"When I was five years-old, my mother always told me happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assigment, and I told them they didn’t understand life."

John Lennon (via closeyoureyeslittledreamer)

Sunday Morning Christian

There seem to be a lot of sunday morning christians out in the world. Those who go to church on sunday just to say they do, or because they feel some sort of obligation to go. Sometimes I find myself guilty of feeling like a sunday morning christian. I get so busy in my life with school and finding time for friends I don’t always live my life for God. I feel like a sunday morning christian, because it’s the only time I let those thoughts enter my head. Other times it hits me like a ton of bricks, and I think how selfish I am and why I don’t live life for God every day. I’ve seen so many amazing things happen in my life, and I know who’s behind all of it, so why don’t I think more about living my life the way christ wants. A couple of years ago, I was a total sunday morning christian, I went to church because my family did and I felt like I needed to go, or I went because that’s where my friends were and I never got to see them any time but sunday. Then I had somebody walk into my life, and everything slowly started to turn around. I had a person to go to about everything and I had a person to go to that admitted to me that they weren’t perfect, and that even they were trying to find their way. Together this person help me to put my faith in God and helped me to see the way I should be living. They talked with me on numerous occasions about my life and the best ways to glorify God at that time. They were open with me and willing to discuss my fears of putting my faith into something I could not see. They reassured me that I was seeing God every day around me in so many unbelievable ways, I just wasn’t noticing it. They were also honest with me about having a hard time with the same concept and just dropping to their knees many times and searching saying God where are you? Why is this happening? Why aren’t you where I want you to be? To this day that person has changed my life and the person i’m developing into. I will be forever grateful for them opening up their lives to me, and sharing things to help me grow in my faith. My challenge to myself is to work and to grow in my faith and to not feel guilty of being a sunday morning christian anymore.

Heart

Today just gave me even more of a reason to to be thankful and thank God for all of the blessings in my life. The people that are in my life make me happy, and i’m glad that I feel like i’ve chosen a good group of friends to surround myself with. it makes my heart happy. I have the best church family anybody could ask for. They’re one of the most understanding group of people i’ve ever met and they’re willing to help anybody at anytime. They’re beautiful. I think i have a pretty spectacular group of friends outside of that too. I love my friends and I love their family’s, they’ve always welcomed me into their houses and in a sense into their family’s, i feel like i’ve found quite a few second family’s that I can always go to. I have friends who are really understanding, and it’s nice to have friends that I can just sit with and talk, not even about anything important. But it’s also nice to have them because I can talk to them about important things without ever worrying about being judged, and they always listen. Even if I don’t see some of them as much as i’d like too, or talk to them as much as I wish, they’re always there. I know i can always just go to one of them at anytime about anything. They’re amazing and I couldn’t pick better people to put in my life.

"even if we never talk again after tonight, please remember that i am forever changed by who you are and what you meant to me"

Luck

I feel lucky every morning that I get to wake up and see another day. I feel lucky to have the amazing people in my life that I do.

I often have to stop and remind myself how truly lucky I am, and to see what I might take forgranted on a daily basis. I often have to stop and thank God for the people in my life and the experiences that I get to have. I am extremly lucky, and I do my best to not lose sight of that.