18 February 2009

Be Still

Any of you that know me very well know that I am typically a very happy, goofy, gooberish sort of person. That has not been the case for the last couple of days. I have been an extremely quiet, somber kind of mood. I'm not depressed or anything, just....quiet.

Gordon B. Hinckley has 9 'Be's that a lot of you know about. In my state of pensiveness I have thought a little bit about one of them.

Have you ever sat back and considered what it means to 'be still'? This 'be' has always stuck out a lot to me and I have never quite known why. I think I am beginning to understand. Life is crazy. Reponsibility is crazy. School is crazy. Relationships of any kind are crazy. Even when you are working hard to have all of the right priorities in your life there are times when your mind never stops, and without realizing it you become exauhsted. You are so concentrated on doing good, that you let yourself get on overload. We would go crazy if we constantly lived our lives like this.

So, latley I've chosen to Be Still. I've shut my mouth a little more. I've tried to watch people a little more to see how I can help. I've meditated on my life and my blessings, and understood a little more of how blessed I am. I have been able to have a prayer more continually in my heart, and have had some good converstations with my favorite Man upstairs. He's actually quite a great Guy. :) He knows me pretty well, and helps me discover things about myself all the time.

If any of you are feeling overwhelmed, or like life is too crazy, or if you simply feel as if you need a way to feel closer to your Father in Heaven, try it.

Be Still.

06 February 2009

Come on.....Really?

Saying 'like' 44 times in a 5 minute presentation. Is that really necessary? Before long we are going to be communicating through text abbreviations, grunts, and hand signals. I think I want a taser so every time someone says 'like' in an inappropriate context I can zap them. The End.