2. SMART... I was always a smart girl in school. Ever since I set foot into a classroom -- I blew my teachers away. I'm not exaggerating at all. It's funny to read my old report cards and all the things my teachers had to say about me. The funny thing is that I did so well in academics but my attitude sucked! I don't know if they still grade children on how they behave. What I do know is that I was a little terror to my teachers!
3. SPONTANEOUS... This word is a favorite. Why? One of the craziest things I have ever done in my life is get on a plane, fly to Oakland, California with nothing but a suitcase and $300 dollars. That's it. That's all. I made my way from Oakland, down the California coast to Los Angeles. From there, I caught the grayhound to New Mexico and stayed there for awhile. It was such an adventure. One of these days I will post some entries from that time in my life. I think I wrote in my journal the entire bus ride. It amazes me how much adventure I have enjoyed.
4. STUNNING... We were in Cancun Mexico when we took this picture. Red was my favorite colour at the time. Husband looked so delicious in his suit and I felt like a diamond on his arm. Would you believe that my dress was bought at Ross for $13. It fit like a glove; like whoever made it, made it just for me! Someone said I looked STUNNING that evening and it has become a favorite word ever since.
5. SPARROW... reminds me of the first gospel song I had ever learned: His Eye Is On The Sparrow. What the song means for me is that God is always looking out for me. I need not fear. I know he is always interested in my life and takes great pleasure in watching me make correct decisions.
6. STRONG... I am a strong girl; physically, mentally, spiritually. I thank my mother and the women that came before for this trait. My mother has beat cancer. She has had five strokes and can still function without too much assistance. I am amazed at the strength of her will power. If God would just grant me a fraction of her will, I think it would be enough to last me a lifetime. My mothers mother was also an image of strength. She managed to bare and raise 17 children. I am amazed at how "fertile" she was and the strength she must have had to put food in the mouths of every child and to raise them to be upright people. Wow!!
7. SLIPPA... pronounced just as it is spelt. Who could ever manage living in Hawai'i without the Rubba Slippa? I just couldn't do without it and whoever created it should be crowned! They call it flip flops outside of Hawai'i but here -- we all know what it is and where it belongs... outside the front door! This would also be the reason for my extremely wide feet.
8. SMILE... Someone said that it takes more muscles to frown than it does to smile. Smiling is such a priceless gift. It changes the way a person behaves. When you smile on the phone, the person on the other end can tell that you are smiling. One of my favorite songs we used to sing in Primary went like this:
If you chance to meet a frown
Do not let it stay
Quickly turn it upside down
And smile that frown away
No one likes a frowning face
Change it to a smile
Make the world a better place
By smiling all the while
9. STAR... Of all the things in the sky that I love to look at, it would have to be stars. As a young woman, at camp, a bunch of us would lay out on the grass and look up at the stars and discuss all the usual teenage stuff. Crushes, Love, Kissing, school, etc. We could look at the stars for hours and hours. They are so beautiful. Even now, in my 33rd year of life, I thoroughly enjoy star gazing. The universe is so perfect and so utterly beautiful and eternal; ever growing, ever expanding; ever evolving!
10. SAVIOR... One who saves, preserves, or delivers from destruction or danger.