after about….3 months? i’m back, posting and following people. yay! :) ahahahaha
absolutely, positively, undeniably AMAZINGLY EPIC! so NOT what you would expect, but yet totally meeting all your expectations. good music, good graphics, good acting, good hotness level (Seth is adorable!!!) and total romance/drama/awesomeness. if you haven’t seen it, see it. if you weren’t planning to see it, plan on it. and if you have seen it, decide if you can handle that much awesomeness a second time. :)
Happy Veteran’s Day to all who have served or are currently serving. We thank you.
but today was just too beautiful to let it go by without posting. actually, the last three months of my life have been just so beautifully bittersweet. i am so grateful for all the good times i’ve had, in spite of the bad. but isn’t that what life is all about? taking the good with the bad, the sunshine with the storm clouds, disaster with rescue? i’m just glad that today, i got the good, the sunshine, the rescue. and that’s what matters: appreciating the beautiful every day.
La Défense by TheFella on Flickr.
This is about saving a girls life. Kahlia Wilson goes to my school and is in year 12. She got cancer in her pelvis when she was only 13 years old, and after beating it once it has come back in her chest. Regular medicine is not an option anymore and she needs to travel to Perth for radical cancer treatment. This treatment will cost her family $30,000, money they just don’t have.
PLEASE donate at www.curekahlia.com
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The Story of Kyle
One day, when I was a freshman in high school, I saw a kid from my class walking home from school. His name was Kyle. It looked like he was carrying all of his books. I thought to myself, “Why would anyone bring home all his books on a Friday? He must really be a nerd.”
I had quite a weekend planned (parties and a football game with my friends tomorrow afternoon), so I shrugged my shoulders and went on. As I was walking, I saw a bunch of kids running toward him. They ran at him, knocking all his books out of his arms and tripping him so he landed in the dirt. His glasses went flying, and I saw them land in the grass about ten feet from him. He looked up, and I saw this terrible sadness in his eyes.
My heart went out to him. So I jogged over to him, and as he crawled around looking for his glasses, I saw a tear in his eye. As I handed him his glasses, I said, “Those guys are jerks. They really should get lives.” He looked at me and said, “Hey thanks!” There was a big smile on his face. It was one of those smiles that showed real gratitude.
I helped him pick up his books and asked him where he lived. As it turned out, he lived near me, so I asked him why I had never seen him before. He said he had gone to private school before now. I would have never hung out with a private school kid before, but we talked all the way home, and I carried his books.
He turned out to be a pretty cool kid. I asked him if he wanted to play football on Saturday with me and my friends. He said yes.
We hung out all weekend, and the more I got to know Kyle, the more I liked him. And my friends thought the same of him. Monday morning came, and there was Kyle with the huge stack of books again. I stopped him and said, “Boy, you are gonna really build some serious muscles with this pile of books everyday!” He just laughed and handed me half the books.
Over the next four years, Kyle and I became best friends. When we were seniors, we began to think about college. Kyle decided on Georgetown, and I was going to Duke. I knew that we would always be friends, that the miles would never be a problem. He was going to be a doctor, and I was going for business on a football scholarship.
Kyle was valedictorian of our class. I teased him all the time about being a nerd. He had to prepare a speech for graduation. I was so glad it wasn’t me having to get up there and speak.
On graduation day, I saw Kyle. He looked great. He was one of those guys that really found himself during high school. He filled out and actually looked good in glasses. He had more dates than me and all the girls loved him! Boy, sometimes I was jealous. Today was one of those days. I could see that he was nervous about his speech, so I smacked him on the back and said, “Hey, big guy, you’ll be great!” He looked at me with one of those looks (the really grateful one) and smiled. “Thanks,” he said.
As he started his speech, he cleared his throat, and began. “Graduation is a time to thank those who helped you make it through those tough years. Your parents, your teachers, your siblings, maybe a coach — but mostly your friends. I am here to tell all of you that being a friend to someone is the best gift you can give them. I am going to tell you a story.” I just looked at my friend with disbelief as he told the story of the first day we met. He had planned to kill himself over the weekend. He talked of how he had cleaned out his locker so his mom wouldn’t have to do it later and was carrying his stuff home. He looked hard at me and gave me a little smile. “Thankfully, I was saved. My friend saved me from doing the unspeakable.”
I heard the gasp go through the crowd as this handsome, popular boy told us all about his weakest moment. I saw his mom and dad looking at me and smiling that same grateful smile. Not until that moment did I realize its depth.
Never underestimate the power of your actions. With one small gesture, you can change a person’s life.
these past couple of weeks, it’s felt like a never-ending storm full of bad news. however, it’s finally starting to do a 360-turn, and today came the best news of all: my aunt Diane’s cancer has finally gone into remission! her stem cell treatment has worked! we are all so thankful for this great blessing. even though we have to still be careful around her due to her low immunity, it is so encouraging that she has been triumphant after such a long and grueling battle. somehow, today, the sun is shining brighter, the sky is bluer, and the world is a better place.
you know how there’s those days that really don’t go well, then there are those days that go perfect, and then there are those days where everything feels like a battle, some you win and some you lose? today was one of those battle days. it wasn’t easy, but so rewarding. it made me appreciate everything i have. i’m healthy, i’m happy, i have the basic neccessities of life, i have great friends, i go to a great school, i have an amazing family, I live in a great country, I belong to a great church, and I have a whole lifetime ahead of me to see and explore and accomplish new things. God has blessed me so much. I just wanted to say thank you.
I AM SO RIGHT HERE. UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! UGH UGH UGH!!!!
why cant i just be smarter