Tuesday, May 25, 2010

F is for Future

The future. What is it? well it is something we don't know much about. Actually we don't know anything about it. No one can possibly know what will happen a minute into the future or one million years into the future.

If you type in what will life be like in the future into Google it comes up with 328,000,000 results. Thats alot for something that no one knows anything about. People have alot of different opinions on the future. Some of them say that eternal life will be discovered, while other people say that the earth will be too hot to even support life on it. Some people say that the whole world will be at war while others say that we will all live together in peace and harmony. What do you think will happen?

A perfect future. Is there such a thing? What would your perfect future be? I think that the perfect future would have peace and everyone would be treated equally. Everyone would have a home and enough food. I think that global warming should stop. Also I think that everyone should just relax, smile, enjoy life and not stress over the little things.

Now when you think about it no matter how much you dream about a perfect future its not going to happen, not realistically. Well it's not going to happen unless you do something. It's no good to just sit around dreaming of what will happen in the future. You have to try to do something to make those dreams come true. If you want everyone to have a home and enough to eat then you can do something. Thinking about it isn't enough you have to try to act and make it happen.

Life Lesson: Dreams for the future can only become true if you act today.

Comment: I commented on Lyndsey's Blog!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

P is for Puppies

I pick the puppy up. Its super soft, jet black fur brushes against my face. It is as light as a feather so small that it seems like one little gust of wind could knock it over. I have never held anything so precious. That's what it is at one day old, a little bundle of fluff and very precious.

Three weeks ago my dog had puppies! Well actually, three weeks ago my dog had six little bundles of fluff that are the cutest things ever. When you pick them up you just can't help but smile! They do the most hilarious things ever! Like when they first start to walk they stumble around everywhere, taking in their surroundings because everything is so new to them.

It is so amazing to watch them grow up... I know I know I sound like your mother probably does on your birthday, but it's true you watch them go from little fluff balls that can't see, hear or walk to puppies that can run around and bark and play. However there is more to them then just their cute black fuzz. Each of them have their own personalities. Whether they are quiet or loud or adventurous or just want to be held.

Have you ever met anyone who doesn't like puppies? Most people would say no to this question. However why does everyone love puppies so much? It can't just be how absolutely adorable they are. There has to be more to it than that. Maybe its because they just make you smile. Maybe its just the fact that they are such little creatures in a such a big wide world, so unaware of their surrounding so completely wrapped up in their own little lives that you just can't help but fall in love with them! Why do you love puppies so much?

I gently put the puppy down. It crawls over to its brothers and sisters. It curls up into a tiny ball next to the others. Now they look like a giant bundle of jet black fluff, huddling together for warmth and comfort. As I look at them I wonder what is going on in their own little worlds knowing that whatever it is it is happy. And staring at them I can't help but smile.

Life Lesson: "Whoever said that you can't buy happiness forgot about puppies"~ Gene Hill

Comment: I commented on Emilie's blog about Skating!

Monday, April 26, 2010

L is for Life

"Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once"- Lillian Dickson

You always hear about how you shouldn't take the food that is on the table, or the clothes on your back, or the roof over our heads for granted. We are always told that we are very lucky to have these, and this is true. I always feel very privileged to have these things, especially knowing that there are so many people out there, in the world that don't have what we would call "basic" needs. However, what about life. Its not that often that we hear "don't take life for granted". I think that life is the thing that we take for granted more than anything else that we have.

Well obviously life is important, without it we wouldn't be here. However what makes life so special is that we only get one. Its not like the roof over your head- you can get a new house anytime, but life is different. You can't just go out and buy a new one. When you think about it you only get a lifetime to do everything that you want, to make all your dreams come true. A lifetime may seem like a lot now, but its not really.

Memories. When you think about it when your life is over you can only take your memories and experiences with you. We, as people always want more stuff. However you can't take your Ipod or whatever with you. So what memories would you like to have when your lifetime is over? Well I would like a lot of happy memories that would make me laugh and smile when I looked back on them. I would also love to travel a lot, experience the world. I think it would be amazing to have memories of good things happening in the world during my lifetime. Whether it is world peace, the end of world hunger or global warming... the possiblities are endless!

Life. Four letters. One big meaning. It is the one thing that everyone in the world has. However all these people only have one life. Some spend it wisely, other people don't. It is the thing that everyone takes for granted. Even though I said that a lifetime isn't very long you can do a lot in your lifetime.

Life Lesson: Memories are the only things that can live forever, they are the things that make life so amzing.

I commented on Emilie V's blog about rumors!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

G is for Glass half full

Is the glass half empty or half full? Have you ever heard that expression before? Well if you haven't it means that if you are a negative person you would look a a glass of water that was exactly half full and say that it was half empty. However if you are a positive person you would look at the same glass of water and say that it was half full. So what would you say? I would say that it was half full because I like to be positive.

Being positive or negative is part of your personality, just like being nice or shy or funny etc. I think it is very important to try to be as positive as possible. Why? Well could you imagine how much better the world would be if everyone was positive? I think that the world would be a lot better! Being positive is a lot better for yourself too! Did you know that being positive motivates you to eat healthy and be active? Which is obviosly good for your health!

But what exactly does being positive mean? Well in the dictionary it says that being positive is: a disposition or tendency to look on the more favorable side of events or conditions and to expect the most favorable outcome. So basically you just have to expect good things to happen? Yes, but I think that that is only one part of it. To be a positive person you have to believe this all the time, even when your sad and you have that feeling that nothing will ever get better, you have to put a smile on your face and believe that everything will get better. Its pretty much impossible to believe that all the time and probably no one has ever done it. However the best thing that we can do is to smile and try to be the most positive person you can be. Then the world will be a much happier place!

Life Lesson: Make sure your glass is always half full, and remember that there is no such word as "can't"

Comment: I commented on Michael's post about JK!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

V is for the Virgin Islands

As my hair whips out behind me the warm air hits my face. I look up and see the sails billowing out in the breeze. I look over the side of the boat and see an amazing sight, a sea turtle is swimming along side us in the sparkling, crystal clear water, you can only find in the Caribbean. As the sun shines in the bright blue sky overhead I take a deep breath of the salty ocean air and I know that this, this is paradise.

So you might be wondering where this amazing "paradise" is.... it is the British Virgin Islands(the BVI) in the Caribbean- the closest to paradise you will ever find in the whole entire world!!!!!! I went there in February for one whole week (with 20 other people)! We stayed on a catamaran (a type of sail boat) for the whole week which was amazing. It was so nice and relaxing to go to sleep and hear the waves against the side of the boat, rocking me to sleep.

The BVI is made up of lots of little Islands. Throughout the week we traveled to a bunch of these islands which was really cool because each island had its own story. For example Norman Island is supposed to be where the story Treasure Island took place! While we were at the different islands my favourite thing to do was to go snorkeling!!!! I saw so many different fish it's like a whole new world, full of colour and new creatures!!!

Even though I had a great time you can't have a fabulous week without something bad happening.... So, one night I decided it would be a good idea to go for a swim in the dark. Well, I mean, we did it the first night and nothing happened. However this time no one wanted to come with me. So after assuring my parents that I would just stay around the back of the boat I jumped off the side. I had been swimming for about 10 minutes when I decided to get back on the boat. If only I had decided that like a minute earlier. I had my hand on the ladder when I felt this really weird stinging sensation on my ankle that was slowly creeping up my leg. SERIOUSLY! Out of the 20 of us I just had to be the one who got stung by a jellyfish. I jumped out of the water and trembling I let everyone see my ankle- I had this really weird red mark all around my ankle:( It was probably one of the scariest and most painful experiences of my life.

Other than my jellyfish incident it was the BEST vacation ever! It was such a great experience. I loved every second of it! The worse part (even worse then the jellyfish) was leaving paradise. You have no idea how hard it is to go from paradise to snow and school!!!!

Life Lesson: your life is never complete without at least one trip to paradise:)

I commented on Aleda's blog.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

O is for the Olympics

Can you imagine what it would be like to compete in the Olympics? Scoring that winning goal, jumping that last jump, flying down that ski hill and knowing that you have just won an Olympic gold medal! Of course that doesn't always happen, there are those people who finish that grueling race and miss the gold medal by 1.6 seconds like Devon Kershaw in the 50km cross country ski race! And of course you can't forget those people who may finish in like 79th or something but they go out there and try their best and enjoy every second of it.

So I've never actually been to the Olympics but I love watching them on TV which is kind of weird, because I don't watch any sports (except for the Olympics) I don't know why, not Hockey Night in Canada or anything like that. So why do I watch the Olympics? The honest answer is that I don't know. Maybe I think that the Olympics are different. The Olympics allow people who normally wouldn't be able to achieve their dream do just that. It also allows people who are just watching to dream, to dream that one day that could be them, on the podium with a gold medal around their neck, their national anthem blaring out around them. It also brings the world together in a way that nothing else does. It's like for two weeks every two years the whole entire world believes in something.

Everyone has a favourite moment during the Olympics. Out of all of the Olympics that I've seen and remembered it would probably be when the woman's hockey team won the gold medal!!!! And in Beijing my favourite moment would obviously have to be when Eric Lamaze got a gold medal on his horse, Hickstead (but that's just because I love horses)! However it is harder to pick a favourite moment from Vancouver 2010. Was it when Sydney Crosby scored that winning goal in overtime, or when I found out that Canada had received the most gold medals ever (GO CANADA!), or when Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue finished their breathtaking performance, or when Joannie Rochette received her bronze medal, or when Alexandre Bilodeau received the first gold on home soil and I could go on forever but I'll stop now! All this happened because we all believed! You could definitely say that Vancouver 2010 is something that the world (especially Canadians) won't forget anytime soon!

Life Lesson: If the whole world comes together and we all believe then great things can happen:-D

This week I commented on Georgia's blog!!!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

U is for the United Kingdom

The second we hit the tarmac I'm up. Seven hours in a stuffy plane over the Atlantic Ocean isn't always fun but it is definatly worth it, because in a few hours I will be in my grandma's house with all my family around me.

About once a year we go to England in the United Kingdom to visit all my family. I was born there and moved to Canada when I was two years old. I don't really remember living there and to me Canada will always be my home. However I really miss my family that are all living there and I am always really, really, really, excited to go back.

When most people think of England they automatically think of London. Well believe it or not but I have never actually been to London, well I've been to the airport there but I've never actually gone and seen the city. I know its crazy all those times I've been to England and I've never seen London!!!!

However to me there are more important places in England. The most important place is my grandma's house well old house. She moved in November and it was really sad because some of my earliest and best memories were in that house Its called Brooks Close because in the country in England all the houses have names not numbers its weird I know. That was the place where I got to see all my family together at the same time, and when I say all my family I mean great aunts and uncles and second cousins and normal cousins and I could go on forever but I have to stop somewhere! When I go there I don't just see my family though I see all the people who we knew when I lived there I see kids that I have been friends since I was born!

England means soooo much to me. It is a great place and you should all go there someday. I've heard people say that the reason that we love certain places is because of the people there. I think this is probably true I mean if all my friends and family lived in Kenya or somewhere like that I would probably love it as much as England.

Life Lesson: It is the people that make the places so wonderful.