Monday, May 30, 2011

Pocket Full Of Sunshine

Alright, I admit that I saw this movie, Easy A. Dumbest movie. In my opinion don't see it. BUT this was by far the funniest part. I can't stop laughing when I watch it. Check it:

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Great Quote

Here's a great quote to lift you up:

"However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do not shun it and call it hard names. It is not so bad as you are. It looks poorest when you are richest. The fault-finder will find faults even in paradise. Love your life, poor as it is. You may perhaps have some pleasant, thrilling, glorious hours, even in a poorhouse. The setting sun is reflected from the windows of the almshouse as brightly as from the rich man's abode; the snow melts before its door as early in the spring. I do not see but a quiet mind may live as contentedly there, and have as cheering thoughts, as in a palace. The town's poor seem to me often to live the most independent lives of any. Maybe they are simply great enough to receive without misgiving. Most think that they are above being supported by the town; but it oftener happens that they are not above supporting themselves by dishonest means, which should be more disreputable. Cultivate poverty like a garden herb, like sage. Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends. Turn the old; return to them. Things do not change; we change. Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts. God will see that you do not want society. If I were confined to a corner of a garret all my days, like a spider, the world would be just as large to me while I had my thoughts about me. The philosopher said: "From an army of three divisions one can take away its general, and put it in disorder; from the man the most abject and vulgar one cannot take away his thought." Do not seek so anxiously to be developed, to subject yourself to many influences to be played on; it is all dissipation. Humility like darkness reveals the heavenly lights. The shadows of poverty and meanness gather around us, "and lo! creation widens to our view." We are often reminded that if there were bestowed on us the wealth of Croesus, our aims must still be the same, and our means essentially the same. Moreover, if you are restricted in your range by poverty, if you cannot buy books and newspapers, for instance, you are but confined to the most significant and vital experiences; you are compelled to deal with the material which yields the most sugar and the most starch. It is life near the bone where it is sweetest. You are defended from being a trifler. No man loses ever on a lower level by magnanimity on a higher. Superfluous wealth can buy superfluities only. Money is not required to buy one necessary of the soul." -Walden By Henry Thoreau
The past 2 weeks have been packed with events:
-My wishes came true: Olivia won for Biggest Loser! YAHOOOOOOOOO!
-My little sister, BrieAnne got married! The day was perfect. We couldn't have dreamed of better weather, the reception decorations stayed up (we were worried they would fall down), Brie looked GORGEOUS!
-Kenzie's birthday was May 21. We celebrated by going to the Strawberry Festival. We imagined a big strawberry field but surprisingly enough, there was on field. In fact, there was probably 20 pits for mud volleyball. hahaha. Besides the 'Mud Run' we did a few months ago, this is by far the most Hick thing I've ever seen! I wanted so badly to go play volleyball in the mud but we needed to preregister. I did however, get my fill of Hick when we road a mechanical bull, ate a part of the worlds largest strawberry shortcake, watched pig races, and witness a man wrestle an alligator. God bless Texas!
-Mindy's birthday was May 22. I called that girl up and destiny stuck. Kindy came over to Mindy's while we were still on the phone. (For anyone that doesn't know, these girls are my Crew! It's a long, silly story.) So we got to have a CREW phone chat.
-I finally decided on an internship with the PARC. It's a recreation center run by United Methodist.
-Steven and I celebrated our 6 months anniversary! That's half a year! I feel like we just got married but at the same time, I feel like we've been married forever. I'm so thankful for him.

Friday, May 20, 2011


I LOVE Biggest Loser! There's a lot of trash out in the media but I seriously think that if you're going to watch ANYTHING on TV that Biggest Loser is the show to watch. It's about morbidly obese people who want to make a change in their lives; to loose weight.
These are the last four contestants. The two on the right in purple are the final two (which is GREAT because they're my favorite!). The green guy and orange girl are having America vote for them to see which one will weigh in with the two purple girls for the FINALS!!! Olivia, the purple shirt with short hair is my ABSOLUTE favorite. She is basically my life motto, which is: "Easy things make men weak. I can do hard things. And with Lords help, I can do all things." She is seriously awesome!

Every time I watch this show, I am always inspired to be better. I need to be reminded of this often. I'll forget what my purpose is but then something comes along to re motivate myself.
My class actually took the DISC personality test and turns out I all about motivation and optimism. Test like the DISC are always intimidating because sitting in front of you is a sheet of paper that has all of your character strengths and weaknesses. These type of tests are also comical because they really are true. Katie Palmer (best friend since 5th grade) and I took the color code test once and when we looked at how we should act around each others specific color, we felt like we took a gigantic step up the friend ladder. haha. Here's my DISC description:

Persuader Pattern

Emotion: trusts others; enthusiastic
Goal: authority and prestige; a variety of status symbols
Judges others by: ability to verbalize; flexibility
Influences others by: friendly manner; openness; verbal adeptness
Value to the organization: seller, closer, delegates responsibility, poised, confident
Over uses: enthusiasm, oversells, optimism
Under pressure: becomes soft and persuadable; organized when desiring to look good
Fears: a fixed environment

Persuaders work with and through people. That is they strive to do business in a friendly way while pushing forward to achieve their own objectives. Possessing an outgoing nature and interest in people, Persuaders have the ability to gain the respect and confidence of various types of people. Persuaders have the ability to bring people to their point of view, not only drawing people to them but retaining them as clients or friends.

Work with people, challenging assignments, variety of work and activities that require mobility provide the most favorable environment for Persuaders. As a result of their natural positive outlook, Persuaders may be too optimistic about the results of projects and the potential of people. Persuaders also tend to overestimate their ability to change the behavior of others.

When they are alerted to the importance of the "little things," adequate information helps them balance their enthusiasm with a realistic assessment of the situation.