Sunday, March 28, 2010

An Encouraging Word

I think that something I've personally been struggling with lately is just putting forth an effort to be more encouraging rather than negative and derogatory. I want to be treated with respect and kindness, yet I find myself not treating others that way. I don't think it's in an effort to 1up them, but I think it's just that the more I make others feel like nothing, the better I feel about myself (which is a lot to admit). I know "no one deserves to be treated that way" but I know i'm not the only one out there that does it, which doesn't make the situation any better, but just a word of encouragement to all of us downers out there, to try to reverse the situation. I know that for me, I can get reprimanded or scolded for a million things, and it'll really get me down, but if I get 1 simple compliment, or word of encouragement, it boosts my whole morale, and while I had forgotten half of the things I had done wrong, that someone had pointed out, I still remember the 1 thing that someone noticed that I was doing right, and that says a lot.
So my goal is this week is to find one person a day that maybe is having a hard week or day, or someone who I haven't talked to in a while, and just show them some kind words.
Btw... the person who made up the phrase
"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me"
... yeah, that person is a big fat liar! (no offense)

Monday, March 15, 2010


So it's not like it's been a huge obligation for me to "figure out who I am" or "find my style" but recently I think that I have more closely narrowed down my genre of music that I particularly like. Well, I don't know about genre, but the artist Regina Spektor is currently my favorite. I don't know what it is about her that I like the most, because her lyrics don't even make sense most of the time, I think that it's the mere fact that she's different; she's not just another cliche artist who writes about love and heartache. If you listen to her music, you'll probably raise one eyebrow and walk away saying, "wow, that was... weird", but if you don't judge it immediately, you might actually like it, AND she has a great sense of style (in my opinion), which makes me like her even more. The other day I was at Target and actually saw her most recent CD. I wasn't sure if I should buy it, so i flipped for it, tails being buy it, heads being don't. First flip was tails, so I decided to go best 2 out of 3. Second flip was heads... then third was tails, so I sucked it up and payed for music (which I rarely do), hoping that it wouldn't be too weird, but just the right amount of weird. I put it into my new stereo, courtesy of Troy Wibberley ;), and the purchase was a success! So if anyone knows of any other artists that may fit in this category, please, feel free to enlighten me.