Tuesday, February 9, 2010

let your love grow tall

I'm a sucker for anything that let's me celebrate love.
Combine getting to celebrate love with giving me a reason to bake/eat something yummy, and I'll all for it.
Despite varying opinions on this holiday, I like Valentine's Day.
There. I said it :) 

The truth is, whether I had a 'significant other' or not, I've always liked Valentine's Day.
I understand, though, that some despise the holiday, think it is silly, think it is a lame marketing ploy for the American public, and think we should celebrate love every day, not just on Valentine's Day.
Well, I can agree with the very last thing- I do think Love should be celebrated every day, in both little and big ways.

I feel inspired this Valentine's Day to not only show a significant other I love them, but to show all the dear and important people in my life I love them.

Remember in elementary school when we all received Valentine's cards from all the kids in our class?At my school, we each made and decorated our own Valentine's bag each year.We all anxiously awaited to open our bags, read all of our cards, and eat our candy. I think we could all use a little more elementary school-style gifts of love these days. 

{ via Martha Stewart }

{ via Martha Stewart }

I'm feeling inspired to let my love grow tall this February 14th (and every other day, too).
How will you be letting your love grow tall? 

better late than never

Finally sitting down to blog once again.
I quickly get in and out of the habit of blogging, thus explaining my sporadic posts.
This post will be dedicated to flinging my green and gold afar.
If you are not familiar with this term, do not fear. It just means you are not a Baylor graduate. 

That good old Baylor line! That good old Baylor line! We'll march forever down the years, as long as stars shall shine. We'll fling our green and gold afar to light the ways of time, and guide us as we onward go; that good old Baylor line. 
I did something in December of 2009...

Sometimes I feel silly about being so excited about it (still).
Then I remember all the sacrifices people, namely my parents, made for me to go to the college of my dreams.

I think of all the tests I took, projects I finished, papers I wrote, the capstone I slaved over and defended. 
I remember the fact that I am one of only 1% of the entire world who was fortunate enough to receive a college education... 
ONLY 1% of the world's population has a college education! Really?! That is incredible. 
Then I don't feel so silly for being excited (still) and so grateful for this opportunity.
If you have a college education, Praise and thank God for it. 

I don't know where I'll be flinging my green and gold quite yet,
but I'm excited at the thought of taking all I learned at my great university wherever I go.