Friday, August 26, 2011

The small stuff

It's funny how we take the small things for granted and it isn't until we don't have it that we realize how important it is/was.

Not being able to use my right hand and not being able to really sit/stand has made me appreciate what I do have a little more fully.

Referring to life in general; we all don't realize how much the small things mean or how much of an impact they have on our lives.  It's the small things that add up to have the greatest effect.  A friend stopping by, a caring text, a smile from across the room, a mother that pushes aside everything to help you out, feelings or reassurance and peace from our Heavenly Father, seeing a long lost friend.  There are so many small things that happen in our lives that have a big impact, that help mold us into who we are.  It's hard to recognize that fact and be grateful for the small things.

I'm not so good at fully expressing my thoughts and feelings, and I may be on drugs, but you get the the gist of what I'm trying to say.  I'm grateful for the small stuff and the people that have had a huge influence on my life by small means.  Everyone I meet and talk to is a blessing in my life in one way or another..

Thursday, August 18, 2011


I sort of like people watching and conversations where you really get to know how people think and feel. There is so much to be learned from everyone around you.  Hearing others share insights helps me to better understand myself as well.  When people will open up and share their feelings you know you have a real friendship, not just a superficial relationship.  There is always more than what meets the eye.  I'm not always good at expressing myself, but I love to listen to others, I learn so much.  

I also love being active ad getting out and doing things.  Thanks to those who have invited me to do things and done things with me all summer, you have made my life joyful.

If anyone ever needs someone to chat with or has some insights, just let me know, you know how to contact me.  

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Good Times..

Had some good times this week.  Relived some past memories with the guys.  Went biking and I'm excited about getting more into it.

Also had a guys temple trip, with chili's for dinner.  The temple is such a wonderful place, so peaceful and calming.  It is great having friends that build you up and help make you a better person.  Not many groups of friends could all go to the temple together or would want to.  Having the Gospel in my life is such a blessing.  That eternal perspective gives me purpose and drive from day to day.  I wish I could go back to the spiritual plane of my mission.  Gotta work day to day to get back there.  I never was happier than during those two years.  I can't believe I've been home a year already.  Time flies by as if it were a dream; and that is both good and bad.

Natalie, Gordy, & I walked to 7- eleven and got slurpees, brought back some good childhood memories. I love that our family is so close.  I don;t know many families that still spend a lot of time together into their early to late 20's.

Also got a call from the Marriott School of Management.  I guess there were some changes and now I am accepted!  Love it when things work out like that.  I constantly see how blessed I am and wonder why I deserve it.

Random picture of Nate planking near the top of Mount Olympus..