Friday, January 7, 2011

Life's a Goofy Thing

Do you ever have moments when you want to scream to the world...


Me too.  So I decided to do it.  Well, not so literally because that would be one giant large speaker but metaphorically.  And it felt GREAT!!  Highly recommended. :)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

New Years Resolve 2011- Forever!

A few days ago I changed the wallpaper on my desktop at work to this photo:


Please notice the little girl in the bottom right corner.  Don't you just love the smile you can see in her eyes (pronounced aye-yez)?  This photo is of just a few of the children I worked with during the summer of 2010.  I find my heart melting and my eyes tearing up when I take the time to stop and glance at my computer screen...

Oops! Sorry!!

They are truly some of the most beautiful children I've ever been amongst.  They have so little, but love life, live it to it's fullest, and are truly happy.  This got me thinking... again about what I want out of life.  Below is a list of some of those things:
  • To do more traveling
  • To make a difference - locally and abroad
  • Spend more time in the Temple
  • To fall in love; true love
  • To live in another country
  • To live in another state
  • To be self-sufficient
  • To buy a new car
  • To have time to read a grundle of books
  • To have a family of my own
  • To know what a truly sleepless night is because a child... my child is screaming
  • To have about a gazillion more life changing experiences
  • Have 80 ka-thousand reality checks
  • Spend time with those I love and build better relationships with them
  • Feed the ducks once a month, as weather permits
  • Take the time to stop and think (can easily be done while feeding the ducks) :)
  • Fly a kit at least once a year
  • Go somewhere new monthly; ideally traveling, but at least to a new restaurant or park
  • Share the Gospel everywhere I go
  • Run a marathon... or at least a 1/2 marathon
  • Do something crazy
  • Smell the flowers each spring
  • Plant daisys at my house someday
  • Enjoy the sunset at least once a week
  • To be grateful for my blessings and show it (aka serve more!)

I guess in a nutshell these are the beginnings of some of my New Years Resolutions not necessarily for this year, but for my life.  I found that as I get started with lists like this it's easy to see how much I've been blessed with.  Stop and think about it, if you have the ability to read this blog (and bless those of you who do) you have a lot: an education, access to a computer, and probably a warm place to live.  AND THAT'S JUST THE BEGINNING!  

New Years Resolutions are typically related to loosing weight/being more active, attaining "this" or "that", going somewhere, or doing something.  While those are good (hence my own list of them), I challenge you, and me make it a priority to look beyond ourselves.  See the world and the people therein for the potential it/they behold.  I think you'll find yourself amazed.  

There is a God in the Heavens!  He's aware of His children (US!) and he wants us to be happy. :)  Happy New Year, ya'll!

Monday, January 3, 2011

What I do when I'd rather not do homework...

As goofy as it sounds I've missed blogging somewhat regularly.  I think I think of my blog as a friend, who is a great listener.  (Disclaimer to my friends to provide advice:  THANK YOU!!  It's greatly appreciated and I come to you cause that's what I'm in need of... whether it's what I want or not.)  It's also somewhere that I can simply share experiences with all of cyberspace, which as I type that it's a little creepy...  Nonetheless, I will most likely still continue to blog publicly, at least for now.

Today was the beginning of a new chapter of life.  Today I began my last semester of my undergraduate work (which sounds way cooler that "my bachelors degree"... which is really all it is).  Wow!  I know I've shared a lot about this but, well... it's kind of a big thing for me.  So, stop reading if this is disinteresting.

Haha!  Suckers who stopped!  That's really all I have to say about school.  I actually want to share with you the best movie that I recently saw... twice... over the Christmas break... okay, so it was in two days (which NEVER happens, as I go to the movies extremly rarely... like once every two years).  This movie is Tangled.

Now, normally I'm not much of a movie advertiser, but this one is worth your time.  I feel like Disney really took their princess movies to a new level here.  They appealed to all age-groups; the little tikes, the more mature crowd and even to an older generation. (I saw plenty of grandparents there some with little ones and others without!)  Bottom line is even if you wait for it to come to the Dollar Theatre or Redbox, make a point to spend an evening with Rapunzel and the debonaire Flin Ryder.

So, I guess until next time.  Peace out!

Brittish Knees