Saturday, May 23, 2009

6 Things That Make Me Happy

The wonderful Nydia tagged me for this cool meme on Monday and I'm finally getting around to it!

Here are the rules:

"The rules are simple: Tag and link back to the person who tagged you.List six (un) important things that make you happy. Tag six bloggers and let them know they’re “it”. We all feel this blogging community to be one of inclusion and friendship."

1- Cooking & having people truly like it

2- Babysitting Keagan (which I'm doing today in about 2 hrs!)

3- Reading good books

4- Writing good stories

5- Truly connecting with someone

6- Laughing & Smiling (Wondering if these cause happiness, or if they're byproducts of it... I'm thinking both)

Now for the tagging! I tag- Cynthia, Brandi, Genie Sea, Jamie ,

and now I'm being rushed off to do stuff- so 4 will have to do! Grab this cool meme if you want, though. If you don't want to play, no worries!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

8 Things I Promise Myself

So, one of the blogs I've recently found is Magpie Girl. I highly suggest checking out her blog if you haven't- she seems like a lot of fun! She does this meme every Thursday called *8Things. This Thursday the list is 8 Things you promise yourself. I'm playing along because it sounds like fun.

1. Pay attention to what shoes I try to walk across town in
(Ow, my feet are killing me right now! Flip flops suuuck!)

2. Accept change with open arms

3. Ask for help when I need it

4. Not be swayed by other people

5. Make time to read & relax

6. Give myself time to find out who I am

7. Embrace the magic surrounding me

8. Express myself creatively

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Receiving Compliments

I heard something today that I truly appreciate hearing. It reaffirms what I've been thinking the last few days which is "I really like who I am." 7th period I have a study hall, so I go and sit in my English teacher's room and do homework while he prepares for the next day. We talked for a little bit, and then I sit and do my French homework. Out of no where he just says "Tori, I hope you know that you're really neat." I have a confused look on my face, so he goes on to say "Not neat as in organized, you're a really cool person." He keeps explaining it to me. He tells me that I'm "unique and smart and creative. Kind and caring. Above and beyond most of my classmates." That I "might not have a better GPA than all of them, but they don't have the inquisitive mind that I have." He tells me that he was surprised when I chose to go into restaurant management, because I'd be a good scholar. I explained to him why I chose management. I would love a liberal arts college. I'd flourish and have fun. But I would never want to declare a major or leave.

We talked for a while. He told me he wanted me to know those things, not so I can brag, but so I can be more confident about myself. Well it worked. It makes you feel good to hear someone you respect tell you all the good they see in you.

I just realized that this goes right along with this weeks Joy Rebel Mission, which is about receiving. I've never been a very good compliment receiver, but I'm glad I could accept these ones today. It feels pretty good.

By the way, I had a lot of fun at prom on Saturday! I haven't posted anything about it because I'm still trying to hunt down decent pictures to share. When you're the one with a camera you don't get many of yourself. I think my mom has some of me before we left for prom, and there's always friends on facebook with pictures. I'll get them soon.