Enjoy this beautiful day

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Storm Watch

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For most of the day,  most of NC has been under a tornado and serve thunderstorm warning or watch. Two tornadoes touched down, not too far, from my house.

Because of my love of storms, I went out and took pictures of the sky, throughout the day.  The first 3 pictures were taken around noon, in my car, and the last a little after 7pm, while looking out my bedroom window.  I even managed to get some video before it poured down raining.

I love watching how the sky transforms during a storm. I love the smell of rain in the air and the smell of the dirt.  I could feel the dip in temperature before the storm and then the a sudden warmth, in the air. I always open the blinds so I can watch the storm.  Today was perfect for storm watching.

Paint Nite

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Everyone needs a night off to just have fun and let their creativity flow.  I decided to try Paint Nite at World of Beer.  I was a little nervous at first. I am not a painter. I can barely draw a decent stick figure but I needed to get out of my comfort zone and try something new.

I swallowed my fears and jumped all in.  It was a great night and I met a lot of nice people.  Everyone was happy and encouraging.  I think I did pretty good for my first time and I look forward the next paint night.

I definitely recommend Paint Nite for anyone who is feeling creatively block, needs a night out, or just want to meet new people.  Check Groupon for deals or search for Paint Nite classes in your area.

 

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Pics of the Week

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What is True Love

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The question many people ask themselves is will I find my true love.  We are looking for the person who will love us unconditionally, flaws and all.  Love us when we are at our best and worse.  Love us when we are old and grey.  The person who will never abandon us.  The person outside of you.

We are taught, from a young age, to look outside of us for love.  We are to groom ourselves to become the best person, best lover, best friend, best cook for someone else to love.  But, the truth is, true love come from inside you.

We must stop looking outside, for validation, and start looking inside.  How can you love another and accept another person, for who they are, when you have not loved and accepted yourself, for who you are?   You cannot expect something, from someone else, that you are not willing to give yourself.  How can you recognize unconditional love, from the outside, when you have not accepted it on the inside?

To find true love, you need to find yourself.  You need to love yourself.  Love your unconditionally, flaws and all, at your worst and best.  Don’t become someone for a person who may or may not show up.  Become what you want for the person who is here now, YOU!