Helloooooo everyone! If you're reading this, I'm happy that I have at least one person reading these things :) I want to start out by saying that I hope you had an excellent and fun Christmas. I know I did as I spent my whole day with my family, eating, laughing, and eating even more.
The following day (yesterday) my mom, my sister, and I went out to go to the Santa Anita Park opening day to see the horse races. This might sound weird or a rather odd "field trip", but we've done it several years now and it never fails to entertain us, in so many ways; from taking selfies with stuffed animals, to watching kids gallop around like the horses down on the track. Yeah, we're an odd bunch... When we finally decided t leave, we went across the street to the mall to go...SHOPPING! This was a bit hectic, obviously, being the day after Christmas. After several minutes of circling the parking lot, we were able to get out and browse til he couldn't browse anymore. Seriously, we stayed til it closed. And I am so proud to announce that I will now be wearing high-waist black jeans! Gotta love end of the year sales.
It's days like this when I feel so blessed and thankful. Both the big and little things are what can make such a happy girl like myself. Because, yes, my sister and I can be straight up sassy to each other, but never have I ever allowed the day to end with me feeling any anger or bitterness toward her for anything that we said or did to upset each other. She is definitely not the only person that does this to me either, but sometimes it can just be strangers that annoy us or raise blood pressure. This is when true patience comes in and let me remind you; patience is a virtue. I have an image of myself in the future of who I want to be and patience is what I want to master by the time I get to this image of myself as it becomes a reality. Just like we all might have goals and dreams of what we want to become, I think that we should do the same with not only what we want to do, but who it is we want to be. Keeping this goal in mind can completely change your mindset for the entire day, saving a lot of time and energy that can be wasted on negative energy. So every day that I wake up, may I grow wiser, more patient, and more understanding. With this, may I gain the confidence to be who I want to be.
So enjoy the rest of your week, everyone (or you, the only poor human being reading this big chunk of nonsense)! I will also try to post another blog post VERY soon for my "weekly blessings" that I want to try and do as well as my New Years post I will be writing soon. Other than that, I will be posting as much as I can during my vacation this month. Goodbye for now!<3
IT'S CHRISTMAS!!!! Goodness, it always seems like it comes by way too fast, but it feels so good for it to be here. Leading up to this point of the month, I have tried my best to do Christmassy things at Christmassy places as much as I possibly could. This means starting at home! Some of my favorite and most used Christmas objects lying around at home definitely include the movies " The Holiday", "Love Actually", and "Polar Express". These movies, I'd say, are must-see films during this time of year. Of course I have been filling all of the rooms at home with aromas by the use of beautiful candles (which are my favorite at any time of year) that make you feel like you're one of Santa's elves up at the North Pole wrapping presents and drinking hot chocolate. The past month I have also been listening to a few specific Christmas music albums on repeat, which is the norm for me. This all sort of ties in together to get me in the mood for the perfect Christmas outfits for special outings and occasions.
At the end of the wintery evening though, the real meaning of Christmas means so much more than all of this. When I step back and look at the big picture, it all comes together.
Earlier yesterday morning my mom said "never pass up an opportunity to do something good for someone else". I thought that other people should read this and just let it sink in. I thought to myself how powerful this statement is and it's crazy sometimes to see how self-centered and chaotic our world is. Random acts of kindness are not of the norm for us and it should be. Being polite to someone should not come as a shock to one another. People talk about Christmas being the most cheerful and pleasant time of year and we have accepted and expected nothing more once December 25th passes before our eyes as we sit with all of our new "things" that we focus on all month long. I just thought that my mom pretty much nailed it with this statement.
With this being said, I think I need a nice big cup of hot chocolate to top off a great night, which also reminds me the minuscule amount of visits that I have made to Starbucks for holiday beverages... I've missed out, man... I've missed out.... Merry Christmas everyone!!! And instead of waiting to be blessed this Christmas, remember to BE THE BLESSING ❤️
I am simply a young woman learning and loving life, trying my best in all that I do to keep Jesus at the center of it all. Follow me on my social media accounts linked on the top of the page to stay up to date!