Are You A Human Or A Sunflower?

Are You A Human Or A Sunflower?

With all this sunshine and nice weather, both humans and sunflowers will be co-mingling to catch some warm rays.

It is starting to get warm again, flowers are blooming, and the sun is shining. Before we know it, it will be summer and we will all be collecting sun rays (and saving them up in memories when we return to school and the frozen tundra of winter). Many living things love to soak in some sun, perhaps most aptly known, the sunflower in particular. So how can you tell the difference between being a human or a sunflower? Answer these questions and find out for yourself!

1. Are you tall?

Sunflowers generally range between 50–400 centimeters tall!

2. Do you eat food or do you photosynthesize?

I am a poor college student and when I forget to pack a lunch, sometimes I go stand out in the sun and try to catch some vitamin D. If we try hard enough, humans can evolve to photosynthesize too, right?

3. Do you need to be routinely watered?

I don’t know about you, but if I don’t get in some puddle jumping or some good dancing in the rain, am I really living life to the fullest?

4. Do you like to give friends tasty food?

Sunflower seeds are great! They are good for nomming on at baseball or softball games. They taste good salted or covered in chocolate. Sunflower seeds are also PACKED with vitamins such as vitamin E, copper, vitamin B1,6&3, manganese, selenium, phosphorus, magnesium, and folate (you can find more nutrition facts at Wholefoods).

5. Do you orient to the sunshine?

Sunflowers are known to increase their maximum exposure to the sunlight.

6. Do you radiate happiness to those around you?

Who doesn’t feel happy after leaving the farmers market with a freshly cut sunflower? They just make you feel so joyous!

7. Do you stand up under pressure?

This could be a testament to your character. Sunflowers have long, thick and sturdy stems. They are pretty resilient against possible damages.

8. Do you bloom wherever you are planted?

Like a sunflower can grow in almost all of North America and some unique species in South America, can you grow and live and thrive in any environment? Can you make the most out of anything? Do you bring your positive vibes everywhere with you?

If you answered yes to all of these questions, you may actually be a sunflower! I hope that you are enjoying some nice, sunny, warm weather wherever you may be!
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5 Perks Of Having A Long-Distance Best Friend

The best kind of long-distance relationship.

Sometimes, people get annoyed when girls refer to multiple people as their "best friend," but they don't understand. We have different types of best friends. There's the going out together best friend, the see each other everyday best friend and the constant, low maintenance best friend.

While I'm lucky enough to have two out of the three at the same school as me, my "low maintenance" best friend goes to college six hours from Baton Rouge.

This type of friend is special because no matter how long you go without talking or seeing each other, you're always insanely close. Even though I miss her daily, having a long-distance best friend has its perks. Here are just a few of them...

1. Getting to see each other is a special event.

Sometimes when you see someone all the time, you take that person and their friendship for granted. When you don't get to see one of your favorite people very often, the times when you're together are truly appreciated.

2. You always have someone to give unbiased advice.

This person knows you best, but they probably don't know the people you're telling them about, so they can give you better advice than anyone else.

3. You always have someone to text and FaceTime.

While there may be hundreds of miles between you, they're also just a phone call away. You know they'll always be there for you even when they can't physically be there.

4. You can plan fun trips to visit each other.

When you can visit each other, you get to meet the people you've heard so much about and experience all the places they love. You get to have your own college experience and, sometimes, theirs, too.

5. You know they will always be a part of your life.

If you can survive going to school in different states, you've both proven that your friendship will last forever. You both care enough to make time for the other in the midst of exams, social events, and homework.

The long-distance best friend is a forever friend. While I wish I could see mine more, I wouldn't trade her for anything.

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Poetry On Odyssey: Some Days

A poem that reminds you that you're not alone.


Some days,

You dread the sound of your alarm. You snooze and snooze and snooze and snooze.

When you finally pull yourself out of bed, pressed time forces you to throw on stained sweats

you find yourself chugging a cup of coffee.

You sit on the couch and contemplate calling out of work

You caught the stomach bug,

Or perhaps the flu,

Maybe you broke your collar bone

Or need a new phone

The endless list of excuses repeats through your head as you sit on the couch, wishing you were still in bed.

It takes every ounce

Every breath

Every fiber of your being to pull yourself off the couch

And into the car

And into the building where you work

Some days,

This is just how it goes

You are not alone.

Some days,

You awake to the beautiful sound of birds

Chirping outside your window

The sun sneaks its way into your room

A smile creeps across your face as you realize you are awake to see a new day

You make a good breakfast

You read a few pages of your favorite book

You get your mind ready for the things it will accomplish today

Before you know it you've worked an entire day

Your job is done

As you pull into your driveway,

you take a few breaths

Feeling grateful for another meaningful day.

Some days,

This is how it goes

You are not alone.

Every day is a gamble,

Every day is a gift

The key to getting more good days

Is believing that everyday is one.

You are not alone, this is just how it goes.

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