Sunday, February 17, 2013

Life Is One BIG Self Learning Book

..or one would hope that it is.

Sunday mornings is always one of the best although Saturday is my favorite day, there is something about Sunday mornings. I've been repeating a song, Amos Lee's "Violin" on the ipod.  I've always loved Amos Lee but not until recently did I discover his song, "Violin" and wow am I in love with that one! It just might knock David Gray's "This Year's Love" as my all time favorite song.. we'll see. It will be a tough task. David Gray has been long standing.

Some of my favorite moments, the ones that will be etched in my memory bank are the long and deep conversations had with close friends. One of the best things in my life is having friends like a particular one I met up with this weekend... with whom I can sit on a curb, under the sun and sipping on chai talking about all things life. This person is currently going through some changes in their personal life and it's a situation that I can completely resonate with. I think people and relationships come and go in your life for a reason.  Whether it'd be a positive or negative experience, as long as you walk away having learned something and have become a better person because of it, then that's all that matters. That person has done their job in your life. Manly times, the good ones stay and the toxic ones make their exit. Those who know me well know that I self reflect a lot and at the end of the day, life is just one big self learning book. At least mine is.

So, cheers to friendships under the sunshine curb!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

All Things Love

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I’d like to start off by saying to the couples out there, I really hope this isn’t the only day of the year you’re showing each other love because you should be honoring each other with TLC every day of the year! Having said that, today, I will honor the chubby kid with the bow & arrow by talking about all things in my life that causes that feeling of love. After all, I am a firm believer that love isn’t necessarily a “thing” but it is a “feeling”.

I love sunshine and how the warmth of sunshine feels on your bare feet.

I love that feeling I get right when I click “confirm” on an airline site to book a ticket abroad.

I love chocolate bread pudding.

I love connections.

I love the feeling after a good run in the rain and ride for that matter.

I love the feeling of knowing someone, your significant other, has your back.  

I love laughter.

I love white chocolate. White chocolate is still chocolate no matter what others say.

I love the feeling I think my dog feels whenever she sees me.

I love peacefulness.

I love lavender.

I love that feeling of being anonymous in a town I’ve never been before.

I love the water and the ocean.

I love Nicholas Sparks movies.

I love creativity through the lens.

I love sports.

I love acts of compassion and kindness.

I love Paris.

I love Kona Brewery’s Golden Ale, champagne and Pinot Noir.

I love the sound of crashing ocean waves.

I love the sunset.

I love the sunrise.

I love the stars under dark skies.

I love tulips.

I loved my time in Africa.

I love putting smiles on people’s faces.

I love simple.

I love kids.

I love Sunday mornings and Amos Lee. Yes, that combination.

I love surprising people.

I love it when I hear my sister use the word “dip shit”.

I love losing myself to a song.

I love creativity.

I love my peoples.

I love the smell of books.

I love, love.