Well i thought it was about time i showed you all my room! These pictures once again show my love of meaningful words, books and that white apple which to me represents a school teachers apple which i hope to recieve one day when i become a teacher!
Well as you can all see my blog has had a major makeover!! I thought it was time for me to reinvent it just in time for the New Year. 2009 will soon be upon us which means another year has passed by and once again failed to take me with it. Time is a certainty of life that sometimes travels to fast or to slow but will inevitably continue to tick tock in the back of our heads. When looking back on this last year the time spent thinking of whether the decisions i made were for the best or whether i could have done better than a B+ ive come to the conclusion that none of that really truly matters because in life we are all given a certain amount of time on this planet. If we waste percious moments worrying about all the small if's and but's than we are wasting the time that could be spent watching the graceful clouds float across the crystal clear blue sky or appreciating the kind words said by people that mean the most to you! So my New Years resolution is ..... TO STOP THINKING! lol! Happy New Year Everyone!
For my last english assesment for the year i was told to write a poem describing the World War II Holocaust and concentration camps. This is it, What do you think??
IN MY EYES
The fence was first, It screamed with the knowledge, I would never pass through its gates alive again. The barbed wire stood high and tall, Surrendering to the men that stood rigid in the watch towers above. I knew nothing of the terror, I knew nothing of the death, Only of peace and freedom.
The soldiers came towards us, A heard of angry beasts waiting to kill. Their raw racist resentment tore apart loved ones, No mercy in their haunting eyes. I knew nothing of the saddness, I knew nothing of the loss, Only of peace and freedom.
Hundreds, millions of people, Surrounded by the feeling of disgusted damaged disbelief. One mans face was that of a helpless child, Another, His body a lifeless sheild. I knew nothing of the pain, I knew nothing of the loneliness, Only of peace and freedom.
Down the abandonded stairs, Into the dark unknown. I reach for the hand of my son, Pure fear overwhelms us all. The atmosphere is like a choking breath, Blackness ehgulfs us. I now know nothing of peace, I now know nothing of freedom, Only of death and terror.
I know i base a lot of my posts around quotes but i find that they inspire me the most! "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." ~Dr. Seuss. I think that one of the most important things about growing up is still believing in who you are and becoming who others want you to be. The worst thing you can do is to change who you are just because you want to fit in. Fitting in with the rest of the population is not why we were put on this earth! Each and every one of us are meant to shine, stand out and bring something new and special to this world. I believe everyone is capable of being that person or more importantly being their own person. Sometimes, especially as a teenager you get this feeling that if you are not like everyone else or what people want you to be, then you are not good enough or worth anything. But the truth is, that if you have the strength to be your own person and always walk with your head held high then you are the one that will go far in this world and truly shine....
I found this photo on the Internet and am not sure who the very talented photographer is but something about this image caught my eye. To many people this could simply be a picture of a sign post in the middle of no where but to me i found it so much more, i found this photo inspiring. It stands there all alone with nothing but the wind blowing through the grass to keep it company but it still stands tall and provides its purpose in life. Even though many people might simply ignore this sign because they have no use for it, it is still there and still exists and to some people it might be the most important thing they see all day because it will point them in the direction they need to go in life. So just remember next time you see something or someone that might not seem important to you, that they have their own purpose in life just like you. Everyone is special in their own way just like this sign post was special to me...
A friend of mine asked me what i thought this quote meant,"Destinty grants us our wishes,but in its own way, in order to give us something beyond our wishes." I beleive that this quote is trying to tell us that even though we might not always get want we want or the way we want it, destiny grants us even more! In the big scheme of life sometimes the little and superficial things that we want are not what will make us happy in the long run! Destiny knows that and athough life can sometimes seem extremely unfair and nothing is how you want it, these times in our lives are there to teach us how to be strong and that we have to work for things in life! Life is a big learning experience for everyone and destiny is here to make all that worthwhile by sometimes giving us what we might not think we want but then exactly what we need to make us happy! Well thats what i beleive anyway....
As you grow up and learn new things and meet new people, life changes. People change, your environment changes and you change. There isn't really anything you can do to stop things from changing and sometimes you wish there was some way because when your life is exactly how you like it and then something quickly changes it can really suck! But i suppose what I'm trying to say is that it does change and sometimes life isn't how you want it and that's just how it is. In life making the best out of what you have is the best way to live! And always remembering to smile! Life can be really hard but this is just to show us the strength we have inside and that we can do anything in our lives, we just have to to believe in ourselves!
Where ever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine...
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. ~Leo Buscaglia