Saturday, April 23, 2011

60 seconds

Yesterday afternoon, I got to finish the movie "Leap Year". Sweet movie that kinda hit home for me (as it did the main character) and that is this simple question. If your home was on fire (or you were caught in a life/death situation), what one thing would you grab if you had only 60 seconds?

At almost the end of the movie, the main character figured this question out. She had initially taken it the easy way (and what everyone else would have expected her to do) instead of going on gut instincts, the truth, and fighting for what she really needed.

Many of us have 60 seconds that change our lives (for better or for worse) but some people never get that chance. I had 60 seconds with Donovan before the EMS arrived but I never got to say goodbye, I love you, or anything and neither did he. Do I regret not taking that chance? In a way, yes but I was also in a state of complete panic and shock.... The only thing I could do for him was call 911 and let them give him 6 more hours of life.

As a society, we are told to not say what we think (or feel) but to say was is considered by the world's standards as "nice". Please do yourself (and those that you love and care about) and say what you think. Otherwise, you may live to regret 60 seconds that could have changed everything.

More to follow....

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Not getting in a hurry...

I got the following quote in my inbox this morning and got me itching to write so please bear with me.

Nothing can be more useful to you than a determination not to be hurried.
- Henry David Thoreau

Now, how many times do we catch ourselves rushing around (either driving or at home or at work)?? Nine times out of ten (if you're like me) ALL the time. Granted, I know the importance of having a schedule and trying to stick to that but then letting even that slide for a few minutes of instant gratification (ie: something spur of the moment that makes you feel great but not something that you just HAVE to HAVE).

It takes work to slow down and not rush things. It takes time to build true friendships, families, and understanding what God's plan is for us on earth. Even though I sometimes wish I knew a rough draft timeline so that I wouldn't wonder so much but, that's where faith comes in.... Right?

J and R have been good teachers of when to rush and when not too and sometimes, R calls me on when I get tooo rushed and ask the all important question of why.

I hope all of us take the time to slow down this week, let God do His own thing with our lives and strive to do what's right.

More to follow....

Monday, April 4, 2011

The game!

A few weeks ago, a friend of mine on FB put on his status that he had 4 tickets to the Mavericks game on a Thursday night - for free! The only reason he couldn't go was because his son had a t-ball game that night... So, since I haven't been to a basketball game since college, I thought it was high time that I went.

Got the tickets and then had to message several girlfriends if they wanted to do a girls night out at the Mavs game. :) Needless to say, all 4 of us had a lot of fun and the Mavs definitely kept us on our toes the whole time..... They REALLY need to work on their defense!

Now the question is... Am I going to get lucky enough to find some free tickets again? Hope so! :)

More to follow....