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Serendipity.

Road Sign

Straight from …MyThoughtBubble…

There is such a thing as being alone, even when their are plenty of people around you. Being alone is not defined by the absence or presence of people, but by your acceptance of the things which surround you.

Let me explain; Sometimes, the friends that you have chosen are not truly your friends at all. Sometimes, those you believe are the closest to you, or at least the ones you hold in your heart are not really meant to be held that close to you for always, or even in the first place.

From experience, I have learned that sometimes, it is better to go without friends or people in your life then to immerse yourself into any group that accepts you (or that you just want to be a part of so that you won’t ever feel the loneliness).

Here is why its important: If the person(s) are not like minded as you, you will go through many sorrows and tribulations. Not to say you don’t learn from them, but to remind you that “you are what you eat…” and “birds of a feather, flock together.” In other words, you already know that people change with time. But did you realize that people themselves can change you too? 

Perhaps it is true that everyone that has walked in your life had their purpose at one time, or even another. But did you ever wonder if the reason that they didn’t make it to your present is because they weren’t suppose to? I can’t decide. However, I have decided that deep down in our minds, and especially in our hearts we really DO know what is good for us. What we choose, is another story.

I suppose what I am trying to say is that you have to learn to separate the logic, and the emotions of your heart. However, just because you separate the two does not mean that your heart does not have logic of its own, or that you logic has no emotions. This is why it is so difficult to separate the two, which are closely intermingled. But, when you have learned to separate the two, I believe you have found a small piece of the puzzle that can help you understand and see the larger picture.

Thus, Learn from your mistakes, because if you don’t you’ll be less likely to survive… and if you do survive, it could be a life of heartache, rather than peace, or wisdom gained through experience… once again depending on the origins of the kind of person that you were. Not everyone is strong enough even when they think they are. Thats why I urge you to avoid the things you know are bad for you. It doesn’t matter if its candy, an allergy, under/over eating, a person, a group, a habit, or a sweetheart. Make sure that the people you hang out with are the kind of people that you want to be. If you don’t, you are more than likely to lose yourself… and not everyone can find their way back. In fact, most don’t.

If you can’t escape the people that you have already deemed to be important in your life, placing the value of their friendship over the value of your own life, then the least you can do for yourself is make a conscience effort to make your life pleasant, worthwhile, and most importantly to meet the ethics and morals that you know to be “the right thing.” Make an effort to smile over something small every day because sometimes its the little things that go a long way. Look to a higher power for guidance, and trust that It can help you succeed. Do the things which are really important to you. It is never too late to do what you feel is right –for you!

Remember that everyone is different, and we each need specific things to help us continue life as we know it. Follow your heart for once, I mean, truly follow it. Don’t follow your emotions. 

These days people mix up the two (love & emotion) waaaay to often! Be careful when you decide which one you are following. Believe it or not, your heart IS really intelligent, it’s the emotions that get in the way. Serendipity… this message is an eye opener. I just hope it can reach someone whose been lost in their own thoughts, emotions, delusions, whatever.

Best wishes, from the bottom of my heart.

Sincerely,

Lady Elizabeth

Test Your Knowledge: Did You Know?

poodles

The other day I was talking in class with my friend Tabitha… she claimed that she’s always right, and knows everything… and though she was most likely joking, I thought to myself, “You know, a lot of people make this claim. Could it possibly be true?” Here are only a FEW random tidbits… IF ANYONE HONESTLY knows everyone of these facts, please leave a comment saying so, and I will test your knowledge further ;). Good luck!

  1. The only city whose name can be spelled completely with vowels is Aiea, Hawaii, located approximately twelve miles west of Honolulu.
  2. Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only have about ten.
  3. The slogan on New Hampshire license plates is ‘Live Free or Die’. These license plates are manufactured by prisoners in the state prison in Concord.
  4. Barbie’s measurements if she were life size: 39-23-33. And according to research by the University Central Hospital in HelsinkiFinland, she would lack the 17 to 22 percent body fat required for a woman to menstruate.
  5. The tune for the “A-B-C” song is the same as “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.”
  6. The straw was probably invented by Egyptian brewers to taste in-process beer without removing the fermenting ingredients which floated on the top of the container.
  7. The common goldfish is the only animal that can see both infra-red and ultra-violet light.
  8. David Prowse, was the guy in the Darth Vader suit in Star Wars. He spoke all of Vader’s lines, and didn’t know that he was going to be dubbed over by James Earl Jones until he saw the screening of the movie.
  9. The two longest one-syllable words in the English language are “screeched” and “strengths.”
  10. Nine of the thirteen blimps are in the United States.
  11. The Swiss flag is square (most flags are rectangular).
  12. The Boston University Bridge (on Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts) is the only place in the world where a boat can sail under a train driving under a car driving under an airplane.
  13. It is believed that Shakespeare was 46 around the time that the King James Version of the Bible was written. In Psalms 46, the 46th word from the first word is shake and the 46th word from the last word is spear.
  14. Great Britain was the first county to issue postage stamps. Hence, the postage stamps of Britain are the only stamps in the world not to bear the name of the country of origin. However, every stamp carries a relief image or a silhouette of the monarch’s head instead.
  15. The ship, the Queen Elizabeth 2, should always be written as QE2. QEII is the actual queen.
  16. An animal epidemic is called an epizootic.
  17. The little lump of flesh just forward of your ear canal, right next to your temple, is called a tragus.
  18. Other than humans, black lemurs are the only primates that may have blue eyes.
  19. The ridges on the sides of coins are called reeding.
  20. Back in the mid to late 80’s, an IBM compatible computer wasn’t considered a hundred percent compatible unless it could run Microsoft’s Flight Simulator.
P.S. Poodles don’t shed… have you seen them in these different colors before?

Picking Your Battles

angry little girl by unknown

If you’re human, chances are you’ve had a little spat or two in your life time… or if you’re like me, maybe a simple “few” would be an understatement of the day. Either way, I’ll ask a small favor of you in return for you’re success. You see, all I’m doing is thinking what’s best for you. It’s simple, just read a long and answer the questions I have below and you too can learn how to pick your battles:

Recall for me a situation that led everyone in the room to retreat to the opposite corners of the earth.

Now give a bad example of how to respond to the given situation.

Tip: Thinking about what you are going to say is a great idea because you have already had a chance at applying what you would say and how they would respond. This way you can weigh out your options before the problem becomes to serious. Putting people on the spot, or shooting out random accusatory statements will alienate the people who you care about, and your words (even if they are true) are more likely to go unheard simply based on the approach that your opponent (person you are arguing with) found offensive.

Now, give me a good example of how to properly handle the bad situation from above.

Tip: Listening to the opponent on their viewpoint even if you disagree with them not only makes it hard for them to get upset but shows a quality of fairness in your character. Thus, making it easier for them to want to listen to you in return. This alone is an accomplishment that has allowed you to continue your goal in a method that may be more satisfactory to you.

Me, daddy, and madison

Now, the number one thing to remember before you handle any kind of negative and/or awkward situation is that you must always do it “with care.” This takes you up one level to where you’re first new question awaits: “What approach will I be choosing?” Because, you see… every choice of words that you choose will take you down a different path of reaction.

If a person is upset when they say something to you; It is important to remember that YOU initially and ultimately are the person who sets the setting. Your options include, but are not limited to 1)retaliation with words that could never be recovered [regret] 2)comforting them and asking them what the problem is [consider the issue] 3) asking them what you can do to make it better [approach the problem] 4) weigh out the options and 5) respond.

Other important factors would include the value of the relationship (be it friends, sweethearts, family, bosses, or acquaintances). In this case, questions to ask would be: How serious has this discussion made itself? Will this be a topic that will continue to heat up? Will we ever find resolution? Can we meet in the middle? Are you willing to accept that you could lose this relationship, or your job? And Is this fight worth it?

Constantly remind yourself what exactly it is you are fighting about. When the fight escalates you might agree it can become quite silly very quickly.

If you’re a lady, try to be ladylike.
If you’re a gent, try to be a gentleman.

Always give the kind of respect that you want. 
Take no less than the kind of respect that you give.

Accept what you learn if you think it’s right, and apply it.

dani and nicole and me

Through the Eyes of a Child

 Ian Wagg

As I was pondering the moments of life which seem little and meaningless I realized that in reality everything is full of meaning, and color. You can find purpose in everything ever created if you think like a child. I mean, I know I keep talking about children and here is why:

When you are young you look forward to life as opposed to when you are older and wish you could go back to the times you were young.

When you are young you find happiness in the simplest things which somehow manage to be in conveneint locations… and when you grew older you wanted everything else that you can’t ever have. 

When you are young, you have high goals, and expectations believing you can accomplish it all in one day when you grow up.

I feel like its a little cliche but I’ll say it for the purpose of consistence that when you are young it is the “grown ups” that look down on you for your silly little dreams and admirable accomplishments you have in store for you. Yet, because you are young and so energetic you don’t care. You keep that head up high and follow all of your hopes and dreams.

I’m thinking what ever happened to the days when I too felt so optimistic? I mean, I’m neither adolescent nor geriatric… I feel the weight of the world crashing down on my head sometimes with the stress of work, school, religion, and everything else the average person has to encounter.

I wrote this with higher spirit and expectations. I wrote this with the thoughts of a child in hopes that you too can think so lightly of any matter to overcome any obstacle that might jump in your path.

On a lighter note people like purpose and meaning, people grow with consistency. Thus, make it a point to be happy throughout your day and be light at heart.

Me