we have tough weeks. School work piles up, our sleep dwindles, and our room seems to get dirtier and dirtier, much to our chagrin. Sometimes, that means no blogging. For that, I apologize.
We are grateful for little things, like a smile from a stranger or phone call from someone we have disconnected with. In this case, I would like to thank you all for your kind birthday wishes last week. They truly warmed my heart. I felt like this:
we find school jokes funny. That's when we know something is going on. I found this picture very ironic because I was eating a Chocolate Coffee Jocalat that would soon be converted to ATP by my body, starting with Glycolysis. The fact that I laughed when I took it is almost amusing. Almost.
[Meanwhile, this was happening in my body... it still makes me laugh. Is it that obvious that I need some time to relax?]
our lack of time, or simply our taste buds, beg us to make the same thing, simply because it is easy and tastes good. They keep on asking, and we keep on giving. Bear with me, as my meals consisted of something a little like this. I would be lying if I told you I would not eat this combination a million more times over if I could. It was amazing.
[Above: Hugh Jass salad with crumbled Gardein Chick'n Tenders, hummus, and nooch.
Below: Hugh Jass salad with baked tofu, hummus, and nooch.]
pictures don't always look as pretty as we would expect from such delicious foods. Does anyone sense a metaphor for life? It's not what's on the outside, my friends, but who you are inside.
we are lucky enough to adapt our skills and passions for other areas of life. Baking Mexican Hot Chocolate Snickerdoodles for an English project? I couldn't be luckier. Get creative. It does pay to go the extra mile. And when I say pay, I mean gain in happiness. That's the best; anyone agree?
Speaking of Miles,
we are able to move on from these stressful times in our lives and remember what is truly important. Friday was a beautiful day, but even more beautiful was what my school celebrated.
A boy named Miles Levin graduated just a few years ago. Soon after, he lost his battle with cancer but the profound words from his blog lived on. He was an inspiration to all and will never be forgotten. [Please click on this link and read about him. He was featured nationwide for his accomplishments and general outlook on life.] In his remembrance, everyone in my school takes the day to walk between classes and take time to enjoy the simplicity of life. I took a lovely walk around the lake and sat in silence to absorb the beauty. I encourage you all to do the same and take time to reflect.
we like to ask questions. They don't always have answers, but that's okay, too. Life is a journey, not a destination.
Sometimes our questions have answers, and we love to hear what others think.
- Are their any combinations you have over an over again?
- What is your favorite way to relax?
- What is the most important lesson your have learned?
- Who do you feel has had the most impact in your life? Do you have a role model?
we take time to relax, like I am doing right now. 12 hours of sleep? You betcha. I'll be back with more timely posts next week. Thank goodness this week of tests is ovahhh (pronounced like Kailey's theatahhh).
[This is a little bit of love from my Danish exchange partner I just received. She's practically my sister.]
Have a lovely day!
P.S. Although I'm still working on switching over to my own domain (I already own it but it's a process; any advice?), I'm going to start a review page for now. I will put my reviews up for the Gardein and Jocalats I mentioned above plus others. Hopefully this will keep my site nice and organized :).