As soon as i came back to my dorm tonight, i dropped everything and wanted to make a simple mug of tea. Nothing too fancy, just a little bit of sugar and a lipton tea bag. I fill everything up and all i need to do, is boil that water.
That mug has been that way, for the past 20 minutes.
It will be some relaxing tea. Today i went with my girlfriend Katie to this place called the Stan Hywet Mansion. Wonderful place with beautiful scenery, an extravagant Mansion, and an even greater history. I remember making the comment, something along the lines of:
“See, this place is so striking visually because there was an extreme amount of detail put into almost everything you see. Someone’s sweat could be in that wood because they labored over it. You know what society wants today though? they want things designed, and presented so simply that they don’t even have to appreciate the craftsmanship, or the hard work put into it.”
And its true. you know why vintage things always come back around to interest people? because you can see the handiwork someone put into that, you can tell someone molded that steel and custom made it.
So why can’t we all work harder. the best things aren’t meant to be easily attained, right?
i saw it even more when i got to experience something else.
This guy i know, he’s liked this girl for awhile right? He says that he has been praying “for six months..every, single, night.” for God to show him if it will, or even should be a thing. Its been hard on him because she couldn’t date until she was 16 (they are both the same age). When he finally asks, she says:
“Go ask my Dad.”
He’s been working on it for awhile, talking to her dad. With that much commitment though, what Dad wouldn’t let a guy like that date his daughter!
So thought for the day:
Work hard for what you want, and put your heart into it. Don’t give up and stand your ground.
Now if you’ll excuse me, i have some tea to steep.