Wednesday, March 12, 2014

New Blog

If anyone happens to read this....

follow me at my new blog instead of this one.

I would really appreciate the follows!! I will follow you back of course.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Doesn't matter who you are, you need this.


It's a very interesting concept. When you really think about it, love is the reason we do many things.

 For some of us that includes working at a job to support a family. While to others, it means devoting one's life to serving those around them. It's the reason we marry. It's the reason we reach out to someone who needs help. It's the reason we see beauty in this life. To understand love, one must first love him/herself. To understand love, one must learn to see the beauty surrounding them.
 Love is so complex, it's easy to get confused.. But here's another thing: Love is so simple. Our lives complicate the simple joys of love. Some of us take the love of a loved one for granted. We forget to see the beauty around us. We forget to love ourselves. WE FORGET TO LOVE. We forget that love is about selflessness and we let selfishness poison the love around us, almost willingly!

Love is about more than just brother, sister, mother, father, husband, wife. It's about respect. Many a time it has been said "We accept the love we think we deserve." (I have never seen or read Perks of Being a Wallflower)

What would this world be like?

Lots of the times, we see love as a payment. It should never be seen that way at all! Love is given freely with no charge or payment accepted back. We abuse love when we do something only for the benefit of ourselves. That's not love. That's lusting after yourself. To think of it another way: Why do something only for yourself, when you can do something for someone else? When you do it only for yourself, it stops right there. When you do it for someone else, they want to do something for someone else as well. 

I've learned a lot about love over the past few years. But more importantly, I've learned that you have to make an effort to love. When you put your heart into that effort, chances are you not only blessing someone else's life, but your own. And yeah, that my friends, is not lust. That is love. And love is rewarding and blesses the lives of many. 

It doesn't matter who you are, where you come from, what you look like, what your values are, where you're going, or what you've done. You need this. You need love.

"So take your time, there's always tomorrow!"

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

That Classic Feel

I am totally in love with big band music. It reaches my soul at a very deep level. I swear I have a place in my brain specific to jazz music. Not just music in general..but jazz music.

Anyway, one of the most important parts to me about wedding reception is the atmosphere I design. I've got this perfect vision that isn't complex at all. Part of that atmosphere includes music. So if/when you come to my will know that I picked each and every song on that list. And you will know that I picked all those songs because they each bring a classic feel.

Anyway, when randomly looking up some more Glenn Miller music, I came across this one. I can't believe I've never heard this before.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

I Believe in a Thing Called Love

I know this is very unusual for me to post more than once a month anymore..let alone twice in a day! ;) But I just wanted to tell you guys about this little thing we call love.

You all know about it.

My personal opinion on love is that it doesn't always have to be a fairytale. It doesn't have to give you butterflies every time you kiss that special person. I feel like people expect that to last forever. I feel like that is why relationships fizzle out----most of the time. And while those feelings are nice and fuzzy and such...I think the greatest part is when the love is so deep that you can't even begin to understand the depth of it.

I love Stephen to a degree that I will never understand in this life. You know what? That's okay. I'm too mortal to understand it anyway! ;) I'm so grateful for the knowledge of eternal marriage. It's supposed to be forever!

How can you go so far in life together (even if you don't accomplish your life goals-you still accomplished things together)?
How can you deal with trials that make you stronger as a couple?
How can you love someone so much you just can't describe it?
How could you not want that forever?

I know that marriage and family is one of the most Godly attributes you have the power to obtain while on the earth.  No matter what your could you not want that? I mean, at least for me anyway, there is special heart string that gets plucked whenever I think about it.

Love is special because it's the union of a feeling and an action.

This is what I feel when I love...

I feel peace and calm amongst whatever calamity I am currently trying to conquer. To share that feeling is a glorious thing. I can only imagine right now what marriage will be like.

Imma b murried dis summa! On June 6, 2013 at 11:40 a.m. I will be getting sealed to Stephen.

He really is my best friend, and that's really all I've ever wanted in man. We get to joke and be silly, sometimes gross, and completely five years old. But sometimes we are cute and couple-y too!

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