Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentines Day

I love Valentines Day! I don't think it's overrated to have a day dedicated to love! Sometimes people forget to celebrate love, and they just need a little reminder! Here are some quotes about love that I enjoy:

“If you love somebody, let them go. If they return, they were always yours. If they don’t, they never were.”

"To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage"

“Find a guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot, who calls you back when you hang up on him, who will lie under the stars and listen to your heartbeat, or will stay awake just to watch you sleep… wait for the boy who kisses your forehead, who wants to show you off to the world when you are in sweats, who holds your hand in front of his friends, who thinks you’re just as pretty without makeup on. One who is constantly reminding you of how much he cares and how lucky he is to have you… The one who turns to his friends and says, ‘that’s her.’”

And of course, Albus Dumbledore's thoughts on love:

"love... leaves its own mark. Not a scar, no visible sign ... to have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever."

Friday, February 11, 2011

The Battle With the Heart Isn't Easily Won.

My thoughts after midnight...

another day.
another long day.
sometimes it's hard to know how i get by.
but I do.
and for that, i am grateful.
nobody can tell me how to live.
they can try, but in the end the only person i have to please is me.
i CAN do hard things.
but why do they have to be so hard?
you can't always get what you want...
but what if i want it so bad?
There are no tricks or shortcuts.
Just me, my faith, and the long road ahead

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Jimmer University?

This year I have heard a lot about a man named Jimmer Fredette. Is he a super hero? Immortal? A gift from the Gods? Many might answer yes to all of the above. In fact, I think some might be in favor of changing this school's name to Jimmer University. I, for one, did not understand this obsession with a basketball player. I never really got why people idolize athletes to such extreme extents.
So, I went to the game against San Diego State with my dad to see what all the fuss was about. At first I still didn't understand. I mean, the intro to the game made it seem like this was the most noble calling any man could be called to fulfill, and the crowd was PACKED with fans who looked like they would go into shock if they didn't see Jimmer soon.
Then the game started, and BYU was behind. I felt myself getting nervous. Wasn't Jimmer supposed to be the greatest thing that ever lived? How can we be losing? But, never fear my dear readers. Jimmer didn't disappoint. He scored basket after basket, pounding them in like nobody's business.
The game was so intense, and the refs (like always) were so dumb! My heart was racing and I found myself on my feet screaming my lungs out. I never knew I had it in me. BYU pulled ahead (with the help of Jimmer's 43 points), and I could finally rest when it became clear that we would win.
And so, as the clock ran out, and Jimmer continued to score, I finally understood why so many people can get so into sports. Thank you Jimmer, for helping me understand.