Wednesday, August 31, 2011


It's like everything changed.
And stayed the same.
It's like I'm here by myself.
Surrounded by family.
It's like my routine has suddenly changed.
But in a good way, too.
I feel ready, and nervous.
I feel old.
I feel new.
I feel like crying because you're gone.
But smiling my heart out because I have
new things to get attached to.
I know you'll never get old.
And nothing is ever new.

--Lisha Lynn Michel

Friday, August 5, 2011


So I will be the first one to admit that more often than not, I forget how blessed I am. I get blue and think "Woe is me", when I have it pretty good. I have a job. I have amazing friends and family. I have food to eat. A warm bed to sleep in. I have enough technology to keep me entertained for hours on end. I have NOTHING to complain about. And yet, I do.
It will take time to change this mode of thinking, I know this. But I think we all need to remember reasons for being. For smiling. For being thankful. We all have reasons to feel lucky. To feel loved. To feel appreciative of everything we have.

We are lucky.