Thursday, May 26, 2011

Bright day

Quien eres?
Do not let the world change you.
Stand up straight.
Point towards the direction you want to be headed.
You might not know this, but your presence adds beauty to this world.
If you feel unwanted, do not let the heat get to you.
Haven't you noticed that the rain refreshes the flowers?
Even in the darkest places, a plant has a chance to grow.
and even if you are surrounded by the same type of flowers.
When it is hard to feel unique
The truth is

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Happy Saturday

"Art can free the soul." *
Fun fact: Melted fruit snacks taste better than regular temperature fruit snacks.

* From the book 8, 789 words of wisdom

Monday, May 16, 2011

A Beautiful Mess

You know those days, where everything that you tried to prevent from happening just happens?

For me, this happened last Thursday when I slept through my alarm, threw random stuff into my luggage, ran like a crazy person to catch the bus to the airport, while forgetting my flight information. I ran clueless from airline to airline asking if my name was on the list for a 10:30 flight. Not only that, but accidentally leaving my only source of money back in my room which I needed it to pay for my luggage. With less than 30 minutes to my flight departure, a 25 dollar bill was separating me from surprising my mom back in Kansas. I had an emotional break down. I was a mess and I felt like there was no light in the tunnel. By breakdown, I meant, unable to speak as tears ran down my face, thinking "I am doom and life will never be good again."
But no, that wasn't the end.
Instead, it was the beginning of a beautiful day.
An elderly lady behind me approached the scene and payed for my luggage in a matter of seconds. I could barely speak, as I was still crying, but I kept thanking her.
She gave me a hug as she spoke to me in a soft voice:
It's okay. Things happened. If this would have happened to me, I would be glad if someone was there for me. Now let me ask you this; Do you believe in God?
The way she said was so powerful, it did not even sound like a question but something else, which i cannot describe.
She was like an angel to me. The fact that she turned my day around while spreading here faith was completely beautiful and like a miracle to me.

That is why I believe those unpredictable days (a.k.a err'day) to be taken in a different perspective. Although not every bad day is always fixed by others, we have the choice to fix someone else s.
Through all the flaws I made to call it a "bad day", it was still wonderful and beautiful day.

Happy ending? Yes. I made it to Kansas. I surprised my mom. (*Side thank you note to my friend Andrea and her mom for driving me). My luggage came...eventually. haha.
P.S. If you ever need a list of things to not forget when you fly, I would be glad to send you a personal message with my own list :)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Wired for finals

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying 'I will try again tomorrow'.".
To people who are about to take finals: Si se puede!

*Latte art from Baked and Wired

Thursday, May 5, 2011


Have you heard of the website called 1000 Awesome Things?
I was trying to look up how to say "I love the smell of fresh cut grass" on Google, because I thought it did not sound right, and on the results I found this website!
That is how I check my grammar sometimes...

Here are a couple of things I agree that are super AWESOME:
  • #282 Sending yourself e-mails to do stuff in the future
  • #302 Grandma hair
  • #337 Getting buried under piles of heavy blankets on a cold night
  • #359 The wind (on a summer day)
  • #371 Seeing old people hold hands
  • #380 Hearing someone's heartbeat
  • #396 When the hold music is actually good
  • #410 Edible dishes
  • #430 Eating ridiculous things for breakfast
  • #443 Looking up while underwater
  • #449 Staying up so late that everything becomes funny
and a lot more...
I had to stop myself from scrolling.
Something else that is awesome: Nature!
Maybe I will make a list of awesome things that are not listed on the website. :)
I love how people share similarities on things they enjoy doing.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Light On

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes, courage is the quite voice at the end of the day saying "I will try again tomorrow.""
-Mary Anne Radmacher
It's the final countdown to finals.

Time to light up all the light bulbs in our heads :)

Sunday, May 1, 2011