Thursday, November 27, 2008

Giving Thanks.

Happy Thanksgiving.

This holiday season, ask the people around you about their lives — it could be your grandmother, a teacher, or someone from the neighborhood. By listening to their stories, you will be telling them that they matter and they won’t ever be forgotten. It may be the most meaningful time you spend this year.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Friday, November 21, 2008

Healing Touch.

So today I decided that I wanted to know my language of love. I had a pretty good idea, but still wanted some affirmation.
My language of love is Physical Touch.

If you know someone who is very touchy-feely, their love language is probably physical touch. It is the hand on the shoulder, the comforting hug and the warm handshake. For that person, touching is a powerful way to communicate and as important as words. A touch communicates acceptance, understanding and of course, love.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Marilyn Thomsen : And while it takes courage to achieve greatness, it takes more courage to find fulfillment in being ordinary. For the joys that last have little relationship to achievement, to standing one step higher on the victory platform. What is the adventure in being ordinary? It is daring to love just for the pleasure of giving it away. It is venturing to give new life and to nurture it to maturity. It is working hard for the pure joy of being tired at the end of the day. It is caring and sharing and giving and loving…

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Hello Tuesday.

Oprah Winfrey- I've come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.

Monday, November 17, 2008


Get ready, I'm getting my craft back on...yum-o! It's going to be a handmade holiday.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Faux Real?

True friendships are not easy to come by. It involves work, trust, love and caring. Most people dont want to put out that much for a friend these days. But in my eyes, that is more important than anything you can ever have. A friend is someone who takes you for exactly who you are at that moment. When you find these people, hold on to them, make sure they are holding on too. Life comes at us too fast to go at it alone.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Silver Lining.

Last night I finally got the finishing vision on my t-shirt line. I know exactly how I what everything to look on my shirts. Whew...what i great big stresser figured out! I am so extremely excited! So now here's a sorta kinda sneak peak. Hope you like, and if you don't, to the left, left, left with ya!

Thursday, November 13, 2008


So I thought I was seeing this guy for about 8 months. He used to see me about once a week. We have a lot of fun together and definitely seem to click. Sometimes I feel like he’s letting me in - like when he tells me about his family when he was growing up. Other times he shuts me out - no contact for a day or two cause he says that he is so called busy with work, or he’ll tell me about parties he goes to but rarely invites me along. He admits to compartmentalizing his life.
Since I know how much he values his independence and tends to shy away from change, I hadn’t brought up the "state of affairs" talk in the past…hoping things would evolve naturally on their own. I also know he likes to move slowly but I guess I hit my limit this weekend and told him how I’ve been feeling. I said I would like to get closer and know where he sees this going. He told me that he’s not emotionally in a place in his life for a serious relationship (due to ex baggage, etc), but he really cares for me and would like to keep seeing me. He admitted that he didn’t know where he’d be in the future, but right now, this is all he has to give. He said he knows I deserve to have what I want and that I had a right to walk away but he doesn’t want me to.
I really do care about him and he’s the first guy in a long time i can see myself with…if he actually let me in, that is. I don’t want to lose him but I’m not sure that I can be satisfied having a superficial relationship with him. I don’t have to be his girlfriend right now but I at least want to know that we’re progressing and the possibility is there rather than just heading blindly for a dead end that will leave me even more hurt. Is it silly to hold on to this and hope that one day his feeling will be strong enough change his mind or am I just setting myself up for heartbreak?

Monday, November 10, 2008

Warm Fuzzy.

Look at the warm fuzzy that I received in my e-mail inbox. Nice, very nice!

As I sit here typing, my dog tags jangling against my chest from random movements, its about the only sound I hear in this shipping container I live in. I've read again your "color me happy" page. Between that and watching old episodes of "Man VS Wild" on my computer, I have managed to soak up the past few hours. You're quite the individual...I must say. I'm deployed and don't really make time for most people's monotonous babbling about things that suck about the world. Take for example.
I don't need to be told how many things are wrong with this world. I see it on the deepest of scales everyday where I am. I'm pleased to say you were a breath of fresh air. Which I suppose is the initial reason I began this email. Perhaps that, and also to commend you on it ha ha. Your page even introduced me to the KC Pub crawl! I've never even heard of that in KC! Then again, once I turned 18, I left Kansas City and never looked back. Now here I'm at staring it right back in the face. I'd much rather stare it in the face with a drink in my hand, so I thank you for that wonderful tidbit of info and link to their site!
Alright, time for me to climb back in to sleeping bag and get some much needed rest! Thanks for giving me that bit of positivity. Some days here I just feel completely whacked and I appreciate the pick-ups when I see them!
Be well...

Joshua C Davis-Smith

Be Joy-Full.

This quote kicked my ass in the best way today:
George Bernard Shaw; This is the true joy in life, to be used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one, to be thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap. To be a force of nature instead of a feverish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. I am a member of a community and as a member it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can before I die. Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch that I want to make burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Friday, November 07, 2008

Analyzing Myself, I Adore...

My Family
The Smell a Good Cologne
Soulful Voices
Guess Low-Rise Jeans
Mac Lip Gloss-All of them
Blow Pops
Diet Dr. Pepper
Pink, Glittery Anything
Talking On My Celly Cell
My Graditudes Book
Sol{a}ce...shh for now!
My Pink Nano
Sleeping In On A Cold Rainy Day
Text Messages
My Down Comforter
My iMac
My ibook G4
Men With Good Hearts...
Hugs & I Love Yous
Giving All of Me
Making People Laugh
Passion Fruit Tea
Making People Smile
Friends, Real Friends
Lily Belle...


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Thursday, November 06, 2008

Transformed By Words.

Faith is one foot on the ground, one foot in the air, and a queasy feeling in the stomach.


I want my

to mean something.

If you are making someone else's life better
forgetting about what you need
then I think you are wasting

Your life will become better
making others lives better
just maybe
to inspire.

44th And Not In Line.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Sting Me.

The best bumble bee around is my Ms. Anannah. I love you so much my darling dear!!!
Alannah+Bumble Bee= Sting Me Baby!