Friday, May 30, 2008

Most Inspirational

I’d say that it changed my life, but I haven’t done anything yet to back up that fact. So it will have to suffice to say that it has changed my perspective on life.

You should definitely read it yourself because any commentary I write will not do it justice. It will give you a new perspective on education, gender roles, poverty, conflict, and war.

Whoa, that just made it sound depressing. It's not.

Let me rephrase. It will give you hope in humanity. It makes peace seem like a reality instead of an ideal. It is only depressing that governments around the world don't seem to embrace this concept as effectively as individuals like the author. Maybe it helps that I heard him speak the other evening, but I still think the book will speak for itself.

So, please. Go read. If not for you, for the children around the world that don’t have the opportunity to even learn to.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Can't Go Back Now

One of my new favorite the Weepies...with the breaks where I want them, and the words bolded that are my favorite:

yesterday when you were young
everything you needed done
was done for you
now you do it on you're own
but you find you're all alone
what can you do
you and me
walk on, walk on, walk on
cause you can't go back now

you know there will be days
when you're so tired
that you can't take another step
now you will have no stars
and you'll think you've gone
as far as you'll ever get

you and me
walk on, walk on, walk on
cause you cant go back now
yeah, yeah go where you want to go
yeah, yeah be what you want to be

if you ever turn around you'll see me

i can't really say why everybody
wishes they were some where else
but in the end the only steps that matter

are the ones you take all by yourself

and you and me
walk on, walk on, walk on
yeah, you and me
walk on, walk on, walk on
cause you can't go back now
walk on, walk on, walk on
cause you can't go back now

Friday, May 23, 2008


Sometimes it's fun to leave my normal life behind.

No work.

No cooking. No cleaning. No chores.

No budgeting. No saving. No tracking. No planning.

No gym.

Just me. And two good girl friends. In another country.

Relaxing. Retreating. Refreshing.

A whole lot of catching up.

A vacation!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Someday can be right now

Right now, I'm thankful for:
  • Free flights
  • Great friends to share things with
  • The heart of June, a very special lady
  • Summer weather
  • The ability to dream
  • Friday is one day closer than yesterday
  • Grace
Right now, I'm praying for:
  • Safe travels
  • Financing for our mission trip
  • OK, financing in general
  • The sun to peak out today
  • My hubby to find his wallet
  • To see the big picture
  • An attitude of thankfulness, joy, and peace

What about you?

Friday, May 16, 2008

A Wonderful Life

I spend a lot of time on "maybe somedays". And not as much time on "how about today's". I think everyone is a lot like that. And if they claim they aren't, they might just be setting low expectations for themselves, or perhaps selling themselves short...or maybe, just maybe, they are pretty exceptional and accomplish all the things every day that they set out to do.

I like "maybe somedays" because they give me a goal. "Aim for the stars, miss, and you still get the moon", right? Sometimes it's true. Sometimes with goals, you lose sight of the important part - the journey. Either way, it's just a philosophy. Just a take on life. Just hope and a little faith.

Lately I think a lot. Sometimes about this sort of thing, sometimes less, sometimes more. But the main side effect of marriage for me is thinking. Thinking, watching, analyzing, waiting, wishing. Hoping, praying. Thinking. And thinking again.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Maybe Someday...

  • I'll finally go to graduate school to study something I actually want to learn about.
  • I'll drink enough water to be fully hydrated
  • I'll love more unconditionally
  • I'll be in a World Series of Poker
  • I'll learn to communicate with my husband effectively
  • I'll stop being angry inside. Or outside.
  • I'll work out and eat healthy every day.
  • I'll be able to give back as much as I've taken
  • I'll pray more
  • I'll take my Nana to Venezuela
  • I'll have an unshakable faith
  • I'll go home after work with no expectations
  • I'll decide that someday is today