Friday, March 27, 2009

Blah blah blah. . .

The sole and only purpose of this post is to vent. So if you are ready read on. . .

It takes alot to really anger me. I wake up happy, I go to bed happy, and I am pretty much happy all the time. I am a girl of many simple pleasures and lately, I have tried to be even more happy and thankful than I normally am. . .

So I have been soul searching a bit and making more time for spirituality in my day! It is not so I can be able to say that I can, but because I really feel like I need it and that is really making me a better wife, daughter, friend, sister, aunt, cousin, granddaughter, etc. In my opinion, it is hard enough living in this world trying to bypass all the negative aspects. And to say the least, I have really noticed an added abundance of happy :)

So what is it with all the FREAKING COMPLAINERS!!!! GEEZ PEOPLE!!!!

*I am not talking about people who have been through something awful and need support. I am not talking about those people who are sick, or afflicted, or need a shoulder to cry on.

I am talking about people who have it pretty dang good, and still need to tell all of us how bad their life is all the time, every day, 365 days a year!!!!!

I am not trying to be insensitive but it has really gotten to me! Why should I have to hear all the complaining when I am the one who is trying to be positive?!?!?!

For your reading entertainment here are my favorite negative comments lately from my favorite complainers. . .

My house isn't big enough. I just hate it, I hate where I live and I hate my yard, and I hate my walls, and I hate the size. I hate everything about it. I can't wait til we live in a mansion. . .

I only lost five pounds this week. I am so fat. I just don't know what to do, I loathe myself. It makes me mad so I am going to treat everyone around me like they are the scum of the earth. . .

My phone is so incompetent, it is lame and I want one with ALL the features, but I don't want to pay any more, I just want a nice new free phone. Like an I phone. Yeah one of those. . .but free.

I can't believe I just ate a cookie! I am freaking out! Oh my gosh what have I done!!!!! I will not eat anything that is not organic, 100 percent organic.
What have you done? Let me get this straight. . . Was it a deadly lethal cookie? Poisonous and all? Hold on, I am dialing poison control :)
I am so unhappy, I just hate it.When is my life not going to seem so miserable? All I do is wait for things to come around. Do you know how long I have just waited? FOREVER. . .

Gosh Linds, For the eight time this week, my coffee shop has messed up my favorite triple carmel machiato venti grande coffee delight shaken not stirred extra cream no sprinkles grand world special with lo cal low fat no sugar whipping cream. . . Do you know how horrible this is for me?!?!!

And my classic favorite?

Wait for it,

The ones who not only complain about one thing, but everything. Not only do they think they are fat, ugly, and sad, but they hate their house, their car, their marriage, their children, their job, their life. . . and they blame everyone for everything wrong in their life too. Or they blame god. They don't take any accountability for anything gone awry. It is always someone else s fault and someone else needs to fix it.

Yes, I know I have been laying the sarcasm on pretty thick. I hope you all caught that :) I guess I just don't see the point. After all, I know we all have a long way to go, and things to work on. I just don't see the point of dwelling on it 24-7 and telling everyone within earshot about it!

I can't imagine what life would be like without the little things that bring us joy. I can't imagine what it would be like to be that miserable, that you literally thought nothing in your life was good. To not know happiness even in the frustrating times.

Here is my solution for you. You don't need a new phone, new car, new family, more coffee, less weight, new house, better life, or anyone else to vent to. . .

In my opinion, You just need a good swift kick in the pants!

Wake up people, life is beautiful!

Friday, March 13, 2009

A Special Night. . .

I love my grandparents. Very much. I don't get to see them very often though because, well we don't live in sandy or cottonwood heights close to either set. Every time I see them though, It makes my day because of how fun they are.

Brian and I decided last week to see Nan and Pop. These are my moms parents and for any of you that know them, know that there aren't many people more delightful then Nan and Pop.

This is Nan and Pop and My mom and my parent's house.

She is the kind of Grandma that is always looking out for you, and wants the world to know just how wonderful you are! I think the last time her and I went out to lunch she told the waiter my entire life story while I was in the bathroom :) lol, She is too great! And every time my Pops leaves a message on my phone he tells me, "Linny, this is your poppy! Your favorite poppy!"

After getting dinner at the Golden Corral, (that is where Nan and Pop wanted to go), we headed up to go tour the Draper Temple. Nan kept insisting that she couldn't go because she has a really bad hip and doesn't walk well, or very often. I insisted that I would take good care of her and that she would be fine.

We pulled up to the temple in the dark, and admired how white and beautiful it was with it's lights and snow covered lawn.

I ran up to the entrance and got a wheelchair for Nan and brian and I put her in! You could tell that she was really happy, but kept apologizing to me that I had to push her. It was really cute!

The whole time we were in the temple I looked back to my sweet grandparents. They reminded me of children. Pointing to each other, smiling, and whispering about the different things that they loved inside.
And even though I was pushing Nan throughout the temple, pop always walked beside her and held her hand. Even if there wasn't enough room for him. She looked up at him with such an adoration it made me teary a couple of times.
Brian noticed too, because every time they would do something cute he smiled at me or would point to them so that I wouldn't miss it.
My grandparents love each other very much and have made it through a long life together. I am sure it wasn't always easy, but to see them now, still so much in love after sharing a life, was so special and really touched me.

I love spending time with them because they have such incredible personalities, but I realized too, because they teach me so much about what it means to love someone.

Nan told me a couple days later that if it weren't for us taking them they wouldn't have gone. Driving in the dark scares them, and the road to the temple seemed too far. That made me even more happy that we had chosen to go that night.

I feel blessed to have a temple so close and I am thankful I was able to share this special night with my eternal family in the place that puts it all into perspective. It is one I don't think I will ever forget.

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