Feels Like Home

31 January 2011

So it’s cold an snowy outside and I’ve been inside working all day. I’ve got all sorts of friends scattered across the world but no one here at the moment – just all by my lonesome. Sometimes you need to be alone when there’s tons of people around and other times you need tons of people when no one is around.

But there are some things that help you to feel the love of others. That’s what memories and sentimental reminders do. I come to my blogs and see all the things I’ve posted over the past couple years and it reminds me of the people and events that inspired those posts. And that most definitely makes me feel like home.

Well back to work got lots to do tonight!

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Life is Hard, but Great

8 January 2011

Well after a week full of work I’ll be working all day. The past couple weeks I’ve noticed that a lot of people I know always post negative comments on their facebook accounts. It’s quite possible that they are looking for sympathy. My attitude is that we should have healthy outlets for our negative feelings, but that we should foster our positive feelings in our community (at least more often than not).

Sure some days can be tough. Some years can be tough. The truth is that happiness is a state of heart and mind and not about status, condition of life, or achievement. So to any and all I would like to share a quote and a link for you to ponder and to help you find an added measure of happiness in life:

Happiness is the object and design of our existence; and will be the end thereof, if we pursue the path that leads to it; and this path is virtue, uprightness, faithfulness, holiness, and keeping all the commandments of God. But we cannot keep all the commandments without first knowing them, and we cannot expect to know all, or more than we now know unless we comply with or keep those we have already received (Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, Section Five, 1842–43, p. 255).

In a State of Happiness (Mormon 7:7)

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Always Growing

14 December 2010

Are You Growing or Dying

Have you ever felt stuck in life? I believe that being stuck is a result of not focusing on growth. Part of life is living. That sounds kind of silly, but it is very powerful. The flow of time cannot be stopped and so if we get stuck then life will pass us by, and too many of the people I see around me are continuing down a path of stagnation.

This is probably one of the worst fears in life because it paralyzes so many and leads to the exact result that is feared. Each day we can take just one step in the right direction. Life is not a race and we do not have to get anywhere quicker than others. We just need to be a little bit further ahead today than where we were yesterday.

Eternal Progression

Now if you are a little ahead of where you were yesterday, then logically where will you be able to get to during the endless duration of time? That is a very deep philosophical question that I will not answer here, but will just allow you to ponder it for yourself right now. Of course we ebb and flow with the vicissitudes of life, but if we take a step back and look at the big picture then things start to fall into place. So go live your life to the fullest and keep growing little by little every single day!

Suggestions on Getting Unstuck

  • Read this – Continue in Patience
  • Watch this – The Process of Change
  • Set Goals – You determine your destiny so go make a really cool one!
  • Do Something – You can do anything you want today so go do something meaningful
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Taking Care of Your Body

14 December 2010

This is a very interesting interview with author Tim Ferriss. He discusses some important things to remember about taking care of our bodies.

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Fun on BART

6 May 2010

After dropping off my car at the BART station I rode the train back into San Francisco, and apparently one of the stations had a power outage this morning and the train schedule was “derailed” for the whole city. The train was extremely crowded, but really it made me feel like I was really in a big city. So far this week I haven’t been on one train that required me to give up my seat to someone else because it was too crowded. The best part was the conductor – I’m not sure if he was truly peeved, but he was having fun voicing his thoughts. Here are some of my favorite quotes from him:

“Ladies and gentlemen I’m sorry for the crowdedness, but there was a power outage this morning and the trains couldn’t run for a little bit and well this is what you get!”

“There is a train two minutes behind me that will make all of the San Francisco stops, so if you’re going to one those do us all a favor and stay on the platform and wait for that one.”

“If you’re going to San Francisco can you get off this train and make some room for everyone else?” (This doesn’t sound funny, but it was more the way he said it.)

“If you don’t fit, you don’t ride – we’re leaving!”

“Hey there isn’t enough room for everyone on this train so please wait for the next one, my doors are closing. Hey, clear the doors, we’re already behind schedule and you’re only making it worse for everyone now get in!”

“Please clear the doors so we can get out of hear – hey you get your head out of the way.”

“Ladies and gentlemen I’m sorry that you had to start your day off like this. Just remember it’s still a beautiful day out up there so maybe that will help you forget about this bad experience.”

After getting off the train I wanted to go up to the front and thank the guy for making my day. It was definitely the most entertaining ride I had here. Most of the other conductors it seemed, spoke another language and I never knew what they were saying.

Then to top it off, as I was leaving the platform a guy said, “Pretty soon it’s going to be like China and we’ll be ‘Pushers.’

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