Thursday, February 24, 2011

Bit of a change..

As with always, I will start with my three for the day:

1. I got to cuddle with my wife for a bit this morning. We didn't want to get out of bed because of it.
2. I started working out for at least 20 mins a day and feel great!
3. I have lost a pound a week for the last 8 weeks.

So, what I am wanting to start doing, along with my normal posts on occasion, I want to take a quote a day and write about it and how it applies to me or what I think about it. Today, being the 24th of February, I have chosen a quote from Braveheart.

Yes, I've heard. Kills men by the hundreds. And if HE were here,
he'd consume the English with fireballs from his eyes, and bolts of lightning from his arse.

This line has always been something that has stuck out to me. This is where William Wallace is talking to the army of Scotland and responding to the myths of his person. The thing that I think always stuck out to me was that even though all the people were saying that he was this or that, he never let it get to his head. He just did what we had set out to do originally. He wanted to free Scotland and so he didn't have time to let his legend overtake what he wanted to do.

I feel that people let themselves get caught up in things and forget about their goals. If someone is doing something because of their "legend" that they have built, they tend to not focus on the goal ahead of them and will have a harder time getting to their goals. If William Wallace would have given into his legend and been very prideful of that, would he have freed Scotland? Would he have had such a great following if he was proud of himself? I would argue that Scotland would still be controlled and not be able to be free.

I want to say that I do not give into the pride I have in myself, but I know that there are times that I give into it and lose track of my goal. I want to get back onto track with what I want. I want to be a great father, a provider for my family, a great husband and lover (not sexually speaking), and I want to get a great education. So, I am going to try to be less prideful and more humble.

Anyone else have this issue or any thoughts, feel free to comment.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Ich habe viel Freundin!

I will start with my three good things on the day:

1. I woke up to a wonderful song from my sister.
2. I got to kiss the most beautiful woman before leaving for the day.
3. A friend in my German class gave me the best information on raising children and doing school.

Something that I have finally realized today is that I have many friends that actually do care about me more than would be imagined. Many people, whom I consider friends, have been looking out for me and my family and giving advice or information. All of these people are making my life so much easier. The main people I know that have made my life much much easier right now are Jim and Cheri.

Jim and Cheri, for those of you who do not know them, are my step-dad and my mom. They have taken such great care of me and Melody. They have been a shoulder to cry on and helpers when we needed to get something that we couldn't quite afford and helping us build our crib for Mahayla. Jim and Cheri have been the biggest help to Melody and I. We appreciate them highly and love them with every part of our beings.

There are other people of mention here. I would like to mention my sister, Brianne, and my friend Paul. Brianne has been an every day enlightener. Bri sends me a song every day at 8:13 to 8:17, somewhere in there. I thoroughly enjoy this part of my day. Paul, on the other hand, is just a wonderful person. He has helped me through some tough times without even knowing he has helped. He has been a light in the darkness and helped me realize how great of a person I am. Between Melody and Paul I know I am a great person!

Between everyone that has been mentioned here, you are all wonderful people! I love everyone of you so much and am so thankful to have you in my life. I love being able to call my folks anytime I need to just talk and be able to talk with them and not have to hold my words back or my tears for that matter. Thank you so so much!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

New Beginnings!

So, I have been communicating with my Bishop and everything I want to do will be done in June, or before that time! I am so incredibly excited. I have the ability to live all of my dreams and fulfill them and it makes me so happy.

My dear friend Paul wrote on his blog,, that he wrote about thinking about the three things in your life daily that make your day better. I instantly thought of my wife, my family and my friends. I know without these people I would feel alone and depressed. I also know that in the case where I lost one of these people I would be devastated. I would feel that my life would be over and I would need to have the other groups around me to keep me going. I know that I would overcome this, but would want to not move on, as Thanatology tells us, it isn't about moving on, it is about learning to continue living without that person.

I know this is a small update, I will make a longer post in a day or so.