Monday, February 18, 2013

me, myself, and I

I think as soon as I think I'm doing pretty good in life something comes up and I realize again how messed up I am. Lately I've been noticing how selfish I am. How many times a day I say "I". Or how many times a day I think about myself. I talk about myself, I think about myself, nearly everything I do revolves around myself and making myself feel good. Even the things I do that are considered good deeds are usually done with the wrong intentions.

There's so many people in this world. And if there's so many, why can't I just care about others? I mean sure, there are time that I genuinely care for other people but more than half the time I don't.

We people only have short lives to live. Our days pass by quickly and what do we spend them on? What do we spend our time doing? To be honest, it doesn't really matter too much what we're doing. It depends on if your heart is all in it and what your goals are. If you spend your days waiting for one glorious moment but the days you spend before that glorious moment are wastefully spent just waiting, then what do you accomplish? Live where you are and as Eric Liddel said, wherever you are, just be all there. And don't be there just to be there for yourself. No joy comes from that.

It's funny how it works. True happiness only comes when you stop searching for your own happiness and start really caring about others.

We went to Tennessee last month and visited Sergeant York's birthplace. These are some shots from one of those days. We were all cold and half sick, but looking back, it was well worth it. 


  1. Kendra everything you wrote here was SO TRUE!!!! True happiness does come through helping and caring for others. Beautiful blog you have my fellow Kentuckian.

  2. Whoa, neat bridge :) You are so right- thanks, I needed to hear that today. :)

  3. Wowww awesome post Kendra!! Something I definitley need to be thinking about more!


    p.s. i love kentucky and tennessee! and that bridge looks like crazy loads of scariness! i would never be able to do that!!! :/


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