Monday, August 9, 2010

On recommendation..

I have decided to compose a list for the day of things to be grateful for. Forgive me if some are double-edged in their wording.. Today's not so great (hence the need for the silly darned exercise):

1. I am young enough to change some of what is wrong with me with God's help.
2. I have a boyfriend that treats me well.
3. I am enrolled in four of the six college courses I desire and may make it into the other two, as well.
4. I found and read The Freedom Manifesto.
5. I have two Smashing Pumpkins CDs.
6. The people I love are still alive.
7. I have two new houseplants.
8. I am relatively well prepared (I think) for my Chinese exam tonight.
9. I was able to go to Hospice house today and be around people I enjoy.

Sigh.. I don't like being ingrateful, so I suppose I should learn to love such seemingly childish activities.


Wayne said...

You know, the first step to loving such activities is admitting that they aren't childish at all ;)

Marvin the Martian said...

See how easy that was? Good job! And, there's nothing that says you can't be grateful for the same things every day. You have a LOT to be grateful for! You are so lucky.

(and thanks for trying it out...)

Marvin the Martian said...

I meant to say, I am very pleased for you and proud of you for:
- taking AP college courses (six of them! That's awesome!!!)
- continuing with your Chinese classes
- volunteering at hospice
- reading "The Freedom Manifesto" (was it helpful to you?)

Now's the time to start looking for college scholarships, if you haven't already. A smart and talented student like you can even score a free ride at some schools.

You can do it!

Lydia said...

Thank you, Marvin, but I must correct one statement: I am taking dual-enrollment classes, not AP ones. I didn't wish to deal with all the pupils at my school and learn college level courses (plus some of my school's AP teachers STINK..), so I decided to attend all my classes at a local community college, where it'll be mainly adults.

Also, I really should get goin' on scholarships, I know.. But first I think I'll take the ACT.

Lydia said...

Also, is that YOU, Wayne?

Marvin the Martian said...

How fun, dual-enrollment! There was no such thing in the olden days. So you get to be with people your own intellectual age! Or maybe they're still your juniors, just like your high school peers. College anymore is really just an extension of high school, especially since social promotion has made it necessary for colleges to re-teach most of the things students were supposed to learn in high school, and didn't.

The ACT is just like the SAT, only with more words. But it's still mostly multiple-guess, and therefore it's simple. You'll do well, I know.

Anonymous said...

Lol, if by Wayne you mean what your grandmother calls me, then yes, it is.

Scrnly said...

Found your blog even not searching for it :) but these words I did read here was great, keep that line of living and thinking ;)

God bless,