Monday, October 24, 2011

How old are you?

To my friends who are no longer allowed in "singles wards":

So I was in the stall at church and there were these two girls talking about age and how old was old and such.

"So at what age do you think you will feel old if you're not married?" Asked one of the girls and before the other girl could answer she continued. "I always thought that if I reached 26 and I wasn't married that I'd feel really old (yes she did make the emphasis). It means that you are no longer in your early 20's but now in your late 20's. I just dread being 26."

"Yeah, I'm a little worried about turning 25—I'm not excited about that, but at least I have a few years before I have to worry about that."

I'm sure they said more but I was stuck thinking...I am 5 years (and closer to 32 by the day) older than the girl's dreaded "old" age. I waited until the girls left the bathroom and then laughed to myself and wanted to tell those girls—married—not married you are going to get older and if you are dreading it—it's gonna be rough!

Forever Strong Principles

I wrote this a year ago but for whatever reason didn't post it so I thought it pertinent in my life to post it today.

Tonight instead of partying up for Halloween I stayed home sick. I decided to watch the movie, "Forever Strong" and thought it was a great movie. Highland Rugby Coach Larry Gelwix had some inspirational quotes that are called Gelwixism:

“Good decisions don’t make life easy, but they do make it easier.”

“The true test of a man is what he will do when no one will know.”

“The essence of a lie is not the words you choose, but the message you convey.”

“If you lose your integrity, you’ve lost everything.”

“I want you to be forever strong on the field, so that you will be forever strong off the field.”

In the Bonus section of the movie (yes I'm a nerd and checked that section out) Coach Gelwix shares 6 of his principles. I love them and try to live them. 

Don't Play with Snakes

Don't Lie

Don't Do Anything to Embarrass Your Family

Attitude and Effort are Everything

Choose Wisely

Focus on the Final Score

Being In Tune

My roommate Alycesun said this comment, "Being in tune is so much better than being a big thing...being, seeing, feeling—much better." I like that