Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Enough already!

People that have never made much sense to me are negative and dramatic people and maybe it's because even at my worst I can still see the best in any given situation and the last thing I want to do is make a bad situation seem worse. I honestly feel bad for complaining to people about things that are going on in my life because I know that someone, somewhere has it so much worse than I do. Someone is battling cancer, just lost their mother, or watching their baby fight for their life. I know that everyone is fighting their own battles on a daily basis, but must everyone make a mountain out of a molehill? Why is stubbing your toe a sign that the world is against you? I certainly do not expect everyone to be a Pollyanna, but a little less tragically negative is not too much to ask. Life is a beach. There is a beautiful sunrise and sunset to enjoy, a horizon worth looking towards, and moments to savor and remember each day because of the beauty in life.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Completely fitting

A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked -- Bernard Meltze

I am flawed. God might have made me perfect in His eyes, but I've definitely ventured off the beaten path. I'm human and that's what we do. I have not lived a perfect life and have made enough mistakes, especially in regards to men, to fill a book with lessons on how to spot a jerk or follow your gut. I have a small mole hill, reduced from a Mt. Everest sized mountain, of insecurities. I do not make excuses for them and I struggle with hiding them. They like to rear their ugly head often and at times when I certainly do not need them. However, I have done a great job in the last several months of shutting them up either with chocolate or a solid dose of reality. Regardless of my flaws, insecurities, and cracks I've found people in my life who love me either despite my flaws or because of my flaws. I am incredibly blessed to have the people in my life that I do that I've bonded with because of school, passions, work, life, and love. I have friends of different religious, political, and sexual backgrounds. It makes me a better person to have a wide mixture of friends. I am blessed beyond measure with the richness that has been brought to my life because of the people that have come in and out of it. Thank you for all that you've done for me, all that you do for me, and all that will be done in my life because of your presence.