Category Archives: 52 Lists Challenge

A-Z Scientists & Mathematicians


My goal for this post is to see how many scientist and mathematician names I can come up with in order to create an alphabetical list of people who have greatly influenced the fields that I love. For those of you who are much more experienced and knowledgeable than me, please feel free to comment names that should be added! I’m sure, especially since I am tired, that I will miss some pretty big ones as well as some of the less popular ones!


A- Amedeo Avogadro

B- Niels Bohr

C- Pierre & Marie Curie

D- Charles Darwin

E- Albert Einstein

F- Rosalind Franklin

G- Carl Friedrich Gauss

H- Stephen Hawking


J- James Prescott Joule


L- Edward Norton Lorenz

M- Albert Michelson & Edward Morley

N- Isaac Newton

O- Georg Simon Ohm

P- Max Planck


R- Ernest Rutherford




V- Alessandro Volta

W- James Watt





52 Lists: Albums



Before I begin this post, I should note two things: First, I am a music addict, so the following 20 items are not nearly the end of my list. Second, I don’t listen to music on CDs very often, so asking me to name albums is all but impossible for me. I listen to music to hear music, not to memorize the names of albums. For that reason, I’ll be listing my favorite songs (hopefully with their singers) rather than entire albums. ūüôā

My Favorite Music:

  1. Hallelujah- as sung by Alexandra Burke
  2. Broken- Lindsey Haun
  3. Love Song- Sara Bareilles
  4. Deeper Than the Holler- Randy Travis
  5. Mean- Taylor Swift
  6. I Will Wait- Mumford & Sons
  7. Gone, Gone, Gone- Phillip Phillips
  8. Home- Phillip Phillips
  9. Cups- Anna Kendrick
  10. Where is the Love?- Black Eyed Peas
  11. Amazing Grace
  12. Party Rock Anthem- LMFAO
  13. Suds in the Bucket- Sara Evans
  14. A Little Bit Stronger- Sara Evans
  15. Apologize- One Republic
  16. Rubberneckin’- Elvis Presley
  17. Johnny & June- Heidi Newfield
  18. Walk the Line- Johnny Cash
  19. Devil Went Down to Georgia- Charlie Daniels Band
  20. I’ll Stand By You- as sung by Carrie Underwood

There you go people! That’s it. I listed them in order that I thought of them, not in order of preference. That’s why some of them are grouped together by singer. Oops? Hope you enjoy listening to some of these!

52 Lists: Feeling Healthy



Things That Make Me Feel Healthy: Mind, Body, & Soul

  1. Getting at least 8 hours of sleep
  2. Wearing my heart on my sleeve; expressing my emotions instead of holding them in
  3. A good, though hopefully rare, cry
  4. Smiling
  5. Laughing
  6. Praying
  7. Eating three meals a day, even if they aren’t the healthiest ones
  8. Breaking a sweat, regardless of what I’m doing. Sometimes working out just feels good.
  9. Talking to people I love, especially those I haven’t heard from in a while
  10. Reading a good book for relaxation
  11. Hugs
  12. Completing random acts of kindness
  13. Being successful at something, for my work, or school
  14. Taking an afternoon nap, and not because I’m sick
  15. Lying in the sun, but not tanning
  16. Looking at nature from a good view, and feeling at peace with the world
  17. Writing what I’m feeling, normally for my eyes only so I don’t have to worry about opinions and other people’s nonsense
  18. Making jokes so that other people laugh
  19. Being nice to everyone no matter what
  20. Getting excited about something without getting anxious

52 Lists: Loving Others



The Ways I Can Love Others

  1. Lots of hugs
  2. Maybe some kisses
  3. By giving good advice to others
  4. By lending an ear for any situation in which someone just needs a person to listen and truly hear them
  5. By helping my students in any way that I can to make their lives better
  6. Through random acts of kindness, even if they are for strangers
  7. Love notes- just leaving them in random places is the best!
  8. By doing things for others when they ask, without complaint, and happily
  9. Through smiles
  10. By being completely open and honest, with consideration for others, but without little white lies
  11. By trying not to over-analyze everything when with those I love- to be able to completely relax around someone will make them feel special
  12. Through donations, volunteering, and aiding others in projects, activities, and organizations
  13. By lending money (when needed) for someone who has needs that are not met
  14. Respond to every email, text, and phone call that is from someone who takes the time to read my blog, write to me, or contact me for anything—- I should even be kinder to telemarketers, though sometimes it’s hard
  15. By writing thank you letters to everyone who gives me a gift
  16. By paying attention to people’s birthdays and making those days special, even if it’s in a very small way
  17. Along with #10 and #11, to be more trusting of others
  18. To say I love you whenever I mean it, even to friends
  19. To pray daily, for the goodness of everyone, even strangers, and to ask God for help in aiding those who need help
  20. By staying true to myself, wearing my heart on my sleeve, and telling people just how truly good they are to me

52 Lists: Dreaming and Goal Setting



My Current and Future Goals and Dreams

  1. To marry the man I love
  2. To have children (at least one)
  3. To survive my first year of teaching
  4. To enjoy teaching for the rest of my life
  5. To receive a Masters Degree
  6. To change someone else’s life in a positive way (maybe more than one)
  7. To save up enough money for a new car
  8. To read all of the books in my library
  9. To be comfortable traveling anywhere, alone or with someone else
  10. To educate others about anxiety disorders
  11. To volunteer more (lots more) for good causes (animal rights, needy children)
  12. If unable to have kids of my own, to host students from another country or foster a child
  13. To learn to understand myself more than I do now (to an extent that I am comfortable with)
  14. To never lose sight of myself, my beliefs, and my heart
  15. A world of peace- or at least one with less worry, anxiety, pressure, and judgement
  16. To die happy
  17. To never lose another member of my family
  18. To publish… something
  19. To make memories that can never be forgotten
  20. To make my mark in the world and to be remembered years after the event (whatever that event may be)

52 Lists: Things to Be Proud Of



The Things I Should be Proud of

  1. I have a big heart
  2. I am smart
  3. I have graduated from college
  4. I am financially dependent on myself
  5. I love completing random acts of kindness
  6. I am mature
  7. I am pretty
  8. I can teach just about anything to someone who wants to learn (even if I don’t understand it, I can learn it and then teach it)
  9. I am more in-tune with my emotions than most other people in the world
  10. I have great sympathy and empathy for others
  11. I have persevered through numerous difficulties
  12. I know how to surround myself with people who love me
  13. I have material possessions (a car, computer, etc.) that work, look amazing, and help me get done what needs to be done.
  14. I have changed other people’s lives (no, I’m not bragging– I have been told…)
  15. My large possession of books (I want to start a personal library)
  16. My organizational skills
  17. My strength (which I never see but everyone else does)
  18. My respect for others: people, animals, and objects
  19. My ability to love unconditionally
  20. Myself

52 Lists: The Greatest of Comforts



My Greatest Comforts

  1. My home
  2. My loved ones
  3. Photos (especially of loved ones and nature)
  4. Pillows
  5. Blankets
  6. Listening to music
  7. Writing
  8. Books
  9. Learning
  10. Taking hikes on beautiful, quiet trails
  11. Looking at the stars
  12. Farmland
  13. Animals
  14. Wide open spaces (not the Dixie Chicks kind…)
  15. Libraries
  16. Smiles
  17. Random acts of kindness (seen or done)
  18. Mementos from the past
  19. The sound of rain
  20. Soaking up some sun (rarely, and not to tan, but because it brightens my mood)

52 Lists: Introduction/List 1: Words That Touch the Soul



I have been feeling like writing a new list post on the blog lately, but cannot seem to come up with a good idea. So, until someone suggests something more genius, I have found a fifty-two topic list challenge. Thanks to Moorea Seal for posting the 52 list challenge at her blog. I guess I am slightly behind because the 52 lists were supposed to be for one per week in 2013, but better late than never! 

For the record, I have also decided to get away from my silly Wordles, and to include some beautiful nature photos in my posts instead. I hope you enjoy them!

Words that Touch My Soul

1. Love

2. Peace

3. Hope

4. Family

5. Friends

6. Chocolate

7. Sense

8. Learn

9. Strive

10. Grow

11. Faith

12. Glee

13. Comfy

14. Reflection

15. Words

16. Math

17. Passion

18. Cozy

19. Relaxation

20. Giving

…. and many more, but I think 20 items for this list gets the point across. I may come back and add more later, but these are the top ones.