[2013] 012/365: Meats Galore

Wow … these titles of mine are horrific.

My Project 365 is down below if that’s what you’re here for!

Just sharing thoughts on stuff I’ve read online:

  • Gas prices are already going to $4! And for the past few days, it’s been rising … soon enough it’ll be $5 a gallon! This isn’t helping my money matters. How will I travel to see my friends all over Texas?!
  • The Postal Service is apparently going to launch their clothing line in 2014 ever since they announced they will stop Saturday mail. I guess they really do need the money. But hey, no complaints here. I’m actually pretty excited to see what they come up with. They do have some pretty good clothing for any kind of weather.

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  • One old school clothing is now coming back … overalls. I remember getting made fun of for wearing them but now they’re popular again … apparently. Who’s pulling their old ones out from the back of their closets?
  • There are some bad habits that are actually … good. Things like procrastination, coffee, napping, etc. Of course in moderation though. But now you have an explanation next time someone tells you it’s bad for you! Check out the video here!

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Pradaria’s for lunch with the coworkers. Mmm … so much yummy, fatty meat.

The best thing I always eat there and LOVE is the cow tongue. I know some of y’all are cringing. But seriously, don’t knock it til you try it!

I went to Walgreens after work and I saw FOUR post office trucks. What’s up with that?

Too excited that it’s Friday tomorrow. This has been one of the toughest weeks I’ve had since working here. I’m so over it. Hello, weekend!

Think Good Thoughts!

Appreciation

We always take life for granted. And think we’re invincible. But a story I just read and a video I just watched put everything in a new perspective for me. I’m grateful for my life. The fact that I *knock on wood* haven’t been severely injured. And a loving family and friends by my side. Shelter and food. My own car to get around in. Etc. Etc. The story made me realize that I have it good (well?) for the most part. Much more than a lot of other people in the world. I will try more to appreciate the little things and complain a lot less. Here’s the story paraphrased by what I read:

Meet Madeline Mitchell. She was a contestant for the Miss Alabama USA pageant but going home one day in September 2008 changed everything. She hit a deer and lost control of her car causing her to go off a 40 foot ravine while the car caught on fire.

She wouldn’t have been alive today if it wasn’t for the Walmart truck driver, Gary Lewellen. He went in to put the fire out and reassured her she would be okay. And sure enough, she was air-lifted to the University of Alabama hospital.

For 12 days, she was stuck in a coma while her parents watched over her. When she woke up, her question was “Am I going to be able to compete in the pageant?

Doctors told her she may never walk again since her leg was broken in 12 places, broken ribs, etc. And people told her should would never be able to compete again due to her many scars.

But she proved them wrong. After months of struggling, she indeed walked again and participated in 2009 Miss Alabama USA pageant but failed to make top 10. She didn’t let that stop her and continued to participate last year and won.

This Sunday she will be competing in the Miss USA at the Miss USA 2011 pageant in Las Vegas. Go here for a more in-depth story and a heartwarming, tear-jerking video of her interview.

I know a lot of people think beauty pageant contestants are jerks, high maintanence, rich snobs, etc. etct. but after watching this I realized they are just like us. Real people. And they are not invincible … no matter how put together they are. I’m not going to lie. I always wished I was in a beauty pageant because they are so pretty!

Take time out of your day to appreciate everything you have.