Sunday, October 3, 2010

So Long

I was trying to think of a really good title for this post considering it's been over a year since I've blogged.. I realize that the title I chose makes it sound like i'm bidding everyone adieu. That is false. The intended meaning is that it has been such a long time since I've blogged or for that matter sat down and just thought about stuff. It's kind of sad really. I've taken some time to go through my friends blogs that I follow and it's crazy to think of how much has changed. My little brother is home from his mission. Gnomes have moved/married, my best friend is in law school. I moved home and am almost half way through my last year at USU. This year I'm involved with the Student Alumni Association on campus. It's been a lot of fun getting to know a lot of different people.

The past couple of days have been a great time for reflection. I always love being able to watch General Conference. President Uchtdorf's talk on pride was one of my favorites. "We don't discover humility by thinking less of ourselves but by thinking less about ourselves." Also President Monson's talk about gratitude was amazing. "If ingratitude is counted as one of the most serious sins then gratitude takes its place as one of the noblest of virtues."

I know that I can definitely improve on having an attitude of gratitude. I have an incredible family, awesome friends, and I live in such a beautiful place. It's easy to forget what you've got or start to focus on the negative. Brett posted this quote on his blog recently and it's one of my favorite quotes as well. It's from The Alchemist, "every blessing ignored becomes a curse." Another favorite of mine is from a book called The Noticer, "what you focus on increases." I've sure got a long way to go but it's important to enjoy the journey.

I think i'm gonna blog more. I enjoy it


Sydnie said...

So, I saw your blog on McKay and Brett's blog lists and I've been waiting for you to write something. Glad you did! I'll be tuning in regularly. Keep blogging.

Julianne said...

Welcome back

Brooke Shoko said...

i don't even know when i started following this
but im now reading your first post.
keep blogging. kthanksbaii.

WhitneyJoy said...

loved this. loved both those quotes from both those books, please keep up the blogging.

Hayley said...

good to have you back. keep it up.