Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Believe. . .

I believe -. . that just because two people argue, it doesn't mean they don't love each other. And just because they don't argue, it doesn't mean they do.

I believe -. . that we don't have to change friends if we understand that friends change.

I believe -. . that no matter how good a friend is, they're going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.

I believe -. . that true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance. Same goes for true love.

I believe -. . that you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.

I believe -. . that it's taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.

I believe -. . that you should always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them.

I believe -. . that you can keep going long after you think you can't.

I believe -. . that we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.

I believe -. . that either you control your attitude or it controls you.

I believe -. . That heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.

I believe -. . that money is a lousy way of keeping score.

I believe -. . that my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and have the best time.

I believe -. . that sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you're down, will be the ones to help you get back up.

I believe -. . that sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.

I believe -. . that maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had and what you've learned from them and less to do
with how many birthdays you've celebrated.

I believe -. . . that it isn't always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.

I believe -. . that no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn't stop for your grief.

I believe -. . that our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.

I believe -. . that you shouldn't be so eager to find out a secret. It could change your life forever.

I believe -. . two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.

I believe -. . that your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who don't even know you.

I believe -. . that even when you think you have no more to give, when a friend cries out to you - you will find the strength to help.

I believe -. . that credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.

I believe . . .

Monday, April 26, 2010

21 things. . . about me!

Blogs are a reflection of the writer. . . thus being said, here are 21 things (since I am 21) you may. . . or may not, know about me!

1. I love the Lord with all my heart. I strive every day to put Him first in my life. Even though I have failed Him over and over again, He has never, ever, failed me. The Lord is still working on me, every day I am learning life lessons and how to be more useful in His service. I am so thankful that He chooses to use us and works in our lives. Without His gentle guidance I do not know where I would be, I am truly blessed beyond measure.

2. Sometimes I wish it was still 1952. I love old movies, shows like I Love Lucy, The Andy Griffeth Show, and Donna Reed. This time in American history, before the rebellion that ensued in the 1960's and 70's, was a simple time, a time where families still had morals, supper around the table was commonplace, and the world was a semi-decent place in which to live. Oh! to go back to the glory days.

3. I love classic styles like that of Audrey Hepburn, Jackie Kennedy, and Princess Diana. Love pearls, cardigan sweaters, leopard print, and long coats. My favorite "style words" are graceful, classy, modest, feminine, and vintage.

4. I have dreamed up baby names for as long as I can remember. I just get a thrill out of putting them together. . . My favorite boy name, as of right now, is Elliot James, and for a girl, I'm in love with Felicity Grace, but I have many, many years before I will have to worry about that . . .

5. On my bucket list, close to the top, it reads. . . "Go to London."

I love, love, love, all things English. Top spots to visit?

1. Hampton Court Palace - former home of Henry VIII

2. Buckingham Palace

3. Tower of London

4. Hever Castle - former home of Anne Boleyn

5. Eastnor Castle - because it is breathtakingly beautiful

6. Westminister Abbey

7. Kensington Palace - former home of Princess Diana

6. Some people have described me as kind of. . . well. . . a nerd. I'm into piano, history, cooking, photography, writing. . . guess I'll let you decide. . .

7. I love summertime. To me, it's the most wonderful time of the year. Picnics, swimming, flip flops, bright colors, camp, heat, no school, my birthday. . . that's all right up my alley making this time of the year my absolute favorite. . . I live for those wonderful, warm summer months.

8. I really do enjoy blogging. I'm not just saying that. It is an outlet for me, but it is much more than stress relief, it is a reflection of who I am, where I want to go, and who I will become.

9. This is not really normal for a 21 year old. . .but I am a morning person. My brain works better in the early hours of the day, before I have been bogged down by the stresses of life. This is after a 20 oz. bottle of Diet Dr. Pepper, however. *huge cheesy grin* In my perfect world, everyone would get up at 5:30 and retire at 9:30.

10. I am amazed by the internet, although I am not proud of this in the least, I can waste an entire day in front of the computer screen. Facebook, Twitter, blogs, shopping. . . it's really pitiful.

11. I love to plan, set goals, and do my best to follow through. As corny as this may sound, I enjoy self-help books, from proven authors, of course. Currently obsessing over books on organization and finance. Two major things that many of us struggle with and can work on. Someone once said, you stay the same, except for the books you read, and the people you meet. This is so true. My pastor also mentioned that you can read a book in approximately 3 hours and learn something that it took the author possibly 40 years to learn.

12. My birthday is June 21st, and I would not have it any other way, it's the first day of summer, and 6 months away from Christmas, so I get a major holiday every 6 months out of the year! *wink, wink*

13. I am addicted to Diet Dr. Pepper. . . yeah. . . . it's really bad.

14. Spending time with my friends and those I love makes me terribly happy. Laughing till it literally hurts is the best. . . making memories and being there for each other. . . you all know who you are, so here's a shout out to the special people that God has blessed me with. . Love to you all.

15. It is a very special thing to me when God moves in my life. So thankful that He does. When He reveals something new that I have never seen before, or He teaches me a life lesson, even though sometimes that can be hard, I am forever grateful.

16. So about food, my favorite is Italian, love pizzas and pastas, though anybody that has known me for any length of time is probably reading this and saying WHAT???

I hated pizza and pasta for most of my life, but, over the past two years or so, my eating habits have drastically changed. It's like I've discovered a whole new food group not yet known to man!
Other than Italian I enjoy Mexican, Oriental, and love me some classic American cuisine such as a cheeseburger and fries. . .

17. I have played piano for all of my remembering life, mostly. . . It's my love. *grins*

18. As far as music goes, I only listen to Christian, some of my faves include. . . Gold City, The Collingsworth Family (Kim Collingsworth is my role model, the most amazing pianist, seriously!),
Greater Vision, Kari Jobe. . . .

19. Perfume. . . Viva La Juicy, Ralph Lauren Romance, and Vera Wang Princess. Oh yes! Oh, and I adore PINK body splash in Fresh and clean. *cheesy grin*

20. Ice cream is my favorite dessert. . . . Mint Chocolate Chip. . . the best is from Marble Slab!

21. For some strange reason, I love doing stuff like this! haha so are you still awake? How about 21 things about you?

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Thursday's random thoughts. . .

- I love Diet Dr. Pepper.

- I am so glad that it is not winter anymore!

- Blog comments make me terribly happy. . .

- I have no idea why my blog counter is over 20,000 hits. . . craziness

- Ice water has never tasted good.

- Long weekends + flip - flops = happiness!

Have a great Easter weekend everyone!



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