December 15th, 2010

SPN: Sam's Bright Smile

I just wanna live while I'm alive

I have had a great day so far! First, I got my oil changed. Doesn't sound exciting, right? BUT IT WAS. First, there was no wait, and then, they finished in about ten minutes. And the two guys working on my car were amazing -- one was an older grandfatherly-type and the other was young and adorable, with a tongue ring. They both were wonderful and fun. And, yes again, ADORABLE.

Then, I went to Target and pretty much bought out the entire store shopping for Addison and Baby Drew. Seriously, I bought ALL OF THE THINGS. Super fun!

While there, I randomly ran into a chick I know from library school and it was awesome to see her.

Yesterday a local branch library asked me to come in and fill out an application for some possible temp work. The director acted kind of shady once I was there, I'm not honestly actually sure there IS a job, perhaps he'd already filled it by the time I got there? I dunno, but we'll see! It's the largest branch in the system and would be a fun place to work, so I remain hopeful anyway.

Then, my parents took me to a spontaneous dinner to celebrate! YAY!

Good times, all the way around.
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Be Better Than You Were Yesterday

Quote of the Day

"To make excuses and do nothing is to accept the world as it is. Making a decision and taking action is to shape the world into what it can be."
--Michael Rawls
It's Always Worth It

insmallpackages -- 205: Favorite Quotes

I seriously could list quotes all day long. I love them. I find quotes inspiring. There also is something comforting about knowing someone else has faced what you're feeling -- it's empowering.

Here are twenty I like today:

"They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself."
--Andy Warhol

"We have all known loneliness, and we have learned that the only solution is love, and that love comes with community."
-- Dorothy Day

"Take one thing with another, and the world is a pretty good sort of a world, and it is our duty to make the best of it, and be thankful."
--Benjamin Franklin

"There are many who are living far below their possibilities because they are continually handing over their individualities to others. Do you want to be a power in the world? Then be yourself."
--Ralph Waldo Trine

"Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful for beauty is God's handwriting - a wayside sacrament. Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower, and thank God for it as a cup of blessing."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Life does not accommodate you, it shatters you...every seed destroys its container or else there would be no fruition."
--Florida Scott-Maxwell

"Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in."
--Leonard Cohen

"It doesn't matter if we think we're fearless or if we do things while quaking. The important thing is to be true to our own dreams and live authentic lives."
-- Diane Conway

"There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning."
--Louis L'Amour

"Love me when I least deserve it, because that is when I really need it."
--Swedish proverb

"There is too little of what we really like in stories. I am afraid we shall have to write some ourselves."
--C.S. Lewis to J.R.R. Tolkien in 1937

"History had demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heart-breaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats."
--B.C. Forbes

"Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same."
--F. Reigler

"People who build hope into their own lives and who share hope with others become powerful people."
--Zig Ziglar

“Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: You don't give up.”
--Anne Lamott

"Love is not weakness. It is so strong that only the sacrament of marriage can contain it."
--Boris Pasternak

"The hardest years in life are those between ten and seventy."
-- Helen Hayes (at 73)

"You have to give up the life you've planned to find the life that's waiting for you."
--Sally Fields

"Though victory is sweet, it can come only from conflict. And the rainbow, which is beautiful, is formed solely in a cloud."
--Leroy Brownlow

"Thank you, God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough."
--Garrison Keillor
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