Archive | October, 2009

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”— Roald Dahl

maybe we are all the same

I’m always throwing around the word need. It is a frequent occupant of my greedy lips, and all too unnecessary. I need. Yes, I do say that quite a bit. Usually, it simply means “I want”.
Need: the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behaviour;
So what do I really need? What do you need? I’m sure that there are obvious answers. I’m positive that you could make a list.
Most days, what I really need is the same thing that you really need. Funny how that works. We all are longing for the same thing, and yet no one speaks of it.
In the deepest part of us, we desperately want companionship…At the end of the day, I want a friend. Not the kind of friends that will leave me when I let them down…but the kind of friends who never quit…The friends that ride out the storm with you. Friends who stay by your side when you make a fool of yourself. Friends who realize that Love not only is unconditional, but it also “suffers long.” Yes, friends who are willing to suffer with you and for you…friends who will push you towards change.
People are tricky. People have been hurt. Most people have lost their ability to trust. Maybe that’s why it’s so hard.But here is what I know.
Love (which is the core of friendship) is pure and kind. Love is not self seeking. Love overlooks. Love perseveres. Love keeps no record of wrong.That is who I want to be. The dictionary defined Love as a feeling. But I beg to differ with Sir Webster. Love is a choice, it is a challenge, it is a goal. It is my goal.
To love without fear of failing or losing.
To trust without walls.
To stand my ground, even when I want to run.
To fight for my friends, at all costs.
&To walk out this journey surrounded by people who encourage me, and to be the friend that exudes the love that Christ has shown me.

“And I learned what is obvious to a child. That life is simply a collection of little lives, each lived one day at a time. That each day should be spent finding beauty in flowers and poetry and talking to animals. That a day spent with dreaming and sunsets and refreshing breezes cannot be bettered. But most of all, I learned that life is about sitting on benches next to ancient creeks with my hand on her knee and sometimes, on good days, for falling in love.” — Nicholas Sparks (from The Notebook)

10 things I learnt this week

1. Homemade bread is so delicious – I think I should try making my own.
2. Window shopping could be used as a form of torture.
3. Some people take themselves way too seriously.

4. I will always end up over eating on holiday.
5. Season 3 of Gossip Girls- my love obsession with Chuck and Blair has been rekindeled.
6. Sometimes a long car ride alone with a favourite CD is all you need to get back on track.
7. I like zip-lock bags.
8. I am still capable of butterflies
9. I still cant decide between Superman and Batman.
10. My ‘keep calm and carry on’ sticker… has kept me sane the last few weeks.