Saturday, November 5, 2011

Waiting Tables

Waiting on tables really is not hard. The things that make it hard for my co-workers and I is how others treat us. It is so interesting that the easiest words like "please" and "thank you" makes a big difference. I am not joking. Something about those words that take so little effort make the world of a difference. The good thing about waiting tables is that is reminds me to treat others as how I would want to be treated (Matt. 7:12).

Another thing I have noticed is that the people who cracks the big jokes and even mention something usually about the tip, normally do not tip 20%. At least that is what I have observed. The big principle I take out of this is that "actions speak louder than words."

Even harder is to try not to judge a table by what they look like. As we say at my work, "you just never know." The people who you might not expect anything from, can blow you out of the water. I appreciate these types of people because it reminds be to think positive and be optimistic.

These are just a few thoughts that have come to mind...

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Skinny Latte

There is something very comforting about the idea of sipping a skinny latte and eating pumpkin bread while looking out the window of a coffee shop at the rain outside. The winter is slowly approaching and soon the city will be covered with white. Right after the first snow fall the city looks so clean and heavenly. Then a few days later the snow is trashed with pollution. At least it looked good for a few hours until the next fresh snow fall.

Being college student is almost easier when the weather outside is frightful. It makes staying inside with the books a lot more appealing because you know that you are not missing much. The hard part of winter is being motivated to work out. Thankfully my building has a gym down stairs otherwise I think I just might wait until the spring to start running again.

Soon it is time to decorate for Christmas. I love the idea of decorations and lights around the holidays except the fact that you have to store them the other eleven months in a small studio. My husband and I bought our decorations at Goodwill last year because we knew we were not going to keep them for the next year. This year we probably will just Christmas candles and lights. We do not have much room for anything else, but we can enjoy other people who decorate their houses with lights and a nice Christmas tree looking out at the street.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Life in a Studio

When people hear that my husband and I live in a studio, the first response is usually a surprised expression. "Oh.... How is that going?" The truth is, that it is not bad at all when you picked the right person to live with. We get along really well and use the rule of thumb that we both need to put in 100% and not expect to do just 50%. Even though our window faces a brick building and we can never really know if it is sunny or rainy, we are thankful to live in the location that we do.
I am grateful for my husband and his ability to make our home cozy. Haha... Yes, I said it. He is actually the better one at making it cozy. Some important tips we have learned living in a studio is to make sure you have a good trashcan, clean dishes, and a made bed. If one of these things is not done, the whole place looks messy.
Other thoughts to ponder as being a newly married woman.... I am so grateful I am done with the whole dating thing. The idea of starting to get to know someone from square one is a headache. The reality of being committed to someone for the long run is a beautiful thing.
When people hear I am married in my early twenties, majority of them cannot believe it because most people do not get married these days until late twenties and early thirties. I explain to them, if I have time, that it is a blessing to find someone at an early age because you are most likely more flexible as a person. A few people have told me that they do not want to marry because they are too selfish. I think the older you get the harder it is to get married because you get comfortable with the idea of your independence and doing what YOU want all the time. Marriage is a sacrifice. It is not about what you get from it, but about what you give.
Before I met my husband, I was REALLY independent. I did what I wanted, when I wanted. When we started seriously dating, I realized that if this is going to work, I needed to change my view about my independence. It does not mean I am not independent anymore, but there is the beauty about being dependant on a person and going to them before anyone else.
These are just some thoughts of the day! Feel free to respond!
Take Care and God Bless