Friday, December 2, 2011

Tumblr: Devil or Angel?

Lots of people talk negatively of tumblr.  Unless, of course, they have one.  Because although some people might abuse tumblr, start drama with it, waste their time with it, or countless other things, I have mostly seen how tumblr is a blessing.  The best thing it does is inspire people.  Soooo much inspiration and good on tumblr. It's fantastic.  The other thing is to make us appreciate life.  Honestly, so many times now when I'm in the moment I think, "That's something I'd reblog."  And it makes me appreciate the moment so much more.  It forces me to see the beauty in everything, and more than i ever did before.  Another thing it does is curb loneliness.  tumblr is sort of a community.  Followers often talk to those they follow, and sometimes messages can really make someones day.  A compliment, or even a question.  It really does help people feel less lonely, and that I know for a fact.  You sort of start to get tumblr friends!  And even tumblr strangers are super nice (for the most part of course).  A last thing, a very important thing, is that it's super fun!  It's the best way to kill time ever.  So now you know why you shouldn't talk down tumblr.  It's a blessing!  If you have a tumblr and want to know mine, message me.  I'll tell ya my url ;)

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Barefoot running!

Hey everyone!  It's been SO long since I've updated on this blog.  I've been on tumblr all the time now.  :)

But anyways I wanted to introduce to you all the idea of running barefoot!  It's been gaining popularity lately.  When you think about it, it's the way that we are supposed to run anyways!  Humans were born to run on the soles of their feet.  It is recommended to start out with smaller amounts however until your feet are well adjusted - just do whatever's comfortable!  What are the benefits you might be wondering?

Well, to name a few:
-It's freeing!  So much fun, you almost feel Native American or something, especially when running in the woods.
-It is good for your back and reduces the chances of feet injuries.
-It forces you to use proper form that increases your endurance.

But I just love how much fun I have with it, through the woods, on the street, in the grass.  Try it out you nature loving beauties! :)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

wait, you're a leader? what?

never ever saw you as a leader.  you really aren't.  so i don't know how you got that position.  but hey, i'm happy for you.  just don't get too full of yourself with it.  you say that you need to set an example for people now.. but i still don't really see that in you.  i'm sorry.  but i tend to see you as weak.  and that's bad, i know.  that's really bad.  but anyways, i hope it brings about some good things in your life.  like maybe you'll realize that drinking is for losers?  maybe.  doubt it.  we'll see.  but either way, it kept ME on the right track.  *i am spiritual, not material*  we are not material, but spiritual, and so must we live our lives.  thank you God.  thank you!  ahh.  You are great.  so great.  i intend on glorifying you :)

Friday, May 27, 2011

so i kind of fell in love with you.  and then because things didn't work out like they should have i fell out of it.  then i was upset about that and really down for a week or so.  and then i got over it.  and then, somehow, i fell into lust with you.  maybe because i missed what we used to have, or so i thought.  and now i just, don't know where i'm going or where i want to go.  what i do know is that i must stay on the right path, the path of good.  i don't know what to do because, i actually care about you.  which is why i would do things with you.  but i don't think you care about me the same way.  from what i've learned about you over the past few months, you seem like one who just tries to satisfy their momentary needs and don't really care about whatever else happens.  i'm pretty confused right now.  because it seems like what i want is different from what is right.  i'll have to figure this stuff out eventually..

Monday, May 9, 2011

Thor 3D

I went into this movie, not knowing what to think.  It isn't the kind of movie that I would choose to see.  But after being basically forced to watch it, I absolutely adored it.  So amazing.  The 3D graphics were literally breathtaking.  They gave me like a breathtaking high. 

And knowing me, of course I couldn't ignore the opportunity for finding metaphors in the movie.  My favorite part was when he broke off the bridge to Earth and to the other race.  This was his pathway to the one woman who he loved, the one he cared about more than anything.  He gave her up because in doing so it would save his brother from killing the other race.  This just really stuck out to me, because when giving up what we seem to want most is the right and noble thing to do, we must do so without resistance.  He was very strong.

I also loved the fact that the last time that Thor and the girl he loved saw each other, he said goodbye and kissed her hand.  It was her that went in for the kiss.  This shows us that he cared more about the girl herself than what she had to give him.  It's a love that doesn't ask for anything back.  It simply loves and it cares.  This reminded me of in Slumdog Millionare, when after being in love with the same girl for years and never being able to have her, when he finally does, he simply kisses her scar on the cheek.  He doesn't make out with her.  He just kisses her scar (representing her hurt in her past), with sincere compassion. 

For all of these reasons, I absolutely love movies.  I like finding the metaphors in them, and allowing these movies give meaning to our lives.  It's been my goal as of late to be conciously loving and caring, without conditions or rewards.  Let's all try it :)
Contemplation's Girl

Saturday, April 30, 2011

What is love?

Hello, my dears. 
I have one thing to tell you today, sitting in my bed, completely happy, feeling love to an unbelievable amount.  What I must tell you is to not base your happiness off of any person.  Love shouldn't be something material, something exclusive, or something thrown around.  It is a feeling that should always exist in your life, no matter the circumstance.  Love knows no exceptions.  When it comes from a single person only, you are only being momentarily placed in a happy place.  However, when it is coming from within, from a foundation of rock that can never crumble, you have found happiness.  At this point I kind of don't believe in romance.  It can end so quickly.  Many people place their whole life in it, and when it disappears, they don't know what to do with themselves, and they don't have any happiness left to feel.  "Happiness is spiritual, born of Truth and Love." -MBE.  I love that quote.  It's SO true! 

I'm quite sure that I never want to become involved in a relationship more than friendship ever again.  I'd started to come to this conclusion earlier this year, but had given something one more chance.  Unwise of me, but yet it helped to solidify my beliefs.  Every experience is a learning experience.  I'd rather have no burdens; only blessings.  Be free to express whatever I want whenever I want, with whoever I want.  I think I'm done with physicality.  It's not as great as everyone makes it seem. 

And you, my dears, may do whatever you want with what I've told you.  But the best advice anyone can give you is to try it out for yourself.  We all have different paths to take, different plans to make.  And we'll all find the right ones.  If we try, that is :)
Love always,
Contemplation's Girl

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

your smell alone

your smell alone,
lingering on my belongings,
glued to my thoughts,
bring me to a state of euphoria.
a piece of heaven,
i can't deny it any longer.

i want you. 

i don't care if it sounds cheesy,
your eyes are like an ocean,
unending and blue.  i could stare forever.. but that would be weird. 
everything you do is adorable. 
i know you care about others,
i see the depth of your heart.
your music is incredible,
similar to mine :)
sometimes i get confused about what i want,
but for now i know,

i want you.

you hide a lot,
but it's my goal to not have anything hidden between us.
i kinda think you're kinda perfect. 

for now, i have you
and whatever happens, it doesn't matter.
because i'll always have had you once. 
and that's something to be happy about,
something i'm lucky to have. 

lucky to have the smell lingering.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

I like almost everything about you.

It's hard to see your faults.  I love the smell of you.  SO much.  And I don't know why, and that sounds really weird.  But it's true.  I love seeing you, I love when your name pops up online.  Why are you so amazing?  :)  You make me happy.  I'll just add another smiley face for the heck of it :) i like you.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Pure happiness from a bottomless foundation

For the past couple days, I have been in a sort of depression.  It's not fun, as it's label clearly describes.  It involves crying (something I pretty much never do.. come on thats for weak people ;P), and feelings that no one cares about you, they're just moving on with life and dealing with your presence in it's pathway.  But then I came to this AMAZING realization.  And it has so empowered me with love that I can't hold it in, and although this is my third post in two days, I must declare it to you all, and whoever else runs across it. 

I feel sooo happy and good and satisfied at this moment in time.  And I need to remember it, and know that all I need to hold on to it is bring myself there in thought.  Because I have seen it's effects, I've seen all the good that comes from it, and I know that it is powerful and truly works.  When we choose to be happy, we gain happiness.  It's inevitable, and it's what makes life so loveable.  And I love it.

I was talking with someone for probably two hours about whether or not good and bad exist or whether they're just a human opinion that is completely personal and only what you think of it.  And I honestly cannot live with think neither exist.  I believe that they there are good things, and there are bad things.  It's good when you're watching the sunset, smelling the grass and smells of spring, feeling that perfection within you.  And it's bad when you're in a state of sadness.  Those are all facts, and nothing can change that.  Therefore, I believe that good and bad do exist, and that our thought determines our reality.

When we're so loving and so willing and the three main qualities that make up the motives behind what we do are charity, humility, and kindness, then do we find perfect happiness.  It is love with no boundaries, no labels, no exceptions, nothing.  Only pure and perfect love.  It doesn't want, it doesn't need to recieve back that love.  It is fulfilled by the single satisfaction of making that other person feel better, or have a better day.  It never gets jealous, doesn't get angry, and always forgives, with no limits.  I love this feeling.  And I must remember to bring it into everyday of my life for the rest of eternity.  When I fail to do this, I must somehow remind myself. 

After all who wants to be held back by tears, stopped by fears?  Live life without fear, only with love alone.  Love is life.  That's why we're all here.  To love.  It's simple.  Be happy.

Love, Contemplation's Girl

one quick quote, not much writing on it, but for your interpretation

"Love is a friendship set to music."  Thought it was pretty cool, and I love that Love can be expressed in so many different ways.  Tell me what you think, if you so desire. :)

Love Contemplation's Girl

Friday, April 1, 2011

It may be April Fools Day, but this poem is all seriousness.

Something I wrote with a little of my freetime today.  Holds all my passion. 

It kills me, the tension
But tell me, what's invisible and lacerates?
I forgot to mention, I hate the apprehension
And I finally found eyes at the blind convention.
If you identify yours we'll head to the fourth dimension.

Confusion is inescapable,
A part of our capability.
When the question of what to want has no real answer,
We strive to be our best, while loving all the rest,
A perfect symphony,
A folk dancer.

Do dreams have meaning?
The solution is irrelevant,
They're a fruit of the mind. 
And I'm sorry if that makes me criminal,
I'm only struggling to be,
The best I can be.

Friday, March 18, 2011


Hey guys and gals,
Once again, it's been quite a while since I've updated you all.  I've just been thinking a lot lately about how respect works.  We must respect and even learn to appreciate those of other nationalities and religions.  I've had several opportunities to practice and demonstrate this in my everyday life. 

Several weeks ago I visited a mosque, and met other students of Islamic faith in highschool and college.  It was great to meet with them, see that they were just normal teenagers like any of us.  I found that they believed in many similar things as I, a Christian Scientist.  They believed in the Bible, one God, and accepted Jesus as a prophet.  They had strong morals that I really respected, and were looking for peace in prayer just like any of us as well.  It was great to see this, meet a very graceful and beautiful woman.  It's somewhat unfortunate that so many Americans misjudge these wonderful people because of a small few who do something wrong.

Yet again I had a similar opportunity when talking to another Christian, who went to a foursquare church.  There are several differences between their church and our Christian Science church, but yet we could easily relate and even connect.  It came up randomly in conversation, and blossomed into a very comforting conversation.  This way of respect and appreciation really works.  It's what this world needs.  Share it with others.  Love the world.  It's the greatest gift we have.  Love yall.

Love always,
Contemplation's Girl

Friday, March 4, 2011

Singin in the rain

It has literally been FOREVER since I last blogged.  I'm really sorry guys, just been SUPER busy.  Felt like it was about time to blog again, because tonight I was quite spontaneous.  A friend and I slid through one giant puddle (more like river) going down a hill on a field of grass.  It was a little cold, and my clothes got (more than mildly) dirty and muddy, but so much fun, and so worth it.  In fact, I've been trying to do many of these spontaneous things lately.  They keep life interesting!  For example if I think it would be cool to go to the art museum, I go!  If someone wants to go for a run in the pouring rain, I'm down!  Swimming in a Washington Ocean?  Going without makeup for a few days?  Watching 4 movies at once?  All of these things make life loveable. :)  Anyways, today has been very rainy and thundery.. I love it!  This is weather I enjoy very much, because it reminds me of home, is comforting, and sounds flat out awesome.  Lots of love to you all!  I promise to keep you updated MORE FREQUENTLY!  And I don't break my promises.  LIVE SPONTANEOUSLY. 
Contemplation's Girl

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

It wasn't actually yours.

     We all know those people who think that everyone is copying them.  But this isn't the case.  No one can really copy anyone's ideas because they weren't their own in the first place.  They either saw it on a magazine, on TV, at a store, or from a stranger.  I mean this as far as clothing styles, hairstyles, words, phrases, etc.  Okay, so once out of a million times you actually were the one who started it.  But next time before you brag and pretend to be annoyed by all those that copy what you do, think about who you copied when you were doing it.  It really isn't a big deal.  People take, use, and edit what they see. Oh well!  I bet some of you know what I'm talking about.  As for those of you that don't, well, you may see it one day, or you may be doing it yourself!  Either way, just lose all arrogance, annoyances, anger, and judgement.  And life will be even sweeter, I promise.  Hope yall are having a great week.  <3  Almost weekend!

Love, Contemplation's Girl

Monday, February 7, 2011

The good new days!

     Oh Monday,... slow, long, and never as fun as Friday.  Yet still, I have my blog and all of it's fantastic readers!  You guys really are pretty awesome.  :)

     Something I was thinking about recently was how some people always refer to the "good old days" and make it seem like nothing good is going on anymore, how today's world is so terrible and they wish they were still back in the times when everything was better.  But this isn't true!  There is so much good going on this moment, and every moment of every day.  People are sharing the love, people are volunteering, people are making music, basking in the sun, watching a movie with their family, having a snowball fight, or even eating chocolate with the Valentine!  This world is so great, so majestic and beautiful.  And so is everyone in it!  Today, and yesterday, and forever.  So it's no longer the "good old days", but it can now be the good new days, too!  Try making someone else's day better today, talk to someone who you usually ignore, look at someone in a way you've never seen them, open the door for someone, smile at a stranger!  Anything, but something!  Not only will it make someone else's day better, it will make yours better too!  Have a fantastic Monday my beautiful and glorious readers!  <3
Love, Contemplation's Girl

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Forgive and forget, baby

     One of the things I believe most in, by far.  I have been walked on by others, but have learned to never hate them.  This doesn't mean you have to be their best friend or shower them with compliments, but make sure that when you see them or think about them you aren't wishing that they went to run off the edge of a cliff.  It's definitely one of the most important things that we must discipline ourselves to do.  Why have any enemies when you could have nothing but friends?  Think about that next time someone mistreats you :) I've also tried to stop thinking of others as annoying.  Because when you cease to see them as annoying, they cease to annoy you!  Have fun, little darlings, in life!
Love, Contemplation's Girl       

Thursday, February 3, 2011

An uplifting quote!

"And yet one word Frees us of all the weight and pain of life; That word is love."

     This quote is from the Oedipus Cycle by Sophocles.  I was reading this book earlier this year, and although I didn't always find the book to be extremely enjoyable, this quote just jumped out at me.  I loved it, and highlighted it.  I was just looking through some old notes and found it, and thought I should share it with you all!  It's so true, too.  When we're feeling stress, sadness, or frustration, it all just evaporates with the love of a friend, child, spouse, parent, neighbor, or the rest of the endless possibilities.  Sometimes the love of even a stranger can ease our pain!  What do you guys think about this quote?  Share the love,
Love, Contemplation's Girl

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Natural Beauty?!

     Something that I believe strongly in is being natural.  Girls and guys alike, don't get me wrong, but mainly girls.  I'm not saying that if you wear make-up your any less of an individual or anything.  Nonetheless, I appreciate those who don't have an attachment to their face when it's caked with a sticky, pore-clogging substance.  This also applies for hair straightening/curling.  If you don't already, try a week without it!  My school is doing this all next week, not requiring of course, but supporting a Natural Week.  So many are super excited about it, and fully participating!  I'm glad that they went along with it.  I was one of the three who started this week :)

     Like I said, it's not bad to wear make-up, but it's great to lose the reliance on it.  There are so many girls out there who I think are gorgeous, and yet they can't leave their room without a pound and a half of cover-up.  Why do they want to cover up their natural, normal beauty?!  It's hard to understand sometimes, but I know that some people have just gotten used to their face with make-up and can't accept it without it.  What do you guys think of being natural?  Are any of you already kind of practicing this?  I also think it's great that when we start to think less about our appearance and the appearance of others, we start appreciating people for their qualities and seeing their qualities stand out more.  So if you are already natural on occasion, keep it up!  And if you never are, try it sometime!  It's actually fun, proving to yourself that you can do something that you thought you never could!  Tell me what you guys think!  :) 

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Want heaven? Then just start looking!

     Oftentimes, heaven is percieved as something unreachable, something that we must wait for, and will recieve after the day we die, after our body rots into the moist soils of the world.  But I'm here to say, that I have experienced heaven, and continue to experience it in my day to day life.  Yes, we all have our own opinions on these things, but as this is my blog, I might as well tell what my beliefs are, right?  And I love hearing your guys' thoughts as well, even if they differ from mine.  :)

     So anyway, to expound on this topic... I believe that heaven is here and now, if you choose it to be.  I think that you could be living in hell, too.  Do you want to be happy and filled with love?  Do you want each moment to be blessed with an everlasting happiness?  You just have to do one thing!  Let it in!  Be the light!  Share the love!  This is seriously all that is required, I have seen it demonstrated in my own life.  There is never an excuse for being unhappy, depressed, or feeling excluded.  Make yourself included, even if it's just your own life!  Make yourself happy, and make others happy, too, which will instantly make you happier.  And most importantly share this secret with others.  The whole world should know about it, seriously.  It's the key to happiness.  Tell me what you guys and gals think! 
Love, Contemplation's Girl

Monday, January 31, 2011

Mother Nature, in all it's glory

     When many people hear someone say the word nature, or the outdoors, their instincts tell them it's some nerdy individual who didn't have a satisfactory childhood and is trying to fulfill what they didn't in their younger years.  But I tell you that isn't always the case (although it may be, but very rarely).  When I think of nature, I think of all the wonderous shenanigans I have encountered there.  Rock climbing on a blistering hot rock, and struggling to get to the top without losing all the skin on my fingertips; sea kayaking with friends for three days, and spending the nights on islands; river rafting through intense rapids; waking up at 3 AM so as to summit the mountain in time for a most beautiful and refreshing sunset; making hot chocolate and tending to the fire at 5 with my mother due to the lack of both of us being able to sleep any longer; jumping in the river or high mountain lake to cool off and "shower", washing the sweat of our efforts off into the river; and more than anything, the moments of peace.  The moments when all was quiet, when you looked over the valley, the river, the mountain, the lake... all the above.  It's when you get close to the spiritual side of life, close to Mother Nature, and everything in life feels right, at least for the moment.  Have any of you experienced this?

     If you haven't, I deeply urge you to get out and try it.  I must warn you, however.  It is very likely that you will become addicted.  For once you enter the forests, the mountains, the outdoors in general, you will always dream of the future moments you will experience there and reminisce of past times spent with friends, family, or even alone with yourself.  There is something about the wilderness that you can't feel anywhere else.  Something more powerful than Christmas morning and summer beach visits put together.  It leads you to appreciate the beauty of the world.  It's something that I wouldn't trade for anything.  My passion for the outdoors is the biggest passion of my life, and thank goodness for that.  It gives my life purpose and joy.  Who knows if I'll do anything with it proffesionally, (likely not), but no matter the case, I'll always have it for recreation, to spend (not waste) the hours away, just me and the woods.  And maybe a couple deer, of course. 
Love, Contemplation's Girl

Saturday, January 29, 2011


     I don't have a set opinion on vegetarianism.  Of course I support those who choose to give up meat, whether for health, for the world, or for the animals.  After all, I myself was one for 10 months.  But we all know those pushy vegetarians.  The ones who argue with you when you were only trying to be nice, or bring it into a conversation where it didn't belong.  Still, I respect them, because they're taking a stand for what they truly believe in.  But still, they really shouldn't be so pushy!

     What do you guys think of it?  Are any of YOU all vegetarians?  I've considered going back, but can't really see the point anymore.  I do, after all like the taste of meat.  And I know that one person doing something DOES affect the cause in general.  Yet still, it seems hard to go back after quitting last year.  Sometimes it's just more convienent for others if you eat what they give you.  But who knows?  Maybe if I get enough comments, I will go back!  Probably not, though, especially considering that I rarely get more than 1 or 2 comments on my posts, sometimes none, from my 6 (OMG, 6!) followers.  We'll have to see where life takes me.  Keep reading to find out where it leads me!  And always feel free to ask me about your deep questions, I'm always willing to give an answer!

Love, Contemplation's Girl

Thursday, January 27, 2011

I love you... from a distance.

     They're in your life.  You see them more or less everyday.  They could go to school with you, work with you, be on a team with you, go to your church, or even work with you as a counselor at a summer camp.  You feel like you know them as well as anyone, their essense, who they are.  But yet, you've only had a few short conversations with them.  You love them, and you know it.  You feel like your eyes meet more than they should, and they're on your mind way more than anyone else.  Does this happen to anyone?  Because it's happened to me, a couple different times.  And I'm not quite sure what to think about it.  However, since we're only deep thinkers here on this blog, I thought about it, and I'll tell you what I came up with.

     As human beings, we are told what to love, what is good, what is beautiful, what is normal.  We are given no choice but to look at these standards that are set for all of society.  When we find something that fits that mold, we want it.  Everyone has different wants, different standards, because we all have different perspectives and interpret everything differently.  Sometimes we find something that seems to fit that model, or something that we love, but when we find out more about it, we find that it has flaws.  We see that what we thought was perfection is simply another imperfect component of Earth that we had mistaken for an angel.  This is why when we don't know someone as well we can get caught in the trap of obssessing over them or seeing them as perfect.  What do you guys think?  It seems to happen to me, usually about one person a year.  The strange thing is that when I do try and start a relationship with them (friendship only, of course), it never works.  Maybe because I think about everything too much, think of them as too high.  I'm not quite sure, still figuring things out.  But I definitely still feel like I love this person.  It's a girl, which may surprise you, or may not.  Tell me how you're dealing with these situations (or if you're even dealing with them at all).  Much love to you all, it's almost the weekend!
Love, Contemplation's Girl

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Good Vibrations.

     You sit down at your desk one evening, rather nonchalantly.  You aren't sad, you aren't happy, but instead are set on finishing the task at hand, be it homework, emailing your boss, or any other random shenanigans.  What better opportunity than to fill your atmosphere with happiness, sounds of peace, and melodies that make you smile inside and out?  If you haven't guessed already, today's post is about positive music. 

      I believe in positive music more than just about anything.  I really got into it last year, and have been addicted ever since.  You see I grew up with rap and mainstream music, hip hop and pop, which is fine and all, but it wasn't until last year that I realized there was music that was so much better!  Of course from time to time I will still listen to a head-bobbing hit, but what I crave now is music that is uplifting and happy at the same time.  Not religious, but positive.  (I have nothing against religious music and respect it very much but am not always in the mood to listen to it).  If you want me to share some of my great music taste with you, just ask! :)  The single artist that I listen to most is definitely Jack Johnson, and if you don't know him, listen to him, because his music is fantastic.  Nonetheless, there are many, many other songs that I can show you guys if you're interested.   

     Anyway, just thought I would talk about the importance of positive music and all the wonderful effects it has had on my life.  Listen to some tonight while you're writing that time-consuming essay or making dinner for your family!  I promise, you won't regret it.  And it may just change your life.
Best Wishes, and LOVE,
Contemplation's Girl

Sunday, January 23, 2011

All in one smile...

          As the givers of good, we may not always be aware of how immense the impact we have had on another's life.  One simple ten minute conversation could make someone's day, even change their life.  I had always heard things like this, but not until recently have I started to really grasp this idea, and accept it.

          Just yesterday in fact, there were several people that changed my life.  The day started, cold, snowy, and beautiful, all at once.  My throat was hurting, and my voice sounded strange, similar to a female Lord Voldemort rather than my normal girly tone.  As you can imagine, it was frustrating.  I was at a party from the night before (my basketball team) and a friend-of-a-friend drove me home.  She was extraordinarily sweet, and was easy to make conversation with.  She understood how frustrating it was to have to deal with my throat, and offered to buy me Starbucks.  For some strange reason I feel awkward and almost guilty when people buy me things, so I declined the offer.  She asked me once more a few minutes later and I said I was alright.  The next time it was no longer an offer but a demand, and she drove right up to Starbucks.  I ordered my much beloved grande White Chocolate Mocha, smiling inside.  Not because of the drink itself, but because of the love that I could feel in her heart when she offered me the drink.  As she continued to drive me home, she proceeded to tell me that if I ever needed anything, just to call.  She was so genuine and loving, and I walked away from the car with a smile and a warm heart, forgetting the annoyances of my throat.

          Although there were multiple other people who made my day, the second individual really made me think.  I had just gotten out of the well-made, very entertaining western movie "True Grit" (I say that as one who normally doesn't enjoy westerns), and was huddling inside the mall with a couple friends so as to keep out of the windy winter weather for a few more minutes.  Sitting on the bench, I was watching others go about their daily life.  One woman, probably about 80 years of age, was being pulled in a wheelchair.  I noticed her from across the mall, and was forced to follow her face, for happily and proudly plastered upon it was one of the largest and most sincere smiles I have ever seen.  Regardless of where her life had taken her, or what obnoxious teenagers were doing around her, she held the most beautiful smile within her, and was able to share it with the world.  I thought about it all the way back home, and it was really a life-changing moment.  That is the old lady that I want to be one day.  Maybe we all can be that.  With a little effort, of course.

Love, Contemplation's Girl.    

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Snow day!

It's gorgeous outside today. A snow day! This is the day when we all sleep in, stay in warm pajamas all day, and drink hot cocoa. Some suck it up and attempt to go outside and play, others just stay in and watch movies with friends. The extremely unfortunate choose (or feel like they must) do homework. Now that is simply unbelievable.

Last night was beautiful! I watched out the window for at least fifteen minutes before going to sleep. The snowflakes each fell in their own unique pattern, twirling to the ground with increasingly faster speeds. The ground had slowly been being covered by Mother Nature's warm (or cold, i suppose) blanket. I noticed a snowflake on the ground sparkling off the light, and as I started to pay closer attention, realized that there were sparkling snowflakes everywhere! I decided that it was like the world. And even though we don't always notice those sparkling snowflakes, they're there, and all we have to do is pay attention. When we look for them, we see them everywhere.

I just really felt like I should share that realization with someone, and what better than with my blog followers (which currently, you may see, is awkwardly low). But hey, maybe someone will realize that they enjoy my thought-provoking rambling, and follow me! Who knows?! Just know that whatever I post will be something deeper than the surface, something which I care much about.
Love, Contemplation's Girl