Thursday, October 13, 2011

~* Searching for a Venue *~

We are trying to find a venue for our "wedding".  Well, I am trying to find a venue for our "wedding". And it's not as much fun as one might think.

I've never been really psyched about having a wedding, and considering the fact that Mr. M and I are already married, it just seems like an unnecessary headache to me. But- he wants the ceremony and reception, and his mom wants to pay for the majority of the festivities, so I'm not exactly in a position to refuse. And, hey, I love a good party as much as anyone.

The headache comes in because Mr. M and the MIL want to have this shindig back home in the PA-DE-MD area. Easier said than done, especially considering that I'm not driving yet. All I have to go on is reviews and websites, and quite frankly, it's both overwhelming and underwhelming. But this is my only day off without Mr. M for a few weeks, so I guess I better get to it.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

~* Disabilities *~

"The only real disability is a bad attitude"- Scott Hamilton

Strange how true this is. You could be a soldier who lost both legs because of an IED, or a child born with CP, or a woman diagnosed with breast cancer (it is October, after all). But not a single one of these becomes a disability until, and unless, you think of it that way.

I believe people underestimate the power of their own brains. If you can find a way to see the silver linings, and to always count your blessings, and just to remember that things could always be worse- life gets a little bit brighter. It doesn't take a ton of work to think this way, it's just a little re-programming of the thought process. Being more aware of what you think, especially if you're prone to speak first.

At work, we're supporting the Ride2Recovery, a bike ride for wounded vets who bike for therapy. These are guys (and girls, I'm sure) who have lost limbs and senses (some are blind) and comrades, but they're out there trying to build a better life for themselves. We'll be having a few of the guys in the gym over the weekend on their specially-equipped bikes, and I truly hope they provide a little motivation that so many people seem to be lacking these days. I know I'm looking forward to meeting them.

Life is beautiful if you're looking through the right window.
" Don't place your better days in the future."