Sunday, June 27, 2010

365 Days of Happiness June 6-June 20



The past few months have been really hard for me. So much to deal with. It's when things are hard that I need this list the most.



Sunday June 6

Running in the Rain


This is the most amazing and freeing feeling in the world. ONLY if it is intentional. I admit that getting caught in a rain storm in the middle of a busy day will NOT make me happy. But, It feels so good to take off your shoes and run in the rain. Especially when you are with friends or with the people you love. It's as if, when the rain falls on you and slips off, your trouble slips off with the rain.





Monday June 7

Babies

Babysitting


These two go hand in hand. For the past couple of months, life has been so important to me. And, Babies are an example of new life. They have their whole life ahead of them, and still have so much of life to experience. I love seeing how babies and toddlers view and experience the world. They are so innocent, simple, and so sweet.


Babysitting gives me the chance to "hang out" with little ones. To allow myself to become a kid again. To play (my DS). To giggle and just lay back and watch Disney channel. I just love it and always leave babysitting with a smile.



Tuesday June 8

Making my friends laugh


I have never been one to crack jokes. Or should I say "funny" jokes. I seem to have a sense of humor that many people do not have. I, at least, think I am funny. Here is a common situation that people put me in:


friend: Lourdes tell a joke



Me: (I tell a joke)


Everyone in the crowd: (fake laugh) oh.....


So, I am not a comedian and people usually laugh AT me. Not at my joke. But, that's OK with me. It makes me happy to know that I make the people that I love laugh.



Wednesday June 9

Planting/ Growing tomatoes


I have been hanging out with my AWESOME neighbor alot lately and I noticed that she grows different vegetables throughout her apartment. Seeing this, I decided to grow something myself. Guess what I decided to grow: Tomatoes. I really am into it. I was so happy and excited to see the first signs of life of the little tomato plant.



Thursday June 10


"Lucky" by Colbie Caillat and Jason Mraz


I absolutely love this song. I love the voices of these singers and I love the words to the song. Every time I listen to it, it makes me daydream and smile.




Friday June 11

The Beatles


I could be down in the dumps. I could just be in a neutral mood. But I hear a Beatles song and it cheers me up. No matter what the song is about. Weird, huh?


Saturday June 12

Jason Mraz

His music is just relaxing to me. Relaxed=happiness.



Sunday June 13

John Mayer

Same as Jason Mraz, except John Mayer has been with me for the longest. His music and voice has been there through great times and hard times throughout my years in high school and college.


Monday June 14

Working Hard and seeing results

Isn't that the best feeling. When there is something in your life that is the direct result of your hard work. I don't know how to describe the feeling I get. It's just fulfilling and amazing.



Tuesday June 15

Researching the World Cup

Recently I made a BIG mistake. I referred to the World Cup as "that soccer thing".The mistake was saying that to my boyfriend. I felt so bad and decided that I would "research" and find out more about the World Cup. I know. It's lame. But I honestly did not know anything about it. Researching it gave me something to do and the research actually made me want to watch the games.



Wednesday June 16

The smell of soap and shampoo

This might be weird but I love the smell of soap and shampoo. It's the smell of "clean". I use Herbal Essences and the smell of my hair after shampooing is amazing. Throughout the day I find myself "sniffing" my hair seeking the fruity scent. I think, the smell of soap reminds me of my boyfriend. when he comes to bed at night after a shower. The smell of the soap was always comforting.


Thursday June 17

A clean house

Is this not refreshing for everyone? To come home to a house smelling fresh. No dust in the air. the smell of the pine floor cleaner. Is that not refreshing? I just love it.


Friday June 18

Taking and finishing the final exam of a class

You have worked hard throughout the whole semester. You cannot wait until you are through with the class. AND the final exam marks the end of a class (usually). you go into the exam nervous and unsure. But, no matter how you do on the final exam you leave it with a weight off of your shoulders. This is why I love taking the final exam of a class. It marks an ending. An ending to the worry and stress of a class.


Saturday June 19

Being a college graduate

I am done. There are so many people out there that do not have the opportunity to get to college, let alone finish college. I have had the opportunity and I successfully completed my college degrees. How happy and lucky I feel. SO happy and lucky.


Sunday June 20

Volunteering

I love the fact that I am doing something to help others. I don't expect anything in return. i just want to help others. AND that is what volunteering fulfills. It gives me a chance to help people.



Ok, That is it for my list. I will update soon.


With Love,


***********Lourdes**********

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Etiquette-Part 1- PHONE!!!



How often are you in the following situation:


You are sitting there having a great (or at least you think it is great) conversation with a friend. Then, all of a sudden their phone vibrates and/or rings. They look at the phone and you stop talking, thinking it'll be a brief pause. BUT they do one of three things

1. They answer the text (if it is a text) and put the phone down. You continue to talk, but the phone keeps vibrating/ ringing and they continue to have a texting conversation while you are talking.

2. They answer the phone and have a long conversation while you are sitting there in shock.

3. They answer the phone and say " I'm busy right now. Is this an emergency?"


Which of the three choices happens the most for you?
I always thought that people knew how rude it was to do choice 1 and 2. But, people disappoint me. I see it all the time when I go to restaurants, or to the movies. But, what set me off was a recent event. I met someone and we decided to go to lunch. During our first lunch outing the person received a text, and they could not put the phone down after that. I spent the whole lunch as if I was by myself. It really amazes me to know that there are many people that have no idea that their actions are rude.
So, come on people. Spread the news. There is such thing as cell phone etiquette, and you are being rude when you text while talking to others, or text while watching a movie, etc.
OK, sorry for the rant. But, I felt that the message needed to be passed around.
With lots of love,
~~~~Laura~~~~



























Friday, June 4, 2010

365 Days of Happiness May 25-June 4


So... I am here again to update my list. I hope you like it!


Tuesday May 25
Writing Poetry

It is calming, relaxing and beautiful. It gives me a way to release my thoughts and feelings. I am not saying that I have a talent for it at all, but I do enjoy it.



Wednesday May 26
Haircuts

I recently got my haircut. It wasn't appealing at all, and was not what I expected. BUT it is a change and change is good. And, this always happens after a haircut. I always hate it and grumble about it for a few days. Then, all of a sudden it grows on me.


Thursday May 27
Kisses from my boyfriend.

I know. This sounds cheesy. BUT shouldn't this be on the list? His kisses make me so happy. It's as if I leave the world the moment he kisses me. It is amazing!

Friday May 28
Family visits
Playing my DS

My mother came this weekend. And, I played DS with my sisters while they were here. I never realize how much I miss all of them until they come. It seems that they are never here long enough. Or that I never get to spend enough time with them. So, the time I get with them makes me so happy.



Saturday May 29
Hanging out with my mom and sisters
Kind people and their kind actions


So, this entry has to do with the last entry. I cannot say enough how happy it makes me to hang out with my family. To hang out with people that I KNOW will ALWAYS be there for me.

The second part of my entry pertains to events that have been happening in my life. I have been encountering people that offer things and give their time to me and don't expect anything back in return. Seeing people like this inspires me to do kind things for others.


Sunday May 30
Cleaning


This may sound funny, but I actually enjoy cleaning. It always makes me feel as if I am doing something worthwhile. And, the consequence of cleaning: A clean room or house. I love it!


Monday May 31
Living

How many times do we overlook how awesome it is to be alive. Whenever I think about life, I think of a line from "Life" by Josh Rouse:
"Life is good, sometimes it's bad. It has its ups, and has its downs"
This line explains it all. Life has many aspects and sides to it. But, in the end. It is AMAZING. Try to always remember that.


Tuesday June 1
Little frogs after the rain

I have this obsession with frogs. Especially the tiny/baby frogs. They are just so cute and every time I see them after a shower or a downpour, they make me smile. Not one of the small, fake smiles, but a HUGE, GIGANTIC smile. I love them.

Wednesday June 2
Rain storms
How could anyone dislike rainstorms? A rainstorm gives me the perfect excuse to just stay home and relax. To pick out a perfect book and read, or to bundle up in my covers and take a long nap. The sound of the rain. It's so soothing. The sound of the thunder. It reminds you of how alive the earth is. It makes you appreciate the Earth that we live on.

Thursday June 3
Charity Events

I recently went to a charity event with my new boss. It was amazing. There was amazing food. Amazing everything. but, that wasn't what made me happy. Throughout the whole event, I kept thinking that my actions were a part of an awesome cause. The money that we raised in this charity event would benefit others out there. That was what made me happy. It felt amazing.

Friday June 4
My boyfriends eyes

Oh, eyes. They are an amazing part of the human body. But, my boyfriends eyes are the best. "BIG BEAUTIFUL EYES". (He knows this quote). I love them. And, when I look into them I always feel love. Love=happiness. Thus, When i look into his eyes, I am full of happiness.

Saturday June 5
Lightning

Probably, you can tell that I love rainstorms. And what comes with rainstorms? LIGHTNING!!! I will admit. Lightning is scary at times. but it is fascinating. Seeing a flash of lightning in the dark sky just leaves me in awe. I cannot stop looking. I think that it is so beautiful.



Ok, that is it for now.

I will try to update more often. I have been so busy.
Love ya!!!

:::::::<3 Lourdes <3:::::::