Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011

Nearer, My God, To Thee - day 29

#29 - today, i want your day so well planned, you have to write down when you are taking potty breaks. :) a day should be planned, so get a plan and do it. when i plan my life, i think "but all this never really will happen..." why not? set out crazy goals. have dreams. if you work hard, have faith, and just do it, you'll get to the end of the day and be like, "wow. it actually happened." having a dream is great, but having a plan to accomplish that dream is even better. if you take one day at a time and plan them out, taking baby steps, you'll be there before you know it :)

Monday, May 16, 2011

Elizabethan Sonnet - Sarah Messick

If ever I am gazing at a flower,
I admire the nature of its grand design
I wander at its elegance and power;
How fast it grows from healthy to benign.

Why would God design such fleeting beauty?
When glamor lies in many concrete things
T’would seem if he created such complexity,
He’d share its radiance more than a week.

Perhaps God rares this fairness with endeavor 
To make man stop, admire, then recall.
For maybe if each flower lived forever,
We wouldn’t think them beautiful at all.

What gives something its value is not lace;
It’s the lows that make the highs embellished with grace.

Nearer, My God, To Thee - day 28

#28 - do something nice for someone you think is having a harder time than you. we are all going through our own personal battles. you may think someone is doing alright, but they might not be. you just need to treat everyone with a special kindness that all human beings deserve. even the cashier at wall-mart or the bus driver. when you ask "how are you?" the automatic answer is "good" or "i'm fine" do we ask that question because we actually care? or do we ask it because it's just something you say to fill a silence? let every word count. someone might need to hear what you say. they might need your love, your attention, your concern, your prayers. be sincere. be kind. because whatever you're going through, your battle that you are fighting, there is always someone fighting a worse one, and the wounds might be covered behind a mask. so do something that shows you care. give your time, your understanding, patient friendship, your advice, your comfort. live for someone else today.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


J is a flat plain. then J is a falling down but shooting back up when you get to the bottom. J is doing. J is changing. J is useless. there's already a G. why do we need J? no J in giant or giraffe. in geranium or germ. jump could be spelled g-u-m-p if you think about it. why do we need J? because there's a J in just. Just dancing. just living. Just getting back up when things are at their lowest. Just proving everyone wrong when the world says you can be replaced with a G. we are all J's. feeling like our sound is just borrowed. but we have our own place in the alphabet and we will make ourselves heard. we are just living. Just breathing. Just sharing our sound with the world. we are all J's.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Nearer, My God, To Thee - day 27

#27 - well, i know it's been a while, but i'm trying to get better ;) my life is kinda hectic right now.. so the challenge is extremely hard and i don't know how long i will last. go without your cell phone for as long as you can. whew. i'm here at school and i don't have it and i feel naked. (that word caught your attention didn't it?;) in this world you can't escape. we are always plugged in: movies, music, games, talking, texting. (don't even get me started on the tweeting thing... whatevertheheckthatis.) you go home and close the shutters trying to escape people but you can't! you always have to be communicating. with facebook or your phone or whathaveyou. you can't hide from the world. there was a time when you could just ignore your phone and people would leave you alone. our heads get so full with data they overload. when was the last time you just sat quietly listening to your breathing and just cleared your mind? not worrying about that guy who is texting you or that other guy who won't text you. you sit and listen to the silence. the sound of it will crawl into your head, your lungs, your bloodstream, and just open the tiny spaces in there. then the universe can rush in and you will think things you never thought before. you will be able to find peace, just listen.

Friday, May 6, 2011

welcome may :)

Dear May,
i don't know how i feel about you... we've gotten off to a very rocky start. but like the sun that has finally decided to show up, i think we will get along eventually. i like you may, i always have. but i don't know what our relationship is going to be like this year. i hope we will become friends, maybe hold hands a bit. you seem like a fun-loving, spunky month, and i still trust you :) so i'm going out on a limb, and giving you my whole heart and hoping that you will accept it and love me back.
Love, Kelly