Friday, January 28, 2011

Having What You Need

I saw this image on someone else's blog this morning, and it really struck a chord with me today.

There are so many things I want. I want the money I need to go to Italy in May. I want to be done with school. I want spring to be here. I want it to be May 2012 already. I want to be 20 lbs lighter. I want a pair of grey pumps. I want a spa day. I want my dad to be able to get a job. I want my boyfriend to be able to visit me on the weekdays. I want to go back to NYC. I want everything to work out....

And yet, despite the infinite list of wants, I am truly and honestly, perfectly happy--Because I have everything I need.

I have the gospel in my life. I have a relationship with my Heavenly Father. I have a family that loves me. I have the best friends anyone could ever ask for. I have the most amazing guy for a boyfriend and he loves me. I have a roof over my head and food in my belly. I have scholarships which allow me to go to a great school. I have a job I love. I have a passion for life and learning new things. I have warm clothes during this cold winter. I have a life with very few crises. I have beautiful memories of some of the great things I have done in my life.

This photo was a great reminder to me to remember that I have everything I need, and that I should be grateful for those things. I don't know if there is anyone out there that even reads the things I post, but if there is, my one recommendation at the start of this weekend, is to take five minutes today to think about all of the wonderful things that are in your life. I have found that focusing on the haves instead of the have-nots can definitely lead to a more fulfilling and happy life.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sweet Yo-Yo Tricks

So, this is my boyfriend. he's pretty much the coolest.
Haha, Joey has been yo-yoing for several years and is pretty darn good. When he first told me he was a competitive yo-yoer, i was like, ok, that's cool....and then i saw his tricks. Holy cow, the things you can do with a yo-yo are insane! it was mind boggling.
So his birthday is this week, and as a gift to him i took him to compete in the Virginia State Yo-yo Competition in Richmond this past saturday. It made me so happy to see him so excited to see old yo-yo friends and to get excited about competing. He did so great and you could tell he really had so much fun.
To top it off, he won second place in the freestyle competition, and won the Virginia State Yo-Yo Champion title!!! gosh i was so proud! he is just the greatest.
So, if you've never seen serious yo-yoing, check out his video (and this one from the same competition), and prepare to be amazed!

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