Saturday, November 28, 2009

This made my day

This morning i woke up to my dad dropping a package onto my face. It definitely surprised me, and especially when i realized it was from my sister! I opened it up and among the contents was this little 'monster'. There was a tag attached and in the description it said, "Oliver loves pink and really want to grow his hair out long when he gets big and be a princess. Oliver has no arms and legs, but that's okay. Everyone is different-Niko, age 4"
Child's creativity always gets to me. Children are amazing and have so much potential. There was a website on the tag that i immediately went to. In big letters it said "Scary Monsters benefit Kids in Scary Situations" That led be to believe that Niko, age 4 is probably going through something scary right now...and to me thats not at all comforting.
But Niko, i'm sure there are many people who own or want to own your creation Oliver. It has made my day more than anything could. [Also a big thanks to Jessica!]

Thursday, November 26, 2009


Believe it or not, it just happened. I'm writing two posts in one day. It may be an obsession or just boredom after a huge meal (i.e. thanksgiving) Anyways, i decided that i would put up a post of my favorite things at the moment. I always like telling people what i like, and here's a good opportunity (and no, you don't HAVE to read this)
I'll start with...
cards (and sending them in the mail)
rain (well...don't really have much of a choice)
saturday night live
kid's movies (cloudy with a chance of meatballs, up, robots...)
baking (cakes, cupcakes, cookies)

seriously though, that's not even the start of my favorites. My favorite things in life are what make me happy, and thus what i always think about or do. Share with me some of your favorites!

Birthday Bliss

I look forward to my birthday every year. It's the one day i can be cocky and have people come to me. Okay, Just kidding that's not the reason i love it, although those reasons might be true also. I love the overwhelming love i feel from everyone. I love the feeling that i make such a difference in others lives, and they make a difference in mine. This year's birthday was the best so far. Although it was on school day, i still got the opportunity to see most of my dear friends. When i was little, i always looked forward to my birthday because of the presents. This year, none of them mattered that much. It was mainly the people i looked forward to seeing and hearing from. I got many numerous calls, texts, facebook posts, and "happy birthday jeanette!"s in the hallway. It was a huge confirmation that i'm doing a pretty good job as a friend. I know i can always do better, and i'm striving to. I want to be a good influence on my friends, a big supporter, a venter, and a constant person in their lives. I love everyone of my friends, acquittances and family members.
Today is thanksgiving. It's another day so close to my birthday that i'm thankful for. This is a really humbling part of the year. I wish all of you an amazing thanksgiving day. Remember all you have and all you should be thankful for.

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Pain is hard for anyone. Most of us with it never existed. Just imagine life without it! I think pain gives us more appreciation for when we don't have it. When we are experiencing pain, it's best to be positive and think of when it'll be over. As i was thinking of a new post, this quote came into my mind:

Frodo: I wish the ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened.
Gandalf: So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All we have to do is decide what to do with the time that is given to us.

I guess being a lord of the rings nerd when you were 12 pays off...but really this is an amazing quote. I never read any of the books, but this quote always stands out to me.

I hope any of you guys going through pain right now will soon get better. I hope it'll all pass and you can get back to your normal life. I love you all!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Positivity with a P

I'll admit, positivity is hard to have all the time. But i try as much as anyone would to make it a constant thing in my life. When I'm lacking, i start to think of all the amazing things i have in this world. I have a stable, healthy family who loves me and supports me in everything i do. I have running water and fresh food (unlike 75% of the rest of the world). I have many amazing examples to look up to and to be encouraged by (jackie kennedy, randy pausch, etc.) All that alone seems like way too much to deserve, but thats not even the beginning. I have so many wonderful loving friends. They're absolutely amazing and i always want the best for them. I think i get most out of life with the people who are in it. People are my life! and i believe there is much reason for that.
I also find so much meaning in design. The design of the world and the nature we live in. The design of fashion and the crispness and beauty i see in it. The design of people, animals, mankind creations, colors, seasons, little details [like germs!] and everything else. All this always leads to the greater higher power that created it all. There's no possible way everything as we know in existence just happened. There is so much detail and thought behind it.

I absolutely love my life. The one time of approximately 80 years that i have left to enjoy it. There is so much to learn and to love and to become. I have so much faith in the purpose of everything. I have so much positivity in the future.