Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Getting into the Christmas Holiday.

I hope that you all had a great Thanksgiving holiday, spending time with family and eating lots of good food.

Now we start on a big holiday called Christmas.  Not Santamas or Memas.  That it is Christmas, meaning we remember the birth of our Savior.  At times we get wrapped up in the holiday and forget the true meaning of the holiday. 

Here a few ideas to get into the Christmas spirit.
  • Visit Temple Square (Salt Lake City) if you are able to, if not then that is fine.
  • Read about the birth of the Savior in the bible.
  • Donate to the Food Bank
  • Give a service to someone
  • Make a treat and give it to your neighborhood friends
  • Go caroling around a neighborhood.
  • Do Christmas cards and give them to family and friends.
  • Read a book or watch "A Christmas Carol"or "Its A Wonderful Life".
These are just a few suggestions, you don't have to do all of them or maybe just one of them.  Just remember that the Savior taught us to love and serve each other.  If we remember those things then we won't be blogged down into forgetting the reason for the season.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Giving Thanks on Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving is a national holiday and is one that is with family, friends, and loved ones.  It is a day to give thanks to our Lord for what he has given to us. 

Here is my thanks:
  • Family
  • Good friends
  • Being a member of my church
  • Being a student at school
  • That the term is almost over
  • A good job
  • Having a house
  • Having this blog
  • Being here in this free land of America
  • Having a cell phone to text and call on.
  • Clothes to wear
  • Food to eat
  • Great co workers
  • Living in Utah
  • Being married to a wonderful wife
  • Have wonderful in laws
  • Being in good health
  • Have a car to drive
  • Know that I'm loved by friends and family.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Having a bad day?

To those who think you are having a bad day, I am there for you. I want you to know that I'm willing to give a listening ear if you need one. I may not always have the answers, solutions, the easy way out but, I'm willing am to listen to what you have to say, because I care and love you.

I have had bad days myself and its hard when you think you are all alone and no one is there for you or understands what you are going through. That you feel like you want to cry non stop and just want to be left alone. Believe I've been there. I've had times where I just want to cry non stop and don't want to talk to anyone. Its grateful when someone is willing to listen and say nothing but just listen. Willing to give a hug, have a shoulder to cry on, say I love you, and is there for you.

I like to thank for those who have helped me in times that I've had a bad day and willing to help me.

When there is no one else to turn to, there is always the Lord. He is never busy, always listening, never turns you away, knows you and what you are going through, will not judge you harshly, he is our brother and Savior. He loves you even when you have a bad day.

Friday, November 12, 2010

A tale of Don't Cry Wolf and Pay the Piper!

I'm sure we have heard about the story of the boy who cried wolf and the Pied Piper.
In the boy who cried wolf, we are told there was a boy who wanted to play a joke on the town people.  With that he made sure the town people knew there was a wolf by making a lot of noise and shouting.  The town people rushed out of their homes and businesses with their pitchforks and whatever weapon they could think of to harm the wolf.  The town people came up and the boy told them he was just playing a trick.  The town people were not too happy about this.  They went back feeling grumpy and irritable. 
The next day the boy figured he had so much fun the day before he figured he would do it again.  So he did the whole process again but this time he was louder and the town people came up and acted the same way the day before. 
The boy was thinking it was funny that he did it the third time and this time the town people was not taking the joke and staying in their homes and businesses.  Though a short time later a wolf did approach and the boy tried as hard as he could to get the attention of the town people but with so many jokes and false hopes the town people decide to not do anything.
For that reason the wolf killed most of the sheep and even the boy. 
In the Pied Piper, there was a city overrun by rats.  They would get into everything, (food, glasses, clothes, closets and anywhere else.  The town council tried to find a way to get rid of the rats.  The Pied Piper strolled into town knowing there was a problem and asked to talk to the city council to rid the problem.  The city council debated and finally agreed to let the Pied Piper in.  They talked and asked the Pied Piper if they would get rid of the rats they would pay the Pied Piper a handsome amount of money. 
The Pied Piper went outside and played on his flute.  He carried a certain tune that only the rats would only hear. So he solved the problem of the rats and drowned them into the ocean.  He went back to get his reward and the town council denied his good deed.  They were so glad for the rats being gone that they lied to him and had no desire to pay for the task. 
The Pied Piper wasn't too happy about that deal.  He went back to the town square and played the flute but this time it wasn't on animals it was on humans, (children) to be more exact. He played the most beautiful tune that only a child could hear and would follow the tune.  The children all followed the Pied Piper into a mysterious cave but only one child didn't quite make it. 
The adults were all feeling sad that their children weren't there anymore.  The town council felt awful for what they did.  The town council tried to find the Pied Piper again by sending out runners to find him.  They never found him or the children.
What kind of lesson do we get from these two tall stories?
The first one is:
  • Be honest when you need help.
  • Face the consequences of your actions.
  • The moral to this tale is Even when liars tell the truth, they are never believed. The liar will lie once, twice, and then perish when he tells the truth.
  • If you "cry wolf" one too many times people will stop trusting in you and not come to your aid.
 The second is quite similar to the first.
  •  "Pay the piper" means to face the inevitable consequences of one's actions.
  • Don't make up a fib to get out of a situation and promise to pay the person back and not do so.
We commonly hear the phrase, "Don't cry wolf", and "You got to pay the piper" But as adults we heard these when we were young as a child and took them to heart.  Now that we are adults we must not forgot the tales that have been taught to us.  For the same result of the two tales can happen to us even though we are adults in an adult world.  You will still face the consequences just as the children now do. 
I know that sometimes I'm getting told the same two phrases every so often.  Sometimes I regret it for what I did but, I know that I can't change the present or the past but could change the future by remembering these two tales. 

    Thursday, November 11, 2010

    For those who have served in the military.

    Thank you for those who have family, friends or even yourselves who have served in the military.  I salute you and thanks for giving time and part of your life to keep our freedoms and sad for those who have died and didn't make it back home.


    Friday, November 5, 2010

    Your feedback post!

    Thanks for all your input and comments to me. 
    I know this is out of character but I would like to know of the past posts that I've done, which ones have you liked the most, or made you feel emotional, those you didn't really care much about?
    You can comment on this post your feelings, text me on my phone, email me at my email address or write a letter to my home address. 
    I know this has helped a lot of my friends and family in ways I can't imagine. 
    I'll continue to post for as long as I am able to and as the good Lord lets me. 
    Love you all!

    Monday, November 1, 2010

    Go out and Vote!!!

    Tomorrow is Election Day! The way the Election Day is supposed to work is that we the people go to the voting booths, if not already by way of early vote, is to vote!!!
    If you don't vote then you have no say in who gets elected in a government position or what amendments get passed or not. 
    It is our freedom to where in countries that are still run under a dictator who don't have that chance.  The countries that don't would rather have the freedom like we do and be free and be able to vote who they want instead of who they don't want. 
    So go out and VOTE!!!

    Heaven and Earth

    I hope that you all had a great Halloween! Wither you dressed up or not.  I sure did.
    By the way my last post did have a personal experience after the story of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow.  So if you didn't read it, there is more than just the story of Sleepy Hollow.

    This thought most of you have seen already by way of text message or email.  But I figure for those who haven't had the chance to read this wonderful and deep thought, here it is:
    "In the eternal perspective we have known each other for eternity and meeting each other here on Earth is a reunion and continuation of our relationship."
    A friend of mine asked me what I get out of this, after reading this quote that I made up all by myself.  This is what I told him, that it means that I lived in heaven before I came here to Earth to a huge family of brothers and sisters.  I was sad to see them not know if I would see them again.  I got to know them and be able to bond with them.  To see them here on Earth is amazing and happy to me that we can continue on the relationship of being brothers and sisters.