Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Reason, Season and Lifetime


People always come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime.

When you figure out which it is, you know exactly what to do.


When someone is in your life for a REASON,

it is usually to meet a need you have expressed outwardly or inwardly.

They have come to assist you through a difficulty,

or to provide you with guidance and support,

to aid you physically, emotionally, or even spiritually.

They may seem like a godsend to you, and they are.

They are there for the reason you need them to be.


Then, without any wrong doing on your part or at an inconvenient time,

this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end.


Sometimes they die. Sometimes they just walk away.

Sometimes they act up or out and force you to take a stand.

What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled; their work is done.

The prayer you sent up has been answered and it is now time to move on.


When people come into your life for a SEASON,

 it is because your turn has come to share, grow, or learn.

They may bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh.

They may teach you something you have never done.

They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy.

Believe it! It is real! But, only for a season.

And like Spring turns to Summer and Summer to Fall, 

the season eventually ends.


 LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons;

those things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation.

Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person/people (anyway);

and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas in your life.

It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

Thank you for being part of my life.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Where are you Christmas?

So, Christmas is coming. In like 2 days. I realized that I haven't really had my 'Christmas moment' yet...you know that moment where it really feels like Christmas and that child-like excitement comes back for a moment. It usually happens before now, so I'm a little worried about it. I am starting to feel relief from the workload associated with the holidays when you work in the coffee biz. It's like relentless pulsing waves inundating your every thought.  At least that's how it feels to me. A little stressful. Thank God it's ebbing. 
I have also been trying to figure out what to get for people this year. Giving gifts is one of the highlights to my year. I really wish I had more time or money to devote to it. I have all these great ideas, but they are either to time consuming or expensive. I had a difficult time figuring out what to give to my little brother after the "BORING...GARBAGE" fiasco two years ago. He was six....I'm almost thirty. I guess I should give it up and let it go. I did have a fleeting thought of giving him a whole melange of baby Jesus's from a variety of nativity scenes. Just a box filled to the brim with Jesus so that I can say "tis the reason for the season" in his pouty little face, but, it was a momentary smart ass idea. I ended up getting him Battleship instead. Oh! and Spiderman slippers. 
Other gifts are coming together more slowly. There are a couple in particular that I am trying to put a lot of thought towards, and they are coming along nicely...just slowly. There's another gift project that is starting to worry me, as I have very little control over it working out, but whatever happens, it will be sufficient. 
So yeah, Christmas moment. I need you to come sooner than later. You only have 48 hours to bewitch me. 
That's all for now. I will try to get a post out about the bacon cookies (that turned out to be awesome btw) very very soon. I've just been un-bloggish recently. Probably has something to do with WoW....

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

I usually hate the travel part of travel, but...

Don't get me wrong, I do like going places. It's just the process of getting there that usually drives me insane. I would prefer a direct flight and any other device that means that I will get where I'm supposed to be without any unnecessary delay. Today my journey was broken into two flights: KC to Dallas and Dallas to LAX. When we arrived in Dallas, our gates got all switched around and then our plane was delayed about an hour because the alleged 'plane' was just pulling out of the alleged 'hangar' for an hour. I was a little pissy about that, but in retrospect it was actually worth it. Because of the delay I got to witness a wonder of nature. I have seen many sunsets, and they are one of my favorite things, but this trumped all.  It looked something like this, but this doesn't do it justice...

The orange was the most vibrant version of orange I have ever seen. There was a shade of green that was almost imperceptible between the yellow and the blue and I could tell that every color (except white) was present. The moon was out and a 'star' that was so bright it had to be Venus. It was so amazing that I was captivated by it for ten full minutes. I think that the colors were a result of the elevation. I have looked online to see if I can find anything from the ground that is close and nothing holds a candle. 

That's all I got