Saturday, March 20, 2010

Wax On, Wax Off

Ten Lessons Learned From The Karate Kid:

10. When picking up your date at the country club, don't wear white pants if you plan to go spy on her in the kitchen. Spaghetti stains are notoriously hard to remove.

9. Sticking up to the school bully is not fun and can often times hurt. But it's always worth it in the end.

8. You're the best, around! Nothin's gonna keep you down.

7. Put it in second, and when it's time to pop it, POP IT!

6. A Shower is the best Halloween costume ever invented. Not only can you hide from bullies, but you are also afforded a little privacy to dance with that special someone away from the harsh and critical eyes of the high school populus.

5. Just because someone else hasn't said you've had enough, doesn't mean you haven't had enough.

4. Not everything in life can be learned from a book, but you can at least get started with one.

3. The little quiet guy gets the last laugh.

2. Man who catch fly with chopstick, capable of anything. Man who catch fly on first try, have beginners luck.

1. It may not seem like training, but it IS training. You'll see it for what it is eventually and you'll definitely be able to use it.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

It Feels Sooooooo Good!

Some sort-of Good Deeds this past while:

Let a woman pull out of a parking lot when there was some seriously heavy traffic on the road.

Held the door for someone at work who was also coming in from the rain.

Helped a little old lady figure out how to work her printer and get new ink cartridges.

Let a little old lady ramble on about her life while processing her order since she sounded kinda lonely and seemed to want to talk.

Babysat for my sister-in-law when she was in a bind with daycare.

Slowed down to let a maniac in a truck pass me, since he was apparently in a hurry and I wasn't really, figured it was better than getting in a wreck trying to NOT let him pass me, right?

Waited for someone else to back out of their space in the parking lot before I backed out of my space.

Got up to pass the clipboard to a lady in Relief Society, rather than just leaning and thusly making her lean, too.

Gave someone my hymnbook to use when they didn't have one, and then just used my pocket one instead.

Recorded some movies on the DVR that I thought Jesse and Cole might want to watch later.

That's just a few things, I guess. I don't post them to brag about how great I am, but hopefully to inspire you to do a few nice things this week. I've been working on being a more polite, considerate, and just all-around NICER person. And those little things I did made me feel so warm and happy! They're not much, sure, but hopefully they meant something to someone else. I know I appreciate when someone helps me out. Our RS President probably doesn't know this, but when she gave me a hug on Sunday and told me she was glad I was at church that day, it really made me feel so much better about being there! I've been a little lonely lately and feeling left out at church. I haven't gotten to know anyone very well, and now working in the evenings I can't really go to any activities and get to know anyone either. But that hug made me feel welcome and cared for, which is what I really needed. I guess it's inspired me to do a little more and a little better where I can. I feel like my opportunities to serve are rather limited right now, but I guess it doesn't matter where I serve, just as long as I take the opportunities I'm presented with. And hopefully it will make a difference to someone, even if it is just me.

Rachel and Jesse

Rachel and Jesse

Things Currently Making Me Happy

  • All the warm snuggly quilts Grandma made me
  • I have bangs again!
  • Jesse. He's just the best husband!!
  • Little secrets I get to keep
  • Sunshine

Things Currently Annoying Me

  • Dealing with a stubborn 4-year-old
  • I miss my family
  • Less time to spend with my husband and more time to be alone
  • Trying (unsuccessfully) to make friends with someone in my ward...
  • Will it ever be warm again?