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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

And That's My New Philosophy!

Pin It In response to Sunday's post, I'm following in the steps of Jimmy John's and sharing my personal philosophy! What are some elements of your personal philosophy?

I believe...

  • Everything happens for a reason, and everything ends up the way it is supposed to.
  • That turquoise and sparkle are the happiest colors (yes, sparkle is a color in my book).
  • In marriage equality, and equal rights for ALL.
  • That it's perfectly fine and acceptable to tap dance down grocery store aisles, and to burst into a random show tune or two as the mood strikes. Life's too short, y'all!
  • That Starbucks Coffee truly tastes better than any of the other stuff. Plus, I like that little mermaid gal on the cups.
  • In pumpkin spice lattes, cozy blankets, and a good read any day.
  • Fuzzy socks, year-round.
  • In appreciating the humor in embarrassing photos from your awkward years.
  • The worst offense in the world of manners is tardiness. Buy a watch.
  • Pearls are classy and an appropriate accessory option to wear with any wardrobe.
  • In big hair. Ain't no thang!
  • In sleeping in on the weekends. Abso-freaking-lutely.
  • Siblings are best friends you were born with.
  • In "yes ma'am/sir", "no ma'am/sir", "please", and "thank you". ALWAYS
  • In a good pedicure regularly. 
  • In supporting local businesses.
  • That there are few places happier than the following 3: Target, Starbucks, or the Starbucks within Target.
  • In love.
  • In being a crazy dog lady.
  • In being a life-long learner.
  • In God.
  • In the power of music.
  • Be Silly // Be Honest // Be Kind. Emerson
  • In being overdressed rather than under dressed.
  • In karma.
  • That you can actually LOVE your job.
  • In putting Christmas decorations out in the middle of November.
  • In honoring your commitments.
  • In the power of prayer.
  • In planning and being a list-maker.
  • In always saying "I love you" before going to sleep.
  • In marrying your best friend (which I can't wait to do in 26 days!)
  • That a sign of a truly good friend is that person who you don't have to talk to or see every day, but when you do, it's like you never were apart and you can pick right up where you left off.
  • That the art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.
  • Believe in Magic.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Wisdom from a Jimmy John's Sandwich

Pin It Holy crap! I have literally been gone for far too long. #epicblogfail

To be fair, I have been on the road for roughly 6 weeks on and off for work so time for blogging has been very slim.

But, I'm back. Let's get right down to business, shall we?

Last week I was in Jimmy John's waiting on them to finish my sandwich. In the meantime, I started reading a poster they had on the wall. It was basically their philosophy, or their "This I believe" statement. It was so thought-provoking, and inspiring, that I have to share it with you! 

I believe…
that two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.
I believe…
that your life can be changed in a matter of hours by people who don’t even know you.
I believe…
that even when you think you have no more to give, when a friend cries out to you, you will find the strength to help.
I believe…
that credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.
I believe…
that the people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon.
I believe…
that sometimes when I’m angry I have the right to be angry but that doesn’t give me the right to be cruel.
I believe…
that just because someone doesn’t love you the way you want them to doesn’t mean they don’t love you with all they have.
I believe…
that maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you’ve had and what you’ve learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you’ve celebrated.
I believe…
that it isn’t always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.
I believe…
that no matter how bad your heart is broken that the world doesn’t stop for your grief.
I believe…
that our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.
I believe…
that just because two people argue, it doesn’t mean they don’t love each other.  And just because they don’t argue, it doesn’t mean they do.
I believe…
that you shouldn’t be eager to find out a secret.  It could change your life forever.
I believe…
that it’s taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.
I believe…
that you should always leave loved ones with loving well wishes. It may be the last time you see them.
I believe…
that you can keep going long after you can’t.
I believe…
that we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.
I believe…
that we don’t have to change friends, if we understand that friends change.
I believe…
that no matter how good a friend is, they’re going to hurt you once in a while and you must forgive them for that.
I believe…
that true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance. Same goes for true love.
I believe…
that you either control your attitude or it controls you.
I believe…
that regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at first, that passion fades and there had better be something else to take its place.
I believe…
that heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.
I believe…
that you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.
I believe…
that money is a lousy way of keeping score.
I believe…
that my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and have the best time.
I believe…
that sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you’re down, will be the ones who help you get back up.

Inspired by one of my favorite daily-blog-reads (who also did her "I believe" statements last week in her blog), tomorrow, I will be sharing my own "This I believe" statements!

Hope everyone has a fun and restful Sunday! 
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