Monday, July 25, 2011

I love this..

Click the picture to find an awesome story about muslim schoolgirls learning martial arts :)


“As you’re reading this, your life’s getting shorter. It’s ticking away. I’m not saying this to frighten you. Or even scare you. Though it may. I’m saying this to awaken you. To inspire you. To rise you out of your deep slumber. To really know you won’t live forever. To share your unique gifts. To ignite your great inner fire. To ignite your great inner strength. To ignite your great inner light. To shine. Brightly shine. To awaken your great inner beauty. To motivate. Yourself and others. To love. Yourself and others. To paint. To write. To teach. To innovate. To sing. To dance. To care. To feel. To listen. To learn. To laugh. The clock’s ticking. The world needs you. Make your move.” 

-Mike Litman

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Different Journeys, Different Paths

I've been experiencing a lot of hate and bringing people down lately. Not in my life, specifically, but in the lives of my friends. They have all been receiving more negativity and judgement than necessary from people who barely even know them.

Solution, after the jump...

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


The only friendships I really trust are the ones that fall together on their own.

Friendship shouldn't have to be forced. It's a merging of people with similar interests, and results in support. If it's forced from the start, the chances of it being strong just don't seem that great to me.

Maybe I'm wrong...but my best friendships have just gradually happened from us falling together, not from any effort to "make friends."

Friday, July 15, 2011

Right Leg

I've been thinking for a while about tattoos I want to get, and fitting tributes to people I know who have died [or will in the future] ... I think I've determined that up the outside of my right leg I want to gradually get a trail of stars. I'll probably start down at my ankle. The bigger the star, the closer the person was to me (family, etc) maybe since I don't want them all to be exactly the same size anyway.

I still need to work out some of the details, but I wouldn't be looking to start on that tomorrow anyway. Whenever I start, though, I have at least 3 family members to add stars on my leg for already. Plus, I would most likely include two smaller ones for  two kids who were my neighbours when I was little and were shot by their mom when I was 14. They had moved from my neighbourhood a few years before that, but we were close when they lived on my street, and the incident very deeply affected me.  They deserve a way to be remembered--a tribute of sorts--especially since their lives were cut so short at 17 and 11 (I believe) years.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Thank Goodness

I surrounded myself with idiots for a while, and it was driving me crazy. I'm so glad that the friends I seek to spend my time with now are people who actually use their brains and can succeed in making me think as well.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011