Saturday, December 18, 2010

A party isn't a party unless there's people to party with!


In a way I kind of wish I could have some sick techno beat playing in the background, so as you read, it actually feels like you're at a party. But alas, that is not a function I have found yet.

But one thing that continues to consume my thoughts and just my thankful spirit lately is all the people we have in our lives. People from teachers who took the extra time to make sure we understood something, the coach who gave us that extra push to learn something new or gave us a shot to do something brilliant, even though it was obvious that we didn't have the skill for it. Or maybe it was a mentor that walked with you rather than dragged you along while they kept running.

But one thing that I know all of us had/have in our life, is that one friend, or many many friends, who you now that have your back, that care about you, that will go that extra mile just to prove they are your friend. Luckily, I have many. Although we do go our separate ways, it's always nice to come back together and pick up where you left off. As I go into wedding planning and making a guest list for my wedding, I begin to realize how I was never really close with my family. Unless it was a holiday, we never really saw family growing up. The only real connection I feel I ever had was with my cousin, but even in that he was older, so I was kind of the tag along cousin. Although marigan has a ton of family, I realize that my side at our wedding will be a majority of friends. People who I have come alongside and we have experienced that part of our life together.

The thing I love about people, is no matter who you are, or how long you acknowledge one another, we leave an impression or an imprint upon them. Think about it. When we walk down the street, we may see a person and say hi even if we don't know them, and chances are they will react in some way. It may catch them offgaurd, and they may think about it. But if you were ever to see that person again, chances are they will remember you as the "he/she said hi to me on the street" person. For that brief moment, you were a part of their life. You were significant amidst everything else around them. There is also the chance we may hurt someone, and unfortunately that is the last thought they have of us.

I remember the one year I went to an actual camp when I was little, there was a week end dance, and although I was like 8 at the time, I had to go with a girl. I was barely out of the "girls are disgusting" phase, and I'm being pressured by the guys in my cabin. Well, I remember there was a girl and her name was Marta. I still remember vividly asking her if she would go to the dance with me, and then, like the night before, for the life of me I can't remember why, but I dumped her lol. I remember sitting around the fire that night, and she was crying and her friends were consoling her while I felt like an idiot. I didn't know why, I just wanted to dance.... Kidding. But that is the impression I left on her, and to this day I feel bad, because that was her last impression of me.

Where I am gettin at, is I have a great group of friends that I wouldn't trade for the world, whether I met you back in school, or high school, or youth group, or college, you have left a huge imprint on my life. And although I was never blessed with having a close family, and never really had that support from home, God blessed me by surrounding me with some incredible people. So thank you, and although there have been some that haven't left the best impression upon us, we have done the same to others. So be easy to forgive, for there are those hwho struggle just as much to forgive you. :)

Bazinga :)

Welcome to the party!

Holler at your homeboy!

Well, here is attempt one! although I wanted to blog last night, I was tired,and I made it a priority that this isn't the place to write down your thoughts when you are either tired or emotionally driven (angry, bitter, sad, etc.) I am still torn at how often I am supposed to write one of these things. Is it once a day? Is it weekly? Monthly? Yearly? If you can shed some light, please let me know in the comments!

So I was wrestling with what I should write in this thing. I want to kind of keep the party theme in my titles, just to show the progression lol although I have a feeling it won't last. My hope and goal is to write down my thoughts, my ideas, my opinions, and just put them out there. I would love to start discussions and have people respond and give me their thoughts. I want my blog to have purpose, to challenge people, and to just cause people to think about why we do what we do.

I'm gonna double blog today, just because I wanted to get this out and let you know the purpose behind my blogs, and kind of make a vision for them, a mission statement if you will :)

And thats the way the cookie crumbles.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Well Why the Flip Not?

Guten Morgen (loose translation haha)

So it feels like a blog would be a cool way to express my thoughts and ideas of the things that I surround myself with and also the things I don't have much choice about. Although I sometimes like to try, I really am no intellectual, so chances are these will be very simple in regards to the understanding of the words I use and also the length of them. I will try and restrict myself, as I have found I use the word haha way to much when writing anything on the internet. 

So please, take some time to read, maybe even reply, and I will do my best to at least present some compelling ideas, maybe arguments, or even just start a flame war (just kidding about the flame war....).

May God's peace be with you.

(I plan to work on a cool way to sign these things off! haha the closest thing I got was that so far)