Sunday, May 25, 2008

Legs Are Nice

Mom and Sally O'Sullivan both stated that they would like to read 'random' things. How's this?

I walked a ton yesterday, and I have four blisters on one foot and two on the other. I love to walk. I like to walk with people and I like to walk alone. When I walk I like to sort myself out. I think walking is very peaceful. Sometimes it inspires me and sometimes it strengthens me. Sometimes I find out something incredibly important while walking. I'm quite thankful that I have legs.

Miss S.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

An Update on Me

Do accept my fervent apologies for not posting anything for such a long time. I haven't been busy. I don't have an excuse. Time flies when you need to post. It's kind of like writing in your journal. You think of it, but you don't get around to it. The only difference is that nobody reads your journal, so you don't need to feel bad if you don't write in it for weeks or even months.

I have some questions for you, readers. I was thinking of posting weekly articles. You know, the same sort of article every week. For example, a recipe every week, or a poem every week, or a bible verse every week. How does that sound to you? Do you have any ideas? Is there anything you would like to see me write about? Post your ideas in the comment section, and I'll think about them.

Miss S.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

A Moment of Bliss

I am the sort of person who doesn’t like to wish for something unless there is a chance of it coming true. So when I think of a moment of bliss, I naturally think of something that I could conceivably have someday. With that knowledge I will tell you my moment of bliss.

I am sitting curled up in a chair on a beautiful summer’s day. The house is clean, the dishes are washed, and the clothes are ironed and put away. Cookies are baking in the oven and the sweet smell is floating pleasantly through the house. The sun shines through a window and onto me as I sit in my chair reading and sipping iced lemonade.

Whenever I think of this moment of bliss I think of myself in a quaint cottage somewhere by the sea. The house is decorated with soft blues and greens. Everything is crisp, fresh, and lovely.

Now my practical side comes in. The house would’ve had to have been cleaned, the dishes would’ve had to have been washed, the clothes would’ve had to have been ironed and put away, and the cookies would’ve had to have been made. I would’ve had to have done all that. Then I think, well it wouldn’t be so bad to do all that, after all the sun would be shining and the house would be so pretty…you get my point. Now my practical side pushes its way in. Where I live, unless it’s the summer, the weather is almost always rainy or cloudy. Also, why would I be anywhere besides my own home? So now I have to change my perspective a bit. After my practical side making my moment of bliss more of a reality, this is what it looks like.

I am washing dishes on a drab cloudy day. The house needs to be cleaned, the dishes need to be washed, and the clothes need to be ironed and put away. Cookies need to be baked. The sun stays behind a cloud as I stand and scrub oil off the frying pan.

When I think of this ‘moment of bliss’ I think of myself in my house. The house isn’t decorated with soft blues and greens. Everything is completely normal.

Now my practical side is completely satisfied. Of course, this isn’t very blissful. But this is reality. If I’m not satisfied with reality, what makes me think I’ll be satisfied with anything else? I’ve always been saying things like, “When summer comes…” or, “When my sister has her baby…” or, “When I graduate…” then I’ll begin doing stuff. Then my moment of bliss will come true. I can never seem to be satisfied with what I have here, now. There will always be days, even in the summer, when a cloud comes and blocks the sun. There will always be times, even after I graduate, when I will be too busy to get the dishes done early. If I learn to be happy on the drab cloudy days, how much happier could I be on the sunny days? If I learn to be happy when the dishes aren’t washed, how much happier could I be when they are? If I am happy now, why would I need a moment of bliss?

Miss S.

Monday, May 5, 2008

The Rebelution

Howdy! Here is a website I found while doing…well…what was I doing? I must have been doing something or I wouldn’t have found it. But that’s beside the point. This website is by Alex and Brett Harris -- authors of ‘Do Hard Things’ and younger brothers of the author of ‘I Kissed Dating Goodbye’.
I like it very much. If you visit it click on ‘The Blog’ at the top, then click on ‘About the Rebelution’ on the right. They can give you a better explanation of themselves than I can. However, I can give you some explanation. They are twin teenage brothers with a biblical worldview and a heart for Yeshua (They say Jesus, but it’s the same thing and I prefer to say Yeshua). Their articles are very interesting and (at least I think) very thought provoking. I hope you like it.

Miss S.