Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Ramblings and a kid quote or 2!

This last week I had some opportunities to think about what is most important in life. Not that we don't always have such opportunities, but you know, sometimes we get caught in a bit of a spiritual inversion and can't clearly see the most important things that are right there in front of us. If we can find a way to take opportunity to rise above the smog of life we are often stuck in and blow that inversion out- the aerial view can be really enlightening as to where we are, where we want to be, and even the best route of getting there.

I think that so often we are caught up with things that are truly not important. Things that essentially will not matter tomorrow, next week, or a year from now. Things that we think will make our daily lives better, or at least make them APPEAR better to those around us. Things that truly do not make a difference toward what life truly is about. We've often lost sight of WHAT life is about! Our time, talent, and energy is often consumed either in doing things that do not matter, OR not consumed on anything- just wasted away to nothing by our complete inactivity.

Now there are many activities that we HAVE to do that are also unproductive toward what life is all about. May I just say they are easier done cheerfully than begrudgingly. They are part of the journey, we may as well enjoy them.

Okay- I'm not sure who left this microphone on, but I'm stepping down from the step-stool I climbed on to reach it and sneaking off the stage quietly...

So, I'm a week and a day into the semester and so far so good. It did help that yesterday was a holiday! All that's really taken place so far is those first days of class when the teacher and syllabus scare you out of your mind. On to those second days which will take place this week- you know, the ones where you realize that you are already behind and the real WORK begins. Wish me luck!

And now, the real reason you've been reading thus far: The KID QUOTES OF THE DAY!
  • We often purchase donuts on Saturday night to eat for breakfast on Sunday Morning. This last Saturday, the store had already sold all of their boxed dozens which left me scouring the remnants of the case for anything worthwhile. We ended up with "bars" instead of traditional donuts. Kenzington, upon seeing these said, "Daddy, these donuts don't have any holes in them!" A few minutes later after discovering that hers was cream-filled she announced that "someone took the holes and filled them up with ice-cream!
  • Last night I overheard Kenzington, who wasn't eating her dinner long after most of the family had left the table saying something about Heavenly Father coming down from outer-space and telling her she needed to eat her dinner or He was going to "spank her bum!" I sorta giggled and made a mental note that we had some clear topics for future family home evening lessons just as Holden announced to her that Heavenly Father doesn't live in outer space and then asked, "Mom, isn't Jesus the one that controls the weather?" Gotta love kids. The FHE list just got longer!
Onward, ever Onward! Here we go!

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