One of my favorite songs is U2’s “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.” Other than Soulja Boy’s “Crank That,” I can’t think of a song with such meaningful lyrics. I also like that classic U2 song because it applies to some of the interesting and amazing people who read this blog.
About 50 people a day find this blog through Google searches. If you are one of those people, welcome. I swear I’m not this weird in real life. I hope.
Not only is WordPress kind enough to provide a lot of neat statistical information, it also lists the actual search terms people use to find this blog. A lot of them are pretty normal:
Some are a bit more unique, but make sense in light of my previous posts:
–thankful for my job
–is chipotle the best burrito
-tom brady gq
-make life less boring
–faith isn’t easy
–classic white boy rap songs
–dude too old for justin timberlake
–rules for flag football
But, whoa, some of them are crazy:
-[[ insert lots of porn searches here ]]
-is play that funky music white boy a love song (obviously)
-losing a best friend due to the thug life
-sometimes my husband sucks (my wife says the same thing)
-how boring is it when two people wear the same shoes (That is the worst!)
-awful dude selfies
–has stone cold steve austin ever felt lonely (probably)
-was jackie robinson a thug (no)
-grease: where are they now
-what are some good lady gaga gifts (I want to be your friend.)
-woman crush wednesday is my mom (Hello, Oedipus.)
-should i sing endless love to her when she walks down the aisle (Please invite me to your wedding.)
the scariest one my favorite…
“random old man told me god sent him to tell me i don’t need a miracle tonight but i’ll need one tomorrow at 4”
I’m not exactly sure what to say in response to that last one, but here are three random thoughts I do have:
(1) Everyone is crazy. Don’t waste time hiding your weirdness. Own it.
(2) We often spend so much time and energy searching for something to fulfill us, something we think we need, or something to make us happy. You usually find those things when you’re not looking.
(3) You never know what kind of impact you’ll have on the lives of other people. The “small” actions of others have repeatedly served as incredible catalysts for change in my life. My now-BFF Lamar did an epic “Men in Black” song and dance routine at Tallwood High School’s freshman orientation in 1997 that got me interested in student government. I was SCA President a few years later. Another friend, Joy, shared a link on Facebook in 2009 that introduced me to Capital City Church. We helped plant a new church site last month. Amanda made her first sweet potato casserole for Thanksgiving in 2007. I ate the whole dish, felt like I was going to die when I walked upstairs, and finally decided it was time to get in shape. I lost 70 pounds.
Hopefully this blog has helped someone, whether it was a friend who saw a link I posted on Facebook or a dude looking for porn who found a post about community service instead.
Your words and actions will impact others in great and profound ways. Even if you don’t know it. They might be friends, they might be family, or they might be strangers who also like Lady Gaga. However, if some dude tells you that you’ll need a miracle at 4pm tomorrow, just run away.