If you have not noticed yet, I am fascinated by the subject of death (NOTE: I am not trying to minimize the pain and hurt someone feels when they have a loss, not at all. My heart and prayers go out to those who have lost loved ones. It is so tough, that’s why I want to share this with you). It is such a deep and profound topic and we try to ignore or avoid it, yet it is inevitable. Why is it so difficult to talk about death when we know it is bound to happen to each and every one of us? Have you ever had a serious conversation with someone else about death….about your own death?
Money = Happiness? May 1, 2009
They say that money can’t buy happiness, but I think that is a very flase statement! Yes, it is true that money can’t buy true friendship, money can’t buy love, and money can’t (necessarily) buy happiness (because I believe happiness is not on sale at Kmart or anything like that, meaning it is not a substance to be grasped but rather a felt emotion typically manifesting itself in a smile or a laugh)….but it sure can pay for things that make you happy! Right?
I Am Not A Hand, I Am A Foot! April 25, 2009
This is something that has been on my heart now for a long time. I had just been waiting for the opportunity and time to write it. I think that people generally have expectations for one another: expectations of how others will act, what others will say, what their roles are, and so forth. I believe that expectations are inevitable and can either be good or bad. I also believe that people should look within themselves and see what kind of expectations they place on others and if they are reasonable expectations or not.
Well, it seems that I (and supposedly many others) have let people down recently (or for a while now). People have expected me to be a HAND, when in reality I am NOT a HAND, I am a FOOT! This lanugage of hands and feet comes from the Bible where it talks about the Church being the Body of Christ and how we all have different parts…
3For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you. 4Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. 6We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. 7If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; 8if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully. (NIV)
The Dr. Phil Show March 31, 2009
So, I went to the Dr. Phil show just last week with my Marriage and Family class. The show was about Hormones and the importance of having right hormonal balance when you get older. I won’t get into the details about that because that’s not what is important to me (At least not for now).
Anyways, What my short little topic is about is my friend Joey. After the show, Dr.Phil came out for a little Q&A session (which he never does, it was all a set-up) and eventually he called on my friend Joey. Joey got up and basically read lyrics to his girlfriend from their favorite song. Then he got down on one knee and proposed to her. They make a beautiful couple and I just want to say that i was freaking out the whole time because he told me before the show even started that he was gonig to do this. I’m so happy for them! =)
So, what my question to you readers is: How do you personally think you will know when it is the right time to propose to someone or when is it the right time to be proposed to? Do you have expectations of a certain amount of years before you can get engaged or things like that? Also, what is your ideal or dream proposal (location, time of day, how it’s done…etc) I REALLY want to hear what you all have to say!…