Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day

Today is the day to remember and honor those who have given their lives for the ones we live today. I am reminded of John 15:13 "Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." And that is really what memorial day is about; honoring those men and women who loved their country and their people enough to lay down their lives.

The speaker at the memorial day service I went to today spoke about terrorism and killing the bad guys and working together to protect the greatest country in the world. That's not what today is about, and it made me sad. Now I'm not going to question the speaker, he's a decorated Naval offiver who has many successfull missions under his belt, and he has seen many things that I'm sure I could never dream. But memorial day is about remembering the love those soldiers had for me, and my family, and how they paid for my freedom.

Just something to think about on this day of reflection.
-God Bless America <3

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Rain Drops

It was raining on and off today. I enjoy the rain. Not only does it remind me of where I grew up as a child, but it's so cleansing. The rain today was soft and kissed your cheeks as it passed by. It was a comforting rain. My favorite kind of rain is the short, drenching bursts. Usually they're warm and come out of no where so it's like a treat on a hot day.

My favorite part of the rain is the smell afterwards. Everything is clean and you can smell the new earth underneath your toes. Every rain drop does it's part it making this happen. It gives the earth new life. It waters the plants. It's like a new beginning each time, especially since it's spring. It reminds me that every day really is a new day to make a new choice and maybe start the new person you had always wanted to be.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Sick Day

Today I woke up with a soar throat and a giant ache all over my body. Sleep is a good escape, but you can't sleep forever. I found it's a good time to reflect and learn. Once you've taken the right amount of drugs so that you can actually focus on something other then your discomfort, you can turn the day into somewhat productive.

Read a book. Maybe a great fiction story or an interesting non-fiction is what you feel the need for. You could go online and research something you never even knew existed before. It always helps me overlook my sickness and still let my body heal. Plus it motivates me for the next day. Motivation is key for anything in life. If you can't motivate yourself, you're never going to do anything. Finding happiness is also finding motivation. To love the life you have there has to be a drive and motivation.

So I will take this sick day to find some motivation and excitement for tomorrow. :)

Monday, May 23, 2011

A note on happiness

I have learned so far in my life, about me anyways, that one has to work at being happy. You can have a natural cheerful, loving disposition, but you have to work at true happiness. That is why I named my blog 'Learning to Love Life'.

Three things that someone must have/do in order to have happiness:
1) Devolope your relationship with God for the better.
      Whether it's running away from Him, meekly trying to find him, or embracing His love and mercy wholeheartedly, I've noticed that everyone has a relationship with God.
2) Human connection.
      We are social creatures. Having friends, acquaintances, someone to help and love is natural and sought after.
3) Understand yourself.
      Know what you love, hate, fear, what you're good at or bad at. The more you know yourself, the more you can do something about it.

I will try to use these three things throughout my blogging here, and the rest of my life.