Looking on the Bright Side

Seeing what has been happening with the economy lately has been unnerving and a little scary. Because of the turmoil and uncertainty in the world around us, I was greatly looking forward to General Conference this past weekend. One theme that I heard repeated several times was the theme of enjoying the journey and finding joy in the little things of life. If our economic struggles continue and worsen, that will be more important than ever, because there may not be as much money to go around, so we'll have to do without our entertainment money, which will mean more time making our own fun as families and friends, which means more memories, more laughter and more joy and happiness. Whoever said "I want money" was very fundamentally screwed up. I want to talk about some of the simple things that I enjoyed this weekend.

  • Watching Josie do her excited dance.
  • Helping Josie brush her teeth even though it was really hard. It was just so funny!
  • Spending Friday evening with Matt and the girls while Kristin slept on the Love Sac at the Higley's.
  • Talking with my dad and Kevin after Priesthood Session.
  • Making breakfast on Sunday morning with Kristin for Richard Low's birthday.
  • Playing Settlers of Catan with Kristin, Richard and Kristine (and not just because I won for the first time ever!)
  • Participating in my cousin, Brian's baby, Hannah's, blessing.
  • Spending time with Brian, Kambree, Willie and Amanda after everyone else had left.

Sometimes, it's good as was repeated so many times during conference to remember how blessed we are. There are so many simple things that go on in our lives that we can be thankful for. Now, if I could just remember to take pictures...


kam said...

Hi guys!! Thank you so much for coming to Hannah's blessing yesterday...really your whole family is wonderful and so supportive of the things that happen in our lives! By the way- I am SOOOO thrilled for the good things that will be happening in your lives over the next several months!!! Congrats you guys!! If you want send me your email address and I will send you an invite to our blog....kamsraptor1@yahoo.com. See you later this week!!!

October 6, 2008 at 10:00 PM  
Kelsey said...

Thank you for that reminder! It's so good to just enjoy family and friends without the added chaos of outside influence. We've been doing the same thing this week. My sister Abby is here from Virginia so we just "hang" as a family all the time. It's great.

October 7, 2008 at 12:11 AM  
Amie said...

Thanks for the great reminder. Pictures would be awesome!

October 13, 2008 at 2:11 PM