- "A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself."
- --Josh Billings
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
I love my job! I work at Riverwoods Imaging Center--Radiologist office--and it's the best job I've ever had. Even better, my good friend Kara now works there with me! It's so great. This year we had a Christmas party, and for dinner, they ordered us CARRABBAS! Can you believe that??? Ahh, the benefits of working for a doctor. I love it. :)
Thursday, December 25, 2008
"Christmas means giving. The Father gave his Son, and the Son gave his life. Without giving there is no true Christmas, and without sacrifice there is no true worship."
Gordon B. Hinckley, "What Shall I Do Then with Jesus Which Is Called Christ?" Ensign, Dec. 1983, 3
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
James E. Faust, "A Christmas with No Presents," Ensign, Dec. 2001, 6
Monday, December 22, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Remember in grade school, when we were all taught the magic words PLEASE and THANK YOU? Here's a new one:
I was in the kitchen getting some rocky road while my dad was finishing up cutting it, and my little brother Sean came in and tried to snatch a piece. Being the loving big sister that I am, I stopped him and said, “What do you say?” expecting him to give in and ask nicely, preferably with a please. Instead, he replies, “MOM,” snags and piece, and walks off.
Apparently MOM counts as a magic words these days.
Monday, December 15, 2008
I am grateful for learning to cry. I didn’t used to have that ability. I still don’t use it to its full potential, but I’m learning. Crying can be a good thing. Holding things in just makes it more painful when they come out later--and they will come out in the end. This evening I drove up to the temple and cried to my Father in Heaven for a while—it’s really weird, but it almost felt good, I can’t quite explain it. It’s like the Goo Goo Dolls song, Iris: “you bleed just to know you’re alive.” Sometimes crying can make me feel, and that’s priceless, especially right now. Here’s a good quote to describe it (Trey Parker and Matt Stone): “I love life…Yeah, I’m sad, but at the same time, I’m really happy that something could make me feel that sad. It’s like… It makes me feel alive, you know. It makes me feel human. The only way I could feel this sad now is if I felt something really good before. So I have to take the bad with the good. So I guess what I’m feeling is like a beautiful sadness.” Maybe that’s what it is. Maybe tears are a blessing.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
I have completely loved this winter--the warmth and lack of rain and snow. I HATE the snow when I have to drive to school in it, dealing with the other out-of-state students, the pants wet up to your knees, the all-day long squishy shoes, the runny-nose, the nasty hair, and my favorite, my bright red rudolph nose. I hate it with a passion. However, I emerged from class today to find the campus swirling with snowflakes, and I smiled. I smiled like I've never smiled over snow before. It was just so beautiful. The flakes were gigantic, like the kind you make back in grade-school, soft, beautiful and unique. It truly was a wonderland.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
“Jesus was also a being of flesh and spirit, but He yielded not to temptation see Mosiah 15:5. We can turn to Him as we seek unity and peace within, because He understands. He understands the struggle, and He also understands how to win the struggle….Most importantly, may we look to Jesus to help restore the inner unity of our soul when we have succumbed and destroyed our peace”
D. Todd Christofferson, “That They May Be One in Us,” Ensign, November, 71-73