Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Feeling

Do you ever get the feeling that you are so lucky to be alive?
The feeling of pure exhilaration; pure gratitude for the life that you have.
Even though things aren't perfect.
Even though you still do not have a job.
Even though you are stressed when you think about the future.
You have a day, a moment where you get "the feeling".
I can only describe this feeling as Heaven on Earth.

Symptoms include:

1. Constant smiles
2. Contentment
3. Lots of laughs
4. A desire to be do better
5. Being utterly exhausted at the end of the day

I love moments where I can feel and experience all the beauty that this world has to offer us.
Moments spent sleeping in.
Moments spent eating a yummy meal with amazing friends.
Moments spent learning something new (in this case, going to the driving range on a gorgeous day)
Moments spent just being outside without a deadline...without a watch.

As you all know, I like to keep a gratitude journal. 
It helps me gain perspective and it helps me to remember that everyday has the potential to be amazing.
Today, I am grateful for sunshine.
I am grateful for music, the smell of banana bread currently baking in the oven, and friends that know my faults...and love me anyways.
I am grateful for possibilities.
I am grateful for how unpredictable life is. For the chance to evolve and to grow.
I am grateful for the person I am: A person that loves people and who desperately wants to make a difference in this world.
I am grateful for a Heavenly Father that loves me and trusts me, even though many times, I am just winging it.
I am grateful for my family and for the unconditional love they have for me.
I am excited for my future and for the challenges and adventures that it will bring.

I'm sorry if this post is too "unicorns and rainbows".....but I am just so happy!

Quote of the Day:

                                                                             Source: via Ashley on Pinterest

Let's face it, if Dr. Seuss said is true!

What are you grateful for today?

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Friday, May 11, 2012

Bumblebees really are not THAT cute!

You know how in children's books, bees are always depicted as being super-cute little critters that buzz around happily with their bright little yellow and black bodies shining in the sunshine? (sorry, I got a little carried away)....Well those stories are definitely fiction. 

If you are picturing a little creature that looks like this:

You need to imagine something that looks more like this:

Because the second bee is exactly what I have found in my apartment not once, not twice, but THREE times over the past two days!

These bee's are the huge, fuzzy kind with thick legs....not your regular ole' honey bee that is already scary enough in it's tiny state.

Lucky for me, the bees love my bedroom. As I prepared to get into bed last night, I heard a buzzing sound coming from my window. Assuming that it was just a motorcycle outside, I preceded to climb into bed only to discover that one of THOSE gross bees was climbing all over my freaking bed!

I screamed....grabbed some roommates and after a good freak-out session, we devised a plan to get rid of this disgusting pest. A friend stood nearby with a broom, ready to strike at any moment. A cup was grabbed and placed over the bee, cardboard was slid under said cup, and said bee in cup was thrown out the window...and down came the bee in the outside courtyard, plastic cup and all  (to the tune of "Rock-a-bye Baby")

Normally this experience would be freaky enough on its own...but coupled with the fact that this was the third bee to be found in my room over a two-day period, makes this experience worthy of a horror movie. 

Ok, I know that was a liiitle dramatic....but these bees are scary ya'll!

Obviously, we have an infestation and until pest-control solves the problem, I will be avoiding my room like the plague!

Anywho, I hope you guys have had amazing spring days full of unicorns and rainbows, instead of bees and terror ;) 

Quote of the Day:

Seize the day folks! 

Yes, that means you too bumblebees..... because if I find any more of you in my apartment, it will be the last day of your buzzing little life! True story.

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