Thursday, August 13, 2009

Today's Humbling Thought

I was walking through the house, carrying items that needed putting away, when I stepped on something small and hard. Not being able to check it out right away, I walked to my destination and laid down my parcels. I turned to look behind me, but misjudging the distance I had traveled, missed the item on the floor, at first.

This made me think. We don't always realize how far we've come until we take the time to look back;

both in the literal, and metaphorical sense.

How far have you come, my friends? How far have I come? I certainly have learned my share of lessons! Literally I haven't traveled far, but metaphorically, I may have influenced people all over the world.

That's a humbling thought.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

For my Internet Friends

Some days you need some girl time. The estrogen just overrides every brain synapse with desires to try on new fashions, hairstyles, annoy sales ladies, spend money, and eat an entire carton of chunky monkey with two spoons; one for you and one for your best friend.

But instead you find yourself, keys in hand, walking to the mall courtyard solo and sitting with a sub sandwich watching all the other estrogen overloaded brains giggle and blow a few hundred bucks. The world is looking pretty big and ready to swallow you up as a statistic.

Thank goodness for the internet. There, you can get to know the most awesome people from around the globe. It makes the world seem small again. It's good to know there's someone out there who also makes lonely trips to the mall and eats ice cream by the carton every once in awhile. And you two can share stories, lives, pictures, hopes, dreams, and bond over the distance as strongly as a face to face deal. You can have your tiffs, your misunderstandings, and make-ups just the same as if you lived in the same town. Friendship-love knows no bounds.

Best of all, it makes the possible reunion all the more sweeter. :) Because you will grow to love them like family and would fight as fiercely for them as for anyone who lives closer. If you ever did meet them, the hugs would be real, and so would the tears.

Here's a poem for you!

Not the TV show
The people you know

Who care about you
And your life

Who love you anyway
Fight for you any day

Who argue with you
And take offense

Who come back and say
They still love you anyway

And your friendship grows
Much deeper

May live near or far
Would take boat, train, or car

To see that you have
A good day

More valuable than gems
Worth more than the world of men

Because they love you
As you do them