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It's The Small Moments in Life that Matter

Updated on February 24, 2011
GLOBalls... how fast can you eat one?
GLOBalls... how fast can you eat one?

Keep being Thankful

 As the month of November continues, I am trying to come up with something that I am thankful each day this month. It can be serious, it can be funny. But, the challenge is to say the first thing that comes to your mind. I find this to be rather therapeautic, especially in a lifestyle that is constantly on the go and always focusing on the negative. So, if you dare, try this challenge with me, and for one month, speak out lout what you are thankful for each day. Who knows what changes might happen after this month of being thankful!

November 3, 2010

So today I am thankful for the small moments in life. The small moments in life that come across and make your day. These small moments might be the smile on your child's face or the funny joke that somebody said that made you laugh. It might even be holding the door open for an elderly person. Either way, it is the small moments in our life that make us who we are. Today, those small moments are what I am thankful for... especially one in particular.

This small moment, some of you might even think I am a little crazy, revolves around one of my clients at work. Basically, today I am thankful that I am able to eat a snowball snack cake faster than he is able to. Now, before you become confused, let me explain.

Awhile back I was at a comedy club. One of the skits they did was see who could eat a snowball the fastest. The winner gets to choose the next game. As I was speaking to my client about this skit, I suggested we have a similiar contest. From there it became a challenge; a bit of a joke because for awhile, neither of us ever brought this marshmallowy junk in to compete. One day as I stopped by the gas station for a bottle of soda, I saw these snowballs sitting on the shelf. I said to myself... "Self, you should pick up those snowballs and compete with your client. After all, it has been months since we have been talking about this." So, I bought the snowballs.

The whole day, I contemplated on how to eat a snowball the fastest. Do you just take small bites or do you shove the whole think in your mouth and swallow. Now, if you think this is an easy task, I challenge you to have your own snowball eating contest. This is not an easy task considering most of this treat is one large marshmallow.

When my client came in I waved the Snowballs in front of his face, laughing because I have been waiting for this all day. The challenge was on. The game - the first one to finish wins. He wins a free haircut; I win a $10 tip. After we choked it down, both of us trying not to gag, I ended up winning. Being a bit of a sore winner, I reminded him several times on how I beat him. Then again, I had an unfair advantage. He had just eaten a whole pizza himself before coming in for his appointment!

Now, last Friday, one of his friends (another one of my clients) brought in a box of green snowballs, otherwise known as GloBalls. Immediately upon receiving this treat, I took a picture, posted it on facebook and tagged my client asking if he was up to the challenge. With a reply of Game on... I waited until today for his appointment.

Once again, I was thinking of my strategy. The rules were the same. I tossed him his snowball and we started. I went with the small bites at first; He shoved the whole thing in his mouth. After I saw victory starting to slip from my fingers, I shoved the rest in. This caused him to uncontrollably start laughing. Obviously, this gave me a winning advantage! I finished the snowball only seconds before him, once again beating him in the Snowball eating contest!

Now, while this moment might seem strange to some of you out there, I find it rather refreshing. Not many people can say that they either... A. Can go to work and have Snowball eating Contests... or B. Say that they have competed against their barber in a Snowball eating contest. My client and I are a part of an elite group.

What makes this moment special is the fact it is memories like this that engrave you into the person you are today. Are you a person that would shy away from one of these competitions or can you step up to the challenge. Well, my client stepped up to the challenge. Now, maybe he let me win, I really can't say for sure, but he did promise that we will continue having these types of challenges until he finally beats me. It is moments like these that change your clients from just being everyday normal clients to an actual friend. Thanks for the memories!

The Actual Snowball Eating Contest!

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Peggy W - The great thing about this is not only the memory, but creating a friendship as well. I haven't worked there in almost two years now and yet I am still in contact with several of my clients. He is one of my friends... good thing too cause I bet him! :)

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      This was fun to read and I am still smiling. I would never have thought to have a snowball eating contest. Have never even eaten one. The point is that you had fun and laughed and created a memory. It IS the small moments in life that often make it fun. Up, useful and funny votes. Tweeting.

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      He said I liked the way he cut it... I didn't want to get my clothes all full of hair and it was easier to just jump in the shower afterwards so I just... yeah ;)

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      Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Oh this was in his kitchen BBG - I wasn't even licensed to cut hair and someone else regularly cut it. I just didn't care for that one little detail!

      I bet your husband could have cared less how you cut his hair too! As long as you loved it then I doubt he cared about anyone else's opinion too much! Cute girl syndrome:)! Haha that's good!

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      Ha ha - he must haven't really been paying much attention to the haircut... he was probably thinking... cute girl, cute girl, score.... she can do what she wants.

      I know when I started cutting my husbands hair - before I knew what I was doing - he used to tell me the haircut looked good. I look back at pictures and I am horrified. LOL - he said it was worth it! Cute girl syndrome... lol

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      Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Yeah the flip sides of things can be a killer pay back! When I first started dating Dave he wore his hair over the tips of his ears. I didn't like it. I felt he would look better with it trimmed neatly above his ear. I convinced him that I needed to cut a stray long hair near his ear one day and oops! I cut a whole bunch of them right over his ear!

      Of course it had to be evened out so the other side had to go too:)! LOL! But he ended up liking it better too! Can you imagine what he must have really thought of me then! Omg!

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      LOL.... ha ha ha - lol. I thought about giving my husband a bad haircut just so I can get a temporary separation to stop all the laughing... then I realized that I have too much pride in my work. I did however once give him a flat top that skinned the top of his head. Just because he saw my clients flat top - the one in the video - and kept commenting on it and how he remembers having a barber that used to give him flat tops like that. I called the BS card - he has never compared me to his old barbers again! LOL - Of course, payback - I am the one that had to look at it and it wasn't a very flattering haircut on him! Still laughing!

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      Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Yeah I was kidding! Dave goes to a barbershop down the street (it even looks like an old fashioned shop). He never gets a buzz. He would look really freaky with his hair that short! I'd have to get a temporary separation and move out in order to stop laughing!

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      We had so much fun with this. We actually competed twice... lol. I won both times! But it really was a difficult task at hand. The clipper goes all the way up to a number 8 - which is 1 inch of hair left! It cuts like crap and I never advice using a clipper longer than a number 4 (which is a 1/2 inch), but don't worry.... us barbers are equipped to also use those scissors.... lol! Some guys won't even let us use clippers. And I thought that was what barbering was all about... lol

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      Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      I am so grateful that you are so narcissistic! LOL Stacy, I don't know who was giggling more - me or your buddy who was taping:)

      I am so glad I stumbled on to this one! I would even change to a barber if you moved to my town. Only I don't like snowballs but I love HO HO's!

      How many numbers does that clipper go up to. I'd probably look bad if you have to use a number 2!

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      skye2day 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      barbergirl This is an awesome practice for each day of our lives. Valentines day is coming up where we celebrate love. It should be a given that we tell others we care and love. Anyway great hub of love and a great reminder. God is the King He sits on the throne. With God all things are possible. Awesome and up. Hugs Galore

      Your writing flows!! Keep on barbergirl.

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      imatellmuva 7 years ago from Somewhere in Baltimore

      You're right on with this one barbergirl28!! Things don't have to be monumental to count!!

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      Susan Haze 7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      It's the little things in life that are so important. Thanks for sharing.