Thursday, September 22, 2011

I got a little lonely this morning. I'm so busy that my schedule just don't mix well with most of my friends or family members. I caught myself starting to get a little down, and then I remembered something; my joy doesn't depend on other people! Let me explain.

So many times, we look to others to supply our happiness. We derive our worth and emotions from how others treat us, and how valued we feel. It doesn't have to be like that though. God, in His infinite wisdom, is outside of time, so He can spend eternity loving us. He doesn't change, like people do, and He is always going to be there, even when our friends can't.

Joy comes from within; it's God's gift. Every day, we should be awestruck that He cares so much. It's fantastic to think about!

Joy is not based on something that is going to change. If it's true joy, then it comes from He who never fades away. :)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

I just got home from a quick little weekend get away. It was perfect(and way too short!). I got to spend 2 and a half days in a beautiful little place called Prescott. There are so many things I love about it.

I love that I get to drive 75(or 80). There's just something so releasing about highway driving! The scenery up there is simply gorgeous; it's so rugged and different, so open and wild. Nana is also very thoughtful, and always takes great care of us. We can relax in the rocking chairs in the house, or on the porch outside, drinking in the green and the breeze. I could go on and on.

I'm so blessed to have the freedom to take a quick trip to visit a loved one. I'm amazed at how God works everything out. Again, this week is going to be full of a gazillion activities, but I'll be able to carry the peace from my weekend into every busy day this week. :)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Tonight, I have nothing profound to say. Tonight, I simply want to say that my life is hectic, but fantastic. I have so much going on, but I have so many opportunities, that it's hard to pass them up.

At the same time, I have so many deadlines that I'm constantly adding and subtracting from a mental list; some days it's a little overwhelming. I have so much to learn, and so many ways that I can grow, and it's so cool to be able to see how each of my days is shaping me into the person that I want to be. Each day draws me closer to my goal, and provides moments to make my days feel worthwhile.

Today, the two things that made my day were understanding everything we talked about in stats, *and* playing in my first soccer game in years.

In addition to my mental checklist, I keep you in mind. Yeah. God and I are in constant conversation, and I'm always offering up a loved one's name for Him to bless. Just thought you should know.

Peace out, yo. :)