Past & Present (no I don’t mean the gift)

I’ve been talking to my grandma recently, so far we have 20 emails sent back and forth throughout this past month. It doesn’t sound like many but if you knew my track record for getting back to people on time you’d understand…it’s not that I don’t read the emails but I usually forget to respond. Anywayyyys my grandma reminded me of something.

Those foreign pictures are what some would refer to as dance halls. My generation doesn’t have things like that (I wish we still did), or if they do it cost a lot and you have to deal with the music that either blasts your ears off or the words in them are so nasty you can’t stand it.

Soda fountains! Not the one’s that have a billion kinds of liquor but the kind that kids go hang out after school and get ice cream and soda and just talk or do whatever. Why did these have to disappear? What was so unpopular about them that they had to close?

One more thing I miss like truly miss and don’t understand why things have to change it:

People? No I’m an introvert so I don’t mind not being around people but if you look closely you’ll see…

Their eyebrows? No!

Their hair? No!

Their smiling faces? Yes! I miss seeing the emotions people have on their faces. I miss the interaction you used to have and now we have to avoid people. I miss life before all the craziness happened. I just want to go back to when I was 5 and I had no worries other than if mom was making cookies that day. But does that mean I have to live in the past? No. Life is so precious so don’t feel wish upon things you can’t change. Instead choice today what your attitude will be. Live in the present and bring joy to those your around.

See you guys soon! ❤

Cute Photoshoot Time!!

Hello all! I know my blog name is Photos by Abby Rose soooo I thought I would for once post photos! Today is just a cute photoshoot of a dog I watch sometimes. Her name is Maggie and she’s absolutely adorable and so much fun to hang out with!

Hope you enjoyed the cuteness and I plan to do more photo blog posts in the future!!

Have an amazing day everyone ❤

A Choice

Our attitude towards everything is what motivates us in everyday situations. However, we also have a choice of how to present our attitude. You will often find yourself groaning out of bed, stumbling to the bathroom, and criticizing yourself in the mirror. You get to school or work, and you immediately start judging the people who are there but “smiling” anyways and asking how they are doing. We want to accomplish our tasks and get on with our day. We ask questions even when we do not really care about the actual person. 

Questions are essential but why we ask the question is even more important. If we know someone is having a bad day, we should not quickly ask them something when we do not truly care. The same applies to when we are given a job. Many times we do not really care enough to think things through. Instead, we ask many useless questions that hinder the job from getting done quickly and efficiently. There is a story about a man named Rowan, “McKinley gave Rowan a letter to be delivered to Garcia; Rowan took the letter and did not ask, ‘Where is he at?'” Rowan isn’t the sort of man who asks others how he should go about his tasks. He isn’t someone who seeks answers from others about things that he can determine himself. 

Rowan’s attitude towards being asked to deliver the letter was remarkable. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. – Charles R. Swindoll. Rowan could have reacted horrendously. He could have asked hundreds of questions. Where? Why? When? However, instead, he took the letter, sealed it up in an oilskin pouch, strapped it over his heart, and proceeded to deliver the message to Garcia. 

Don’t you wish that we could react the same way Rowan did? When our parents ask us to do something, we always respond with “why?”. We never say right away yes, mom, I would be glad to. Instead, we respond with a question. Why do we ask questions? Some people ask questions because they are afraid that they are getting the answers wrong, so they want your opinion. People also tend to ask questions they already know because they typically do not want the responsibility of knowing the answer. 

When we walk into a room, we tend to want to run to the closest person we know. We often want to shrink into a ball and not talk much (or at least this is from personal experience). I do not particularly appreciate having to talk to people sometimes; it is hard to think of things. You can only get so far with “how are you?” and our attitude towards the conversation really shows the person if we care or not. Recently I was talking to a woman from our church, and she REALLY likes to talk like really. Instead of listening, though, I found my attitude growing annoyed at her, and all I really wanted to do was get up and leave the conversation. Then I remembered Charles Swindoll’s quote. “The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.” I sadly then realized that I was a jerk in the conversation. I was not making her feel listened to. Instead, I showed her the typical stereotype of a teenager…arrogant, impatient, unfocused, and totally not encouraging.

“We cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.” – Charles Swindoll. Our attitude is our responsibility. Our attitude is our problem and ours alone. I find myself judging people and how they react around me and how dumb and stupid their questions are, but then I look at myself. I reevaluate my thoughts and actions, and I see that every day I ask the same ridiculous things and bother those in charge with random meaningless questions that I could figure out myself. 

Instead, I challenge myself now when I am in a conversation with my friends and family and people I may not get along with. I look them in the eyes, and I pay attention to their ideas. I allow them to talk, and even though sometimes I find myself getting bored and not paying attention, I try to remember that they want to be heard too, and that is one of the only gifts I will ever give them.

Have a great day everyone!

Sometimes You Just Need To Have A Dust Fight!

Welcome back everyone! Todays just a fun post to show you what I did at my school recently! It was super fun and the teacher was a blast to work with.

Most of that was done on the first day (Thursday), but we sanded and smoothed it down (Friday). We also had a drywall dust “fight” basically covered out hands in dust and covered each other in handprints. Next up is electricity and soldering aka melt things! I wasn’t able to take many pictures sadly.

This was absolutely so much fun and I wish my school did this all the time instead of once a year!

See you soon ❤

Random post #982?

Hello all! I know my posting is all over the place but I have some interesting posts in line for you! Starting off I wanted to share what I’ve been up to lately so enjoy my random photos (I talk about what they are specifically so make sure you click on all of them!

Next up are some yummy suggestions of drinks you should try sometime!

Here’s something so exciting that happened at my school!

Annnd thats the end of this post! Stay tuned for a post about how my school let us learn about trades for two days aka I learned how to wire electrical outlets and break drywall to fix it!