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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Thanksgiving Break.. Thanks Goodness

OFFFDS Dannielle & I at DMD Thanksgiving Dinner


You have to watch Harry Potter dressed up!!!!


Umami Burger in LA w/ my loves. Chewy back for a weekend


Playing w/ Sisterhood, <3!!! Miss these girls


Thankful for my friends, family, and Steven (so cute!)


This Thanksgiving, we had a lovely FIVE days off!!!! well technically four but I ditched class on Wednesday. And I was bad and didn't study all weekend long, but it was the BEST break ever... until Christmas break, of course! I just lounged around, worked out, ate too much, saw my family and a lot of my friends.. and of course spent time with Steven, who I hardly see despite him being my roommate!

This Thanksgiving, I was and am also a lot more thankful for everything. Maybe it's just being in trying situations- it really makes you grateful for what you have. Why am I so thankful for Steven? Well, that man is an amazingly good and lovely man. God did an exceptional job on him! He is infinitely patient with me, he helps out when I beg him to, he's always there to tell me "it's OK, I'm smart, and I'll do fine," he's funny as heck (who knew?), he loves his family (mama's boy), and he's ridiculously good looking.

And, you know, I find it funny that as I grow older, I feel less and less patient. At one point in time, when you did those acronym thingies for your name in elementary school I used wish I had a P in my name so I could write patient. Nowadays, it's more like something I am working on. And I wonder if I've always been impatient and just thought I was patient, or if I became less patient as I became more busy. Is it a matter of a change of perspective, or a change of personality? Weird.

C = Cheerful
H = Heartfelt
E = Extroverted
R = Ready
I = Impatient... hey not perfect!
S = Studious
H = Helpful

Friday, November 12, 2010

charity water.

So this year I decided to donate my Christmas to Charity: Water. If you feel so led, in place of any gifts I may have received, I'd like to request a donation instead. Do not feel obligated at all, and only give what you can. Anything is appreciated. Remember that for just $20, you can give water to a person for TWENTY years!!

the link to my page is: www.mycharitywater.org/cherish_lyfe

This year my family was inspired to do something good... and I've been moved in remembering all that I am blessed with. This year, let's remember that it is not just our own little world, population:me.

"In my own little world it hardly ever rains
I've never gone hungry, always felt safe
I got some money in my pocket, shoes on my feet
In my own little world, population: me
What if there's a bigger picture?
What if I'm missing out?
What if there's a greater purpose, I could be living right now
outside my own little world"

-Matthew West Lyrics

Merry Christmas!

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

rawr.

chewys bday, bottega louie

oh. my. geebus.

MCBM is a killer class. it is akin to taking 4 undergrad science classes, shoved into ONE big ball of madness. 4-6 hours of lectures a day, 23 lectures a week, and we are supposed to know this all HOW?! Jesus, give me strength, focus & some serious memory.

You look around
It's staring back at you
Another wave of doubt
Will it pull you under
You wonder

What if I'm overtaken
What if I never make it
What if no one's there?
Will you hear my prayer?

When you take that first step
Into the unknown
You know that He won't let you go

[Chorus:]
So what are you waiting for?
What do you have to lose?
Your insecurities try to alter you

You know you're made for more
So don't be afraid to move
Your faith is all
It takes in you
You can walk on the water too

So get out
And let your fear fall to the ground
No time to waste
Don't wait
Don't you turn around and miss out
Everything you were made for
I know you're not sure
So you play it safe
Try to run away

If you take that first step
Into the unknown
He won't let you go

[Chorus]

[Bridge:]
(Step Out)
Even when a storm hits
(Step Out)
Even when you're broken
(Step Out)
Even when your heart is telling you, telling you to give up
(Step Out)
When your hope is stolen
(Step Out)
You can't see where you're going
You don't have to be afraid

So what are you waiting for?

- Britt Nicole