Saturday, February 27, 2010
This is a common saying that most people have used or heard. I feel that lately, insults and injuries have been common things in my house. Constant teasing doesn't exactly help when you're sore or hurt in some way. I realize that it's easy to hurt the feelings of people that wear their feelings on their sleeves, but to do it to family is crossing a line in my book. Yes, this sounds very hypocritical. No, I do not always practice what I preach. Unlike most people though, I can say that I'm trying my hardest to become a better person and looking forward to being a "saved individual". Ever find yourself wanting to go home? Ever feel that way when you're in your house? It's a hollow kind of feeling. It's sad to hear that people our age can feel so bad. We live in a society where there is much emphasis on outer beauty instead of inner beauty. Why should somebody be judged based on where they come from, or what they look like? Family is a group of people that you need and is decided before you are born. Friends are the family that you need that you pick. If they're true friends, they'll be there forever. Insults have less value if you don't let them bug you. Even if it does make you feel bad, don't show it. They only do it because it gets to you and they are insecure themselves. Here's a new challenge for you: be secure in who you are and try to be a better person. Yes, we've all made mistakes and yes, the Lord is willing to forgive you if you are truly sorry. Don't live with regrets, think of them as learning experiences. It wasn't a mistake, it was a fun time that you wouldn't do again. Good luck with the challenges. ;)
Friday, February 26, 2010
I'm in a class through my church that teaches me about the bible and helps me prepare for the sacraments. Well, a few weeks ago my teacher gave a lecture on technology. He told us about how the Internet is a dangerous place and now inappropriate things come find us, rather than people going out to look for them. Yes, a lot of people are perverted and try to do stupid things to innocent young people. No, I am not one of them. I don't think that there should be a generalization. Just because some people are child molesters, doesn't mean that anybody that's a little friendly via technology without meeting in person first is. Yes, people should be careful about who they talk to and not be super trusting with the odd people that are totally random. Is it really a bad thing to have somebody there for you that you can talk to about anything without being judged though? It could really help some people. It's a major confidence booster if you do it the right way with the right people. Why not let some random person read your thoughts? Nobody ever said that you have to put yourself in a dangerous situation. Just give the people that seem somewhat normal a chance. From my own experiences, I've learned that keeping emotions hidden inside is a bad thing that really hurts you in the long run. Vent in a blog like this one. Share your thoughts and ideas with the world. It took a lot of courage to share my VBS GOES GREEN theme idea with my soon to be godmother and I talk to her about a lot. Sharing ideas isn't easy, but letting them be heard is better for everybody. So in a nutshell: 1.) don't be a creeper online, 2.) share thoughts, feelings, ideas, etc., 3.) church is a great place to be especially in hard times, and 4.) don't be judgemental. Today's challenge: make an online friend (that isn't a creeper) and trust them just with a thought, feeling, idea, or anything. If it seems to work, great. If not, better luck next time.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
What makes a "true friend"? Is it somebody that you can share secrets with, somebody that you have an instantly unbreakable connection with, or just somebody that you can depend on? Why should somebody want to be friends with anybody? My mom always told me to be my own best friend. ;) I remember when I was my own best friend. That didn't go so well lol. Looking back on the hardest times in life, we see how much we've grown and changed since then. We can remember what we learned from the experiences. It's funny how day after day nothing changes, but looking back nothing is the same. This time last year, I was a quiet girl that didn't want anything to do with anybody out of fear. I didn't even really enjoy going to church. Now I'm working on a baptism class, living life to the fullest, letting things happen how they were ment to, and loving the people that gave me a chance and earned my friendship. How have you changed in just the past year? In the past five? Over the course of your life? Some people, don't have the true friends and the love that we want or deserve. We should try to fix that in all ways possible. You know the guy/girl that looks unhappy in the back of the class? They don't have that. I'm not saying that we need to fix the world or help the nerds be cool, I'm just saying that if I were the one that was upset (and I have been that person) I would want somebody to come talk to me. Not somebody that wants to know what's wrong, just somebody to be a friend. If the upset person wants to talk about it, they will. They just need the opportunity to tell A TRUE FRIEND. Let's all try to be that person today. Btw, true friends don't get walked all over and they don't walk all over other people. Have fun and good luck!
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
When most people think about super heroes or super powers, they think invisibility, flying, mind reading, super speed, super strength, etc. Does that really make somebody a hero though? In all honesty, no it does not. The real heroes are the people that risk their lives everyday, the people that dare to push the envelope with their ideas, the people that express themselves everyday without worrying what others will think. Let's all try to be heroes today. If your shy and quiet, a blog like this is a good place to start (as long as you share it with family and friends that care). If you're a more open and daring person, go help a quiet person find their voice. Why shouldn't everybody have the ability to be a hero or just the ability to speak in front of a few people?
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
"I am nothing special; just a common man with common thoughts, and I've led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten. But in one respect I have succeeded as gloriously as anyone who's ever lived: I've loved another with all my heart and soul; and to me, this has always been enough." That was said in the movie The Notebook. One person is nothing special. It's what they do and who they are that make them special. We are all common people that live common lives (yes, even the famous people). It's loving without fear, doing what you can to protect that love, and living in the moment. Don't label your love and don't work at it. It should come naturally. Life is full of little moments that people often take for granted. Appreciate them. They won't always be there. Laugh and smile as much as possible. Live without regrets. Be who you want to be. When you're having a hard day, remember "The lord always listens," and "and when it's right, you're lost in the moment." Enjoy your friends, your life, your family, and everything else while you can. It may not be there forever. Enjoy and come read some more if you have time. ;)
Monday, February 22, 2010
How is it that mothers know EVERYTHING? I find it interesting. They know you better than they know themselves sometimes. It's amazing how you can do something wrong, and they know it before you do sometimes. For me, I've learned not to hide anything from any of my parents. They always know when something is going on that they should know about. Today's challenge: talk to your mother. It may be hard at first, but the more you do it, the easier it will become. Even if they're not your biological mother, you'll feel better after you do. Just pick a mother like figure in your life, somebody that you know, trust, and care about. Tell them something that you don't think they know about and have a conversation. :) Tomorrow: thinking about writing about school or friends. Come back soon to find out. ;)
Friday, February 19, 2010
Life is full of imaginary lines. Special boundaries that we instinctively know not to cross. As humans, we know what is and is not acceptable in social situations. What about in our own private lives though? Where is the line there? Obviously the lines are still there, but they've moved. Why are there prejudice people? What is the meaning of life anyway? These are all good questions that we may never have an answer for. Today's challenge: go out and make a new friend. Don't judge them until after you get to know them as a person. Somebody that you wouldn't normally be friends with. Start something new and if you've been following a broken road, pick a new one or start your own. Maybe you could make a friend at church. I know I did. ;) Please remember to come back for more and feel free to suggest topics for blog entries. :)
Thursday, February 18, 2010
I just read a quote that really inspired me. It was by Edward Everett Hale and he said "Look up and not down; look forward and not back; look out and not in; lend a hand". It may only be 9 a.m., but it really brightened my day. It spoke to me and said "stop being sad, keep moving forward, and go do what you love to do". We as people shouldn't let others or circumstances determine how we live our lives. Be who YOU want to be, not what others want to see. I know it sounds lame, but it's true. Anybody that wants you to change isn't really your friend, unless they're just trying to be helpful for your sake. I know, I have scrub friends. It's hard to see them dress and act like that, but I don't make them change. I just suggest. We should all go be wild. Dance and sing like nobody is around. Life is too short to live with regrets, so live every day like it's going to be your last. :) Have a nice day and come back soon for more.