Do you ever just sit and think about life, how fast the years pass?...

   Do you think there's much beyond human comprehension? Beyond mundane beliefs? When you see a butterfly effortlessly fly like nothing else matters. Or when a rainbow shines through the rain like unfailed hope. Yet we humans are so caught up in the things that shouldn't matter... 

Funny how the world works, eh?

   I often mention the oak I stare at outside my window. Sometimes I like sitting outside late at night when the world's asleep and I'm awake, just looking at it. 

I sure as hell ain't sitting outside anytime soon with temps in the 20's and 30's, no way. I was not made for the cold. 

Hello northern folk, come get your buddy Old Man Winter, it may be Mardi Gras, but we folks down here don't want him drunk in our yard. 

Silly, I know.

   It's strange not seeing beads everywhere and people out celebrating. Not that I get out much, but it's strange. 

   I'm off work today and have no idea what to do with myself. Bored and a bit lazy.

Think I've just gotten tired of watching movies and it's not as interesting watching alone, especially a good comedy. I think comedies are my favorite genre. Always feels good to laugh and when you're watching a comedy with someone it makes you feel good. Even parts that doesn't seem that funny become funny and then you crack up and end up cracking up more when the other person is laughing.

Those are happy moments that make happy memories and I love those, especially when you're with someone you love.

   And you know what, making happy moments and memories together with someone is priceless, it doesn't cost a thing.

That's the problem with this world, people think money can buy love, can buy friendship and that's the farthest thing from the truth. People will look at the cost of a gift and incorporate the value of its worth to prove how much someone loves them which is bullshit.

I was at work yesterday and overheard a couple of customers chatting about how their man bought them this and that and one saying to another, "Girl, my man loves me, he bought me this", while showing off her jewelry to the other woman, "and girl it was expensive."

Other woman, "Yes indeed, my man spent $300 on me for Valentines."

And the conversation kept going as if what each other's man spent on them showed how much they loved them. And like it was a competition of who's man spent more.

It's ridiculous. It's sad even. 

It's like the world is so obsessed with money. 

Indeed we need it to live, bills, food, stuff like that, but when the hell did it become a requirement of love?

I don't know, I don't get it and I'm just rambling here, lol, excuse me. I'm just stunned at how people's views are. Not to say I'm judging, whatever rocks their world, but it still makes me wonder. I just think a gift isn't what it costs, but the thought put into it and it doesn't have to cost a thing. A picked flower given to another just to say I love you is what is love is. It costs nothing yet is priceless. A simple smile and a message saying you're thinking of the other is love, doesn't cost a thing, yet is priceless.

   Yep, rambling here, lol. Excuse me.

   I think I may just get off of my lazy ass and find something to do with myself. 

   I don't know, my thoughts are all over the place, my coffee's getting cold and I'm thinking about life in general.

   Take nothing and no one for granted. Enjoy the simple things, love, smile, tell those you love that you love them. Breathe in the day, breathe in the night and no matter what happens in life, keep in mind tomorrow's a new day. 

   Think I may just go make me a grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup, mmm, I'm huuoooongray.

   I hope you smile today. And if you've lost your smile today, remind yourself that storms always pass. Remind yourself of those you love, who love you and let their love lift the storm clouds.