Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Why

I'll tell you why.

I believe in something more, I believe there's a purpose to this world and a beautiful, perfect creator who has given us life.

I believe we have a chance to live life for Him here and then with Him in eterity as well.

I know that this idea seems crazy, and even downright foolish to many. Heck, seeing it written out like that there, it looks a little bit crazy to me.

I mean, come on-believing in God, isn't that just some made-up thing in the "Christian" mind to give ourselves a purpose and meaning?

Well, this is why I believe that it's something more than make believe, this is why I live for that idea.

It's because I believe in miracles. There's just evidence of a creator all around us.

It's like the wind, you might not be able to see it and it's not like christians are given some special sight to see it, it's just I feel it, I can see its effects.

Things aren't always perfect, they aren't so perfect for me, but they are in this sense-that I know where I'm going. I know that this earth isn't it for me. It really doesn't matter what goes down here, it'll be over so, so fast.

Think about it-how fast has life already gone by for you? Someday, you'll be at the end of your days wondering where the time went. You'll be wondering more about what's to come next.

Don't wait that long to think about it, it might be too late.

I'm not worried about you finding the right way, because there is only one way. There's not 5 million truths you have to go through to find the right one-the right one has been waiting for you all along. It's right there, smack in front of your face, even right now as you read this, you're thinking about it.

You're just got to surrender to it, give up your life for it.

But think of what you're gaining.

I tell you, this is amazing. Remember when I mentioned miracles before-yeah. Those are pretty insane.

ANd just knowing that no matter what happens, God has a plan, He has a purpose for me already and nothing can get in His way.

Why, it's just amazing.

Monday, May 3, 2010

What I've learned

It's just downright scary how fast this semester went by.
It's also scary how much life has changed in the past few months for me.
Looking back, I've made a lot of mistakes, had a bunch of fun, gone on some adventures and but through out the good times and the bad, I think the thing I've done most, is learned.
I've learned so much this semester, I wish you could get a degree in "life" haha
The highlights of what I've learned would be these, they are really quite simple.
First off, when something is not working out, be real enough to just admit you made the wrong choice and let it go. If it's not worth fighting for, sometimes the better thing to do is just end it. Then move on, figure out what is worth your time and energy, that's what life is all about, or it should be at least it should be. Find something that you love, that you're excited about.
Something that you wake up in the morning and can't wait to do. Whether it's a class, a job, an art form relationships with people even. No matter what you believe in, if you live for something that inspires and excites you-it will be a good one.
So find that, find the thing, whatever it is that makes you come alive and gives you purpose and once you find it, don't ever let it go.

End of semester

Hannah's Take on the end of the semester.

Do you ever wish you had a do-over button for life?

Like, when you could just take something you said, or some decision back?

Well, if you haven't wished for this at some point, then you simply aren't human and why on earth are you reading this?

There's a lot that I would like to have been able to do-over from this semester.

It's quite ridiculous really, I wish I could just go back and start again so much.

But the sad, cruel reality of it is that we can't. It's like once you've taken a bite out of the food, you can't just go put it back on the shelf-gross.

It's the same way with life, decisions stay. So please, learn from mine.

Don't wait to say no because you think you can handle it and it will get better. Don't fake it, if something is not real and where you really want to be, just let it go.

Think about what you really love and pursue that with all your heart, whatever it is. Make sure that your career path is headed towards something that just makes you excited for life. Once you find that, don't let it go. And don't let anyone influence you to do something else.

But here's another thing, we are always going to make bad decisions in life, it's just inevitable. So learn to do something with them, don't repeat them again for one and for two and three-don't dwell on them, move on.

They say shit happens, but that same shit can be the fertilizer in a beautiful garden.

Did you know that a butterfly's cocoon is actually made up of it's waste? Imagine that, being trapped in so much crap, but if you choose to make something good happen from it, well that's what matters and puts you in control of what you will allow your life to be.

Life is yours, live it up. Don't look back.