Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Happiness Project: Morgan Kennedy Miller Day 2

   I am overwhelmed in a great way with the response received about The Happiness Project. Ms. Ryn Sapp is an unbelievable  person and if you ever cross paths with her in your life make sure to stop and enjoy cause she will add the greatest most positive things to your life.
   Todays post goes to another very special lady that God has placed into my life I can't say I have ever seen her with out a smile on her face or a positive word coming out of her mouth: Mrs. Denise Zook. Mrs. Denise is one of the sweetest, most caring, and adorable people you will ever meet. I am inspired by Mrs. Denise not only for her dedication to God but her dedication to family. In part Mrs. Denise is also a big reason I decided to do this project. On my 19th birthday as my family busied themselves with chores I decided to go hand deliver my thank you card for the most incredible gift to Mrs. Denise and pay her a little visit. We sat and talked for over three hours over a plate of the most delicious gluten free cookies that I highly recommend. We talked about everything, from family, relationships, to school, and my future. Sitting there and hearing myself say what I wanted out loud was more effective then me just thinking it to myself. So as I went home that afternoon I decided this is what I have to do. We only get so many trips around the sun and I want to make mine worth something. So a big thank you to Mrs. Denise for that conversation. God puts people into our lives for a reason and man am I glad that he does. So below is Mrs. Denise's response to my questionnaire.

My Name:  Denise Zook, My husband Ron and I have a home on Lake Weir, Fl where we have been living the last couple of years. Ron and I have two beautiful daughters. Jacquelyn, who lives in Burbank, CA where she pursues her acting career and Casey, who is married to Scott Sabin and lives in Metamora, IL where she is a first grade teacher and Scott works for Caterpillar. Casey and Scott are expecting their first baby, our first grandchild, a little boy in May. YES I am excited!!
  I have been a stay at home mom and homemaker since our daughters were born. Ron is a football coach and we moved about 13 times during our 33 years of marriage, so working outside the home just never happened for me. I will say that working at home and raising our daughters was an amazing privilege, one that I look back on with no regrets. Oh yes, We are about to move again, Ron has taken a job coaching in Green Bay, WI.  The winter coats are coming out of storage ;0).

My favorite song, I really had to think about this one as I love to listen to music. I especially love praise music. One of my favorites is by Chris Tomlin, called Indescribable.

Favorite Quote: A quote I heard every time we would move, "For a man to gain new horizons, he must have courage to lose sight of the shores" and it is a good quote, but my favorite would be from the bible in Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the Plans I have for you, "declares the LORD" plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future. (NIV)

Who has been an inspiration to me and why? I would like to say first would be my husband, his loyalty to his family and his friends, his dedication to his job and his tireless work ethic all inspired me to be a better wife, mother and friend and homemaker. As I did get to stay at home, I had the opportunity to take a few bible studies where I was introduced to a wonderful bible scholar and leader, Beth Moore, her passion to teach others about God's Word and her love of Jesus inspired me to dig deeper into God's Word which in turn gives me a hope only God can provide everyday.

What makes me happy:  Boating with my husband, our family and friends, and our two miniature Schnauzer's, Frances and Fred. 

What is something I would share with the younger generation I wish I would have been told!
 Where do I start!!! Wow, I would say do not settle, evaluate and be patient, all things that I was probably told but did not really listen.
 Listen to your parents and  those in authority, obedience is key.  Watch, listen, evaluate, be patient and do not settle. God has a plan, and it is a good one, always better than our own.
Mrs. Denise is also the recipient of #20 a Random Act of Kindness which I will be posting about later this week! She is who I will be visiting when I travel alone to Green Bay to go support Coach and the Packers. This world we live in is an amazing place filled with amazing people. When God puts those amazing people in your life respect and love those relationships. Allow those relationships to help you grow as a person and you my friend will become a better person. (not that you are probably terrible but we can all always learn something.)

Well I hope your humpy day is going well!
Oh and P.S.: Mrs. Denise's quote about "For a man to gain new horizons.." is now like my new fave
  With love always and forever,
         Politics, Pearls, and Monograms


  1. I love this! It's so great to read what advice everyone has :) Hope you have a great day, Morgan!

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

    1. It is awesome❤️ these people are such inspirations and then you read what they have to say and only validates why they are your inspiration! Can't wait to share your response!