Saturday, March 21, 2009

Laughter is the best medicine.

"A happy heart is like good medicine." 
~ Proverbs 17:22a 
That's probably one of the truest things I can think of right now. My stomach hurts from laughing so much tonight. (Have I ever mentioned that I love, love, love my friends?!? They are so wonderful...I'm so, so blessed to have them in my life. I seriously couldn't ask for a better group of friends. We're pretty much awesome.)

Tonight, we went to the Shenanigans improv show (congrats to Diff, Lauren, Richard, Harrison, and the rest of the crew--you guys did great!), then to Jazzy's (another reason my stomach hurts--I seriously need to stop getting their coffee...forever), where we sat outside the mail room for awhile, which we haven't done in what seems like forever. After that, we decided to head to Tharp and bake cookies and muffins, since the guys can officially come into the 2nd floor lounge. That was a good plan. I laughed so much tonight. It felt so good, just being in there with all of them. I like how I'm pretty much completely comfortable with most people here now. It's such a great feeling, knowing you can be yourself (even when it's completely lame) and they'll still love you.

Another funny thing: The complete irony of the situation. Last semester, the night of the Shenanigans show was the craziest night of my LIFE (or close enough). I was so confused, and entirely unhappy. Ha! I don't think I'll ever forget that. It's hilarious now, but man. Just all the awkwardness between me and a certain other person...ugh. Tonight? Total opposite. We are totally cool now, and I love that. We can joke around and carry on a legit conversation with no awkwardness! Thank. God. And I mean that literally--thank God! It was definitely all Him.

I am so happy right now. I like the feeling of being completely content and happy with life. It's nice to know God is looking out for me. :)

Friday, March 13, 2009

My Life and Thoughts: The Short Version.

Listening To: Enough For Now by The Fray

Every "normal" entry I try to write feels too weird and introspective and reminds me of someone I do not want to be compared to. Heh! Since I don't have much to say that I can go into any real detail on, here's the short version. 

A few quick points...
  • I have recently discovered that some friendships aren't worth maintaining. I'm starting to see how it's a good thing that God took the relationship away. I am so over it. Sometimes, being acquaintances is better. (Even if it is a little awkward.)
  • Taking things one day at a time is a good idea. Sometimes, though, I wish I could press the fast-forward button on life. But then, that would mean some of the greatest moments of life would never happen. The wait is a huge part of what makes them great, I think. That's hard to remember when you're still in the process of the wait.
  • The words I speak matter so much. I can never know how they will affect someone, and once you say them, it's done--you can't ever take them back. I realized a few days ago that I am way too flippant with what I say. I can say something negative about someone and then realize that they're standing right behind me. Even if the particular person isn't around, I don't know who will hear what I say. I mean, have you ever realized how many random, unexpected connections there are between people? What if I say something bad about someone to someone else and it turns out those two are best friends who have known each other for years? Not only that, but words have major power. A mindless comment can change someone's life. Literally.
  • You never, ever, ever know what other people are going through. Treat them well. Always.
  • To go along with that, since when does someone being different than me give me the right to treat them with less respect? Just wondering, because I'm finding that it's the norm to talk about, degrade, and ignore those who are less "socially acceptable," and I'm not seeing how that's okay. I am such a jerk for allowing myself to be blinded to that fact and even participate. That stops here--people are people. We all deserve to be loved and respected. I want to be accepted for who I am, quirks and all (because I definitely have my share). I think I owe the rest of the world that courtesy, too.
Just a few things to remember. That's all.

P.S. Spring break has been good, but I wouldn't object to seeing my friends. :) However, I haven't been quite so anxious to get back as usual. I think that's a good thing.