Saturday, November 10, 2012


So, I realized I had been being quite a downer and looking at all the things going wrong in my life. This was upsetting and was causing me to be a lame person. Well, yesterday, when I woke up not feeling happy, I decided to change it. I prayed for a change of heart so that I would be able to make the best of my Friday. It was hard since it was a dreary, rainy day and things just kept seeming to go wrong. Then, there was a slight switch. I ran into an old friend randomly on campus and my mood started to lighten. Then, the rain turned to snow so, I went home for lunch so I could grab my snow gear. This gave me an opportunity to have some hot cocoa and a warm lunch. Then, after choir, I walked home and, from the slush+boots, I felt like I was tap dancing in water (that's what it sounded like). All of a sudden, I was so happy and almost just laughed the whole way home. While others were complaining about the annoying white stuff, I was enjoying myself. This new perspective changed my view of the day which helped me find the other fun, simple blessings.

The Philharmonic Orchestra asked the women of my choir to join them in performing Mahler's Third Symphony. This long sit on stage for a short time to sing could have made me quite stressed and upset but, instead, with this new perspective, I was able to enjoy it. The day ended wonderfully just because I had a change of attitude and an answered prayer.

Then, today, I was walking to make banana bread at a friend's and it had snowed more and the sidewalks were covered in tree branches. Once again, I could have continued my dismal outlook on life but, I made it fun and felt like I was in a video game as I tried to dodge the falling snow and walk around fallen branches. This enjoyment let me continue my happy day from yesterday. To quote several people, including my dad:

~~~~Attitude Determine Altitude.~~~~

To some this would be depressing but,
I saw it as more excitement to my adventure.
It is important to keep a positive perspective on life so that you can make the most of what you have. It's important to enjoy the here and now and not just focus on the finish line. Of course, keep the end in mind and try to be your best but, don't dwell on it so much that you miss all the beauty and fun that you have around you. It's important to love life just as much as you learn from it.


  1. Hey Chelzzzzz,
    This is Brenna, your !12! year old sis! I just want to say HI! And isn't dads catchphrase "Decisions Determine Destiny"? I should know, I went to BYD last night. Well, Love Ya!
    P.S. Miss you!

  2. Hey Bren! How idd you get a google account/comment on my blog??? haha
    Yes, Dad says "Decisions Determine Destiny" but, it is actually taken from Thomas S. Monson and For the Strength of Youth Pamphlet. Love you too!