Saturday, February 20, 2010

Important

Even though I’m sure not many people have decided to spare their time to read this small blog, I am here to enter another post. To be honest I don’t have much to say. Instead of rambling about my life I would like to put something thoughtful into what I write, but I’m not—well, now that I think of it, here’s something. I met a girl recently through one of the social networking sites used by my online school. One of my other friends told me I should talk to her, so I did. I introduced myself, then she replied and introduced herself and asked, “What are the three most important things about you?” That caught me off guard. I’m important? Someone I don’t know instantly assumed there was something important about me for me to tell them? It didn’t make any sense, and at first I wasn’t sure how to respond. I came up with this:

Three most important things about me? Wow, I've never thought anything about
myself was particular important. *thinks* I might have to sleep on that. Heh,
from right off the top of my head I'll say I love to love people, I like making
people happy, and I like how I can show people how I see the world through my
art. Do those count?


After I replying to her I couldn’t help thinking why would anyone assume there was something important about me? I’m not the smartest, the most talented, and certainly not the most attractive person, so how was that a relevant question? Well, I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised. There has to be something important about me since God put me on this Earth. Something worthwhile must be in store since one of my parents’ friends prophesied the birth of my sister and me. But when someone else asks you that, someone human, it surprises you. It surprised me. I guess I came face to face with the belief that I don’t really believe I’m special. Even though I have all these plans, I don’t really think they’ll come about. And most of the time I really think that my being here doesn’t make a difference. Oh well, I guess I just have more things to sort out.

Strive to be better.

Carmen

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A Small Promotion

Sorry I haven't posted recently, assuming that someone is upset about that. Sadly, I can't write much right now, but I would like to point out a few things and do a little promoting.

First, I really enjoy reading a blog by a man named Jon Acuff. Go to http://www.stuffchristianslike.net and read his entries. He's hilarious and very insightful. I urge you to preorder the book he recently wrote from Amazon.com called Stuff Christians Like. *hint* Feel free to use the widget on the side bare *hint*

I would also ask that you would vote for his brother in one of Pepsi's contests. He is trying to win the $5,000 dollars to clean up East Nashville and promote a better and stronger community through it's restoration. Please vote for him and help him win the money here: http://www.refresheverything.com/cleaneast

Um, that's alot less than recall planning to write, but that's really all I have to say. I hope the write something a little more substantial later.

Thanks for reading!

Strive to be better.

Carmen