Love a lot……Live a lot……..Laugh a lot

I can’t for the life of me figure out why I was in such a hurry to grow up. Still to this day can’t figure out what being grown up really is. Does it mean we have to stop having imaginations or having fun? I can say one thing for sure being this so-called grown-up isn’t that much fun. Half of that has to do with all of the responsibilities we take on as so-called grown-ups, and the other half is our own damn fault. (Pardon my language)

I think we take the fun out of our own lives, we squash our own dreams, and basically live the mundane lives we feel we have to. We even forget to enjoy the little things that make life worth living. I recently (being today) picked up a new book called “THE BOOK OF AWESOME” by Neil Pasricha, also the author of the website 1000awesomethings.com. He talks about the simple things that not only bring a smile to your face when you stop and think about it, but also reduce the stress in our lives. He talks about the simple things like getting all of the laundry from the washer to the dryer without dropping anything, hot nights when you can’t sleep, tossing, turning, kicking the covers damn near to the floor, and then their’s that simple thing of flipping your pillow over. It’s cool and refreshing, even relaxing. It’s these simple little things that we take for granted. Just like laughing.

When was the last time you laughed so hard you were crying, had a tummy ache, and the next day your jaw was sore from smiling so much?

When was the last time you really lived? I’m not just talking about your daily wake up, same old boring routine, that you could probably do in your sleep! I mean really got out there and lived for you and for the moment?

Last, but certainly important, when was the last time you really loved? Loved yourself, your friends, family, boyfriend/girlfriend? I know this all seems like little stuff, in all actuality these are the biggest and most important things in your life. Don’t take them or yourself for granted.

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Friends=Sanity

I honestly don’t know where I would be without my friends. They have been there through thick and thin. There for the good times to laugh, be silly and yes sometimes do stupid stuff and laugh. There through the tears, broken hearts, and struggles.

At this point in my life it’s a bit chaotic and stressful, and some of the decisions I have made haven’t been the best for me mentally. I understand this, and being able to talk to my friends and know that I’m not going to be judged for my decisions is a stress relief. I know I have someone I can talk to and they will listen and share their thoughts. They won’t tell me what to do, but let me know that it’s going to be okay. This is just another stepping stone if you will in this crazy life we lead.

Here’s to my true friends! You know who you are! I love you all!!

Read any good books lately?

With all the reading that we have to do for school, it makes reading anything other than that seem crazy. More reading who wants to do that even when it is just to relax? I’m finally making time to pick up a book other than that assigned by the school. It’s actually rather nice to get lost in a story that I don’t have to comment on or find a meaning to. I’ve always loved to read and it’s nice to be able to get back into it again. I know these days there is all this new technology and different ways to read a book, but my favorite will always be to have the book in hand and to able to turn the page. It may sound funny, but if you take time to slow down a bit and actually enjoy a good book it’s a rather nice feeling.

Anyone out there have any good book suggestions? Tell me about a favorite book you read.

To be a kid again…….or not!!!

I recently moved in with a friend who runs a daycare (that should say it all right?). First off I give her props for running a daycare, and having three kids of her own. I was in my room procrastinating on getting ready for work listening to everything going on down stairs. Kids hitting other kids, being put in the corner for timeouts, and yelling. You know all the times you say “to be a kid again!” well I would have to say no thank you!! Sometimes it takes someone or something to put the reallity in front of your face to make you realize that being a kid wasn’t all that it’s cracked up to be.  If I could take anything from my childhood it would be the energy and the imagination.

 

What about you? What would you take from your childhood?