Thursday, April 17, 2014

guess who turned 8 (or 56)?

my baby, LG!!!
We call him LG. Short for "little guy". 
Even though, by most people's standards, he is not, in fact, little at all. 
For some reason, we thought he was small for a male aussie. 

He is the apple of our eye and a huge part of our lives.
Sometimes I don't think he's at all aware that he is not a human being. 
Since he sleeps on the bed, travels with us, has his own room 
(until he has to share with a real human baby), and cuddles excessively…
and wants nothing to do with other dogs.

LG just loves to be around his "people" pack.

So because he is our fur baby (our only child for now), 
his mama woke up early to celebrate his 8th birthday…
complete with a hat, presents and a delicious birthday treat.

I wanted him to have a super fun birthday and know that he so special and loved.
Looks like I may have succeeded…

Saturday, April 12, 2014

what are you doing for others?

Recently, someone has made me think about what it means to truly help others. I mean, truly. To look for opportunities to change peoples' lives. To do what you can do to impact someone's world. Whether it is something big or doesn't matter.

Most of us have the ability to help others in a profound way. To give selflessly of ourselves for the pure joy and happiness of others. But we don't do it.

So many reasons. Too busy. We have our own problems to worry about. Maybe we don't really think we could make a difference in someone's life. Or maybe we don't think about it at all.

The world needs more people who are willing to act and not look away. To be problem hunters. Not in our own lives (which so many of us do), but in the lives of others. To ask ourselves what need we can fulfill. What gift of ourselves can we give?

And then do something about it. 
That's the part where many of us fall short…at least it's true for me. We may see the problem. Feel compassion. But then turn away and focus again on ourselves and our own lives. We simply don't take action.

I vow to do something kind for someone else. 
Everyone could use a helping hand now and then. 
Moving forward, I will see others' needs and lift them up.

What commitment are you willing to make to live more for others?

Below are some inspirational quotes that really resonated with me on this subject.

Monday, March 31, 2014

help the underdog win

yep, this girl needs a win {taken after our second egg retrieval at CCRM}
Dreaming of Dimples was nominated for our local TV station's A-List competition 
under the category of Best Local Blogger.

Although I write for myself and to connect with all of you (not for any kind of recognition), it is still pretty darn exciting! Not to mention, it would mean so much for an infertility blogger to win the award this year. It could help draw attention to the subject of infertility so that people can learn to be more understanding and compassionate towards couples who struggle to grow their families.

The reason I call this blog the underdog is that many of the blogs in top-ranked positions currently are for businesses or communities. They obviously have huge audiences to call upon for voting. So let's show em' how powerful this community is.

If you'd be so kind as to take 2 minutes, 
click on the icon in the right side bar or the link below and vote for this blog and leave a tip (a comment about DoD blog).... I'd really appreciate it. You'll need to sign in with your email address or Facebook account (to ensure people aren't repeat voting).
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! 
I appreciate your vote and help to raise awareness of infertility. 

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