This month I turned an age that doesn’t bear repeating and I’m going to try living in this world of miracles for as long as possible
Sometimes we make our lives too complicated. We collect too much stuff, and we think we require much more than we really need. Many times we keep busy so we don’t need to face the issues that will make our lives better.
If you find yourself getting frazzled this year, here are some thoughts on putting things in perspective.
A life well-lived is full of meaning, and that comes from being involved in life, not sitting back watching.
Apparently artificial intelligence will soon impact our lives in every area and is already changing the world faster than we could ever have dreamed.
Throwing away things with sentimental meanings feels like throwing away a memory as well.
Hot summer days and water go together like warm cookies and milk.
Our knowledge of the past is enhanced by family history work, and any pictures we can find that show a life. They will only be valuable to us if we organize and label what we have.
Life can get the best of us at times. But somehow, if we can find humor and laugh at ourselves or with others, we can usually make sense of it all.
We live in an age when often the contact we have with people is on the internet, and many of us live among strangers. Unless we make the effort to reach out we will become isolated, especially as we age.
Whenever the Olympics come round my husband, Grit, reminisces about the time in 1956 that as a missionary for the LDS Church in the Australia North Mission, he and other elders played a game against the Australian Olympic team, which they won.
The truth is as long as our bodies and minds are working we are never too old. God gave us a brain to create a life out of the resources available to us.
Through the years as each of us open our puzzle box of life, just like the wooden puzzle, it seems daunting until we sort out preferences and enlarge on our talents and abilities. Piece by piece, our life plays out.
Growing older is inevitable, so working to be healthy and to be of service to others as long as possible helps us celebrate our age.
Talent alone won’t do it. What we accomplish in our lives, be it with grit, guts, pluck, stick-to-it-iveness, tenacity — pick a word — they all mean working hard at something we want to achieve.
The crowd was filled with old and young sprinkled with some 49er fans dressed in their finest. He greeted everyone, acknowledging their comments and leveling out their praises. Even after writing his name well over 800 times, he patiently signed on.
There are many needs in society that government and institutions cannot fund. This is when the private sector can step in and provide needed programs. If run properly they can lend a helping hand. TOSA is certainly one of those programs.
Sometimes our medals won’t be given to us on an Olympic podium, but we still have accomplishments and deserve the gold.
This way of thinking has made my days brighter, my life seeming more worthwhile. I don’t need to regret the past, because I still have time to be the person I want to be. I am
I have three friends who have written books that couldn’t be more different. All provide good reading, especially if they land in the genre you’re looking for. There’s no time like summer to sit, relax and enjoy a good book.
My husband and I recently took a trip with a tour group to Israel, where we shared life-affirming experiences including walking where Jesus walked.
Why do kids, especially teenagers, do crazy stuff? Maybe it’s because their brains aren’t fully developed. At the end of the school year, it would be nice for them to have something extra to do to stay occupied.
Cattle and people are not all that different. We need someone who loves and cares about us, and they need us to care about them, dead or alive. When we’re connected, our road seems clearer and the stress of our life’s journey is eased.
We are lucky that Nicole Harris was found, although the reality of her death felt anything but lucky.
Think of wonderful thoughts like princesses, pixie dust, boys who fly and what do you get? Disney.
That day a rabbit’s foot or a four-leaf clover would have come in handy. Still, it ended up well, and life would be poor without memories.
The experience reminded me of how little we really need in life to make us happy, especially as we age. We collect fame, fortune and possessions, but it’s caring and thoughtfulness that count, like a signed football card.
People thought they were immune to the chaos surrounding them but found out differently.