What friendship means

  • Being trustworthy.
  • Trusting.
  • Knowing when it’s safe to butt in, and when to leave them be.
  • Being a part of the journey, not a face along the way.
  • Forgiving.
  • Forgetting.
  • Saying sorry.
  • Knowing you’re crazy and not caring.
  • Knowing they’re crazy and not caring.
  • Taking the time to listen not just to what’s said, but what isn’t said.
  • Understanding, as opposed to judging.
  • No gossip. About you to other people, or other people to you.
  • Sharing in the bad as well as the good.
  • No unnecessary drama.
  • Caring.
  • Inspiring.
  • Encouraging.
  • Patience.
  • Epic dance parties, whenever and wherever.
  • Keeping you at heart though you may not be in touch.
  • Seeing each other after years and it only feels like a day.
  • Acceptance.
I hope you’re noticing a common theme among these posts. Every human interaction is based on love. Not the emotional, head-over-heels Hollywood love, but the kind of love endures. It’s the kind that parents have for children, friends for each other, husbands and wives, grandparents, aunts, uncles, anyone. What love boils down to is the ability to see the best in someone else and inspire the desire to reach that potential. No guilt. No shame. No blame. No pride. No gossip. No lies. No cheating. No backstabbing. Just looking forward to the future and working each day to make tomorrow better. Progress.

Being Happy Today

Reasons not to procrastinate:

  1. If you care about your grades at all, you will miss out on wonderful, spur-of-the-moment activities with friends. If you don’t care about grades, you will fail all of your classes.
  2. Even if you don’t think you get stressed about the things you procrastinate, you do. That stress carries over into everything you do, and impedes you from fully enjoying the moment, whether it’s a movie, marathon run, making banana pancakes, mountain climbing, or whatever else happens to be you hobby. Fact is, it sits there, gnawing a little hole in the back of your mind, and you can’t focus 100% on the now.
  3. In the end, you will not succeed in procrastination.
  4. Avoiding the problem is as good as trying to stick an elephant in the fridge. Sure, you might get lucky and have a fridge with alternate dimensions inside, or maybe it’s even a fridge of holding, but most of us don’t walk around having those in our homes now, do we?
  5. No matter what you may think, you can’t make more time in a day than there already is. There are 24 hours, no more, no less. Once each second is gone, it’s gone. There’s no getting it back. Why waste what little time there is in a day being boring, mediocre, and underachieving? Do something awesome.
  6. You can’t do anything awesome if you have a lab report, homework, or a paper due.
  7. No really, you can’t.
  8. Everyone has something they really want to do, and the only way you’re going to be able to get to what you want to do and enjoy it is if you
    • Get through all the things you have  to do
    • Do so in a timely manner, and
    • Have extra time due to good planning
  9. Life is to be enjoyed, not endured. If you’re going through every day afraid of getting out of bed, you’re probably doing something wrong. It may well be procrastinating something you know you should do, which is just stressing you, and you don’t even realize it! Do the things you know you have to so you can stop beating yourself up about how big of a failure you are – which you know isn’t true, so just stop the negativity altogether. I give you permission to.
  10. If you’re not married, you’ll have more time to date, meet awesome gals/guys, and eventually get married. If you are married, you’ll have more time to spend with your wife/husband and kids, who should be the center of your world. If they’re not, you’re doing it wrong. (Besides, who wouldn’t want to spend time with this little guy?)
  11. Putting off ’til tomorrow what you can do today is essentially deciding to put off your happiness ’til tomorrow. You may think you’re happy, but unless you’re getting rid of your stressors along the way, it’ll be hard to keep that level of happiness in the long run, and the crash will be much, much worse.
  12. You have much better things to do than worry about what you’re not doing.