Friday, December 31, 2010

Hope for the Future! Live for the Future! Welcome 2011!

What a Christmas this year was.  It was great being with family.  I'm glad that my blog for this month was to focus on the Savior, except the Pearl Harbor one, and his birth that we remember at this time of year. 

This year of 2010 has been a great year and looking forward to New Years Day! The day to celebrate the New Year of 2011. 

I was watching an episode of "Lois and Clark The Adventures of Superman" and it was about this time of year that we celebrate Christmas and the New Year.  At the beginning of the episode Lois and Clark walk into the Daily Planet and we notice
  • The two countries want to sign a peace treaty from the news report on TV.
  • A huge Christmas tree in the middle of the room with decorations and lights.
  • Clark's parents are in town and enjoying themselves.
  • Lois's mother is in town and feels good.
  • Jimmy is excited to have a girlfriend to come over to the work party.
  • Mr. White is happy
  • Lois is glad to turn in her news story for the newspaper.
  • A multi millionaire who thanks Superman for saving his life.
  • Superman stopping a family man, who robs a bank.
During this time the magical being, not from our world, has followed Superman and meets him in one of the elevator of the Daily Planet and decide to play a game.  We notice that the hours of 12:00pm-4:00pm repeat over and over several times and that Clark Kent is in this loop of repeating time.  As the story goes along we notice changes to occur
  • The Christmas tree keeps getting smaller and smaller till its like a Charlie Brown Christmas tree with little life to it and only one ornament on it.
  • The peace treaty goes good peace to full blown war to who cares.
  • The parents of Clark get heated up between the two into arguing and Jonathan just about has a heart attack.
  • The mother of Lois starts drinking and doesn't give a care in the world.
  • The date of Jimmy looks more like a gangster of the street.
  • The multi millionaire gets angry at Superman for saving his life and wishes to be left alone.
  • The police give up on taking the guy who robbed the bank, into custody.
  • Mr. White is depressed that he didn't get to be Santa Claus for his two boys.
  • Lois gives up turning in her great news story for the newspaper.
Clark doesn't understand what is happening, that things are going good and head to being worse and awful. He realizes that Clark needs to change something and fast.  Clark Kent then talks to Lois and tells her what has been happening.  The magical being is loving this for he realizes that he wants to rule the planet and have Superman leave.  Clark Kent doesn't leave and Lois realizes the same thing for hope to be alive.  So then the next loop Lois and Clark fix the right and give hope again to everyone and at the end of the episode the magical being realizes he can't stay any longer and leaves. 

If we as humans don't have hope then what is life then?
  • Gloom
  • Doom
  • Despair
  • Sad
  • Miserable
  • Hate
  • Death
  • Lifeless
  • No color just blah.
Whereas if we do have hope:
  • Color
  • Life
  • Happiness
  • Joy
  • Love
  • Laughter
  • Fun
Ever heard the phrase, "Live for the Future"? If we have no hope what is there to live for? We would be in a state of mind that is not the mind to live.  Especially not the one that the Savior would want us to live.  The Savior knew that life would be hard but would be worth it.  That we would have hard times, challenges, trials, etc.  The idea of hope is a good thing to have. 

2011 is a year of opportunity, learning, growing, loving, caring, serving, etc.  If we have hope we can conquer the evil that face us, able to endure the trial, overcome the challenge, be a better person. 

Hope for the future!
Live for the future!
Welcome 2011!


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