great big bear hugs that say everything so that we don’t have to

2 Jan

one year ago, i had so much more to grow. to date, i’ve come a long way and am so proud of who i’ve become.

  • love that endures and perseveres. when i fall past the secret trap door in the bottomless pit, and there are still people there to pull me out and dust me off. and then offer me a hug and a hot meal.
  • friends who are there for me at a moment’s notice. with hugs. or with italian ice. and a refusal to let me cry.
  • friends with a passion for living. who make the most of every moment. splurge when the opportunity arises and jump at adventure.
  • living beyond my means to see how far i can push myself. spending money that i don’t have and traveling when i can. experiencing new things and opening up a new world.
  • going out of the country and seeing more to this life than i once knew
  • reconnecting with my family who will always support me, no matter what.
  • building new families. ohana. growing sisters and a support system that i didn’t know the full strength of.
  • overcoming my mistakes and forgiving myself for them. learning to be a better and stronger person.
  • good food. fabulous restaurants. bars you can sit and hear yourself think at. learning to use spices and yeast. becoming a better cook and baker.
  • getting in the habit of working out regularly and wanting to take care of myself more. learning to accept spending money when i need to.
  • NY pizza. there is nothing like it. quick, hot, delicious, fresh.
  • NY MTA. which is better than the BART, Caltrain, LA metro, DC metro, Bmore MTA… i love efficient, cheap public transportation
  • fresh air. being outside in areas i can breathe. cities that care about being green. islands that are so far away from the smog. doing things that involve going out in the sunshine.
  • cars. i like having control over my transportation. getting places by myself on my own time.
  • people that push me to become a better, more loving and considerate person. who push me to leave my immature antics behind.
  • traditions and the semblance of normalcy. something familiar to return to.
  • God, who knows my heart, my past and my future, and loves me all the same.
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One Response to “great big bear hugs that say everything so that we don’t have to”

  1. Angela January 2, 2011 at 12:33 am #

    Psalm 32:7 – “You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.”

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