Just to let you know, I really can't support this
Big Brother stuff.
It's not that I am against the so-called reality-based television, because
I can get behind The Real World... And I'm actually semi-hooked on
(one of the few network programs I watch). Maybe it isn't the concept that
I'm against, but the way they package it. I'm yet to watch an episode
start-to-finish and have only seen the show three times... but I'm told that
they fill up a lot of time by showing old clips. How boring is that? And
the gal they have hosting the show actually thinks she's doing something
journalistic (I know because she said so in an interview I watched.) Voyeuristic
maybe... but there is no way that it is journalistic.
There is an e-mail forward floating around out there that is unlike most e-mail forwards... it rings true. I do my best to not fill my friends' mailboxes with junk and I certainly don't want to fill this journal with junk, either... But take a look at these "Ten Rules of Life" and tell me if they don't ring true. Personally, I think they hit the nail on the head...
(1) It hurts to love someone and not be loved in return, but what is more painful is to love someone and never find the courage to let that person know how you feel. (2) A sad thing in life is when you meet someone who means a lot to you, only to find out in the end it was never meant to be and you just have to let it go. (3) It's true that we don't know what we've got until we lose it, but it's also true that we don't know what we've been missing until it arrives. (4) It takes only a minute to get a crush on someone, an hour to like someone, and a day to love someone... but it takes a lifetime to forget someone. (5) Don't go for looks, they can deceive. Don't go for wealth, even that fades away. go for someone who makes you smile because it takes only a smile to make a dark day seem bright.
(6) Dream what you want to dream; go where you want to go; be what you want to be because you have only one life and one chance to do all the things you want to do. (7) Always put yourself in the other's shoes. If you feel that it hurts you, it probably hurts the person, too. (8) A careless word may kindle strife; a cruel word may wreck a life; a timely word may level street; a loving word may heal and bless. (9) The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything... they just make the most of everything that comes along their way. (10) Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss, ends with a tear. When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling. Life your life so that when you die, you're the one smiling and everyone around you is crying. (0508)
I'm still worried that having Jessie in town will be a little different. Well, I know it will be different... no more trips to Franklin, no more being away from everything else... there are more distractions it seems in our hometown (let's call it Smallville from now on). Although, we won't both be in town together much longer... The summer is coming to a close... And I'll be a couple of hours away and in another state for school. I guess only time will tell how things will go. (0551)
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