"To make sure that all the world's inhabitant's are treated with respect and compassion!"
Moorhead, MN, USA
Speaks: English, Sign Language (American), Spanish
Joined Mar 2, 2005
I wondered why somebody didn't do something; then I realized I was somebody.
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.
No failure is ever final - nor is any success.
Luck is like a chameleon. Give it a little time and it will surely change.
True wealth is what you are, not what you have.
When fate shuts a door, come in through the window.
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.
||Mar 2, 2005
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Sign Language (American),
||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!
||Introduce yourself to Maggie
I don't believe in keeping pets
It's kind of hard to explain in a box
raw foods-that is to say fruits and veg,
|Wild Fact About Me
||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.
|What Bugs Me
fighting for a good cause,
|What Scares Me
I don't believe in having role models
||"You'll never share in love until you love yourself."
"I'd be happy to die for a taste of what Angel had."
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind"
"It is never too late to give up our prejudices. No way of thinking or doing, however ancient, can be trusted without proof."
Henry David Thoreau, Ch.1 of Walden
"Every mind must go over the whole ground of his past."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Make a turkey happy cuz he loves to jump and play."
-one of the kindergarteners at the daycare I work at.
To Kill a Mockingbird,
Any Dr. Suess Book,
Anything by Charles Dickens,
60's through 80's rock,
The Parent Trap(with Hayley Mills),
The Wizard of Oz,
spicy veggie stir fry,
Anywhere open and in nature,
|Can't Live Without
||Introduce yourself to Maggie