going to see wicked
Oh goodness me, my life is beautiful right now! I have such an incredible story right now. I have an amazing and supportive family, a phenomenal job, and an outstanding man in my life who makes everything so much more fun and worthwhile.
M and I have known each other for awhile but we started "dating dating" just a bit ago. It seems as though I have known him my whole life. In the year that we have known each other, it feels so much longer-I feel completely comfortable telling him anything and everything that crosses my mind. I guess that was when I first realized I was in love, when I realized that I could tell him any random thing and know he wasn't going think me weird for thinking it.
He is so much fun, so optimistic, and wise. I always tell him how good he is, which I genuinely mean as one of the highest compliments. Today, people are not good, they feel they have to be. M is not good because he has to due to obligation, he is because it is who he is and what he has learned from life.
If anyone would have told me that this is where my life would be in 5 months, I would have laughed right in their face and thought they were psychotic. I am sure happy that didn't happen, so I don't have to apologize to anyone for scoffing at their proper prediction.
"Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever." - Lance Armstrong
I love this quote. Maybe the man is no longer the hero we all thought he was, but his words still ring truth and power in them.
In another blog I will go into more detail about all of what has happened in my life, but I have something else on my mind for today.....
Something that has been festering in me lately is the lack of respect we have for civility anymore. It seems that all anyone says--including myself is hate. " Oh I hate that show" "I hate fish" "I hate that presidential candidate". Now I am a firm believer in having an opinion in everything, it keeps you being you. But I do feel however that we as a generation have lost the civility that needs to be attached with having such opinions that are pressing on other people's beliefs.
That is the BIG DEAL HERE. YOUR OPINION IS YOUR BELIEF, JUST AS MY OPINION IS MINE. We somehow have lost that respect for difference. We, and I say we openly because I am guilty, you may decide for yourself whether you are too. But we throw things that are different to the side, whether it be in religious discussions, political, or something as simple as favorite seasons. We do not like to hear the other side, because what if they say something that strikes you or me? What if I then begin to agree with the opposition?
Especially in religion, when people are no longer serving missions I feel like this a huge issue. I'm going to be bold because this is my blog and if you do not like what I have to say then please stop reading. If you are firm in your belief then you can discuss religion, moral problems, ethical predicaments, and politics without feeling like you are going to be changed. Those who do not talk about anything pertinent are living with their head in the cloud and are not allowing themselves to be enlightened. To see the other side and still hold to yours is the greatest understanding one could have. I love and cherish knowledge. I have invested my life into. The Art of War is one of the greatest I have ever owned, here is a piece of wisdom from it's pages:
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"It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one and lose one; if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle".Sun Tzu
As I said at the beginning of this I love my life. This has just been on my mind. I know not what or who is the culprit to the deprivation of civility. I just think that we all need to try a little harder to be civil, not only for the sake of respect, but also as Sun Tzu says, when you are tolerant and hear other opinions out you will then know how to take on the next battle if you lose that one. Use it as an internal motivator if needs be.
I love my life. I love my job. I love my family & friends. It is full of good people. Laughter. Amazing memories. Conversations that are so deep they would hit the bottom of the ocean and need to go through it. I love where I am in life. I love who I am and the path I have taken to get here.
Remember, remember the fifth of November,
The gunpowder treason and plot
The gunpowder treason and plot
I know of no reason
Why the gunpowder treason
Should ever be fought