When you see someone who is struggling, a co-worker who is discouraged, a friend who is not up to par, how do you respond? Our words can be what keeps a person going; our compliments can put a spring back into their step. Now more than ever, we need to automatically let the encouragement flow. We need to tell others how much we love them, how we value them, and tell them that they are talented and creative. Always remember, with your words you carry life-giving water. You carry hope, healing, encouragement and new beginnings, and you can pour it out everywhere you go.
Today, choose to speak encouragement. Choose to speak victory and faith. Instead of telling people what they’re doing wrong, instead of pointing out all their faults, find what they are doing right. Only insecure people do that. Focus on the good. There are already enough critical, judgmental people in the world. Let’s be people who lift up others and restore them. Let’s be the light of Jesus in the world.
"Marry your best friend. I do not say that lightly. Really, truly find the strongest, happiest friendship in the person you fall in love with. Someone who speaks highly of you. Someone you can laugh with. The kind of laughs that make your belly ache, and your nose snort. The embarrassing, earnest, healing kind of laughs. Wit is important. Life is too short not to love someone who lets you be a fool with them. Make sure they are somebody who lets you cry, too. Despair will come. Find someone that you want to be there with you through those times. Most importantly, marry the one that makes passion, love, and madness combine and course through you. A love that will never dilute - even when the waters get deep, and dark."
This fool lied to me on the phone, saying he failed his board exam.. Then I saw his Instagram post. 😠😀Proud of my now-certified general aviation mechanic! Finish strong! #liarliarpantsonfire #proudofyouu #minicelebration @kpsiosan
Too, too, too blessed.
- Successfully completed my first year of college today! Time to relax for a whole month!
- Aced 3 out of 5 of my finals (the other two grades are still pending). Hence, I’m confident that I aced all of my classes this semester!
- Finally got to reunite and spend time with my best friends: @we-pray-for-our-sorrows-to-end, @inbetterhands94, and @torreluvscandy. I had such a great time (despite the fact that the power went off at Cinemark when we were only 20 minutes into the movie. At least they compensated for it.) I’m glad that even though we don’t get to see each other as much anymore, it’s like we can always pick up right where we left off once we do. I’m truly blessed to have these girls; through thick & thin!
- Got informed that I got accepted into the nursing program for this fall!!!!! Ahhhhhhh; I’ve never been so excited for school, lol! I can’t wait to wear scrubs and take care of patients and go out on lunch breaks with my classmates/co-workers.
- Reached our 28th monthaversary with @rawspamsilog. Still going strong; I’d say stronger than ever. <3
It’s so good seeing my girls again. ❤ Done with our first year of college! #bestfriends #loves #throughthick&thin #mustache (at Cinemark)
Birthday Part II: Seaside bonfire with s’mores & great company 🔥 #bonfire #smores #birthday #blessed
Adulthood doesn’t mean you stop drinking juice pouches and eating fruit snacks. It means buying your own.
This post is actually so true.
Things I Dislike About Today’s Concept of “Dating”
- “I want to be with them because they make me happy.”
Maybe it’s just me, but just that sentence itself sounds so selfish. “I want to be with them because they make me happy.” Seriously? Everything cannot be about you and your feelings, especially in a relationship. Relationships are a two-way street. Now, don’t misunderstand me. It’s definitely a good thing if that person makes you happy. In fact, that’s an important part of it too. But if that’s the main reason you get with someone, problems will arise. They’re only human too, they will make mistakes and they can’t always make you happy all the time. You shouldn’t depend so much on one person for your own happiness. What’s important is actually caring about that person for who they are, whether or not they’re making you happy at the time. People should get into relationships because they want to take care of that other person, instead of getting into a relationship just to make themselves happier.
- People who get with someone just to “give them a chance.”
This one is somewhat like the one above. There’s just something about agreeing to date someone to see if they’re “good enough” or if they “make you happy.” Again, we’re all human. There is a very low chance that someone out there will completely and totally meet your fairy-tale-like, perfect expectations of a boyfriend/girlfriend. It’s not really fair to the other person to try their best to make a good impression, and then just get left behind if they make a mistake and something doesn’t reach your standards. Like I said before, people should get into relationships because they want to take care of that other person, instead of getting into a relationship just to make themselves happier.
- When people use a lot of their time and energy to find a boyfriend/girlfriend.
I’ve never liked the idea of getting together with someone you just met or hardly even know. I mean, of course someone is going to act nice and courteous to someone that they find attractive. But how do you know if that’s the real them? It’s common for people to put on a front. What will happen when you fall for that front they’ve put on, and later find out that who they really are isn’t what you thought? I think the best solution to this is to just take things slow. Extra slow; don’t stress about wanting to get with someone asap. Friendship is a great foundation for relationships. It’s a way you can truly get to know a person (the good AND the bad), without the pressure of having to make a decision to date each other. If mutual feelings grow, then good. If it’s not mutual, that’s fine too. Let them do what they need to do, be there for them, and be there for yourself. And please remember that although there are times where it seems like you instantly just “click” with someone, it takes a lot of time and a lot of different experiences to really let a friendship/relationship grow.
- People who date out of boredom.
Okay, I guess it’s alright if the other person is doing it just for fun too (although that still kinda gives me the creeps). But if one person is doing it just for kicks, while the other person is oblivious and actually wants to try? That’s not fair. Really, the end result of every relationship is either 1) break up, or 2) marriage. You’ve got to have some kind of goal. If you only judge who you’d like to date based on their looks, talents, or how they act in public, how can you possibly know that you’d want to live with them for the rest of your life? Almost everyone has another side to them that they don’t show to the public. Take the time to know what you might be getting yourself into. If you act out of boredom without really thinking things through, there is a high chance that it won’t be worth it in the end, because you’re not even that into it at the very beginning.