Thursday, October 27, 2011

No more "I'll be happy when..."

From a wonderful talk by DIETER F. UCHTDORF, Second Counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints: (the golden ticket reference is referring to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
"The happiest people I know are not those who find their golden ticket; they are those who, while in pursuit of worthy goals, discover and treasure the beauty and sweetness of the everyday moments. They are the ones who, thread by daily thread, weave a tapestry of gratitude and wonder throughout their lives. These are they who are truly happy."

Gratitude and Wonder

It reminds me of a quote from Joe Versus The Volcano, when Patricia and Joe are talking late one night on the boat, she says, "My father says that almost the whole world is asleep. Everybody you know. Everybody you see. Everybody you talk to. He says that only a few people are awake and they live in a state of constant total amazement."
My baby looks totally amazed sometimes, when she's not asleep, probably because everything is new to her, she just can't believe her eyes.

Beauty and Sweetness of the everyday moments

My cousin said newborn babies have "magical smallness." I love that phrase.

Here is a pic of the tiny Forget Me Not flower:

1 comment:

Scorchi said...

This is a wonderful post. It makes me so happy. Tanya has a forget-me-not bush in the yard, and if you brush against it, a piece will stick to you, and it is HARD to get off your clothing or skin. We need to be like that with happy thoughts.