"Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is BEAUTIFUL!!!" - Sophia Loren

"Come what may, and love it. I know why there must be opposition in all things. Adversity, if handled correctly, can be a blessing in our lives. We can learn to love it. As we look for humor, seek for the eternal perspective, understand the principle of compensation, and draw near to our Heavenly Father, we can endure hardship and trial." - Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin

"Happiness does not depend upon what happens outside of you, but on what happens inside of you. It is measured by the spirit with which you meet the problems of life." -Spencer W. Kimball

"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love." -Unknown

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Silver Linings

So you know those days that are just plain frustrating? I had one of those days today. I was getting super irritated with the "politics" of my job. I don't know if that's a good word for it but there are tons of people that I have the same position as me that aren't doing what they are supposed to at work and it's so frustrating for me because it makes more work for everyone else and there are never any consequences for it. Grrr.

So it was getting way frustrating and it was super busy with incoming calls today so that's stressful enough as it is. This is where my saving angel comes into play. My friends, there are always silver linings no matter what the situation. Super frustration day right? But there are good things too. So there's this girl that I work with who is simply amazing. She constantly tells me how amazing I am and that I am so good at my job. I love her! Today she was my silver lining. I was talking to her at lunch and just telling her about my frustrations. Needless to say, she just listened to my whine for a bit. Then she told me to look at it this way: you are doing your job and you are working hard. Everyone can see that. At the end of the summer, when people have to be let go because the extra help isn't needed you won't be one of those people because you are doing your job. Some of those other people that aren't might get let go. Silver lining, much?

Later in the afternoon, I sent my saving angel a little email just to say thanks for listening and she told me that it wasn't a big deal because I'm amazing. She told me that even though it's crazy and sometimes we talk to crazy to just remember the people that work our job worth it. Also, she told me to just be cheerful or to fake it till ya make it. Think positively and the positivity will come. One last thing that she told me made me laugh and still makes me smile just thinking about it: I love you to death. Keep smiling. Remember, smiling is the second best thing you can do with your lips, hahahaha.

I love that. I'll probably remember that last part for a pretty long time. Haha, it was great. Still makes me laugh. Thank goodness for silver linings. Especially the ones in the forms of people who really make a difference in your day :-)

Friday, May 20, 2011


Today I went to Ashley Martin and Jared Jones's wedding reception. Wow they're married now. Talk about weird. There was a time when I couldn't see Jared getting married for a long time. Funny how that works out. I remember at the end of last summer Jared always complained about how much dating sucked and that it would be years before he got married. Haha, now look at him: less than a year later and he's married. On a side note, I came pretty close to catching that bouquet. Glad that I avoided that one, phew...

Ashley was my roommate for 2 years and I love her to pieces. She's one of the best roommates that I have ever had. We've been through a lot together and it was amazing to see her so happy and in love. I wasn't always the best roommate especially the first year that we lived together but Ashley put up with me anyway and I love her for it.

I met Jared last spring. There were many a time before I got my job when we had some middle of the night chit chats and frosty runs. Or random runs to Macey's for sugary treats that we shouldn't have eaten that late at night. All of this of course happened when he should have been studying. Jared was the fifth roommate of my apartment this last year. He's a great guy and will always have a special place in my heart as one of the best guys that I know.

Jared and Ashley Jones: Congratulations!! You guys are awesome!!

As I was driving home from South Jordan tonight I started thinking about the roommates I've had in the past. Pretty much all of them are married now except for a handful. It would seem that I am an expert at marrying my roommates off. Makes me kinda want to be my own roommate if that makes any sense, haha. Just kidding. I don't know what it is but it would seem that most of my roommates end up getting married shortly after we live together or get engaged while we live together. Interesting...huh?

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Time Sure Does Fly

Time sure does fly. You never realize how fast life really does go by. Today I went to Farmington, UT for a mission homecoming talk. My friend, Robby, just got back from his mission to Russia a few days ago. I remember going to his farewell talk 2 years ago. When I found out that he was coming home I couldn't believe it had been 2 years already. Just goes to show that life goes by faster than anyone realizes. It seems like the time just keeps speeding up. Where did it go? I really have no idea. With time going by people change. It was amazing to see how Robby has changed. I remember before his mission that he joked and laughed about everything. No matter what it was. It was really interesting to see how he's changed on his mission and just from hearing him talk I could see that he takes things seriously but he's still the same old Robby that I knew before.