitter, Writing all day, Guest hosting on Pop Mockers, Finishing the rough draft on my book, Joking with the kids, Talking with my wife about her life after my depression, My son’s prayer, Getting through a to-do list, Framing Bird Man, Truth or Dare with my son, Kennison Trivia part 2, Editing my book, Podcast cover art gig, Whatever it is, yes, Reading my first chapter to my daughter.
Plus your made my day moments and emails!
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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.
There is a secret issue just under the surface in the ministry lives of many children’s ministers. The issue is the feeling of a lack of respect from others about what we do. We work with children and are separated from the main service. It’s easy for us to feel removed, forgotten, taken for granted and disrespected.Continue Reading …
**Update!!** We made goal! Thanks!!
Any extra donations are welcome… but will go toward other Buzz Projects.
I’ve got a huge idea… and you can help me pull it off!
Ever seen folks use Solo-style cups to spell out words on a chain-link fence? Imagine that taken to the next level. I want to purchase enough multi-colored cups to create a huge Buzz Lightyear.
Here’s a photoshop mock-up of what he’ll look like:
It’s going to take over 600 cups to create this masterpiece… and that’s where you come in.
Consider sponsoring a cup (or several cups) for 25 cents each. When I complete the project and post it on the site, I’ll list the names of everyone who gave in order of how many cups they sponsored.
So how about it? Can you spare a quarter (or more) for this cause?
Check back as I will update this post with the progress.
Cups Needed: 605
Cups Sponsored: 605 – 9:46pm 3/8/2011
Cups Remaining: 0!!
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Sponsor 4 Cups – $1.00
Sponsor any number of cups – You choose.
I was going through my very own storage area and happened upon some old puppets. I realized they were standing up on their own which was odd. It turned out they were being supported by toilet plungers! Genius!
So if you need a super simple, super cheap option for keeping your puppets vertical and clean, go pick up a cheap toilet plunger!