Friday, January 30, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Have you ever heard of Pandora? No, not the chick with the box, the website. If you haven't, quit reading this and go there now! It's a great website where you can listen to all kinds of music for free! They also have it for your iPhone too and I listen to it every night as I'm falling asleep. I hear some songs that I didn't even know existed, like the one I found on Saturday night for example. The song is called When I'm With You by Faber Drive. I'd never even heard of the band or the song before. It's about two people that are far away from each other and how they're going to appreciate every moment they have together when they see each other again (I bet you can't guess why I love that song so much...). It's on my playlist at the bottom of the page if you want to listen to it. Hooray for Pandora!
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Try as hard as we may for perfection, the net result of our labors is an amazing variety of imperfectness. We are surprised at our own versatility in being able to fail in so many different ways.Yeah, I have no idea who that guy is but I really like that quote. It reminds us that failure isn't always a bad thing. Have a good day folks and we'll see ya tomorrow!
-Samuel McChord Crothers
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Here's today's quote of the day from President James E. Faust:
"Like so many young people do, when I was young I occasionally dreamed of being rich and famous. I am now grateful that that dream was not realized. My understanding of what success really is has changed over the years of my life. It began to change on my first mission to Brazil over 45 years ago.
"One day, my companion and I went out to visit a poor sister who was widowed. In those days there were no stakes or wards in Brazil, only mission districts and branches. Sometimes missionaries looked after the members.
"Finally, we arrived at a humble home in a very isolated area. This home had a dirt floor and open windows without any glass. The wind and the flies could come right through. Never before in my life had I been in a home where people live with open windows and a dirt floor. Despite this, the house was clean and neat, curtains were hung, and the boards on the inside of the house were whitewashed. Despite being primitive, the home had a cozy feeling about it. We asked after this poor widow's health and well-being. She seemed quite happy and contented. We then began to have something of a gospel lesson. She participated freely. We thought that we were the teachers, but it soon became apparent that she knew more than we did. Her faith was deep, and her knowledge of the great eternal truths of where we came from, who we are, and where we are going was very profound.
"I had my eyes opened. It was astonishing to hear this sister in these humble circumstances explain the great purposes of God in the grand scheme of the earth and its creation. I was reminded about what James said in his great epistle: 'Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?' (James 2:5). . . .
"This poor widow on the outskirts of São Paulo made the most of her straitened circumstances—circumstances that could not easily be changed. She realized that she should not make her life miserable by wishing it were otherwise. We ought always to try to improve on the things that can be improved, but there are some circumstances that cannot be changed. This impoverished woman enjoyed her independence, and she owed no one any money. She was industrious and thrifty. She crocheted beautiful cloths which were sold in the city to satisfy her simple wants, but she was not poor in spirit. She was rich in the things that really matter.
"From that experience many years ago, I learned much. I am persuaded that this humble widow who lived in a house with a dirt floor and no panes in the window is an heir to the exaltation of God."
Monday, January 12, 2009
I decided to start doing a quote of the day on my blog. I know it's a little cliche but I find that some of the wisest words we'll ever hear come in forms that we never expected. So I'm going to google search a quote every day and post it. I never thought I would be quoting Gillian Anderson from the X-files but she's the winner today:
I like this one because this is always how I've pictured myself falling in love. Being best friends with someone and, maybe not necessarily suddenly, but finding out that this person whom I swore I could never be more than friends with, is the only person I want to be with forever.
"Well, it seems to me that the best relationships -
the ones that last - are
frequently the ones that are rooted in friendship.
You know, one day you look at
the person and you see something more than you
did the night before. Like a
switch has been flicked somewhere. And the
person who was just a friend is...
suddenly the only person you can ever
imagine yourself with."
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Have you ever heard a song and it completely speaks to you? That's how I feel tonight about "Let it be" by the Beatles. It's not the first time I've heard it but I just started singing it tonight randomly. What a great song! I think right now I really just need to learn to CHILL OUT! I'm trying so hard to be patient but there's still that part of me that feels like I just need to know everything now. But the beautiful part about life is we don't get to know. I think if we did, it would be much less exciting, don't you agree? So if you've got time, take a listen. Have a great day!