Sunday, July 29, 2012

Your Little Quirks

Everyone is quirky in some way or another, some more than others, but we all have at least one little thing we do that might be considered weird. I know I have my own, for instance, whenever I eat waffles (usually the circle shaped ones, and always 2) I cut them so that they are a square. Cut both squares in half, go get a glass of milk, eat the half squares and down the whole glass of milk. I don't know why I do it, it is just a habit now.

People might think that their quirks are a bad thing, but really it's those that make you who you are. They make you unique, because everyone has a different set of weird little habits, even if they won't admit to it.

Embrace your oddity!

Two girls wearing lobster costumes outside
Hey, maybe this is your thing. That's cool too!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Enjoy Your Journey

As I have been reading a little on Buddhism recently, I have found some great lessons that they teach. One of my favourites is from the quote: 

"It is better to travel well than to arrive."

To me this is a fantastic quote, because I found it to be so close to my own beliefs. As I have said before on this blog, you have to stop and realize the beauty around you some times. You cannot always be in a rush or else life itself will rush by, and you will wonder where the years went. 

You don't have to always try and notice wonderful things, at some points, things should stick out to you and you should take the time to appreciate them.

Stop and smell the flowers...

Pink White and yellow flowers stop and smell
These Flowers.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Long Showers

Feeling stressed lately? Long day at work or school? A very easy way to relax is to take a long shower!
Just standing in there and letting the water pour over you is a very relaxing feeling. Especially if its warm water. It helps relieve tension and makes your muscles relax.

A shower head shooting out water
What a great feeling

A lot of the time we take quick showers because we are running late, or have lots of other things to do. If you are a morning shower taker, you can still take one at night as well to help you relax after the wear and tear of the day.

Showers are great for relaxing, and even help with personal hygiene as a bonus!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

People Watching

I myself love to people watch. If I am in a public place, you can most likely see me looking at people. Even a friend of mine noticed it, I always sat in a seat at dinner where I could see people. Looking at people around you can be very interesting, you never know what you will see. There are tall people, short people, people that are blonde, brunette, redhead, and every color in between. You wonder where they are going, why some are in a hurry, what they are thinking about. Its a very simple thing that you could wonder endlessly about. 

A Busy area that can be used for people watching
Don't you ever wonder what other people have going on?

So head over to your local public place, and just hang around and see what people have to offer. Don't loiter though. That's bad haha. 

Monday, July 9, 2012

Rediscovering Your Inner Child

Whenever you finally look at your room or closet and decide "Sheesh, I need to clean this thing", you might come across some "lost" treasures. For instance, I was cleaning out my closet and found all sorts of neat stuff tucked away in my draws that I had forgotten about. It kind of takes you back to a time when things were much simpler, and your days were not filled with school or work. Some things you find might trigger certain memories. I found a note from a mystery crush back in middle school! Who would have known that I still had that if I had not decided to clean out my closet. 

Cleaning up your room can lead to nostalgic moments from your childhood or past
So many things to be found!

So if your room is looking something like this, might be a good idea to sort through some of that stuff! You never know what fun things you might find.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Independence Day

Yesterday was Independence day for America. Mostly it's celebrated with fireworks, cookouts, and hanging out with family. I went to the waterpark. But it was still with my family, and the best part is that it wasn't as crowded as it usually is. 

That morning my parents woke me up at around noon and told me to get ready because we were going to Schlitterbahn in 15 minutes. It was a last minute trip, but it was still awesome. 

I couldn't have asked for a better 4th of July. I had tons of fun at the water park, and on the way back home, we saw lots of fireworks. 

Even if it's not a holiday, a day trip with your family can be really fun no matter what you decide to do.

So get out there!

The Statue of Liberty with fireworks in the background
The Statue Of Liberty looking fantastic!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Subtle Change

Seeing things start to change can be a great thing in almost any situation. Things are changing around us at all times, but most of it is so subtle that we don't even notice unless we really stop and look for those changes. However, when something changes enough that you start to notice it (for the better, I hope) then it gives you a good feeling inside, especially if you have been working for that change.

A street sign that says Change on it

There is really nothing you can do to force something to change, most likely if you do try to force it, it will backfire on you. But just let change happen, it's a good thing.