Sunday, April 24, 2011

Crossing Thought

Have you ever burned the bridge on a relationship, whether friendship or romantic, that you've ended up regretting down the road? I was on Facebook tonight and noticed the name of a girl that I tried pursuing things with a few years back.  Didn't turn out. She wasn't interested. I tried maintaining a friendship hoping things might spark later on. She gave me a pretty good indicator that she had developed some interest...false alarm. I let my pride/hurt feelings get the best of me and eventually we didn't communicate anymore. Can't blame her. I think I was pretty awkward for her to communicate with after that.

Anyway, when I saw this girls name on Facebook earlier tonight, I checked out her FB page to see what she's up to these days. I even reached out to say "Hi", but I won't be surprised if I don't get a response. In the end, it probably really doesn't matter significantly.  I just hate looking back at what could have been good friendships had I handled things differently, only to see a chasm of missed opportunities.

Here's to crossing future bridges with more caution and care. :)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Dear Never Going to Graduate,

There's always lots to do,
Plenty that you need to get done.
Relax, don't worry so much about it.
Go out. Have some fun!



Monday, April 11, 2011

Did You Know?

Did you know...

1) That iTunesU is loaded with an overwhelming amount of free and incredibly interesting podcasts?

2) That I don't like cupcakes, but that I love muffins?

3) That George Washington wasn't that nice of a guy even though he was a very good and respectable man?

4) That when I'm sitting next to someone/people sometimes I get anxiety and tense up and get paranoid that I'm breathing too loud?

5) That when George Washington left the office of President of the United States of America, Thomas Paine wished Washington's "imminent death"?

6) That I don't like to devote an entire blog to something that not's somewhat related to me?

7) That George Washington was an awesome guy who deserves the praise he gets, but was a realist who did not trust most people, and who was afraid of failure...or maybe that's WHY he accomplished what he did, and thus deserves the respect?

8) That I learned these facts about  George Washington from lectures found under "American Presidents" in iTunesU, and the other facts from life?

Well now you do.

You're welcome. 

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Preach on Elder Holland!

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland (A modern day Apostle of Jesus Christ) begins his talk titled "Lift Up Your Eyes" with this thought:

"Jesus gave us a living list of virtues through the example of his daily experience. One of those virtues that is especially needed in our routine contact with others—with family, friends, members, and nonmembers—is the rare ability to accept people for what they are, while lifting them toward what they can become."

This is a weakness of mine that has bothered me for a few years now. It's not that I can't see the capacity for good that my friends and family have, but rather I get so frustrated with them when it seems that they're not trying to reach their potential or use their capacities. This is just one more way in which I seek to become more Christlike. Through learning to be able to accept who someone currently is, and learning how to help them see the same potential in themselves that I see in them, and then helping them to stretch for it. After all, I know that God and my friends and family do the same for me when I'm obviously not stretching myself.