Wednesday, July 20, 2011

"These Little Wonders Still Remain"

So, I have been thinking about this a lot over the past few weeks, about how it is the small moments in life that we really need to appreciate more. I feel we can pass them over really easily and get caught up in the big things that happen. Then after the events of this weekend, I realized just how important it is to find the small things in life.

In the end, it won't matter that I will be super poor after paying to get my car fixed. Or it won't matter if I didn't get the best grades in school or get the job I wanted. What does matter are the moments with friends and family; the little miracles along the way.

Its the small moments like a friend pulling me into a hug while I cried after my car accident. Or blowing up an air mattress and rafting onto bear lake through a swamp. Or dancing with my roommate Christine all over the apartment and when someone knocks on the door we just take the dance outside to them. Its doing Dancing with the Stars workout video with your bishopric. Its walking to two different 7/11s for free slurpee's and end up having to buy one because they are out because we have to celebrate my favorite date. Or getting soaked during bumper boats because you accidentally hit a little boy with water and he decided he wanted revenge! Making pazookies and all of the sudden you and all your friends turn into animals as you are determined to get as much pazookie as you can!

Dressing up for an 80's birthday party

Dancing with the Stars work out video

Soaked after the bumper boats

With our slurpees on 7/11

At bear lake after enjoying our rafting adventures

I love the talk by President Monson "Finding Joy in the Journey". He talks about how we can't let this life pass us by. If we keep collecting our tomorrows, then all we will have is a whole bunch of empty yesterdays.

"Send that note to the friend you’ve been neglecting; give your child a hug; give your parents a hug; say “I love you” more; always express your thanks. Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved. Friends move away, children grow up, loved ones pass on. It’s so easy to take others for granted, until that day when they’re gone from our lives and we are left with feelings of “what if” and “if only.” Said author Harriet Beecher Stowe, “The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone '"

I don't want this to happen to me, to be upset because I didn't fully appreciate the times I had with friends and family. So, I have the goal to be better about holding onto those moments and not pushing them away because I have problems that may seem big at the time. I never want my problems to be more important than the people around me.

our lives are made in these small hours

these little wonders,

these twists & turns of fate time falls away,

but these small hours,

these small hours still remain

Its the small moments that make me who I am. They make me stronger, happier and better. And those memories should be the ones that we try to remember and appreciate. I am glad I have this blog becuase it makes me look for those small moments in my life that I could blog about and my goal is to blog more about those moments!

"Let us relish life as we live it, find joy in the journey, and share our love with friends and family. One day each of us will run out of tomorrows." President Monson


  1. C.S. Lewis once said that one of the reasons trails happen is because people would forget God otherwise.

    I suppose the same could be said for those around you in your life.

  2. That's why I love blogging makes me realize how much I love my family, and how sweet they really are

    One of my favorite quotes is "In all of living have much fun, and laughter, life is to be enjoyed, not just endured" ~Pres. Hinkley

    Thanks for sharing the other quotes..I love them!