Picture by Carra Abbott

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

I hope everyone has a wonderful day with all of their loved ones!

Some of my favorite love quotes:

Barbara Johnson
Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved.

Mother Teresa
It is not how much you do, but how much Love you put into the doing that matters.

K Knight
True love never lives happily ever after - true love has no ending.

Oscar Wilde
How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being.

Andre Breton
Love is when you meet someone that tells you something new about yourself.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Food for thought

Quote of the day:
The things you wish others would see in you is what your soul is dying for you to see in yourself!

Why aren't people seeing what we want them to see? Do we present ourselves as less than our best sometimes? Why?

There's something great in each of us.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Happy Holidays!


Leave a fairy tale princess at home alone for three days and what does she do? Fill her days with TLC's Say Yes to the Dress and A Baby Story.  

While conscious of the fact that there are multiple years before her time to walk down the aisle, it's never too early to get excited, right?

When I'm not watching TLC over winter break, I fill my time with friends and family.

At home with friends from high school, I cherish the amount of history we all have together.  Our group of guy friends and girl friends is so close and comfortable, which if you knew us would be a bit surprising.  With six main guy friends and six of us girls, it can be a bit complicated. At some point throughout the last six years, each of us had a significant other in the group.  While the amount of time together ranges from one month to five years, we all continue to come home each break and reunite happily as one big happy group. 

During this particular break, the girls and I, of course, discussed the future.  Two of our friends have been dating on and off for almost five years.  Everyone dubbed this couple, juniors in college now, as most likely to get married to each other if any of us do.  PIcturing our own wedding days, we each talked about all of us staying close in the next ten years as we each get married.  Without a doubt, these girls are ones that will be included in my wedding day.  Then, the topic came up of inviting our guy friends to the weddings.  Is it feasible to think that an ex-boyfriend of five years (or of any extended amount of time) would feel comfortable at your wedding?  What about if he is your best friend?  

I wonder if there is a way to successfully transition old beaus from high school to true best friends.  Once we date someone and interweave them into our lives and friendships, we want to keep them in our lives.  Are we making our lives more complicated by not fully cutting ties? Or, are we keeping around rich relationships full of history that will add to our lives? Who will be in our lives when we say yes?