Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Conversations with a former roommate

*Marvin- pooping to country music is really relaxing.
Me- is this kind of like Eating a Juicy Peach while in a hot shower?
Marvin- YES! and no.. I want to get one of those beer dispensing hats so I can drink hands free in the shower.
Me- water proof comic books?
Marvin- well good point, I guess you'd have to read them in the bath tub.
Me- I'm really craving a peach right now! And Otis Redding music...

Another Day (via text)

Marvin- How is the skiing?
Me- the snow is like Cocaine!
Marvin- Wow! I just played 2 guitars with a value of 200,000 between the two... SO HOT!
Me- thats nuts! how'd it feel?
Marvin- I am pretty sure sex will never compare.... just being honest....
Me-........... So costco run?
Marvin- Yep!!

*If you know any of my old roommates you'll know who "marvin" really is.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Did it Change your life?
Someone asked me if my two year mission for the church of Jesus Christ of latter day Saints changed my life, and without really thinking about I responded " Umm you know, it changed somethings, and the truth is that its still changing my life! " , when I said that I had a epiphany : that great things that happen to us in life, are not for that one moment when we finish them, but for future reflection.
when I say " great things" I don't only mean positive things but also hard times, experiences where faith and endurence were, and are tested, nerve that was put to the test, when pacience was stretched to the breaking point. It seems to remember times such as these gives one courage and optimism to break through other walls of adversity. And to remember these experiences is to bring a smile to ones face on a cold day, " *For memory brings Tulips of May and Roses of July to the cold and grey Decembers of life" (plus you can't ski in July ;). I look back on my mission and other Happy times ( and difficult ones too) and I'm able to learn lessons not previously learned and reminded of reactions to actions previously commited.

So Ask yourself this instead: is this Changing my life?
And thats one thing I can think of to make Life that much easier and meaningful!!

"For to Remember is a Gift"

* As quoted by Thomas S. Monson