Monday, September 16, 2013

Free Day

I'm not feeling so well today...but at least it's on our one and only free day. I couldn't imagine feeling like this on the hike! I think I'm dehydrated along with some other things. I might have a fever I think. On the bright side I had a dream last night that Sanaa Lathan was my good friend and she came to church with me, it was very nice.
I'm going to spend today drinking lots of water, resting and working on my sketches and journal. Only 5 days left here. I'm excited to come home!

Oh and I forgot to add something to my post from yesterday. As most people know, besides Whitney Houston, my absolute favorite person in the entertainment industry is Mr. Tyler Perry. I love that man. Anyway, I am on his mailing list and get emails from him every once in a while. During our time at the Ranger Station I was able to check my email and got an email from him that gave me some great positive energy and helped to keep me going. I thought I would share it with you all:


Hey Courtney,

At 44, here are 44 things that I have learned and know to be true. Have a great day today my friends.
1. Yes, God is real.
2. Your gift can make room for you.
3. A baby can heal broken hearts.
4. A mother's love is stronger than distance, more powerful than time and can transcend the grave.
5. Take time to smell the roses but be careful of the bees.
6. God will really make your enemy your footstool.
7. A footstool is only needed when you need to get higher. Let your enemy lift you.
8. God will prepare a table before you in the presence of your enemies so let them watch you eat.
9. Be careful what you say, life and death truly are in your own words.
10. There will be rough nights but joy really does come in the morning.
11. Fear is a sprit that really can stop you from living.
12. God has not given us a spirit of fear.
13. The joy of The Lord really is strength.
14. Being alone doesn't necessarily mean that you're lonely.
15. True love can come more than once.
17. Life is short but heartache is shorter.
18. Don't share your dreams with everyone and don't be angry with non-dreamers.
19. It takes a while to build a dream.
20. The dream will outlive the dreamer so dream big.
21 If you lie to yourself you will lie to God too.
22. Live where you are so God can meet you at your needs.
23. Never wish to be somebody else.
24. The grass may be greener on the other side but the the water bill is higher.
25. Don't let people change who you are just be who you are with someone else.
26. Heartbreak can make you hard! But don't let it make you bitter.
27. Bitterness is as toxic as stage 4 cancer.
28. While the most dangerous person in the world is a person with nothing to lose, the most powerful person in the world is a person with nothing to prove.
29. Don't try to be seen, God may be hiding you on purpose.
30. Your beginning never dictates your destination.
31. The will to live is as strong as the will to love and be loved.
32. You really will reap what you sew.
33. You can learn something from everything and everybody, especially the elderly.
34. Childrens' laughter is like medicine to sadness.
35. Prayer really can change things.
36. If it had not been for The Lord on my side I don't know where I would be.
37. Who you are at 20 will not be who you are at 40 and if it is, SOMETHING IS WRONG!
38. You give away your power when you don't forgive.
39. Always aim for right and avoid doing wrong at all costs.
40. Never argue with what is.
41. Teach but never try to change people because sometimes they change back.
42. Share wisdom with those who will receive it.
43. Be aware of the darkness but your focus should always be the light.
44. Nothing is impossible for God.
Talk soon,

I just love him! Every email I get from him is so inspiring to me. Hope you enjoyed it too. 


  1. Oh nooo :( I hope you feel better soon! Yes, drinks lots and lots of water! You of all people know that :) hehe I've been drinking a lot everyday just for you! Miss and love you so so much!

    1. Thank you! Haha I'm so glad you've been following my water orders! I haven't..shame on me. But I will try and catch up today!! Love you too :)