Sunday, March 27, 2011
My version of Follow Friday (on Sunday)Love | View Comments | permalink
This week some of the blogs that I follow have had some really fun posts so I wanted to link to them and make ya'll smile.
(oh, and some random pictures too)
Ohdeardrea has this beautiful song on her blog that was so pleasant to listen to while I was on night audit last night.
Earth Mama has this really inspirational picture post about learning everything you can from the way children ARE... which I thinks speaks highly to the Riotous Living mantra that Wayne and I try to live by every day. We're always telling people to act like children, and we do so every chance we get.
and Lost Button Studio is doing a Japan fundraiser on her etsy shop. Follow this link for directions on how to buy a pair of her beautiful earrings and donate 100% of the proceeds to relief funds.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Day 9 - Mi madre es muy bonitaLove | View Comments | permalink
Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Sickness To SummerTimeLove | View Comments | permalink
It's really difficult to live riotously as a sick person. My lovely roommates gave me their death plague and while Wayne and I would normally be cavorting around Miami Beach on a visit - I've spent most of my time watching ridiculous television, using copious amounts of tissues and coughing my lungs out.
Normally, since I'm on the beach, I'd take some time to walk down to the water and commune with nature and all that jazz. But Miami Beach manages to take the fun out of the beach. Which I thought was difficult. But compare these views and you'll understand why I miss Saint Petersburg Beach.
Miami's beaches are 10 feet from it's high rises. They're jam packed every day of the week with tourists and crazy hobos. If you're going to live on a beach - why ruin it with this stuff? Saint Pete Beach has small hotels and little locally owned restaurants much further up from the beach. LOVE IT!
Anyways... it's warm out and I'm looking forward to the beachy summer (even though I haven't gotten any acceptance letters yet I'm still hoping) and I'm reminiscing about feeling well and warm.
At The Undertow you can get blueberry beer and pancakes with your feet in the sand for breakfast. Also! This is where Wayne and I started our first date! :)
And this is my favorite little beach hotel, run by a fabulous staff and with a really low key surfers vibe. Some of the rooms have these sweet murals in them and some of them have hammocks outside.
It even has this really cute outdoor area that I'm totally going to steal the vibe of for my first house with a backyard.
Being sick and on this weirdo beach has me excited for real beach days and warm days and mellow atmospheres. It helps that I got these terrific bathing suits from Victoria Secret the other day that I'm excited to wear. :)
Now I just need to work on my tan and my waistline. :) HAPPY SUMMER TIME! Soon anyways.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Love and LeadershipLove, Learn | View Comments | permalink
This paraphrased excerpt from Joker One sums up the kind of relationships I hope to be able to cultivate. The kind of leader that I try so hard to be but only succeed in being a small percentage of the time.
I paraphrase so that I can directly show the relevance to every day life.
"For me, then, loving... meant much more than simply feeling that I cared. It meant patience when explaining something for the fifth time.... It meant kindness when dealing with [someone] who had made an honest mistake while trying his hardest; mercy when deciding the appropriate punishment. It meant dispensing justice and then forgetting that it had been dispensed, punishing wrong and then wiping the slate clean.
Love was joy at the growth of my men, even when it diminished my own authority. It was giving the credit for our successes to the team while assuming all the responsibility for our failures on myself. It was constantly teaching [them], sharing everything with them until I had nothing left to give, with the expectation and the hope that they would become greater than me. It was making myself less so that they might become more.
Love accepted [them] for exactly who they were and never believed that it was all they ever would be. Love demanded more, demanded their best, every single day; it cut through all rationalizations and excuses. It constantly celebrated the good in my men and refused to condone the natural selfishness that dwelt within us all.
Love told the honest truth when lying would have been much easier or would have made me look much better; it admitted to [them] that sometimes I had no answers. It confessed my mistakes and asked for forgiveness when I had wronged, and it moved pst those mistakes when forgiveness had been granted.
... And sometimes love meant just getting out of bed in the morning when everything inside screamed rest, just for one day. Sometimes it meant... doing what you knew to be right even though you didn't really want to." I believe that if we endeavor to lead by love, we will all be more successful. Here's hoping that I can be this person one day.
Friday, January 07, 2011
Untitled - 2013-08-25 20:02:34Love | View Comments | permalink
"Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be." Abraham LincolnCheck out Part 1 and Part 2. This is getting harder and harder. I'm trying to find things that genuinely make me happy so that on days when I need a little boost I can find something on the list and seek it out. In fact, making this list has helped me enjoy these little things even more, and caused me to stop my day to day to enjoy them. Cool side effect.
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