Thursday, January 7, 2010

What's better than...

Today on facebook I was chatting with my friend, Kat(Kathy) who is also a teacher, but not here in Hohenwald. Anyway, I typed, " what is better than a snow day." You think students get excited about snow days? Have you ever been around a group of teachers when the news is sprung that "we are going to be out" of school the next day?

Oh, my word!!! We get just a tad happy. Now, like my niece Clare would say, "and your point is?" My point is that got me thinking about that phrase, "what is better than."

So here are some "what is better than's" that came to mind. . .

What is better than a snow day

What is better than two snow days

What is better than a snow day on the day you are supposed to go back after Christmas break

What is better than a huge diet coke in a glass glass with ice and a straw

What is better than girl friends all gathered 'round late at night bent over with laughter

What is better than a good cry

What is better than a scalding hot shower on a COLD January morning

What is better than the alarm going off and hitting snooze

What is better than laughing once again with "old" friends about old stories that you've heard too many times to count

What is better than hearing the garage door go up and knowing your loved one is home

What is better than thinking it is 8:00 p.m. but it's really only 7:00 p.m.

What is better than reading in a book something you had felt and thought but never could have articulated and knowing that someone else thinks like you

What is better than sharing conversation with someone else who is going through what you are going through

What is better than good friends praying together

What is better than seeing the back of a bus (said by teacher Ruth on the last day of school as the buses were pulling out of the school for summer break. She actually said what is more beautiful than the back of a bus, but I changed it to better fit this blog :)

What is better than having a God whose lovingkindness never ceases and His compassions never fail (Lamentations 3:22)

What is better than getting a card in the mail from a good friend

What is better than the sound of your husband sleeping when sleep has eluded him so often during this journey

What is better than watching your husband enjoy every single bite of a huge breakfast at Cracker Barrel knowing that his appetite won't be up to par the next several days after chemo.

What is better than secretly squeezing my husband's hand 3 times and then him squeezing mine back 4 times

3 times = I love you

4 times = I love you, too (we stole that idea from Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen)

What is better than your football team winning and winning BIG

What is better than a comfortable seat when your feet are killing you

What is better than knowing God is with you

What is better than learning contentment in the midst of the journey

What is better than "if God is for us who can be against us" Romans 8:31b

What is better than ________________ Your turn. You fill in the blank

I'd love to hear some of y'all's blanks if you'd like to facebook me.


  1. puppy kisses.
    the squeal of little girls when you show up unexpectedly.
    friday landing at the home airport when you've been gone all week.
    reading your posts and sharing this with you!
    Much love!

  2. Can I add - sweet potato fries!

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  4. Having an awesome friend like you! :-)