11 December 2013

Don't Talk to Cops

"One of the Fifth Amendment’s basic functions is to protect innocent men who otherwise might be ensnared by ambiguous circumstances. Truthful responses of an innocent witness, as well as those of a wrongdoer may provide the government with incriminating evidence from the speaker’s own mouth." -The Supreme Court (Ohio v. Reiner)

06 December 2013

two lovely things

Look at these beautiful snowflakes! It's amazing that every one is created so uniquely. They are all spectacular, and some unexpected. Of all the creations, I feel like Father must have the most fun creating snowflakes. I think about the things that I love to do and see that no one knows about--it's good and special to have some things for ourselves. I love the idea of my Father creating each snowflake so carefully, and letting them fall and melt around his children, most of whom will never see the details. I hope this is one thing that he creates for himself. For the simple pleasure of creating.

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The second lovely thing is this song:

It moves me.

For years I've listened to this song and attributed it to ... a person. There've been a few people in my life that I thought of when I listened to this song. People that I thought I might be with "one day," as long as I waited long enough for them. Recently I felt a shift--I felt that it belongs to no one. The one it belongs to just... doesn't exist yet. Not for me. It's not about someone that is there yet, or at least in the right form and time. It belongs to someone that isn't here yet. I would wait 'til kingdom come to find that one, and it will be worth the wait. If this song moved me deeply before, it doesn't compare to what it does now.

04 December 2013

kisses for all the boys who never pressured a girl!

Because I just ♥ you so much.

I read this article and was sad to read about what many people face. It's a concern that people have everywhere, regardless of their personal standard, or whether or not they choose to be abstinent before marriage.

The truth is that sex is a special and intimate expression of love, and you really, truly give a piece of yourself to someone when you're physical with them. It's a major emotional connection in a relationship. Speaking of any physical engagement, it's never okay to pressure someone, OR to punish them emotionally/mentally because they won't do what you want (acting angry, freezing them out, threatening them with breakup, trying to convince them you're in the right--this is not the same as communication/discussion, which can be essential). Being physical is important; it creates bonds, it feels good. We luv it. Yay! But everyone has a different timeline and comfort level, and we must respect that about each other.

If a relationship is to maintain balance, physical development should grow with friendship, respect, time, commitment, acceptance, trust, etc. Trust is something to be earned. It's a lovely thing.

Every girl and boy is beautiful and unique, in their character and spirit, and even in their timeline. It's okay to take time in life, to get things right, and to enjoy every moment.