- My statement to the East Coast, New Yorkers, America, The World, and especially to ignorant Christians. -
The East Coast earthquake today DID NOT happen because “God decided to send an earthquake to punish” the LGBT community/people who support gay marriage. God just doesn’t send down punishments upon people just because we sin or have different beliefs. God loves everyone no matter what we believe in, or what we do! So please stop accusing the LGBT community of being the cause of all this; show love, not hate!
*ed. note*earthquakes happen when the earth’s crust shifts. - let me explain that further: the crust is made of tectonic plates which move, and slide and bump into each other; so sometimes the reaction is so great that it can cause large damage on the surface. however, earthquakes are actually happening every second, but we just don’t feel them because the plate movement isn’t as vigorous. depending on where you live, you may experience earthquakes frequently or rarely. those that live on fault lines will experience earthquakes a lot (e.g. the san andreas fault in california), and people, like me, who live in america’s midwest don’t experience earthquakes as often as our west coast neighbors because there aren’t any major fault lines that may cause large disturbances.
Today has been a great-(ish) day. (I’ll explain the -ish part later- it was mostly great). Technically I didn’t do much today, but here goes my story. (flashback time!) I broke my iPhone last week because when I stepped out of the car, I forgot my phone was in my lap, so it fell and the screen broke as it hit the driveway. It worked perfectly, but the sprawling “spiderweb” across the screen made it difficult to read/see things. I went to the Apple store on Thursday in hopes that they would replace it for free (as I had read in several stories online). Unfortunately I was unable to. I figured that I’d either wait for the new iPhone coming out or wait an entire year and hope to get the new iPhone via phone upgrade…OR buy a new one ($199) and pay it with my own money. I decided to wait and hope to get the new model; it was a gamble, but I hoped for the best. So, I lived with this broken iPhone for almost a week (I got pretty used to it), and yesterday I did more research and found out that even if I did wait for the new iPhone to come out, they’d just give me a remanufactured iPhone 4 anyway. Thus, I decided I will sacrifice $199+tax to get a new one and not have to deal with broken phone no longer. Well, today I went to the Apple store and the dude who talked to me actually replaced it for free! Amidst all his Apple chatter, I heard the word “free" while he was telling me what he was going to do with my old phone. When he left to do the work, I turned to my mom and I was like, "Did he say free???" I was in shock. The dude I talked to last week didn’t even ask about my warranty or anything else…maybe I was just darn lucky….yeah, it was a darn lucky day because afterward I went to the AT&T store to see if they had more cases and I only had to pay $5 for a $35 dollar case!
What a way to start the new school year! I always seem to forget how blessed I am…and that’s where the “-ish" part comes in. There are so many times where I just take all the "normal" things of my life for granted because I live such a nurtured life. I was upset today that I am unable to drive to school. I kept thinking how unfair it was that many of my fellow seniors got to drive and I had to take the "dreadful" bus home. It got to the point where I did a little "rage post" and afterward several of my friends consoled me and told me that it isn’t all that bad. I’m so thankful that I have these wonderful friends, and I feel bad that I let my emotions get ahead of me. I should never be bitter about having an education or even transportation! God has done so much in my life this summer and I’m thankful that He opens my eyes to what is true and right. I remember during almost my entire junior year, I feared the future. I feared growing up. But now I’m ready to take on senior year and whatever lies ahead of me because I got God’s loving guidance and my friends and family to be with me along the way. C’mon senior year! BRING IT ON.