28 August 2009

these would be fitting for a {girl} like me

"Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile." {alberteinstein}

today was a nice day. i won't lie, i am beginning to love the fall. don't get me wrong...i will always be a summer girl at heart, but the fall somehow brings comfort to me. {don't even get me started about winter...my lord, how i loathe it.} funny how the seasons reflect life. you go through a new beginnings period {spring}...a youthful, bright and exciting time {summer}...and then there is fall...i feel like its a time of maturing...something that is hard for me to grasp. those who know me, know that when you find your way into my comfort zone...i am not all silence...oh heavens, no. the exact opposite actually....there is a time and place for that....but at the moment, i am ready to enter into autumn. into another level.

today, immediately after work, i had some errands to run. i was already exhausted {all of this training has finally caught up to me}...the post office was the last place i wanted to go {not to mention the bank and everywhere else on my list}...when i entered the post office, there was quite a long line. i couldn't help but overhearing the lady in front of me complaining....grouch-ingly spewing her thoughts about the postal service and why it was ridiculus that it cost so much to send a card. in my impatience {waiting in line} it occured to me, how awful this woman sounded....and how awful i must sound everytime that i let words of complaint come from my mouth. i began to remember the times when i cashiered and people "expressed" themselves to me....and how it made me feel....i recollected all the conversations i have on a daily basis...thinking of how my conversations have been swallowed with complaints. i thought of how many times i must have sounded like this woman who stood in front of me...it made me sad. when it was my turn, the postal lady felt complied to make a comment about the woman. i politely smiled and handed her my package. as i left, i told the lady to have a wonderful day...a wonderful weekend. her face looked shocked...then glowed. as i walked back to my car, i began to think of how simple it would be to change things....if we could consume our time and engery with words of worth rather than words of hate....how much better would we be off?

just something to think about.


24 August 2009


"the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams" {eleanor roosevelt}

i get excited when God brings new people into my life. especially those who have the same heart. {it helps when their passion for things is similar too}

during my long training at work i've managed to make friends with another TA, also new to Landmark Academy this year. last week we had small chit-chat, but today was different. it's not often i have heart to hearts with people, let alone about God. by the "end" of our conversation, we were talking about starting up a bible study. even though it's not all thought out yet, i am excited. it's like a glimmer of hope..in all honesty. its hard going day after day, being let down by those around you who just needed to be lifted up. i feel like God has a great plan for my life and it's my job to seek after Him more. with that all said, i can't help but express how overly-joyed i am today.


23 August 2009

my so called life.


yes, this has been my summer. and by golly, i'll be the first to say...it's gone quick. i don't think i was able to even breathe these past couple weeks...or longer. then yesterday, for the first time in literally forever, i didn't set my alarm clock. there was no need. thank the lord.

so for those of you who don't know, i got the teacher's assistant position at Landmark Academy. after all the training i have already gone through, it's hard to believe that my first day was just last monday....tomorrow i will begin yet another week of it. i am working in a 7th and 8th grade ELA classroom beginning two weeks from now....i am slightly bummed to not have a classroom of my own....but the Bible says God gives us the little things to see how we can handle the big things. i am trusting in Him that eventually a job will open up {with more benefits..heck ANY benefits...} but right now...this is where i am.

well. early mornings come too quick. i will post pics from becca's wedding hopefully tomorrow.....

goodnight, moon.