Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Read Slowly

One lesson I am slowly learning is the benefit of reading slowly. First off you never miss the minute details. Whether it is a government document, a novel, or scriptures, reading slowly allows for you to truly think about the text before you and what it means. I have had numerous English classes where I rush through the reading, come to class the next day and play catch up because I was not reading slowly enough for me to catch an amazingly insightful detail. I often have to remind myself to read slowly because our natural tendency is to get over and done with all things in life. But as I am learning and growing I am discovering the real importance of find joy DURING the journey, not perpetually waiting for the after. Anywho, try reading slower.

Friday, May 8, 2009

How creepy is this...

I know. I'm a freak. But it is just SO fun!

What I love

I love:

-people who don't tell me that I'm weird, annoying, or to be quiet
-thinking critically about what a novel says beyond the actual text
-singing to Veggie Tales songs
-getting free food at Institute or Work
-being able to cry out of gratitude
-pistachio gelato
-finding out how Nordic folktales relate to the gospel
-drawing links to the gospel in EVERYTHING
-not watching tv....sometimes I miss it, but not really.
-thinking about going through the temple
-Kyle L. Prescott
-having everything fall into place right when I think I can no longer take it