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Day 368. (Year 2, day 3)

The head and the heart often don’t agree. I find myself in the struggle of wanting so badly with my heart but not using my head to give me answers.

Sometimes it’s really as simple as “that person is not the one for you.”

Sometimes it’s as hard as “you might love two people at once.”

In the battle of the head and the heart, I don’t know which to choose.

In the battle of the head and the heart, you aren’t supposed to choose.

It’s not meant to be a battle at all.

A wise person feels with their heart and sees with their mind. One cannot do much good without the other. But one can do so much bad without the other.

The heart is often referred to as one of the most fragile things, yet when it breaks, it’s strong enough to rebuild itself. It is constantly rebuilding itself.

Sometimes the first chance is not the only chance we get. It takes time to become who you are supposed to be. And no matter how much we try to make ourselves into someone new, someone better, someone prettier, we will never lose our head or our heart.

It’s time we use it.


Days 173-174. If you love someone, those three words are enough.

I’ve often been caught wishing I could find a way to express my emotions of extreme love. As though saying “I love you” is not enough. I want the person to feel it more and really know my thoughts about them.

But it is enough.

We downplay the word “love” by using it with insignificant things that shouldn’t be deserving of the word.

“I just love this shirt!”

“I love pizza!”

“I love coffee more than anything in the world.”

Those material possessions and basic items should never be placed in the same category as your loved ones or significant other.

How could I tell the love of my life that I love him, but turn  around and say the same thing about a small, forgettable item that I’ll get over in the next month? It’s not right and those words can’t be accurate.

Sure, I could have a fond liking for one thing or have a great interest in another, but neither should be comparable to the ones I truly love.

I. Love. You.

It’s enough. It should always be enough.

Days 114-115.

If you are reading this, I want you to know that you are good enough. You are worth it. You belong here on this planet. You are loved, even when you feel you are most UNLOVABLE.

It’s okay to make mistakes. It’s okay to fall sometimes; you must ALWAYS get back up though.

Don’t be conquered by people who are intentionally trying to bring you down. Don’t try to understand them either. And definitely do not ever, EVER waste your time and tears crying over them or something they said/did to you. They are not now, and will NEVER be worth your sorrows.

Your friends and family will always be there for you and understand what you’re going through, even when you don’t even have the words to explain what you are feeling. Surround yourself with people you can be your true self with and can open up to. Don’t spend a single minute of your life hanging around people you have to impress. YOU DON’T HAVE TO PROVE YOURSELF TO ANYONE THAT IS YOUR TRUE FRIEND! They will take you flaws and all.

Always make time to do the things you love. Even when you’re extremely busy, set time aside for things that make you happy.

There is very little that good music, good coffee, good food, and time spent with good friends can’t cute.

No prayer is overlooked or ignored. It doesn’t matter who you are; God hears all prayers, no matter how big or small.

Despite all bad that has occurred in life, there is a God and he loves you. If you don’t believe in him, put in some effort to actually seek him. I promise you he will make himself known. But you can only feel his presence if your heart is actually open and willing to accept his existence. It will be worth it.

God is not a magician. Things will not be granted at the snap of your fingers. You actually have to do work and take credit for your actions in life. Accept responsibility for the things you do. Own up to your failures and then move on.

Always, ALWAYS be kinder than necessary. Go out of your way to be nice. Very few people on our great Earth appreciate genuine kindness because they don’t experience it too often. Be patient with those people. Better yet, be patient with everyone.

Don’t forget to be happy. Life is too short to be anything else.

**I will always be the reader. I will always come back to this.

Day 41. I watched the movie “Coffee Shop” twice in the past week. It’s one of those cheesy romantic comedies that are super unrealistic and set the standards for men and expectations for women too high (do I sound like a love hater?). Though, it was still good and had a good message to it.

The main character reminded me a bit of myself. Big heart, desire to help those she loves, trouble finding Mr. Right, enjoys coffee more than a normal person should, ambitious, and a stubborn/feisty attitude when rubbed the wrong way. It was like watching a movie about myself, except I don’t have blonde hair and blue eyes (and I didn’t get to kiss the handsome guy at the end!!!).

Towards the end of the movie when she was in a rut and didn’t know what to do next, something her friend told her really stuck with me. He said:

“Don’t lose yourself in the temporary. No one has ever seen, no one has ever heard, and no one can ever imagine the things God has planned for them.”

How powerful is that statement? I found myself rushing this morning, just like every other morning, but now I try to catch myself before stressing out. Yes, there is a high possibility that I will run late again, but I have to remember to be patient. I cannot get stuck in the temporary.

We often forget that we are praising the Lord in our work so have to give our all and do the very best we can. We do not know the promises God has for us. We can only trust that his will is greater than our thoughts. Then we just need to let go and let God take care of it all.