Archive for August, 2012

He’s In the Nest..

DAY 231

the mind thinks of everything you can lose-the heart thinks of everything you can give-the soul thinks of everything you are.@_NealeDWalsch via Tamara Lackey

“Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.” – Benjamin Disraeli

“I want freedom for the full expression of my personality.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Now is the time. Needs are great, but your possibilities are greater.” – Bill Blackman

“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.” – Albert Camus

“Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become.” – Jim Rohn

I witnessed one of the most perfectly hilarious, sweet, and touching weddings today. There were so many personal touches and little details that made the day. But not only that, there were so many great people at the wedding. I think it speaks volumes about people when they are surrounded by so much love, appreciation, & kindness. I’m so grateful to have such wonderful people in my life. One of whom happens to be a sprightly young boy. It was his aunt’s wedding, and he was my date! We had a blast and even got a workout – we must have run/walked/jogged the length of the driving range at least 5 times. He helped me take the picture of the pink cloud that looks like a distant mountain.

Oh, he’s also responsible for the quote that I’ve used as the title. He has a DVD of Christmas songs, which he wanted to watch this afternoon. There was a scene of baby Jesus in the manger and M said, “He’s in the nest, Brittany!”

I am thankful for: the people in my life.

B.

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Flockin’ Together..

DAY 230

“I am here to live out loud” – Emile Zola

“If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it.” – Jonathan Winters

“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make a mistake.” – Elbert Hubbard

“Your attitude is more important that your aptitude.” – Zig Ziglar

“Our intention creates our reality.” – Wayne Dyer

A day that started out not so great, turned out to be wonderful! I met some of the sweetest and funniest people in clinic today! I also found out I’m booked out a few weeks already, which is super encouraging for me as a budding massage therapist. I couldn’t be more happy with this feeling that I’ve chosen the absolute best path for my life.

The picture is of part of a new dress I got. It has birdies!!

I am thankful for: the opportunity to re-type words (took me like 8 tries to type “for”).

B.

Relax My Beloved..

DAY 229

“Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.” Ambrose Redmoon

“You don’t take a photograph. You ask, quietly, to borrow it.” ~ Author Unknown

“Joy is what happens when we allow ourselves to recognise how good things really are.” – Marianne Williamson

“Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.” -Wayne Dyer

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” – William James

“I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.” – John D. Rockefeller

“Words are only painted fire; a book is the fire itself.” – Mark Twain

What did I witness today? A gorgeous sunset! And tons of silly drivers.

This music video is on the most recent album in my collection. Love, love, love Alex Clare’s music! Hope you enjoy!

I am thankful for: nurses. random acts of kindness.

B.

Handshake It Out..

DAY 228

“If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine.” ~Morris West

“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” – Michael Althsuler

“When the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, it may be that they take better care of it there.” – Cecil Selig

“A great man shows his greatness by the way he treats little men.” – Thomas Carlyle

“What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.” – Mother Teresa

“Kites rise highest against the wind – not with it.” – Winston Churchill

“People think that all cameramen do is point the camera at things, but it’s a heck of a lot more complicated than that! – “Groundhog Day”

Let me tell you.. If you want a sure-fire way to get some handshake practice in, have your mom introduce you around her office! It was pretty comical to see me walking around the winding hallways of SAS today. Met some great peeps though! And was reminded of this recent Youtube discovery a friend introduced me to. Enjoy! Your life will never be the same : )

I am thankful for: raindrops!

B.

The Frog Days..

DAY 227

“There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.” ~The Buddha

“Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.” ~ Ansel Adams

“How far that little candle throws his beams. So shines a good deed in a weary world.” – Shakespeare

“Act the way you’d like to be and soon you’ll be the way you act.” – Leonard Cohen

“All glory comes from daring to begin.” – Eugene F. Ware

“You must welcome change as the rule but not your ruler.” ~Denis Waitley

“I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn’t photograph them.” ~ Diane Arbus

“If we are together nothing is impossible. If we are divided all will fail.” – Winston Churchill

 Yes, ’twas a day of yet another froggy sighting. And dude was bloated. I’m not sure what was going on there, but I hope he’s ok! I’m sure M does as well. He was so concerned for little Mr. Frog that he attempted to toss pine needles over the pool fence for his snack. It was so sweet!

Fast forward quite a few hours, and..

Why, might you ask, is Simba flying solo on my keychain tonight? Well dearest ladies and gents, the short version (which you want – trust me) is that my car is having issues. Yes, sadly Bubbles the car hath been towed away before my very own eyeballs this evening in light of some sort of to-be-determined malfunction. Not to worry – she will be saved!! But I can’t understand for the life of me why I get emotional over such things as seeing my car towed away. Please tell me I’m not the only one! And on that note..

I am thankful for: things that “ain’t” broke!

B.

Off To The Sun..

DAY 226

“You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.” – Zig Ziglar

 “Time sets the stage; fate writes the script; but only we may choose our character.” – Liam Thomas Ryder

“Time is more value than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.” – Jim Rohn

“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.” – Nelson Mandela

“Improve your spare moments and they will become the brightest gems in your life.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“A man should make all he can, and give all he can.” – Nelson Rockefeller

Starting the day off with a gorgeous sunrise? Don’t mind if I [did]!

As for the rest of the day, it was awesome! Spent the day being silly and the night being serious. I’m off to catch some Zzz’s.

I am thankful for: the characters of my life.

B.

You May Say I’m A Dreamer..

DAY 225

“The greatest thing in the world is to know how to be one’s own self.” – Montaigne

“The quality, not the longevity, of one’s life is what is important.” – Martin Luther King

 “It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.” – Seneca

“Confidence is a plant of slow growth in an aged bosom: youth is the season of credulity.” – William Pitt

“Nothing is predestined: The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.” – Ralph Blum

..And you’d be correct! I’m currently viewing the Olympic Closing Ceremony. Yet another few hours of me feeling like there is nothing but good in this world! I’m only a tad optimistic. : )

Check this out – there was an article featuring the recent “ruins” of the Athens Olympic arenas. Seen here. It’s pretty wild to think that these places are so deserted and neglected knowing that they once were the place of great debuts, performances, and records.

Another great discovery I made via the Olympic Games was Phillip Phillips’ song “Home”. Have a listen!

The photo is of my view for the ceremony tonight. Finishing up cleaning the last corner of my room and studying, woohoo!

I am thankful for: unity.

B.