Get Inspired to Find Your Motto Today

I have always loved the quote “Live, Laugh, Love” but I see it everywhere. So I wanted to make it more me. Now, I have no clue if this quote has been made before because great minds think alike, but this is the motto I have molded out of the “Live, Laugh, Love” quote to make it more about my life.

Maybe you’re that odd puzzle piece out of the picture that can’t seem to find its fit. That is okay! Be your own picture, follow your own motto.

Live to Laugh

Laugh with Love

Love to Live

Live to Laugh

live to laugh

My entire life laughter has been my drug. I laugh at myself, I laugh with friends; I even laugh in awkward situations. That’s just me and I used to be embarrassed by it. I could find humor in just about anything, sometimes causing me to be the only one in a room laughing. People would look at me and say “Wow you laugh a lot.” Seems like a weird statement to make but who am I judging. It’s not like I am running around screaming “Fire!” a lot. Its laughter and it is good for you. I have learned to love myself for it, as it is a cure for the worst of days. A good laugh for me can change my attitude completely for the rest of the day.

Laugh with Love

Laugh with love

Even though I laugh a lot I try not to do it at any ones expense. I would rather laugh with you and not at you. To share a laugh with someone is sharing a wealth that is priceless. My best friend and I sometimes will laugh until we are crying and the rest of room is staring at us like we are crazy, but her and I get each other. We love to laugh together. Those moments mean the world to me. Finding someone who understands your silly is such a blessing and I hope everyone has this person/persons in their life. My other best friend, my husband, somehow loves me no matter what weird noises, sayings, or quirky things come out of my mouth. When I am down he knows just how to make me laugh or smile again and it’s all for love.

Love to Live

Love to Live

I am still trying to find myself but I have learned to love all my own and life’s oddities along the way. My growth to loving myself for who I am has come with a lot of reflecting on my past and appreciating it all as a learning experience rather than beating myself up over things I can’t change. Find the good in what made you who you are now. Today I am a stronger person than I was yesterday. Loving what life hands me is not always easy, but it is something I strive to do every day. With a tendency to stress about every choice I make I am determined to learn to let go and just Love to Live. I want to travel, meet new people, find my true passion and only loving to live life will get me there.

Times in life I need inspiration to push through things, take on new adventures, or live my dreams. I hope this quote inspires others too and gets you thinking about your own motto. If you do not have a motto think about your favorite things to do. What in your past has defined who you are today? How have you been a better person because of it? What are your dreams and the things you do each day to reach them?

What inspires you?

I would love to hear your motto. Share it with me in the comments below or on Facebook.

Want more inspiration? Check out my blog about 5 People to Inspire Your Hobby.

4 Thoughts on The Phrase “Just Google It”

4 Thoughts on the phrase just google it

4 Thoughts on The Phrase “Just Google It” When it Comes to Google Vs. Human Interaction

Maybe I am just getting to the point where I use the expression “Back in my day” or I am just not with the times, but when someone uses “Just google it” as an answer to my question with no deliberation at all it’s upsetting. Sure Google is handy in certain scenarios, but I don’t believe it should be the immediate answer to all. Don’t get me wrong I love Google it has proved my point, saved my homework assignment, and helped me find the solution to my most deliberated first world problems time and time again. Most of my job and hobbies consist of having my face in the computer and living in the digital world. So when an in person human conversation arrives at my front door I encourage full engagement.

This is difficult if one or both parties prefer to talk to Google about it.

Google Typewriter

 

TO PERSUADE A DEBATE: Helpful

When someone confuses one actress for another and you just can not let them go on thinking that, then google is an awesome way to prove them wrong, or right. How about those history buffs who pride themselves on knowing the dates of key historical events or when that president was born. Put two of them together and there may be an argument needing solved over the correct date then google is your man, or woman, to provide the third party answer. Debates are healthy and bring all sorts of topics to the table. So I’m grateful to have google to help solve these debates and educate all parties involved for future conversations. Even if some topics are silly they obviously mean something to those discussing them and others. If Google has the answer then someone somewhere had to have thought of the discussion before. Although don’t get sucked into the deep dark hole trying to get your answer and forget you are in a room with your friends. Use Google to keep the conversation flowing then get back to the conversation.

ALONE AND NEEDING ANSWERS: Helpful

When it’s easy to have another misconstrue your email and take a feeling about it you weren’t trying to portray I’d prefer to call a person and discuss something with them over the phone. There is not always that opportunity to make a phone call in my office setting so typically I have to send an email. If you stare at words long enough or haven’t written them in a long time it’s easy to become paranoid that you are using the wrong version of it. Google provides that two-second double check to ease your mind.

Sitting alone in your office trying to write a memo to the entire office and realize how embarrassing it would be if you used the wrong form of a word or misspelled it? Well pop right over to google and check the spelling and definitions of the word. At least when you accidentally hit “Reply All” and not just “Reply” your over shared email will have its spelling and grammar on point.

While reading a book you come across a word you do not know, why not google it to learn something new? By all means grow your vocabulary.

Just Google it

FACE-TO-FACE CONVERSATION BLOW OFF: Hurtful

At the office you ask your boss or superior for their wisdom or knowledge, then they reply “Just Google it.” It’s frustrating, especially if they look at you like your stupid for not thinking of that. Sure, googling it would be my fall back but if there is an opportunity to have a no technology face-to-face conversation. WHY NOT? I am respecting you in basically assuming you have an input or knowledge and can start an educational conversation. So you choose to basically divert an intellectual conversation to google? I can google just about anything, but what if I come out with the wrong solution to the situation? It seems that for just about every right answer on google there is three wrong. So why leave it up to chance if you can ask someone who can or should know the information you’re looking for? Especially if the person you are asking started a business in said subject.

MEDICAL ISSUES: Hurtful

I hear it over and over again in a casual conversation people telling others to google their symptoms. EEEK speaking for my hypochondriac self (google diagnosed) Don’t Do It! Even the strongest hearted person can lead themselves down a deep dark hole of their symptoms and come out of it in cold sweats of fear. There are too many related symptoms in different illnesses that you could have the common cold but think otherwise. Okay I realize temptation gets to us sometimes we think heck if I could only ease my mind maybe I can convince myself out of going to the doctor. 9 times out of 10 I end up clicking link after link until I am convinced I have something horrifying. Medical diagnosis seem like their best left to the Dr. Or educated individual who will want to see and talk to you in person to rule out the possibilities.

I am in no way telling you what to do with your google abilities. Do what makes you happy, but don’t compromise your reality and make google your all-knowing guru that is the only source of information. Don’t find yourself telling someone else to “Just Google It” as they were probably asking you the question to start a conversation, which is a difficult thing for some of us introverts trying to be extroverts.

Any other thoughts on Google involvement in our everyday conversation? Are there pros and cons in your mind as to people’s ability to split second Google something you’re conversing about? Does it help or hurt your day to day interactions?

Let me know in the comments below or feel free to let me know on Facebook.

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5 “Spoiler Alert” People You Should Avoid Conversation With

spoiler alertAs an avid Netflix and Redboxer I have become a generation of human that waits for the major TV shows and movies to come out on those platforms. Sometimes I wait months from the release date other times its years from the release date, but all I know is it takes great ninja technique to avoid spoilers in the news, on social media, and in public. That is why when I have done my best to avoid spoilers I very much dislike those people who ruin it in a second for me after all that hard work. Some of you might say “Hey if you’re going to be cheap and not pay for the immediate entertainment than you deserve it.”, but I think it’s resourceful. Gone are the days that I pay for cable just to get 85 % of channels I do not watch, along with commercials galore, and the movie options provided are a rip off. I just cannot justify paying extra all the time to see a movie as soon as it comes out. Sure every once and a while I will splurge for a theatre movie, but that is what makes it so fun is that it is such a rarity.  When I do go to a movie I will fully commit. Going full out, purchasing all the snacks to get the total experience. Otherwise I will wait, holding my breath, that I do not run into one of the below type of people ready to spoil the waiting method I have developed.

The Bragger

It’s almost as if they want to be the first to see the movie to boast to all. This bragger feels as if they do not clarify that they saw the movie before you that you won’t believe them. So what do they do?  They describe how great it is and in turn release some sort of news about the movie or TV show like the climax or the ending that no one would know unless they watched the movie. Whether it is in a review article, a YouTube video, on Facebook, or in a person to person conversation this person has to divulge details about the program they watched in order to be a part of the so called “saw it first” group therefore ruining the movie or TV show for us few “peasants” who have not seen it yet.

The Conversational Code Speaker

At a party with all your friends and the conversation turns to what you’re all currently watching, it’s your turn to spill, but wait, your one maybe two seasons behind the rest of them. Suddenly the room is quiet the group is staring at you in disbelief that you are not caught up on the series. The conversation either comes to an awkward halt because the group does not want to ruin the current season for you, or the code talk begins. The group starts talking in code specific to that series. “Did you see so and so in the last episode, and what they did with so and so?” another party goer describes to the other, “Yeah, Yeah, it made me cry so much!” someone responds. Now you’re stuck in the torcher of not being able to be a part of the conversation, but also not wanting to ruin the show for yourself. They begin to proclaim the show’s most iconic quote and all you can do is stare and hope even the code talk does not ruin the show for you. It may even break you and you just burst out in “Oh just tell me already! It won’t ruin it for me!” There is usually someone who slips up and lets out the most pivotal moment of the TV show or movie before you even ask.

The Blurter

The blurter, at least in my reaction with them, is typically in the conversation at a party like described above, but occurs when the tables are turned and no one else has seen the movie or TV show this person brought up. As you all go through the shows you have seen in common and laugh about the “inside jokes” you share because of the shows dialog. You somberly talk about your favorite character that was killed off and how much you miss them. Finding a TV show or movie in common with your friends is so gratifying, but if you’re that lone person out it’s almost like a struggle to climb your way back in to the conversation. People react differently to this scenario, they might find a different conversation to join, smoothly transition the conversation in a direction they can relate to, or they become the blurter. This person struggles to push the conversation in a different direction and maybe tries to bring up a different TV show. “Oh, yeah, like in the ending of the show LOST?” The group stares at them blankly, “Did you guys watch LOST?” Everyone at the party responds “No.” still staring blankly. Then it is almost like this person goes in to a panic. You can see the gears turning in their head that their drowning the conversation and then boom it happens like word vomit. They blurt out what happened in the ending and the show is ruined.

The Binge Watcher

Netflix and so many other platforms like Netflix that place their business model around a monthly fee and unlimited, commercial free, content at your fingertips, have now begun to come out with their own series. This has created the new animal called the binge watcher. These new to the scene type shows come out with an entire series released all at once which has changed the game. Now you never know what episode someone could be on the series compared to you because it all comes down to the time that particular person has to free reign the show. Before you knew if that person was watching the same series as you that they at least could not be ahead of you and cause a spoiler to happen as the shows released week by week. I’ll admit it I am a binge watcher. If one episode ends on a climax that is so uprooting to the show I do not have the mental strength to hold out even a night before I want to watch what happens in the next episode. When the 4 part mini-series of Gilmore Girls was released on Netflix I had already re-watched the original series 3 times and that was with in the month before the new mini-series was released. I cannot even count how many times I had watched it before then. So I told myself I would take my time with the new series. I would only watch one a week. As the release of more episodes was such a dream come true I did not want to rush through it like so many other series on Netflix before it. The dance you and other binge watchers do to determine if you’re on the “same page” of the show is a spoiler waiting to happen. Asking each other what episode you’re on will never work as a binge watcher almost never knows. They get so sucked in to the show they just roll on through episodes not paying attention until it’s over. So as you attempt to figure out what episode each other are on you begin describing major events in each episode. It’s like Russian roulette of spoilers until all the sudden one of you is further than the other and slap there is the spoiler for the other person.

The Recapper

When someone asks me if I saw a movie and I have not, I tell them no, but I refuse to ask them what it’s about in fear that they are that one person who always tells the story in a way that gives away the entire movie. Kind of like those movie previews that all the good parts of the movie are in the commercial. If your friends saw a movie but you’ve never heard of it of course you’re going to ask for a snippet to see if it sounds like a movie you want to see, but oopsie your friend ends up sharing the entire story trying to explain the movie to you.

All in good fun don’t worry movie and TV show spoilers we still love you. Just try not to share your spoiling talents with the rest of us. What do you guys think, do you have a friends or family members who do this? Are you this person? Do you know a different type of movie or TV show spoiler type?

I’d love to hear from you.