"Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal- is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he has been robbed. The fact is that most putts don't drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to be just people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration, and most jobs are more often dull than otherwise. Life is just like an old time rail journey with delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinder, and jolts, interspersed occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride."---Pres. Gordon B. Hinckley
"The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one." - Elbert Hubbard


Thursday, December 18, 2008


1. A view or vista.
2. A mental view or outlook

"It is useful occasionally to look at the past to gain a perspective on the present" (Fabian Linden).

Perspective.. what a wonderful thing. I was driving to town yesterday thinking about the snow... about it being beautiful and a pain all at once... I was thinking about how long it just took me to get three under three bundled, wrapped, shoes & hats on and then out to the car in the snow.. its tiring... but the water... we need the water.. we get that from the snow... so its a small price to pay right? We need this season and all that it brings so that we can enjoy the next one. Spring will be all the more beautiful the more snow that we get...
It was amazing at how much I could relate that to life... Honestly I think we have to take the good, the bad, the evil.. to enjoy and to be able to see the beauty around us. Its that balance, to know sorrow so that we may enjoy happiness.
We all have so much and it is easy to be distracted... to forget..
I am trying to retrain my eyes, my heart, my soul... to see the beauty even when that is not how it appears...
to view the world beyond just the black and white.... maybe to help others view it the same..
perspective right?


1 comment:

Mom said...

I Love the photos Nonny... Amazing...Oh my gosh, SO beautiful...Can't wait to see our sweet girl and hers...Counting the days...We love you all...Mom