Apr 26, 2010
Sunday I was sitting in church during sacrament meeting with Kelly (the second counselor's very precocious (yeah I did just use that word) three year old daughter) on my lap and one friend on either side. Trying to pay attention to the speakers amidst Kelly's chatter to us all in turn. She had just settled for a bit and gone quiet when all of us heard a faint whooshing noise. I froze and Katherine and Sam looked at each other and then we all burst into stifled laughter. Kelly was innocently oblivious and simply continued her coloring. I tried my hardest to control it but... I had just been on the receiving end of Kelly's fart, I think I'm allowed to laugh aloud as reverently as possible. Her father looked at us all and we were finally able to calm down. Oh, Kelly, dear, dear Kelly, thank you for your gift.
Apr 15, 2010
What is it that creates awkward situations? What makes us feel awkward? Perhaps it's a mixture of feelings.
When walking in on a couple being romantic with one another, why should we feel awkward? Perhaps because we are being forced to share the love they have for one another. Perhaps because that situation is a private one and when we walk in on it, it is no longer private.
When conversing, and there are pauses or we just simply feel awkward, why?
Perhaps there are awkward pauses where we simply don't want to open up to a stranger, or even a friend. For myself I feel awkward when I feel like the person I'm conversing with is pushing me for information about myself that I just don't want to give.
So why do you feel awkward?
Apr 14, 2010
Each morning my alarm is the radio, and this morning was a song. The song wasn't a very happy and I was tired. So I hit snoozzzzze. Five times. Each of the songs just weren't happy enough for me to start the day with. Before He Cheats by Carrie Underwood was one of them. Finally, Fireflies by Owl City came on. That was a bright enough song to start my day.
(Song: Fireflies: Owl City)
Apr 2, 2010
"If you don't walk like most people do, some people walk away from you, but I won't, I won't."
This song applies to everyone. If you are not cheerful when you walk, or you don't walk with swagger, or you sing while you walk, or you hum, or... the list goes on.
"If you don't talk like most people do, some people talk and laugh at you, but I won't, I won't."
Perhaps you have a head bursting with ideas, perhaps your self esteem is low so you brag about yourself, perhaps you have a lisp, perhaps you talk to random strangers, perhaps you are always happy when you talk, perhaps you just don't know how to connect with someone else, perhaps you are really blunt, perhaps...
"I'll walk with you I'll talk with you, that's how I'll show my love for you."
Truly, listening and walking with others is showing love and support.
"Jesus walked away from none, he gave his love to everyone so I will, I will. Jesus blessed all he could see then turned and said, come follow me. So I will, I will."
"I'll walk with you, I'll talk with you, that's how I'll show my love for you."
I can't say I'll succeed. But I will try. I want to show my love for you.
(song: Serenade - Schubert. I can't decide which I like better, let me know what you think.)