Today I had the wonderful opportunity to volunteer at the Utah Special Olympics! I have been wanting to do this for a while now, but always seem to miss the date...So I was super excited!!!!
It was such an amazing experience!!!!! I LOVED every minute of it!!!!!!!
There is something special about seeing these great authletes put all their heart and effort into the sports. I got to cheer on the softball teams :) First it made me reminisce my softball days :) and Second it was such joy to see them play! they were funny, talented, happy, and team players. One of my favorite moments was when the teams were shaking hands, the opposing team gave hugs to the player that got injured during the game :) so sweet and such great sportsmanship!
I couldn't stop smiling today :) :) :)
ps...I wish I took some pictures today for you to see! but then again, they wouldn't be able to capture the spirit of the day...
I cant wait till next year's olympics!
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
There was a down pour here in Provo and Orem!
It was a snow globe most of the morning.....at least 3-4 inches on top of my car!
Winter Wonderland in May???? more like a Springy Snow Spectacular!
What lovely Memorial Day Weather :)
Friday, May 14, 2010
All the years that I attended BYU I would drive by the track and see the Special Olympics going on in the spring....then I would get disappointed because I never knew they were happening and I wanted to be a part of them :(
But, this year I signed up to Volunteer!!!!!!!
I'm so excited I know when they will be happening this year! and can't wait to see all those happy faces!
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
"What you DO speaks so loud, I can't hear what you say" -Ralph Waldo Emerson
I saw Will-I-Am on Oprah, pay for two families houses (who were about to lose them). With his own money, straight from his pocket. He said he was driving one day and figured "I want to make a difference. why not? just do it!" I think what he DID was wonderful. He got me thinking about some LDS General Conference (April 2010) talks I read recently [http://lds.org/library/display/0,4945,2043-1-5176-1,00.html]...which lead to some scripture study and quote finding.....
James 1:22 "be ye doers of the word and not hearers only..."
I think it is sometimes easier to say we will do something, or to feel a certain way, or want to make a difference. But how often do we DO what we say or feel? I know that especially after a great church lesson, or after giving service, or whatever it may be, you feel energized and ready to make a difference in your own life or the lives of others. But I know that life and human nature can get in the way....unfortunately...and we don't always act on our thoughts.
I know that what we DO shows where our hearts lay. Are we willing to be 'do-ers of the word' and serve the Lord? or are we 'hear-ers only'?
I know that if we Do what the Lord asks and follow His commandments, we will be blessed.
Joseph Smith once said "I made this my rule: when the Lord commands, DO it"
I hope I can be a better DO-er :)
Thanks Will-I-Am for getting my thoughts rolling :)
Thursday, May 6, 2010
I HATE DECISION MAKING!!!!!!
No, Really! I hate having to make decisions!
I am one of the most IN-decisive people you will meet!
like today....I couldn't make the final choice of where to eat with my friend...most would consider that a fairly easy decision...but she had to make the final decision bc I didn't want to have to choose :)
and then....When it comes to IMPORTANT decisions, I am even WORSE!!!!!!
like....what am I doing next year? Where am I going to be???
I don't really know :)
BUT--I have to know by TOMORROW!
wow....I just don't really know!!!
why must I be indecisive?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
My brain is jumbled...like the letters in my title!
wish me luck :) hahaha