Shane and fiance Kelsey just sent me the coolest beanie ever in the mail. It was the best thing that happened to me today. Wait that's a lie, I found out my car is going to cost $1200 to get fixed! That was the best news. Back to the matter at hand, I'll be wearing this all winter so get used to it. Don't like it, tough.....
When I go to Oakland for their wedding I am so getting that Koala beanie you see there in the middle row all the way to the right.
I just found another pic of one online
then I came across this little gem....
See, I do not think I am ballzy enough to wear it right now that's why I got the Owl one first, baby steps!
ok so today I was talking to Natalie about how I pooed my pants on my mission because I got a major parasite. I told her I had photos to show how I had lost like 10 pounds that week. While I was looking through pics I found some videos.
During p-days in Aguadulce, there was nothing to do. We were about an hour away from the nearest missionaries. There was only so many times you could go to the same restaurant so we decided to take a nice bike ride to the beach. Little did we know it was the grossest beach ever but it was forever away.
So we went up a little further and it was even worse!!! But I did take, in my opinion the best pic of my mission. It's not that great, but I like it.
Oh and here's me chillin . . . with the member that showed us the way.
To our surprise 3 members from our branch showed up out of nowhere.
They were pissed we didn't take them with us. We noticed they didn't bring any bikes and there are no buses that go out there. So we asked them how they got out there.....
Yah in case you couldn't hear, they hitchhicked there . . .
so after about a half hour of mingling with the locals . . .
Yes we decided to hitchhike back!!! Best decision of mission. So fun! I could not stop laughing. One of my favorite memories of Panama.
Last night after a really fun dinner I had at my place, my friend Aimee and I went on a walk. We had quite the deep conversation about life. I was reminded of some quotes from one of the most incredible women in fashion, Diane von Furstenberg.
"You're always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company."
"The most important relationship in your life is the relationship you have with yourself. Because no matter what happens, you will always be with yourself."
Sure our relationships with others are vital but like she said it is important to have a relationship with ourselves, as weird as that sounds. From a religious point of view, obviously the relationship that should take precedent above all others, is our relationship with God. I believe as our relationship with God is strengthened it is only natural that our relationship with our self strengthens.
OK I know I post these videos all the time. Seriously I am obsessed! This one is an oldie and I hadn't watched it in such a long time. I seriously cry every time I watch this one. This video really makes me think how selfish I can be at times. I get so caught up in my own life and my own problems that I don't see all the people around me that need help or just a friend. I have been the recipient of so many acts of love this last year. People do not realize how a simple smile or phone call has made my day. I am striving to develop and show that same love to those around me.