Ever since this land was America, you were here to protect us. Maybe in a different form than you are now, but you have always been there to back us up and fight for what you, WE, believe in. Thank you for that!
Some of you have made major sacrifices, which most of America will never know. Some have died for our freedom and some of you are even my friends who. I haven’t spoken to in a while. I wish the best to all of you and that you will make it home all soon. I hope this can be an encouragement that we appreciate what you are doing and what you DO each and every day. Without you, we would have been long gone and certainly not lasted this long. So I salute you for your diligence in fighting for what’s right!
Happy Memorial Day. May America always remember the sacrifices you have made.
I always go by two phrases. I consider them my mottos. Can I have two mottos? Well I do.
1. Live each day like it is your last.
2. Strive to have the best day of your life… EVERY day.
The second one I love because if you do that, you WILL be living each day like it’s your last. We don’t have to skydive, drive a Maserati or win the lottery. Simply go through the day thinking of others and everything else will fall into place.
Man! And I just asked if YOU were ready for the day... I sure wasn't. What a way to start!
My Dad’s EX-employee just threatened to mace me on my own property after I yelled at him for dropping the f-bomb in OUR house in front of MY brother… I’m sorry for standing up for what I believe in, but I’m not going to tolerate that.
Some people are so focused on themselves and their selfish lives.
Craigslist blocked my ability to repost my pet sitting ad.
So Craigslist will allow spammers, but not honest college students trying to pay for school? I’ve never ran into this issue before. I simply repost it a couple times a week just to stay up on top… OF ALL THE SPAMMERS.
A thought came to me this morning when reading a friend’s Facebook status, so I thought I’d share it with you:
I feel the most important thing is to be CONTENT, no matter where you are, who’s around you or what you have in life. No matter who your friends are, what your job is, if you’re dating, married, engaged or single, if you live in Europe, the suburbs of Chicago, or the Midwest.
Being content, not to be confused with being complacent, is the most important thing for growth and of course being willing to grow and change comes in there close as well. Sometimes we might need to be willing to be content!
Being content differs with complacent, in that, when you’re complacent you don’t change for the better. You don’t grow, succeed or even acknowledge your own accomplishments. In other words, being content with not being content, is being complacent. This is much different from content, which means you are satisfied with what you have, not wanting more or any less, and accepting your own circumstances. This doesn’t mean you don’t want to get better at what you’re doing—one of its definitions claims it as being a proposed course of action. You are simply happy in your place—something we probably all could have more of. Notice quickly “have,” replaced “know” in the previous sentence. We can know something, but that doesn’t mean we have it.
It’s up to us to be content, not others around us, the government, our work nor the geography. And definitely not our dog!
I hope you all have a wonderful day! May you go to great lengths in life. Thanks for reading!
How is it possible to completely 'pwn' a bug on a screen by 'punching' it, and yet it comes back and continues its buzzing routine? That's like you or me getting hit by a car at 50 miles per hour, getting up and then climbing on the hood.
Craigslist Creepers — Is There Such A Thing? There Could Be.
I don’t think I have ever been more caught off-guard. I was like… “WHAT? Why do you need to know THAT?”
So yesterday… a guy called off one of my CL ads. (I have three different work ads offering services to make money as a college student) He asked me some different questions about what I could and couldn’t do regarding lawn cleanup.
Then we somehow merged into talking about audio and video editing. I mentioned I had some experience in that, since I’m on the Journalism team at school, and might be of help in that area too. He then asked if I liked to write. Yes I do like to write! But why are you asking me? He proceeded to talk about poems, short stories and screenplays… all of interest to me. I didn’t help shorten the conversation at all by saying I was currently working on a couple, but I’m just getting started.
But then, out of freaking nowhere, he asked me a question that I have never been more set back by… “When is your birthday?”
MY BIRTHDAY?! I don’t think I have ever been more caught off-guard. I was like… “What? Why do you need to know that?” He gave me some BS answer that he’s into astronomy. OH! RIGHT!… I tried to get off topic by going BACK to when we should meet to talk about some stuff, but he continued to say “Are you born in November?” I annoyingly answered “no.” He replied “Oh good.” As if that means something… what??
Anyways, I told him I’m free on Saturday, but I highly doubt I’ll follow through with this one. I just don’t have a good feeling and now looking back I’m starting to identify the OTHER odd questions he asked that I wasn’t so keen to. Why do all the stupid-dumb-odd-weird-people have to ruin society? He could have just been a nice, friendly guy that wasn’t quite on top of his social skills, but I guess I’ll never know.
Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to be always part of unanimity.
I really wonder about people sometimes… have you ever? I mean, why do people insist on asking the same exact questions time after time… you’d think they’d get tired of it. But, no. They don’t. Well, I sure do and I’m sure you would too if you had to keep answering these over and over. What really bugs me, aren’t even the questions themselves, it’s the fact that the people asking don’t really care. It’s all just cliché.
"How’s school?" Um… it’s school. And even IF I say anything other than “Good.” What are they going to say to that? Try and give me some irrelevant advice? Maybe, but most likely they’ll say nothing. They want you to say “Good.” So they can appear to care and get on with their lives: talking about themselves.
"Are you done with school yet?" or “Are you still in school?” Do I look done with school yet? Have you heard about me graduating? No? You haven’t? WELL THEN I’M NOT DONE! "Are you on break?" Am I here talking to you right now? Is it summer time? Then… YES I’m on freakin’ break.
Here’s a couple that have been asked a lot to me lately:
"Hey… do you have a car yet?" Hey… do you have a brain yet? You just asked me that last week. How dumb can you be? No I don’t have a car because I don’t have money… liiiiike I said last time. Cars cost money to buy. They cost money to run. They cost money to license. And they cost TONS of money to insure.Thanks for asking though.
”Do you have a job yet?” Now this one I can somewhat understand, but I am in school, full-time, and there’s not much work around (in a town of 800 with no car to drive). But it seems to be the same people who ask… and I seem to always say no. So… what do you THINK? I have gigs here and there and work study on campus, but I’m in college; who actually has a real job in college?
Granted these are a step up from “How are you?” or “What’s up?”, but barely. Do people actually want to know how you are doing? Or is it just a habit they get into asking? I understand and it’s not a big deal, but it is frustrating. Especially answering the same questions over and over again.
I feel like asking these things are like asking a secretary “how answering phones all day was?” …every day. It was the same as always. Nothing too much new there.
Well, that’s it! Thanks for reading. If any more questions people ask me pop into my mind, I’ll be sure to update this.
“The moment you take responsibility for EVERYTHING in your life, is the moment you claim the power to change ANYTHING in your life. We must understand that taking responsibility isn’t the same as accepting blame. Blame determines who’s at fault, but responsibility determines who’s committed to changing things. Don’t waste time worrying about who’s at fault, all that matters is that YOU are committed to changing things.”—Hal Elrod
A True "Gleexperience" (Please see note at bottom)
Wow, I watched Glee for the first time (cuz I was bored outta my mind) last night with some friends… (girls specifically) Can I just say… Holy COW they get into that show! …Calling people crude names, yelling at actors, screaming when someone comes into a scene. It was most definitely a “Gleexperience.”
Note: Gleexperiencewas developed by me and it is now copyrighted. Please ask for my approval before freely using.
It’s all over Twitter, Google, Facebook… and NOW TUMBLR! Osama IS dead! Here’s my take…
I’m thinking the U.S. has known where Osama Bin Laden has been for a while, but why would the CIA tell the media and spoil everything they’ve worked for? That’s like telling a fat kid you have a doughnut, but you’re not giving it to him… completely pointless.
Also, yes, he is DEAD, that’s great. But America, please remember he’s not the only freakin’ terrorist in the world. Yes, we’re HOPING (key word: hoping) this will “shake” Bin Laden followers, but there will always be someone we have to watch out for… history should have proven that a long time ago.
Third, I find it hilarious how in times like this, people are like… “That’s not true.” I don’t believe them. Trust me, the media cannot lie. It’s not in their blood. They may twist facts, make them partially untrue, but once they get fed something like this, they can’t stop eating it… back to the fat kid and the doughnut.
And please, for crying out loud, don’t say this never happened. People for ever have been like “The holocaust didn’t happen.” “9/11 didn’t happen.” “WWII didn’t happen.” My words: Just be happy you have freedom and peace and thankful for the sacrifices being made.
It didn’t take long for someone, let alone a friend, to say it! See this is what I’m talking about! Why people? This is a disrespect to all military people who have given their lives for this country.
I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately… always “being there” for my friends. I put a lot of time and effort into it and feel it is very important to always do your best as a friend to help others. Problem is, we don’t always know how to help them or what is wrong, but I’ve learned to do my best to try and still help. I let my friends know, if you need someone I’m here for you. Whether that is just to listen, to be with, to talk to, to go do something fun to get their mind off something, to ask for advice or even similar things. Such as, having someone that you know, no matter what they’re doing, they’ll put it down for you. Maybe a friend is wanting to work out, but they need some motivation or someone to work out with, I’ll change my habits to be that for them.
So why am I talking about this? Because I feel at times, when I do reach out to some of my friends that know I’d do this for them, they don’t do it in return. Recently, I’ve been really lonely. I have friends I text and call and they are there for me, but sometimes you just need someone in person that is around you. A good friend that is. It just goes to show that it doesn’t matter where we physically are in life, nor does it matter what we have, whether it’s an awesome job, house, car, etc., if we don’t have the people that matter to us, around us and there for us, it’s all for not and we might as well go where they are.
This is why I feel it is so important to be there for all your friends, not just a few good ones. Sure those people matter too, but there are a lot of people who need good friends. If you can be that to them, that friendship, and specifically you, are worth more than anything their money could buy. Those are my thoughts for today. Thanks for reading!