My body is amazing.

Villainy Loveless

Today at work I was told by a stranger that I was big and broad like a football player. The man then proceeded to puff up his chest and spread his arms wide laughing. Just in case I didn’t understand what he meant I guess, how very kind of him to offer visual clarification. Perhaps it was the shocked look on my face and inability to find words that gave him the impression I may have needed further exposition. That silence didn’t last long mind you, and as the clouds of disbelief in what this stranger had just said quickly dissipated, they gave way to a retort along the lines of, “you’d better shut your mouth now and leave before I toss you out like an actual football player.” However quick my response was though, that was still how my day started, mildly horrified that this man had felt the…

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days: june 22, 2013

DAYS: June 23, 2013

Thanks to my lovely and inspiring cousin, Stacey, I have started to keep a visual diary using the Days app.

I have used the app for about a week now, but this is my first post. It’s fun looking back on your week in photos! You can see and read more about my days here!

Is anyone else using this app yet? Or using a similar app?

Hope your day is a happy one!

♥Amy

Life…

Life...

The above is one of my absolute favorite Mark Twain quotes.

I am reminded daily, in at least some small way, how short life truly is. Though it sometimes seems like we have all the time in the world, our time here is so short. We are not promised a tomorrow. It’s simple to say “live each day like it’s your last”. Yet, how many of us, in truth, do so? Certainly I don’t. I let so much get to me and waste my time and energy on things that are so meaningless in the “big picture” of life. That said, I still try to think of all the things in my life that I am grateful for at the end of each day. I’m not a religious person, but I guess you could call it my nightly “prayer”. I don’t know whom I’m talking to. For all I know it’s just myself. But even just mentally saying a thank you for all that I have calms me each night. I am lucky to have a bed to sleep. A home. Someone to come home to. A job. A car. A loving family. A mom and sister that I can always count on. Clothes. Food. Those things seem so ordinary, but there are so many people out there in the world that don’t have them. I can honestly say that I have a good, happy life.

As much as there is a part of me that wishes I could change a lot from my past, I have to stop and remember that everything that I experienced or suffered brought me to where and who I am today. I try to regret as little as possible. If I can’t change it, at least I learned from it. It will do me no good to dwell on it. I try to look ahead instead of behind as much as possible.

I hope that those I care about know how much they mean to me. We are all imperfect. Unkind words will be spoken, friendship will fade, relationships will end, anger and hurt will be felt. But I feel like every person who has entered my life on a meaningful level is or was there for a reason. I am forever grateful for my family and friends. They have and will always be there. I am grateful still for those that are no longer a part of my life, but taught me a lesson or gave me a great experience.

Some days are very hard. It’s easiest to just give in, give up, or cry. I’ve had a lot of emotionally tough days lately. As hard as they’ve been, I keep getting up every morning. I find that no matter how bad something seems, if you look hard enough, there’s always love and laughter to be found in even the worst of days. That is what makes it all worth it. Life is beautiful, for sure.

The Way to Wonder

Yes, I am on a video kick this week. I have been overwhelmed by new music love recently.

I am always happy to support local musicians, especially the ones I’ve had the chance to sit down and have a real conversation with after their show. Kyle Andrews is one of those musicians. If you have not heard his music yet, please change that. You will not be disappointed. I am looking forward to his new album, Brighter Than The Sun, to come out (July 23rd)! I am already listening to The Way to Wonder on repeat. I cannot wait to see him perform again. It has been too long!

The Way to Wonder

This is the new amazing

This is the world we wanted

This is the life we dreamed of,

This is me and you

This is the trip we’re taking

This is the road we’re on

These are the plans we’re making

This is me and you

Finding that spot with the view of everything

Climb up to the top, in the blue, we are feeling free

This is the way to wonder

These are the stars we wish on

These are the words we say

This is the chance we’re taking,

This is me and you

This is the ground we walk on

This is where we stand

These are the friends we lean on

This is me and you

Finding that spot with the view of everything

Climb up to the top, in the blue, we are feeling free

This is the way to wonder

This is the new amazing

This is the trip we’re on

This is the chance we’re taking

This is me and you

This is the night we’re chasing

This is the sound of love

This is laugh we’re making

This is me and you

Finding that spot with the view of everything

Climb up to the top, in the blue, we are feeling free

This is the way to

Finding that sṗot with the view of everything

Climb up to the top, in the blue, we are feeling free

This is the way to wonder

This is the way to wonder

This is the new amazing

This is the trip we’re on

This is the new amazing

This is the road to wonder

This is the new amazing

This is the trip we’re on

This is the new amazing

This is the new amazing

This is the road to wonder

What you say will make my day…

Swim Deep: She Changes the Weather

I’m a sucker for lyrics. Especially those that invoke a strong emotion from me. This is definitely one of those songs that pulled me in.

Everything about this video makes me happy. I love the music, the words, & even the cinematography. I cannot get enough of this song currently. Even a I’m writing this, I am listening to it.

Does someone come to mind for you when you hear these words?

♥A

She takes my time,
She grows the flowers in my mind,
She makes it shine in my mood.
She makes me trip,
The words just fall out of my lips,
And I forgot how to lie.
A song reminds me
As I track my life
It’s easy as 369, 369.

Seen it all but I’ve seen nothing yet
Cause I forget
Do I know or do I think I know?
It’s so real, it’s so clear.

She takes my time and I don’t mind
She makes me feel like
Like I can see for miles.
She changes the weather in my world
Seems like it’s never getting cold.

It’s OK, it’s not obvious
Cause what you say will make my day
Rid of consequence
It’s so real, but it’s so clear.

She takes my time and I don’t mind
She makes me feel like
Like I can see for miles.
She changes the weather in my world
Seems like we’re never getting old.

She takes my time and I don’t mind
She makes me feel like
Like I can see for miles.
She changes the weather in my world
Seems like it’s never getting cold.