Monday, August 20, 2012

Every Monday Matters ~ Week 3

Make Today Matter...


AMBER stands for
"America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response"
and was created as a legacy to 9-year-old Amber Hagerman 
who was kidnapped while riding her bicycle in Arlington, Texas
then brutally murdered.
-76% of abducted children who are murdered are dead within
3 hours of the abduction and 88.5% are dead within 24 hours.
-336 children have been reunited with their
families because of AMBER Alerts.
-70% of people with cell phones are eligible to receive Wireless
AMBER Alerts as text messages.
-100% of computers can have the AMBER Alert ticker
downloaded onto them.
-AMBER Alerts are active in ALL 50 States.


1. Pay attention to AMBER Alert signs on the freeway or on TV.
2. Sign up to receive AMBER Alert text messaging on your cell phone.
3. Download the AMBER Alert ticker onto your computer.
4. If you see or receive an AMBER Alert signal, don't take it lightly. The perpetrator might be closer than you think.


Protecting children from abduction and locating those who have been abducted is the twofold purpose of
AMBER Alerts.  They increase the number of people who can help locate an abducted child or
deter predators, and they have caused perpetrators to release the abducted child after hearing or seeing
the AMBER  Alert.  Remember, those first three hours are everything to that child and his or her family.
Your eyes and action could mean the difference between a life lost and a life saved.


Monday, August 13, 2012

Every Monday's Matter ~ Week 2


The average person spends:

  • 100 hours commuting to work compared to 80 hours of vacation time.
  • 91 hours a week at work for dual-career couples with kids
  • 1.8 hours a day doing household activities.
  • 2.6 hours a day watching television
  • 8.6 hours a day sleeping.
Take Action Today:

  • Stop and think.....then make a list of what matters most to you.
  • Create a list.....of how you currently spend your time each week.
  • Organize.....your list of weekly activities and identify activities that are required and those that are optional and waste time.
  • Take steps to rearrange.....your schedule or reduce the optional activities so that you can spend time doing what matters most.
  • Don't wast time.
You Matter:

  • What really matters most to you?
  • your relationships with family, friends, and children?
  • helping others?
  • Passions?
  • faith?
  • security?
  • Health?
  • At the end of each year, don't you want to look back and see that you made a difference?
  • That you matter?
  • Today is the start of a new year.....start it off by making a fidderence in you, in you life, and in the lives of those you love
This is your opportunity!!!

Time spent on what matters most is never a waste of time :)

Time is a non-renewable resource.....once it's used up, you can't get it back.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Every Monday Matters.....

Turn off your TV!!!


  • 99% of all homes have at least one TV--45% have three or more.
  • 56% of all 8 to 16 year olds have a TV in their bedroom.
  • A person watches TV an average of 40 days per year.
  • Children spend 1,023 hours a year watching TV compared to 900 hours in school.
  • 200,000 violent acts, including 16,000 murders, will be seen on TV by children before their 18th Birthday.
  • Roughly 70% of all TV shows include sexual content, with an average of five sexual scenes per hour.
  • On average, 38.5 minutes per week of meaningful conversation happens between a parent and their child.
Take Action Today:
  • Turn off your TV today.
  • Designate certain TV free times throughout the week to reduce viewing hours.
  • Remove TVs from bedrooms, kitchen, etc.
  • Make a list of activities to do besides watching TV--activities like reading, biking, swimming, walking, gardening or socializing with friends. Then start doing them.
  • Avoid using TV as a reward--this only increases its power.
  • Be more selective about programming and choose history, travel, cooking, home repair/design, and other educational themes.
70% of people say that no matter how hard they try, they never seem to have enough time to do everything they need to do.  Are you part of that 70%? If you give up TV for just one day a week, you can exercise for the recommended weekly amount necessary for healthy living, read over 20 books a year, or spend more time with your love ones.

Instead of watching reruns of FRIENDS go make some!!!