Monday, March 23, 2009

The first one who stole my heart...

Today, is my first niece's birthday...Ginny Christine. She is 7 as of today. It is crazy how fast life happens. This is just a little something for the little girl who stole my heart. Ha, yes, she was the first person to take it!

I knew when I saw your bright blue eyes
and heard your soft baby cries
You had taken my heart
right from the very start
You made even my soul smile
You could never cramp my style
So now you are seven
My own piece of heaven
Youre growing up so fast
Make every second of it a blast
Always remember to laugh
Stay focused and on the right path
You are only the best
Dont let anyone tell you less
I cant want to see you
Or even get a hug or two
Happy birthday Princess

I love you so much baby girl!! I miss you so much!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Starting Today...

I wanted to put up a post that I could look at when I needed a little encouragement or a little something to remind me where I need to be.
Starting today...right now, I am going to love those around me. Everyone...the ones that drive me crazy or the ones that make me want to scream, I am going to search for the good qualities and not only am I going to try to see those things, I WILL see those things.
Starting today....I am going to be slower to anger. I can have a temper sometimes and sometimes I just need to breath. I am not going to let little things set me off and if something is about to upset me, I am going to count slow and evaluate the situation. I am going to try to see things from different angles.
Starting today...I am going to put more effort in to my school work. I am going to try to get things done and not procrastinate and start caring more. I want to be able to accomplish my dreams and I know that in order for that to happen, I am going to work harder and do better than I have been.
Starting today...I am going to be a better sister, daughter, friend, aunt, roommie, etc. I can only do this if I am doing what I can to be the best me. I want to let my parents know how much they mean to me and I dont want my siblings or anyone else in my family or my friends to think I take them for granted...which brings me to my next point.
Starting today...I am going to appreciate people more. I love people, but I am guilty of taking them for granted sometimes. You never know when you are going to lose someone, so it is important to always appreciate them for who they are. Everyone has something to contribute. I love that we are all different and we can each spice life up a little!
Starting today...I am going to be more honest...To myself and to others. When I feel something, I am going to say it. I am going to strive for that integrity that a lot of people spend their whole lives searching for. I want that peaceful feeling when I am all alone and nobody else is around to influence how I feel.
Starting today...I am going to enjoy life. I do enjoy life, dont get me wrong! I just want to not take it for granted either. I dont want to sleep my life away. I want to make everything a little bit more meaningful. I want to love who I am and everything I do! I want to be able to look back on what is going on now when I am 45 and realize that everything I did taught me something. I am going to make the most out of this life!!
There is always room for improvement and I recommend that those of you who read this make your own "starting today" list and figure out what you want to do starting today. Remember, too often tomorrow's turn into wasted yesterdays....I think that is a quote by Pres Monson in so many words....Dont let that be you! Have a great week and I love yall!!

Oh and by the way, the picture at the top is from our toilet overflowed and I thought it was the most hilarious thing in the whole world...Im not the one who clogged it, but I helped with the cleanup effort. I dont think I have ever laughed that hard over a flooded toilet!! hahaha!!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Meant to Be

Those words are so cliche and to be completely honest, I dont believe in them. This is not me being bitter. I am absolutely great, actually. What I believe in is things are going to have to work one way or another. When there is an obstacle in your way, you are going to have to work around it. Situations can have an impact on the way you feel, but overall, happiness is a conscious decision. I want to consciously be happy and know that I am living my life in a way that I can look back on one day and be proud of. Lately I have been thinking about going on a mission. I feel so weird saying that, especially because I am a girl. I do not want people to think that I want to do this because things didnt work out with a boy. I have always thought going on a mission would be incredible and I think it would be greatly beneficial. I have a gift with people and I want to use it to help them and show my love for them.
Anyway, I have been keeping myself pretty busy with school work and my friends. I love my roommies and neighbors and we seriously have so much fun together. I am a fun lover. Welp, people were getting on to me for not blogging recently and this is all for now. Much love! -Chare