Friday, May 22, 2009

two hundred thirty four

take a look at yourself in a mirror.
who do you see looking back?
is it the person you want to be?
or is there someone else you were meant to be,
but fell short of?
is there someone telling you that you can't?
or that you won't?
because you can.
and i believe that.
i believe that love is out there.
i believe that sometimes happiness doesn't come from money,
or from fame,
or from power.
i believe that sometimes happiness comes from good friends and family,
and even from the quiet nobility of simply living a good life.
so take a look into that mirror and remind yourself to be happy.
because you deserve that.
and believe that dreams come true every single day.
because they do.

two hundred thirty three

There comes a time in every child's life when they reach the inevitable conclusion that their parents may potentially be even more screwed up than they are...

And as disturbing as this realization is,
I can't help but laugh at the absurdity of the notion that one day my kids may be thinking the exact same thing about me...

And perhaps they too, will discover they're right...

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

two hundred thirty two

Ever wondered how many anorexic nurses work at the u? Probably not...

But if you were to ever find yourself curious, just take a peek at how many svelte girls are walking up and down 6 flights of stairs during their lunch break...

Interesting indeed...

Thursday, May 7, 2009

two hundred thirty one

and in classic alana fashion,
i show up 45 minutes late to my last final,
finish the exam with another 20 minutes on the clock,
and promptly head home-
thrilled that i now have justifiable time
to reorganize my bookshelf,
vacuum every dusty bunny from the corners they sought to occupy,
and do the inconceivably massive amount of laundry that has accumulated throughout the course of an entire semester of not having time to wash my dirty clothes.
my linen closet door can now close without piles of color coordinated filth spilling out
and i am thrilled!
not just about the abundance of clean clothes,
some of which i had forgotten i owned,
but also about the fact that the sun is shining and
i actually have enough time to enjoy it
without having to pry my face away from a textbook!  
hooray for summer!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

two hundred thirty

make a wish and place it in your heart.
anything you want.
and everything you want.
do you have it?
now believe it can come true.
you never know where the next miracle is going to come from.
the next smile.
the next wish come true.
but if you believe that its right around the corner,
you open your heart and mind to the possibility of it,
to the certainty of it,
you might just get the thing you're wishing for.
the world is full of magic,
you just need to believe in it.
so make your wish.
do you have it?
now believe in it.
with all your heart.