Thursday, January 31, 2013

More people should be like this!

There should be more people like this!  There have been some exceptional people I have had the chance to run into lately.  Tonight I went to a dance and I was giving myself a hard time for no apparent reason.  I went to a dance and most of the night I sat out.  No one was asking me to dance and I felt so bad for myself I wanted to leave.  Isn't it great how one person can change a night?  Well, a guy finally came up to me and asked me to dance.  That changed my entire night!  Suddenly I didn't feel so woe as me but a little bit more confident.  It's amazing how something small like asking someone to dance can just lighten the mood of someone who maybe a bit down on themselves, for whatever reason.
One of my friends, Jordan, did something I thought was amazing.  I wish I could have seen the look on this girl's face when he's done this!  He would ask girls out who never got asked out before.  That's incredible!  Why can't more guys be like that?  I wonder how the world would change if more people would just do stuff like that.  Perhaps there would be less self-esteem issues and perhaps we'd get along a little better.  Maybe there would be less people crying in bathrooms or at home on a Saturday night because they wonder if something is wrong with them.  So it's my opinion that people who do incredible things like this deserve a standing ovation!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Bad example, good story

Okay normally I don't do this sort of thing but considering the situation I did anyways.  I went to visit my old roommate this semester.  As I did some guys offered me a ride and I took it.  While we were in the car they mentioned how they were going to do a 180 with the car (which is dangerous, especially when the road is iced over).  I told them repeatedly not to and they reassured me that they wouldn't when I was in the car.  Well they did it anyways (so rude and nerve wrecking).  One guy wanted my number (no, what are you crazy?).  Well, I got to my friend's house safe (thankfully) but I'm not getting in a stranger's car ever again.  So the moral of the story, don't get into stranger's cars and don't follow my example and still do that.
On other news I want to thank the Koreans for promoting my blog.  I must say it's rather weird that some random people are following me but I appreciate that you guys like my blog.  I'm not sure what else to say so until my next post I guess this has been my post.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Single and loving it

This Valentine's day I'll probably be single again.  I'm really excited and looking forward to it.  It's a chance for me to look at the things that I already love and admire not the things I wish I had.  Love is so much more than heart shaped candies and cards that are sappy it's about caring for the people and things that are around you.  That's what love really is about.  So in all honesty these companies that are trying to monopolize on this upcoming holiday are really lying about the true meaning of the holiday.  You don't really have to buy people anything to find ways to let them know they are loved and you don't actually have to be in a relationship to love somebody.  So as usual my little sister is my valentiny.  I never get her anything for this holiday; all I do is let her know how much she means to me by telling her and that always suffices!  Have a Happy Valentine's Day everybody!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Judge not!

We never know the situations people are going through.  Today I ran into an old classmate from my second semester here at BYU Idaho.  He gestured for me to give him a hug (which I thought was a little strange considering he was married but brushed it to the side because he's an old friend).  We started talking and I asked him how about the wedding and how he's been doing.  Turns out he had been married for 5 months before his wife passed away.  One morning he woke up and she had a brain problem.  He took her to the hospital and needless to say she passed away.  He had spent a while with family which helped him during this difficult time.  It was a good thing that he was handling it and it was good seeing an old friend out and about. We don't know the situations of others and we should lend a helping hand whenever possible, even if all we can do is give a hug or chat with them from time to time.  That's my Wednesday thought.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The search for happiness

Yes, this title is a bit misleading because honestly we don't have to search for happiness because if we are truly looking we will find happiness in just about anything.  There is always good to anything.  What I mean to go at is the search to find that right person for whoever it may be.  There have been a few times that I've thought that I really loved a person and truth is I didn't.  I just loved the idea of being in love than I was actually in love.  I remember talking with elders and they gave me a scripture that helped me put things into perspective.  The message of the scripture is good things come from God and inspire us to become better.  I think it's the same way with people.  People who inspire you to be your best self and to become better are a gift from God.  This idea made me think about dating and whether to determine who I should date or not date (and yes I do believe it's important to be picky about dating; really, do you want to tell your kids "well I just dated this random guy here and yeah" NO, YOU DON'T!)  Is this person a real friend?  Is this person honest?  Will this person inspire you to become a better person?  Those are better feelings to have than just well he/she was a body and yeah.  Honestly the media just portrays love as making out or holding hands.  Yes, they're good things but honestly real love comes from being respected.  Real love comes from never having to worry that the other person will do the right thing.  Real love comes from friendship because once the romance fades what will you have to fall back on?