Monday, January 14, 2013

I love my brother.

So my little brother and his friend David make amazing videos, it would be great if anyone and everyone could go to YouTube and watch this, like it, subscribe, and share. They really want to start getting more views and this is me giving them the support they deserve.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Birthday Bliss

Well as many of my family and friends know today is my 20th birthday. The fact that I am leaving my teen years and childhood has been scaring me to death. I usually love birthday's and that is all I can talk and think about when September/October comes around each year, but this year I was sort of dreading it.

Gone are the days of running around the neighborhood without a care in the world. Gone are the days of sleepovers, recess, high school football games, and everything you grow up doing and enjoying. That has been the hardest part about graduating high school and moving out.

Each year I realize more and more that I'm not a kid. The fact that this is my 3rd year of college and I'm almost done makes me realize I will be a full blown, full time working adult in less than 2 years, and it scares me to death. I've been trying to adjust to growing up for the past 3 years. And I won't lie, its been hard. This birthday, my second decade of living, also scares me, because I've now lived for 2 decades, in a year I will be an adult on paper..

But this isn't the end. Today is my birthday, I am no longer a teen and it is OK. I am actually ridiculously happy today! I still feel the same, and I've realized that no matter how old I get, I will still be me. I can still have fun, I can still have friends, and I can enjoy life. Yea, I have a lot more to worry about now then I did 10 years ago, but I shouldn't let that bring me down. I have an abundant amount of friends that care about me. I have an above par, legit family that loves me. I have a lot to be thankful for.

So instead of being sad that I'm 20, I'm going to be happy. Why? Because I've lived for 2 decades. I have a goal, to live longer. I'm going to look forward to each birthday as a milestone that I've lived longer than I have so far, and thats something to be thankful for.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

The little things

I noticed something today, I really enjoy the little things. I love walking around campus and seeing nature all around me. It's amazing how something so simple as a tree can be so majestic. It fills me with such joy to see all the life around me. On the way to supper I saw a cat and walked over and spent a good 5 minutes just giving it attention. I think that cat loved every minute of the attention I gave it, and I loved being able to give the attention.

What if we started paying more attention to the little things in our lives? I think we would notice the beauty around us that we miss every day. What if we took the time to talk to those around us? I think there would be a lot more smiles on people's faces.

Here's my challenge for the week. Walk somewhere, pay attention to what's around you. And take time to talk to someone.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Perspective and Privilege.

There is something I have noticed in my short time in being alive. Nothing is stable. Nothing at all. Even the rocks chip and weather. Our lives can also be unstable, just like a brick of jello sitting on the table. A small bump can send it rocking and swaying. Relationships more often then not do not last for ever, and people leave our lives everyday.

All of life's bumps have had me moving like a jello brick in an old car on the worst road. I mean don't get me wrong, my life is great, but I apparently have had trouble handling the bumps. Recently I have been learning about perspective though.

Look at it this way, most of us look at things very selfishly. We look at the certain things that we loose in our lives and think that we needed them longer. We are sad that he/she/that object or whatever is gone. What if we looked at it in a new light. I recently read somewhere that when we go through a break up, instead of being sad that they are gone, be happy for the time you had with them.

I think that this can be applied to all aspects of our lives. I for one have been working on being less selfish and more people oriented. This is tough for me because I have been very materialistic in the past. But what if I started looking at everything in a way that I was happy for the privilege of getting to have that relationship, that friendship, that pet, that experience, that phone, that laptop, that whatever? I think that my attitude would greatly improve and instead of thinking about myself maybe I would be able to put others before me more then I already do.