Sunday, July 26, 2009

more natural highs

Maybe this blog will just be an ode to natural highs... anyway I was talking to Caitlin and we have some more.

*Running through the sprinklers
*When you have lots and lots of marshmallows in your Lucky Charms.
*Discovering a good conversationalist
*Kamila Shamsie's language construction
*Staying up until three in the morning with good friends
*Doing something awesome for the first time! (Yesterday: first baseball game, first drive-in movie)
*Chacha (The dance, not the cell phone service)
*Loving life

Le fin. Pour maintenant.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

natural highs

My friend Caitlin and I have lately been classifying things as "natural highs." You know, those small and simple things that just make life beautiful. We've been talking about making a list for a little while, and I thought I would just make a list of my own personal natural highs. :)

*looking at the stars
*when the sky is completely blue with no clouds
*wearing Rock and Republic Jeans :)
*the smell of lilacs
*Indian food
*reading a line in a book where the words are just beautiful and flow like poetry
*certain jazz chords... mmmmm
*sinking into your pillow after being exhausted
*getting a text message
*being told you're beautiful
*Marshmallow Mateys + whipped cream = bliss
*being invited somewhere
*eye contact
*hitting a clean F chord on the guitar
*cooking something delicious
*doing things for other people, even when you are busy
*looking at the screen at the testing center and seeing "good job" next to your score
*being on time
*a really good chick flick. :)
*waking up and realizing you have a few hours left to sleep
*eating chocolate

I could probably go on forever, but I have to get ready. Just writing this list was a natural high, haha.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

good quote

Someone had this on their facebook, and as I am trying to develop the character trait of charity I liked it a lot. :)

You can't give joy to someone else, but you can find it by trying.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Can I just say...

It's been an amazing day. :-D

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

good perspective.

I am reading this for my Humanities 202 class and I thought it offered a good way to maintain an eternal perspective.

All nature is but art, unknown to thee;
All chance, direction, which thou canst not see;
All discord, harmony not understood;
All partial evil, universal good:
And, spite of pride in erring reason’s spite,
One truth is clear, whatever is, is right.

This is from the Essay on Man by Alexander Pope. I think it is just a good reminder that no matter what is happening in life, and no matter how wrong it feels at the time, everything is working for a greater purpose.