I wondered why somebody didn't do something; then I realized I was somebody. -- Unknown
Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today. After all, what is today but yesterday's tomorrow?
Never doubt that a small, group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. -Margaret Mead-
No failure is ever final - nor is any success. - anonymous
Luck is like a chameleon. Give it a little time and it will surely change. - anonymous
True wealth is what you are, not what you have. - anonymous
When fate shuts a door, come in through the window. - anonymous
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Never give up on your dreams Never doubt that you are important Never stop believing that somebody somewhere loves you for who you are. Never quit fighting for something you believe in. Never stop being you. **************************** While walking in a toy store the day before today, I overheard a crayon box with many things to say.
"I don't like red!" said yellow. And green said, "Nor do I!" And no one here likes orange, but no one knows quite why."
"We are a box of crayons that really doesn't get along," said blue to all the others "something here is wrong!"
Well, I bought that box of crayons and took it home with me and laid out all the crayons so the crayons could all see.
They watched me as I colored with red and blue and green and black and white and orange and every color in between.
They watched as green became the grass and blue became the sky. The yellow sun was shining bright on white clouds drifting by.
Colors changing as they touched, becoming something new. They watched me as I colored. They watched till I was through.
And when I'd finally finished, I began to walk away. And as I did the crayon box had something more to say...
"I do like red!" said the yellow and green said, "So do I!" "And blue you are terrific so high up in the sky."
"We are a box of crayons each of us unique, but when we get together the picture is complete."
NOW IF WE COULD JUST LEARN FROM THIS BOX OF CRAYONS THIS WORLD WOULD BE A BETTER PLACE.
I love to knit. Wait, let me rephrase that: I am obsessed with knitting. I love to read. My favorite books usually fall under the category of classic, but many modern books are great as well. I take Tae Kwon Do, which I love even when I hurt from all the kicking. I like to be around people, but at the same time can really appreciate alone time and the quiet that accompanies that time.
I don't really like labels when it comes to humans beliefs, because I don't feel that a label can accurately sum up all that a person is. I like to be outside in the fall because that is the time in Minnesota when I feel the weather is perfect, even though it feels short lived!
I get easily frustrated when I look around at all the people living in extreme poverty and see all the rich people in the world who are filthy rich but aren't in the slightest bit willing to help poor people. I hope to someday be able to donate as much money as I can to people who don't have as much as I do. It seems only right to help those who need it instead of being selfish with what you have.
If you want to know anything else, feel free to ask!
I got my belly button pierced when I was 19 and I had my tongue pierced for a while... is that wild?
Treat everyone with kindness and respect because you never know what their situation is in life.
What Gives Me Hope
That someday the world may be free of racist, prejudiced, homophobic people who feel they have nothing better to do with their time than judge other people and make them feel bad for being who they are!
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
I would try my best to eradicate homelessness, extreme hunger and poverty and shitty public transportation systems. I would fight to the death to ensure that the world's wealth is spread out to all of its inhabitants instead of to just an elite few and I would ensure that all the inhabitants of our planet are given the rights and respect that they deserve.
What/who changed my life and why
There are so many things that happen on a daily basis that change who people are that it has become impossible to narrow it down to just one single thing. Ask me if you like and I will share some things that have happened throughout my life that I think have influenced who I am today.