Monthly Archives: November 2010

I want to be a person that stops.

Listening to: After the Storm by Mumford and Sons

I briefly mentioned in my last post about change: how we’re all doing something a little different, or maybe we want something different, or maybe we’re just plain afraid of change in general.  What is it that I want?  Why am I not getting what I want here?  This morning at hope we spoke on gratitude.  As a student, I have better listening days.  If I’m being totally honest, I’m probably not listening to a lecture unless I’m writing things down (perhaps how this scientist is programmed).  So in a Shober-Schneider sandwich, I took notes.  I listened.  And boy was I humbled…

Just in time for the holidays, I took a deep breath of warm-church-air and realized all of my worries were quite centered around–ME.  And when there is an increase in gratitude, there is a decrease in pride.  So let me show you this, and then hopefully you can be left to think for a moment.  Philippians 4:11-13 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.  I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty.  I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.  I can do everything through him who gives me strength.

I want to be a person that stops and says thank you.  That not only serves others, but stops to note how awesome that person I’m with truly is.

Will you stop with me?


The fun has (re)arrived

Thought i forgot about ya….didn’t cha.

Here we are again!  Let’s get it going.  Friends, the holiday’s are upon us:  Busy, cozy, Ohio-weather, travel, cold, frosty, car-scraping, fireside, traffic-jams, Christmas trees, carols, Jesus’ birthday…let’s keep each other posted on the joys, frustrations, and overall moods of this season.  I know it has been a transitional time for most of us!  I think the blog can perhaps serve as another way to voice these transitions to each other in a thoughtful way!

SO!  Cubical life has progressed slowly.  Monday’s come too quickly and I blink once before Friday night has totally passed.  I think this has more become a social experiment of how much an extrovert can take a desk job.  The research that we do is much less creative and more complying to the MAN, which perhaps was my initial let down.  I thought I would be doing what I did at University but it is much more FDA standards that we edge right up to—which is a blessing and a curse when you’re the one typing numbers in a computer.  (email me for a prompt response…email me anything really.  i’ll respond)

I have already started Christmas shopping!!

We sort of tried to poll everyone about what we are doing for our thanksgiving party….do we actually have an answer about this?  I bought a dress, but obviously that can stay on the hanger for new year’s, if necessary.  No pressure, I’m just saying.  I’m not talking about dinner which is totes happening but i mean, you know brah, THE party.

I’m currently reading: this book i got from the library book sale that has an awesome main character.  She challenges a lot for the time period in the 1920’s and she’s self-made which is cool and makes the book.  I don’t know the name or the author.  This was an awesome story.

Off to get drinks with chad and then see a movie with efritty!! #thankful #sweet #chadalliac #relieved #looklikeijustgothugged