My thoughts and prayers to everyone in Boston today.
Runners are resilient. Runners are strong. You can never kill a runner’s spirit.
Love to my circle of running friends. Love to all runners all around the globe.
I need a diversion to stop the sadness from this terrible news. So, here’s me sharing a list of (some) of my favorite (live) band videos that never fail to make me smile even when I’m feeling despondent.
1. Viva La Vida (Coldplay)
2. Run (Snow Patrol)
3. Sex on Fire (Kings of Leon)
4. The Man Who Can’t be Moved (The Script)
5. In the End (Linkin Park)
6. Dance Floor Anthem (Good Charlotte)
7. Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana)
“Ask yourself: ‘Can I give more?’. The answer is usually: ‘Yes’.”
One of my bestest Superfriends is getting married January 2014. And because I love her and am truly excited for her big day, lately, I find myself consulting the Oracle (aka Google) for wedding inspirations. This is very anti-Melai, because as girly-girly as I am, I rarely think and search about anything that has to do with weddings. But with her big day coming up (yep, the countdown already begun!), thoughts of caterers, flowers, and dresses keep on invading my mind. Needless to say, I’m getting a bit stressed-out. AND I’M NOT EVEN THE BRIDE!!! *gasp*
Thanks to the Oracle, Pinterest and the most amazing wedding site, Green Wedding Shoes, I was able to channel my misplaced agitation to something enjoyable (done during hours of procrastination.) Here are four wedding themes that I find utterly gorgeous and lots of fun:
But more than the labor (and stress) to make a wedding perfect, I firmly believe that it’s the marriage that needs a lot of hard work, perseverance and commitment. In this time and age when broken marriages are rampant, it’s exhilarating to have friends who are taking the next BIG step and committing to love, forever.
And though others may think of me as insufferably optimistic, I firmly believe that love is POSSIBLE for EVERYONE. Even for those who are hurting or gone bitter with pain. Even for those who are not into the “normal” description of relationship. Love is for everyone; regardless of age, race, sexual preference, religion, political affiliation.
So, to my soon-to-be-Bride friend, I LOVE YOU. I’m extremely happy for you and soon-to-be Solid-in-law, and I’m honored not just to be part of your wedding, but to be part of the upcoming chaos to make your big day extra special.