Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Scared in the Dark...

So I have always wondered this one thing. And I can't quite figure it out. When I was little I never liked to go in the dark.. but what little kid enjoys the dark? Not too many. But there is one place that scares me when it is dark unlike any other place. The church.

Why on earth would one of the scariest places be one of the safest and most uplifting places you could find yourself. This fear was reaffirmed to me on Sunday evening. I went to the church for a meeting at 8:45 p.m. As the meeting was closing and we were read to leave I noticed that no lights in the hall were on. Strange I though... Because they usually are on. I proceeded to run out of the church as fast as I could without looking back into the darkness. I felt as though someone was lurking behind me... not a pleasant feeling.

Note to self: Lights are good. =)

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Second Chance

This morning I ran a 5K. Doesn't sound too impressive... but for me.. it most certainly is! I ran it with my two roommates Melissa and Kynzie. Melissa = avid runner. Kynzie = can be a runner. Madison = wishes to be a runner, but isn't.

Melissa darted off and Kynzie and I ran together. We did walk up the .28 mile hill that is steeper than all get out. But we ran the REST OF THE WAY!! WOOOOO!!!

Great accomplishment! The race was started for organ donation. What a way to contribute and get a great workout all at the same time.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Cute Old Man

As I sat in the student center at the university today, minding my own business, a kind and meek old man walked up to me. I heard him coming up behind me and I turned around to see him just smiling at me. He said as follows:

"You don't know me, and I don't know you. And you don't need to know me. But I just wanted to tell you that you look absolutely stunning today.... And you deserve a compliment."

As silly as this might sound, I can honestly say it was probably the nicest thing anyone has every said to me.

Today was just one of those days. Nothing seemed to be right. I was being entirely too hard on myself and entirely too over analytical about life in general. And I truly believe this was a tender mercy of the Lord. He knew I needed a slight pick-me-up... and He was right.

I will never forget this cute old man and the difference he made in my day!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Today was the first time I.....

Today was the first time in my 7,278 days of living on this planet that I tried......

Green Beens... I don't love you and I wouldn't pick you first, but I don't hate you.