Thursday, March 29, 2012


This is a wonderful time to be on earth. While there is much that is wrong in the world today, there are many things that are right and good. There are marriages that make it, parents who love their children and sacrifice for them, friends who care about us and help us, teachers who teach. Our lives are blessed in countless ways.

We can lift ourselves and others as well when we refuse to remain in the realm of negative thought and cultivate within our hearts an attitude of gratitude. If ingratitude be numbered among the serious sins, then gratitude takes its place among the noblest of virtues. Someone has said that “gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.”

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Silver Lining

So a few weeks ago I was looking at my bank account, and realizing how poor I am. I prayed and told Heavenly Father I would only spend my money on things that were of worth if He stretched my bank account. I believe in miracles, and that seemed like a pretty good idea to me.

Weeks go by without my purchase of unhealthy foods or random songs I like, and I check my bank account and a significant sum is missing. I'll try not to be bitter about this one, since it is technically my fault, but- long story short, a purchase from a couple months ago went through that I thought I had cancelled. Definitely unexpected.

The silver lining? I had four dates this week (just when you think the freak show is ending, but that's just the way things work out sometimes), and an invitation to dinner at a friend's house for Sunday. Do the math- I didn't buy dinner starting Wednesday and won't till Monday. I usually hate when people tell girls that dates are a free meal if nothing else, because I'd like to think I'm above spending time with someone just for food. However, this week, it worked out in my favor.

And, for the record, I was open to the idea of all the people I went out with this week. I was also extremely grateful haha. So, God works in mysterious ways, but I'm not complaining.

And, because I love this song and it has a fitting title, please enjoy this music video by Rilo Kiley.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

New Post!

My blog needed a new post- I was getting a little, or a lot, tired of seeing huge pictures of my face right when I got to my blog.

So, an update of my life- not a whole lot going on! I'm doing above average in Calculus, for a change. I actually get a lot of satisfaction from that- I really like math, and I like getting the right answer. However, I do not have a natural aptitude for it. :( And unfortunately, all the math majors at BYU do, so I could never join their ranks. But, I like my Calc class. :)

International Development has been one of the better decisions I've made. I was so uninformed as to how complicated it actually is to try and help a developing country. It's good to know, and I like feeling like I'm actually learning something valuable. Some day, I will change the world. Or my world. Or someone's.

On a rather positive note, I have a date next weekend with someone I am interested in! How exciting.

Also, I started working in the temple about two months ago. It. has. been. the. best. Things of a spiritual nature tend to invite more peace into my life by virtue of the fact that they are spiritual, but I really feel like working in the temple has kind of spread a blanket of calm in my life. Not that things are really that rocky, but the peaceful presence is definitely noted and appreciated.

Well my friends, that is all. To life!