Monday, May 31, 2010
When I was about 6 or 7 we use to always wrestle with my dad. There were 6 of us, climbing on his back, tickling his feet, or yankin at his arms.
I remember a certain time in particular. It was all siblings against my dad. A wrestling match for sure. My dad somehow managed to get everyone else runnin and had me pinned. He would tickle me or hold my hands so i couldn't move and would just say:
"Do you give up?.. Do you give up?"
I remember all my siblings looking at me like "You better say the right thing!" My siblings were older too so the pressure as a 6 year old was immense.
Not really thinking, I gave in and said "YES! i give up" and after that he let go of me and the wrestling match was finished. I remember all my siblings being like "Dang! why did you give up?!" knowing we lost the battle.
Once someone said they gave up that meant that dad was done wrestling with us. We all tried to never say we gave up because we absolutely loved to wrestle with dad.
I don't know why this memory has stuck out so much to me in later years. I think it really taught me to NEVER give up because you lose either way if you do.
I remember a few times in my life when I really wanted to give up. Whether it be me falling on my head and almost becoming paralized, failing a class, broken relationships, almost losing a sister, or watching my sister lose her sweet baby.
My dad taught me a great lesson probably without even realizing.
Giving up is not an option.
Sometimes life says:
"Do you give up?... Do you give up?"
All you can do is plant both feet in the ground and look up. That way the battle is half won.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
i have a crush.... a secret crush.
At work like i've mentioned before, we do dental work on a really sweet family... really big family but really sweet.
Ok and when I say big family... i mean.. pretty big.
and they're all related.
Well.. they are all very well groomed, very polite, gentle people. They're my favorite people to work on because they keep their mouths pretty clean. So having a crush on one of them would sound pretty legit right?
He may or may not have a few wives... but i tell ya... he's quite the handsome one.
It's become this running joke at work because I happened to tell my favorite lady at work the big secret. She has all of his information so she wrote down his number on a post-it and gave it to me. We have a "no cavity" club and for February, patients had to write their names on hearts to put on a bulletin. Well, just my luck because Heber happened to come get a cleaning in February so his name resides on a heart... now taped to my locker.
haha. the best part of this all, is he's poligimist... so it doesn't matter if he's married or not because I could always just climb aboard!
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
I've learned to write your plans out in pencil and give God the eraser. I feel like that is a perfect way to explain how I feel. My mind has been swarming of ideas of how to run away from life. I haven't found a solution for that yet, but have realized that running away probably won't help anything.
I've talked to a few friends who are my same age and in the same "decision-making dilemma" and it is frustrating figuring out life.. especially when you've planned something that isn't going to happen anymore. Let's be honest.. i'm not really wanting to go back to the whole dating scene very quickly, but i've felt like i've been able to look forward to where life could take me and can't hlep but get excited. I happened to stumble acrossed a quote today by my favorite President Gordon B. Hinckley... (it's probably not good to have favorites.. but he really is)
He said: "Be believing, be happy, don't get discouraged, things will work out"
This is helping me get through the heartache and pain. It helps me know that it'll all be ok. Life is hopeful. Life is good.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
The past 8 months have been unreal and I don't remember a time that I've been that happy. I am so grateful that I was able to have dated Brad and have learned very valuable lessons. Even tho it sucks right now, I'm still so grateful for the life that I have and for what I've been given. At the beginning of my blog I wanted to write about the people who have changed my life for the better or the "angels" in my life. So I have nothing to say badly about Brad other than I'm so grateful for the time I got to spend with him.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
wet green grass
"i love you" in sign language
city lights on the mountain
the star a little lower and
left of the moon
black eyed peas
pirate ship park
big retro glasses
pretending to win jackpot
double dog dares in fountains
spoons on nose
chicken DORITO taco
cannon beach pizza
leading like August Rush
tone deaf people
roof of my car
old gas stations
at bear lake
jon wall and demarcus
cheese fries-straight heart-attack!
painting and hardwood floors
scary stories but not too scary
big purple rings
mac n cheese
puff of air water balloons
dan in real life... i mean "the life of dan"?
kissing lazer tag
cold feet in warm tubs
birds chirping at 3:30am
just a few of my favorite things:)