Thursday, September 15, 2011

attack of the teenage quotes.

uhh, what a dumb! I promised quotes for every post and didn't put any in that last. so, here are a few, enjoy! :)

Men do less than they ought,
unless they do all they can.
           --Thomas Carlyle

                                         First say to yourself what you would be;
                                         and then do what you have to do.
Try not to become a man of success but a man of value.
       --Albert Einstein
       Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember,  you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.                                                                              -- Harriet Tubman                 

give it all you've got.

Okay, so there's this girl in my seminary class who just... is absolutely inspiring. I've actually been kinda stalking her blog since the middle of the summer, and she ended up in my class! random! but anyways, here is a specific post of hers that I think everyone in the world should She's crazy awesome.

Other than that, senior year has been crazy! like, absolutely nuts. I feel like I'm a totally different person already and it has only been about a month? Everything has changed. Some for the good, others, not so good. Sometimes I feel like I don't do anything right. And other times, I feel like I'm on top of the world. I get hormonal sometimes, and I say things I don't mean. but, that's life. and you just gotta take the hand you've been dealt, and give it all you've got.

maybe a new motto? give it all you've got? catchy. has a nice ring to it.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

here we are.

So, today was just another day at school, I learned a whole bunch (as always) and some things were completely just... odd. To say the least. Creation Myth? Look it up. Goddess' are born from cut off genitalia. Always fun, right? Anyways, that was Mythology and after that, I did something... completely rude. I told my friend she was being really judgmental and then I walked away. I felt horrible for a little bit, but I guess everything was pretty okay after we had both had about an hour apart. So then I went to Seminary. And that's where the fun began.

I walk in and sit down with my scriptures and everything, and my friend Tori comes in to join our class for the day, and class starts, no big deal. Well, my teacher has this thing during devotional called "G.I.A." which stands for Gospel In Action. And usually there are about 3-ish people who volunteer to be written on the board as for sure going to share. But today, there were about... seven? Or maybe more. Either way, I felt the Spirit so strongly during each and every one of them, and I thought back to last night. While I was doing my homework, I had this thought that I should stop and read my patriarchal blessing, but I didn't and just kept doing my homework. Tori talked about heeding the promptings of the Spirit. This past weekend, there was alot going on in the family department, and three or four people talked about their family. It was unreal how everything that other people were sharing, had something to do with the things that had been happening in my life lately. Then we went over some business type things, and Brother Christiansen started his little mini lesson for the day and we talked about how one person can make or break a seminary class. My sophomore year, during first semester, that person was a senior named Charles Thurber. He was amazing and shared almost every single day, his spirit was insane... he was just one of those guys that you can see going on a mission and totally rocking it. He helped me so much and in so many ways, that I can't even think of them all. But anyways, during that sophomore year, I promised myself that I would be that senior someday. 
I'm a senior today, and I have already broken that promise. I haven't gotten up to share at all this year. I've been totally slacking on scripture reading and prayer, and as a result of that, I feel that my life has been crazier than it should be. This weekend, I'm going to make a significant effort to turn things around and become that senior again. And feel that I am in the position to help others, and share the things that I have learned. 
Also, I want to start ending each post with a quote or two, so here are a few... couple. :)

                    "God works in mysterious ways, but so does the devil,".

   What is the use of living if it be not to strive
   for noble causes and to make this muddled world
   a better place to live in after we are gone. ---Winston Churchill