Friday, August 22, 2008

Picnik Creations

Here are some of my Favorites

A Day at the Park

My Friend Rachel at her Graduation - Congrats!

My Neighbor Logan - Priceless

My Nephew Brendan - Miss You!

My Cousin Jen - So Beautiful

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Life's Too Short

This week I have relearned a valuable lesson, 'Life's Too Short'. I have learned that life can be over in a second and we need to stop being so concerned about ourselves and look at the bigger picture, take into consideration those around us, and let God speak to us through every minute of every day and let God speak through us as well to those needing a little encouragment and love. We need to dream big and fight for what we want, be open-minded, and not so self-centered. We need to offer hope to those who feel hopeless, and share our faith with those who don't know what to believe in. We need to stop being so arrogant and realize that the world doesn't revolve around us, and sometimes life sucks, but you know what? We have to learn to deal with it, because the world revolves around God, and we need to trust in him and his plans for each of us, stop being so concerned with ourselves and our comfortable lives. Sometimes we need to step outside our comfort zones and listen to what God has in store for us. We need to live and love and forgive, because every day we are given is a gift from God.

This week the world lost a great man, and my heart goes out to his family, and I pray that God gives them peace and comfort during this time of unimaginable pain and loss.

I leave you with this:

No one sits with him, he doesnt fit in
But we feel like we do when we make fun of him
Cause you want to belong do you go along
Cause his pain is the price paid for you to belong
Its not like we hate him or want him to die
But maybe he goes home and thinks suicide
Or he comes back to school with a gun at his side
And a kindness from you might have saved his life

Heroes are made when you make a choice
You could be a hero
Heroes do whats right
You could be a hero, You might save a life
You could be a hero, You could join a fight
For whats right for whats right for whats right

No one talks to her, she feels so alone
Shes in too much pain to survive on her own
The hurt she cant handle overflows to a knife
She writes on her arm, wants to give up her life
Each day she goes on is a day that she's brave,
Fighting the lie that giving up is the way,
Each moment of courage her own life she saves when she throws the pills out, a hero is made

No one talks to him about how he lives
He thinks that the choices he makes are just his
Doesn't know he's a leader with the way he behaves
And others will follow the choices hes made
He lives on the edge, hes old enough to decide
His brother who wants to be him is just nine
He can do what he wants because its his right
The choices he makes change a nine year olds life

Little Micky Dee was the one in class who every day got totally harassed,
This went on for years until he decided he would never shed another tear,
So he walked through the door, grabbed a 44 and Said "I can't take life no more",
and just like that life can be lost,
But this ain't even about that, All of us just sat back and watched it happened,
Think it's not our responsibility to solve a problem that isn't about me,
This is our problem this is just one of the daily scenarios which we choose to cause a rise,
Instead of doing the right thing, If we make a choice,
To be the voice, for those who won't speak up for themselves,
How many life's would we save, ? rearranged now it's our turn to pick a side,
So don't keep walking by not wanting to intervene, cause you just wanna exist but never be seen So lets wake up , Change the world, Our time is now