Friday, July 30, 2010

Date Night

 (Sorry the photo is so blurry, I panicked and tried to get the shot before the screen changed. Even though the photo isn't great Danny was really impressed that I got the shot. He called me "quick draw." I'm sure he was referencing a spaghetti western or something. Either way, I'll take it!)

Last night, Danny and I had our first date since before the surgeries. We loaded up the truck and went to the drive-in movie theater. It wasn't exactly a romantic movie, but The A Team was pretty nostalgic for both of us. Of course, in my opinion, any movie can be romantic when you're at a drive-in! In fact, Danny and I saw two shooting stars! I won't tell you what I wished for on the first shooting star, but the second one I wished that everyone I know, everyone that I've ever met, would have a moment of complete relaxation. Hopefully, whether or not you knew it, you let out a big sigh of happiness. For the record, I don't believe that telling the wish ruins it. Maybe on birthday cake candles, since that only happens once a year, but regarding spontaneous wishes it's fine to tell what you're hopping for. Just my opinion.

I wished for a moment of complete relaxation because things get crazy in life, and we all need a moment or two to regroup. When I used to get worked up I would try to tell myself, "relax, relax, re-laaa-ax." But, lately, I've found an even better way to lower my heart rate. Instead of focusing on me, I close my eyes and silently talk to myself about all the things I want for my friends (the health of their babies, happiness at home, the fortune to find their big love, success at work), and I think about my dreams for the people of my town, of my state, of my country, of other countries, and for the world. I'm not sure why this new technique works as a de-stressor, maybe it's because it takes me away from myself. Who knows. Either way, it's insanely relaxing, and it makes me really happy.


  1. Hi Jessica,
    My name is Lee Ann. You might remember my son Joe Dubail. I have been following your blogs and wanted to say that I think you are an amazing young women. I wanted to refer an article I read today regarding cell phones and certain cancers. The July issue of Vogue specifically mentions glioma as a possible link to cell phone use. Thought you might want to check it out. Please tell your mom and dad hello for me. I haven't seen them in a very long time but want them to know I am thinking about all of you and keeping you in my prayers. I always send enormous amounts of positive energy your way.


    Lee Ann

  2. You are so sweet and wonderful to think of the happiness of others when you are stressed. Many people don't bother with those thoughts at all! I'm gald you had a fun date with Danny, you both deserve to get out and have fun!
    Love, Sarah B


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Back to Top