My Life List

Don’t we all need to get one for us.

My Life List.

My Life List

A life list is like a bucket list, where I write down things I want to do in my lifetime. It’s in no particular order, and I add/delete/edit things as I change my mind. I also cross some stuff off. :) What’s on your list?

My Life List

1. Make a wedding cake.
2. Make a gorgeous dress.
3. Take a photography class.
4. Go to a foreign country outside of North America.
5. Decorate and paint my own home.
6. Train other people’s dogs.
7. Work at a daycare/volunteer or work at an orphanage.
8. Earn my Gold Award
9. Write a full book.
10. Work as a waitress.
11. Go on another Work Camp.
12. Go to an amazing college and love it.
13. Visit Germany.
14. Teach Irish dance.
15. Rejoin Irish dance.
16. Compete in a high-level competition (preferably for Irish Dance).
17. Visit every continent in the world.
18. Do mission work in a foreign country.
19. Become a full-out vegetarian.
20. Have a blog.
21. Become a diplomat.
22. Take voice lessons.
23. Learn to play guitar.
24. Adopt/foster care
25. Meet a Christian artist-Newsboys, Casting Crowns, Kutless, or Josh Wilson.
26. Be a speaker for an event.
27. Write a cookbook.
28. Go scuba diving.
29. Publish a book.
30. Fall in love and get married.
31. Live near Washington DC.
32. See a Broadway play.
33. Learn to surf.
34. Start/run a nonprofit organization.
35. Intern at the state house.
36. Drive a Prius.
37. Be quoted. (Not just on someone’s Facebook page!)
38. Irish dance in Ireland.
39. Translate for someone in ASL.
40. Go inside the White House.
41. See the Seven Wonders of the World, and pick my own Seven Wonders.
42. Add a lock to the Ponte des Arts in Paris with my husband/boyfriend/fiancé.
43. Have a conversation with a deaf person in ASL.
44. Get a sign name.
45. Own a café.
46. Visit a castle.
47. Spend a day in a city somewhere with no plans, just going wherever I like.


A Letter To Future Children

Check this out. This girl really knows things.

A Letter To Future Children.

I’ve been doing a lot of blog reading lately, finding styles I like and some that I don’t. One of favorites was writing letters. I read letters to unknown future husbands, letters to people that abused the writer in her past, love letters, and letters to God. I decided I wanted to start writing some letters of my own, so I wrote the first one today. I haven’t the slightest idea whether or not I’ll have kids when I’m older or even if I’d want to, but I do believe kids will always be a part of my life in some capacity. Even if they’re not biologically mine, I could see myself involved in foster care or, maybe, adoption. Whoever they may be, this letter is for them. For all of the little hands that will touch my heart, the little fingers that will grip my thumb. (More sentimental than my usual posts! Feel free to skip today and come back later for ridiculous jibber-jabber and sarcasm.)

Dear future kids,
However you came into my life, I’m glad you did. You’re a blessing and an inspiration. I know I can learn as much from you as you can learn from me. There are so many lessons you’ll learn (from me and many others), and you’ll discover some very quickly. In the mean time, there are three that I want you to know and understand truly and wholeheartedly. If I can save you any heartache or make life any easier with this information, I’d like to. The rest will come. Trust me-everything works out in the end.

1) You are loved. 
You are a beautiful, well-meaning, messy, silly, imperfect human being, just like everyone else, and I wouldn’t want it any other way. You have unique gifts, amazing abilities and a destiny waiting to be fulfilled. I love you. Your family and friends love you. God loves you (and He has a plan for you).

2) I’m just as human as you are.
When you read this, I’ll be an adult, hopefully with my life more or less together. I’m writing this now-as a ridiculous, flighty, scatterbrained, peppy teenaged girl-so you can hear my honest perspective as a peer. Weird thought, huh? It would be for me, too. A few weeks ago, I was volunteering at Children’s Church and using an analogy to teach. I mentioned my mom in it, and one of the little boys gasped. “You have a mom?!” he screamed. Wow. Old already. You can imagine how my mom (your grandmother?) felt about that. The kid has a point, though. It’s beyond strange to picture my parents as little kids or teenagers, dependent on someone else. It’s true, though. I was a little kid who tripped and cried just like you. I was a middle-schooler that giggled and had crushes just like you. And now I’m a teenager who stresses over school work, gets in fights with my parents, goes to club meetings, has favorite music, and juggles her schedule. Just like you.  Whatever you’re feeling, whatever you’re thinking, I’ve been there.

3) Be kind. Be bold. Be honest. 
If you’re anything like me, that last part won’t be a huge problem. I can’t lie for my life. The other two might take practice, but you’ll get there. When you’re trying to be kind to others, there’s one more important piece to remember. If you start to feel proud of your kindness, check your motives. Do good things because it’s the right thing to do. Don’t do it out of pity or for brownie points-do it out of love for a fellow human being. Everyone is deserving of that courtesy. My advice? Take it even smaller than one day at a time. Live in the minute, the second, and do what you can there. Find causes that light your heart on fire and support them. That seemingly simple plan will teach you to be all three. It will also teach you to know your weaknesses as well as your strengths. Want to know mine? I’ll tell you, but don’t use them against me! I probably ask you to be patient all the time, right? Or I did when you were younger? Don’t be offended by that. I’m probably trying to remind myself as much as you. I’m horribly impatient and temperamental. I also talk way too fast when I’m excited, worry far too much about my appearance and get offended too easily. I’m learning my strengths too, though. I’m dedicated to what I believe in, cheerful, empathetic, and friendly. Find out yours and use them to help others.

You’re fearfully and wonderfully made, my dear. You can do great things with help. The world will try to fit you in like a puzzle piece, having you blend in with everyone else, but you’re not a puzzle piece. You pick where you go and what you do there. Stand up for what needs to be stood up for-even when you stand alone. Others will join you. I’ll support you.

With love,

Reasons to Smile

Reasons to Smile.

We’re halfway through the week, guys. Hold on!

Reasons to Smile Today
1. You’ve only tripped __ times. (Wait, you haven’t fallen at all yet?? WOW! Lucky you.)
2. You might make a new friend! (If you smile!)
3. As I once wrote on the back windshield of my sister’s car, you’re a “beautiful child of God.” (It stayed there for months by the way! It might still be there now that I think of it…word for word I wrote, “Hey there, you beautiful child of God! Jesus loves you!”)
4. You could write mildly irritating, sweet things on someone’s car (in the dirt or a wet window).
5. You might make someone feel better with your positive attitude.
6. It’s one of the only contagious things that people won’t yell at you for giving them (ie it’s not lice or the flu or the black plague).
7. It’s a brand new day! New chances, new fun, new mistakes!
8. Happiness looks good on you.
9. Your hair didn’t catch fire yesterday (or you survived through it…).
10. Your possibilities are endless.
11. If you’re reading this, you’re alive.
12. Today is the present. (You might not get a gift, but it sounds like it. Doesn’t that make you happy??)
13. There are words like collywobbles, pumpernickel and spiffy in the world.
14. You’re loved.
15. You could try something new-maybe something that scares you-and fall in love with it.
16. You could listen to music that inspires you.
17. “Today is the first day of the rest of your life.”

मैं अपनी हार पर भी मुस्कुराता था और अपनी जीत पर भी

मैं दो कदम चलता और एक पल को रुकता मगर….. इस एक पल जिन्दगी मुझसे चार कदम आगे बढ जाती । मैं फिर दो कदम चलता और एक पल को रुकता और…. जिन्दगी फिर मुझसे चार कदम आगे बढ जाती । युँ ही जिन्दगी को जीतता देख मैं मुस्कुराता और…. जिन्दगी मेरी मुस्कुराहट पर हैंरान होती । ये सिलसिला यहीं चलता रहता….. फिर एक दिन मुझे हंसता देख एक सितारे ने पुछा………. ” तुम हार कर भी मुस्कुराते हो ! क्या तुम्हें दुख नहीं होता हार का ? ” तब मैंनें कहा……………. मुझे पता हैं एक ऐसी सरहद आयेगी जहाँ से आगे जिन्दगी चार कदम तो क्या एक कदम भी आगे ना बढ पायेगी, तब जिन्दगी मेरा इन्तज़ार करेगी और मैं…… तब भी युँ ही चलता रुकता अपनी रफ्तार से अपनी धुन मैं वहाँ पहुँगा……. एक पल रुक कर, जिन्दगी को देख कर मुस्कुराउगा………. बीते सफर को एक नज़र देख अपने कदम फिर बढाँउगा। ठीक उसी पल मैं जिन्दगी से जीत जाउगा……… मैं अपनी हार पर भी मुस्कुराता था और अपनी जीत पर भी…… मगर जिन्दगी अपनी जीत पर भी ना मुस्कुरा पाई थी और अपनी हार पर भी ना रो पायेगी”

mejores frases

  • There’s no tomorrow – Denny Crane / “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” – Steve Jobs.
  • War doesn’t decide who was correct but rather who lasted.
  • Sorry Boss, I forgot breathing ( Million Dollar Baby)/ You have to learn to hold your breath (Never Back Down 1/2).
  • Denny Crane: [talking to Alan on the balcony] The only thing to be scared of son is tomorrow. I don’t live for tomorrow. Never saw the fun in it.
  • The person who reads too much and uses his brain a little,falls into lazy habit of thinking too much.