Double you. Eye. Elle. Elle.
Four letters strung together to make one word.
A legal document. A name. A desire. A declaration. A choice.
It’s not a question of can, it’s a question of will.
“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.” ― Henri J.M. Nouwen, Out of Solitude: Three Meditations on the Christian Life
With these memories, tears fall now. But in the future, they will be remembered fondly.
Some children never really grow up in the eyes of their parents.
A blessing and a curse.
aren’t really worth it. When it deals with other people and their oblivion, inconsiderate nature, or (negative) personal qualities - it’s their problem. Not mine.
Create Your 2014
Another attempt at a twist to New Years Resolutions, this year I’m calling it Create Your 2014.
So how does it work? It’s simple. Every Sunday, I’ll post something. Anything! The only rule is it has to come from my own perspective or be accompanied by my own reflections. It could be a song I’ve listened to all week, a journal entry, a picture, poem, story, video. Anything from that week.
Why have I decided to do this? Because this year, I want to remind myself that life is what you make of it. No matter who pressures you, what limits you, where you are, you still have the choice to make the most of what you’ve been given and explore the ways to make something even greater from what you already have.
Care to join me and Create Your 2014?
Post something every Sunday! On Tumblr, Instagram, Facebook, whatever you choose. And tag/hashtag it #neverstopcreating and if you’d like #createyour2014
I don’t usually post personal photos. Actually, it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything at all, but anyway, here goes
Today’s December 26th. For the past seven years I’ve thrown a Christmas (or rather, After Christmas) Party on this day. This is the first year I haven’t.
I’m all for tradition. I’m the sentimental type. I love making things annual, monthly, weekly. I like having a little regularity in life to go back to every once in a while. But for different reasons, I just didn’t feel like keeping the tradition alive this year. Things feel different.
Another friend though, threw a Christmas Party a couple days before Christmas and it was my pleasure to join in. Though I don’t really know too many of them very well since I graduated a couple years before most of them, there were a couple who it was nice to get back in touch with.
In particular, Steven. It must have been about a year, a bit less, since the last time I’ve seen him. We caught each other up on the latest happenings in our lives, but more so than that, we spent a good hour, post-party talking about connections and friendships.
You see, I’m all for meeting and getting to know new people, but I’ve come to this point in my life in which I’ve realized that more so than continuing to make more and more friends, I want to hold onto the friends I already have and keep those relationships strong. So many of my past friendships seem to be on pause. Many more have simply stopped. And I’ve come to realize that there is no point trying to make every new person your best friend if you’re going to end up losing that friendship because you continue to try and make more and more people your close friend.
In the end, constantly making new close friends can end up just becoming a never ending spiral of new faces.
And I’d rather have a handful of people who I know I can always share my life with, even if I can’t share every experience.
And, I really like this picture, but I don’t have very many places to post it =]
You cannot pray for an A on a test and study for a B. You cannot pray for a celestial marriage and live a telestial life. You cannot pray for something and act less.