The Way We Treat Each Other.

Before I get into anything, I have to tell you what I had for breakfast this morning because it was DUHLOOSHUS.

Toasted Ezekiel bread topped with organic raspberry jam, a few sprinkles of goat cheese and an over-medium egg. Whew, it was so good.

Ok so in light of the presidential election year and the political “thickness” in the air, I want to share with you a post that I wrote a while back on my tumblr. Facebook, twitter and other forms of social media are really heating up. I’m seeing a frightening increase in harmful words, thoughts and actions simply because people don’t agree over who is a better candidate. True colors are really starting to show, but as awful as it is to look at, I believe it’s a good thing. I’d rather see filthy rags than white washed tombs. As the year trudges on, read this as a reminder that love is our greatest, most humbling and life saving tool.

If we have everything in common, then naturally you are as valuable as I.

But…

If you don’t listen to the same music I listen to, then you are still as valuable as I.

If you don’t wear the same type of clothes I wear, then you are still as valuable as I.

If you speak differently than I speak, then you are still as valuable as I.

If your hobbies are not my hobbies, then you are still as valuable as I.

If your friends aren’t my friends, then you are still as valuable as I.

If you are interested in things that don’t interest me, then you are still as valuable as I.

If you go to places that I wouldn’t go to, then you are still as valuable as I.

If you make choices that I wouldn’t make, then you are still as valuable as I.

If you watch things that I don’t like to watch, then you are still as valuable as I.

If you think things that I wouldn’t think, then you are still as valuable as I.

If I’m a conservative and you are a liberal, then you are still as valuable as I.

If you believe in something that I don’t believe in, then you are still as valuable as I.

If you have absolutely nothing in common with me, then you are still as valuable as I.

No matter how different we are, you are still as valuable as I.

Perhaps if we stopped looking at how much someone is not like us and instead looked at them the way our Creator does, the world around us would look much different.

 

Photoshoot Saturday

Saturday afternoon turned out to be great. Daniel I and got to spend some time with our friends Darren and Kay exploring downtown Lake City and documenting it with pictures. It was only going to be a few minutes of photographing Kay with my new etsy items on, but it ended up turning into a fun adventure. Lake City’s old buildings make for great backdrops thanks to the chipped paint and old brick. It is also the home of a huge and unfortunately vacant building (one of many) that used to be Hotel Blanche. There weren’t any trespassing signs anywhere, so we managed to shimmy ourselves up into the empty hallways and rooms of the once occupied hotel. It made for some great photos. The brooch/pin and wedding hairpiece that you see Kay wearing in some of these pictures you can view in more detail at my etsy shop, along with many others!

It’s Almost Birthday Times!

 

I’ll be honest: I LOVE a birthday. Especially when it is mine.

No, my birthday is not today. It is however less than two weeks away… February 6!

What has been my favorite birthday so far, you ask?

Well I’d have to say it is a tie between my 15th birthday and my 20th birthday. The day I turned 15 happened to fall on a Wednesday… and if you know anything about me, you know that I was a loyal youth group attendee. So I was pretty pumped to go to youth group and get all that attention (sad but true). Unknown to me was a little surprise that my best friends Jessi and Allison put together. They made a book that was all things Megan and had my friends from school and youth group sign it at the back. When they gave it to me that night I felt quite special, and I still love to look at that book from time to time.

We were big SpongeBob fans. Also, you might notice some faces from 2Gether. Yes, 2Gether. I know my Calculus.

Daniel Thompson (top right corner) was a great middle school friend. He used to share his lunch with me at school everyday, which I know realize made me seem like I couldn’t afford my own lunch. I definitely could, I just never cared to make it at home or get in line to buy it. Lazzzzy. And yes, that is Josh Hartnett down at the bottom. He was just too hot in The Faculty.

No idea who that guy was, but Jessi and Allison CLEARLY found him attractive. The pages go on and on with hilarious pictures of boys I had crushes on and surfing advertisements. Everything about this book makes me laugh.

 

The other favorite birthday took place in Tigersville/Greenville South Carolina when I attended North Greenville University for my sophomore year of college. There was no surprise or some huge, ridiculous gift or anything. It was just a fun get together at Coffee Underground in downtown Greenville. What made it so special was that people that had only known me for 5 months were so genuine in celebrating another year of my life. I felt incredibly loved and appreciated. That night was a blast.

Holy crap, I totally forgot about my 21st Disney Birthday! Well now I have to talk about that. My three best friends and I journey to the world where all of your dreams come true…. and that is exactly what happened! From the moment we arrived in the Magical Disney World good things happened. We even got an etra day of Disney fun for free because it was my birthday! Every Disney worker wished me happy birthday because of my little birthday pin, and my three best friends concocted a scavenger hunt all throughout MGM that ended with me getting a Ukelele! The last night we were there we partied in Pleasure Island. I danced on a revolving floor, Jumped up and down with a girl who just got married, and had a dance off with some Brits. It was the best thing ever, and the inside jokes are endless.

That guy looks like Jimmy Fallon.

Mehhiicoo!

The Brit.

Sleeping Guy. I don’t know how you could fall asleep in Magic Kingdom.

So what about your favorite birthday[s]? What and who made it so special?