Saturday, November 27, 2010

Giving Thanks

What made this Thanksgiving a great one? It can be summed up in one night's events..

Hot Cocoa made fresh

Putting up the Christmas tree together as a family

Listening to Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" with my Dad on the record player

I am grateful for music
I am grateful for family
I am grateful for my home
I am grateful for the beauty of the world around me

I am grateful

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Asuccessmeansleavinghomeistock_0000Life is scary.
There's many things to ruin and many plans to upset.
Get over it...

I don't mean this maliciously, nor is this intended towards anyone in specific, but there's many a circumstance where I've wanted to say this, so I'm doing it now on this particularly introspective, cloudy Sunday.

We only have a short time here, and an even shorter time to share it with individual people that cross our paths, so why not make the most of it?

You don't want to ask that person out for fear of rejection? Get over it.

You don't want to pursue your dreams because you might not make it? Get over it.

You don't want to show someone your work because its not perfect? Get over it!

There's very few times in our lives where not trying to reach our full potential will actually benefit us. So just go for it and if it all falls apart, who cares! You have friends to help you pick up the pieces, and yes, everyone has friends to support them, even if they don't believe it.

I don't want to get too sappy here, and no, I wont be quoting Nelson Mandela. I just want to say that you can do it. You might fail, but who cares? I will allow you to feel sorry for yourself for a couple of days, but that's it. After that, you better pick your feet up off of the ground and restart; because otherwise, you're just wasting time.