Friday, February 24, 2012

Such a Waste

While the entire waste is not my fault and is not a waste on the other end… today has been a waste! I stayed up way too late for 3 days in a row reading JUNK on the computer. I took a nap yesterday for 2 hours and then again today for 3 hours! Has anyone been outside these past two days? Gorgeous! And I have wasted the entire time sleeping =(

Doctrine and Covenants 88:124

124 Cease to be idle; cease to be unclean; cease to find fault one with another; cease to sleep longer than is needful; retire to thy bed early, that ye may not be weary; arise early, that your bodies and your minds may be invigorated.

Now I will say that I have gotten up early to exercise (today just got up early). But early means 5 am instead of 5:30 am =)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


DISCLAIMER****** this is not a political statement. I am not saying anything for or against the war or our troops. this is simply a true story********

Okay, so I know someone who served in our military for an extended period of time. Willingly  volunteered his time and fought in the middle east. So, this next part is what I am ‘diverted’, as Mr. Bennett would say. This soldier’s most terrifying experience happened just the other day here in a 7-eleven. While there, the store was robbed and this person had a gun put to his head by one nice robber, while the other nice robber got the whoppin’ $140 out of the till. So, even fighting in Iraq and having all that wonderful combat time. The only time he ever really felt threatened in life was HERE IN AMERICA in a 7-elven! At least the guys on the other side in Iraq are fighting for a cause or belief! This robbery was for $140, split between 2 people.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

When Alone, Talk to Yourself =)

So, today I went running with a friend of mine. We normally run together and quit together… but today she kept going and I was alone to talk to my self. ***Side note, she is training for a half-marathon and I am just training to get off my backside*** So, while running, and we did pretty good today, maybe 14 min miles, I was thinking about the idea of discipline and control. I have had the opportunity to have Chinese and German people in my home. Our country has every freedom, well almost, yet we aren’t nearly as patient as they are. Back to the point, they are both very calm, disciplined, controlled people. Of course, these are my personal views. So why is it that we are not.***I will stick to me and not the collective whole*** Each month we fast. Meaning, no food or water for 2 consecutive meals, which should be about 24 hours, if you eat on a schedule. It also means we should have a purpose and a prayer in our hearts. It takes a lot of control to not eat or drink for 24 hours. Also, you have to be disciplined. Disciplined meaning willing to be taught. While fasting, the Holy Ghost will talk to you and teach you, but you have to learn to listen. The Latin root of discipline is discipuli which means… STUDENT. (so when a person starts saying you need to discipline your child, politely remind them that that means to teach NOT spank and yes you teach them everyday!) Point being to all of this…. while running I really wanted to quit, but my friend was so far ahead of me and I didn’t want to be left alone so I kept going. I had a purpose, a goal, a (you fill in the blank). Not that it didn’t before, but the entire conversation made life all fit together. Whatever your goal in life is, you have to gain control and be disciplined if you want to succeed.