Wednesday, November 25, 2009

An Attitude of Gratitude

Why be thankful? It...

-fills our hearts with joy

-shows a selfless attitude in a selfish world

-gives the feeling of being full--not empty

-produces peace within our hearts

Who doesn't want joy, peace, selflessness, contentment? Practice an attitude of gratitude this Thanksgiving. You may be surprised at all the things you are thankful for...and watch your self have joy, be at peace, become selfless, and practice contentment.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Top 5...Places I Want to Visit

One of the big draws for me to my college was that the college offers a great study abroad program. Instead of spending a whole semester in another country (which my school also offers), you have the option of taking a class about a country during the semester and then visiting that country for two weeks after the semester is over! Very cool! I love traveling, so this appealed to me very much. PLUS... it counts toward a requirement for graduation AND the cost is covered in tuition.

Well, last year was the first year the college charged a fee for the trips: $600. That's manageable. This year I am finally eligible to go, and so excited I could be going to another country. This year's trips include Greece! I was so excited when my advisor told me that! Well, I later get more information about the trips and to my dismay, the trip fee this year is $1,500!!! Yikes! Was not prepared for that! So, sadly I will not be going to Greece next May. Now more than ever, here are my top five places I want to visit sometime in my life:

1. GREECE!!!

2. Ireland

3. Paris

4. Egypt

5. Germany

What's your Top 5?