Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Girl with the Red Balloon...

"She’s the girl that has a few best friends & doesn’t need anyone, the girl that laughs the hardest at her own jokes.  The girl that expects way too much.  Doesn’t care what anyone thinks, and is nice to everyone.  She’s the girl that will hang up on you, but then call you right back & say sorry.  The kinda girl that will put all her trust in you until you give her a reason not to.  She’s the girl who will never leave your side when you need her, the girl who will go out of her way to cheer you up.  She’s the girl who never sleeps without her teddy bear by her side, she’s the girl who says she isn’t ticklish, but really is.  She’s the girl who will not give up on you if she really believes in you.  She believes in loving somebody forever."

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Part Deux, the Saga Continues...

Well Folks, I'm back.

I realized after writing that last post that I actually really enjoy writing for the sake of writing (shocker!) So I think I may just have to continue on with these so called ramblings but if you got anything from the last post, I think things are heading in a different direction.

Hang on for the ride to see where we end up.

Nevertheless, there is a a This is Good moment to report upon.

I was at work Yesterday, about to sign in, when I looked at the debit machine and noticed someone forgot to take their withdrawn funds.  I quickly swiped my finger, snagged the moula, and brought it to Customer Service.  My supervisor wrote my name on it in case the person wanted to give me a reward, "pfft ya right" I thought.

About an hour later my phone rings at my checkout and it is my supervisor saying that the lady came in to claim the money, yey good right? Then she said to turn around, the lady waved and mouthed Thank You as my supervisor informed me that she had bought me flowers and a thank-you card in exchange for my good deed.


It was nice too cause I recognized her as a frequent customer and I know I will be seeing her again shortly so I can thank her for the beautiful tulips (favourite!)

All in all this week has been so stinkin amazing and I just cannot believe how far my life has come in these past months.  Change is good. Friendship is good. Life is good. And last but not least, This is Good.

Much love and life unimaginable-- Amy

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

This is not farewell my friend...

... we're just getting closer to the homeland.

Hello my people!  I know it's been forever and my oh my has a LOT happened in these past months.  Here are some "this is good" moments that come to mind:

  • I chopped off all my hair. SO GOOD.
  • I went to this RIDICULOUSLY AMAZING music festival called PASSION where I got to witness Chris Tomlin, Kristian Stanfil, and David Crowder worship their hearts out along with 10,000 fellow Christians aged 18 - 25. My mind was blown, I just started crying at the second song as I was overwhelmed by the Lord's presence in that arena.  Such a good weekend.
  • I met the love of my life, he moved away, and is now visiting for the weekend AND will be attending camp with me. FANTASY MUCH! Ha but all is good, we are good mates and we will see what happens!
  • On another "love" note I was kind of seeing this guy and we were in the "dating but not dating" zone where we had to decide if we were going to take it to that level or not and I just don't think it's going to work. Sad as that is, a few friends of mine are rather devo'd about it as they really like him but I just don't see it for me. At least not right now.
  • I started playing Ultimate again, love it!
Other than that I've just been doing school, and living life. I finished the renovations at work which were so much fun and I miss my crew dearly but it was a good chapter to add to my  book of life.

Now to why I am writing this blog post. Friends, the time has come for "This is Good..." to come to an end.

"But Why? :( "
Well you see, I initially started this blog to reflect upon all the great experiences in my life, the moments that made me smile, gave me joy, or impacted me in a life-changing way.  But then I started to rely on this blog for my happiness, I had to stop and search for something "good" that was happening with my life and when I couldn't "find" anything, I sunk.  Then something monumentally grand would happen and I would reach that high mountaintop summit and would think I'd never have to come back down to the valley again. But of course, I would, and that sadness would creep in and surround all of those good moments and good feelings and choke them out.

But then things started to change. I found myself getting swept away by life, I was in a new relationship with life and it was our "honeymoon" phase.  I stopped having this need to find moments of goodness for my whole day would be wonderful.  Nothing could bring me down, sure I would have times of sadness and despair but they would quickly disappear as if they had never shown up in the first place.

As I knew my time at this blog was coming to an end I decided to do something all of us artsy Island folk do: I got a tattoo. I know what you're thinking, a TATTOO? FOR A BLOG? 

Yes I did.  It says "This is Good." But instead of an ellipsis at the end I got a period.  I wanted it to signify that I, that "this" whatever it may be, is good. Plain and simple. There's no more to it than that. I am good, I am worthy and that's that.

So the time has come to say goodbye. I'm going to leave the blog active for I think the writer in me still has more to say, and I want to be able to look back on those memorable posts that we got to experience together. Love you all. 

Don't ever forget that you are so much more that you could ever fathom and that this, this is good. Period.

Much love and never-ending stories -- Amy