Saturday, March 20, 2010

Be the BEST we can be

I used to very easily get sucked into gossiping. It's not that I actually harbored those bad feelings about certain people, but rather it was a way to help myself be part of the crowd and feel included. That was mostly in high school, and even though I have matured A LOT since then, I still catch myself getting into those types of conversations with people. Why?! Why do I let myself do that? And why do I feel it's ok? Maybe because I can get down on myself at times, and what better way to feel better about yourself than to focus on somebody else's problems instead of your own? That is a terrible mindset to have, and I do not want to make up excuses anymore for that kind of behavior. We were all put on this earth to do God's work, and to spread God's word...and I'm pretty sure gossip is not on that list. Lift each other up, look to find the good in people first before making judgements. The type of person I admire is one who is willing to be unpopular with the majority, in order to do what is right. I want to be that kind of person I look up to. After all, with God on your side, you have NOTHING to fear. So, let's hold ourselves to higher standards, and be the BEST we can be...that's what I intend to do.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Those "little things"

You ever have those days that fly by where you feel like you've had no time to get anything done? I've had a few of those, and I start to freak out because I've got deadlines for things! Today I went with my parents, my sister, and her fiance to Tarrytown, NY to go pick out a menu for their rehearsal dinner, and to apply for their marriage license. It was a pretty long day, and all I could think about was the homework assignments I had to get done for this week. It got me thinking about how sometimes we just need to slow down and live in the moment. We always seem to get caught up in trying to get all these "little things" done in order to enjoy the main event at the end. Honestly though, those "little things" are what we should try to enjoy as well. We need to sloooooow down and take it all in. For me, my sister's wedding will soon come and go, and I want to be able to look back later on in life and think about all the "little things" that led up to such an amazing day. So, try to keep that in mind the next time you catch yourself trying to rush through life. Afterall, it's those "little things" that you do on this earth that God will reward you for when we meet him one day...