Thursday, August 28, 2008

Thoughts for Thursday: Enjoy the Ride

Today's TFT comes from my friend, Wendy, over at Inkin' & Thinkin'. I saw this quote on her blog and asked her if she minded if I snatched it up and shared it on my blog.... thankfully she said yes because I am durn tuckered out today.

I went to see my natural healing dr up north of me today and it was good. I am trying to heal my body with some more natural choices (energy work, cool stuff like that, etc) and, thankfully, it seems to be helping. I'm also sorting out some old baggage that I've been carrying around and it feels so good to be dropping it on the ground and leaving it behind. YAY! I also made my friend, Valerie, some peanut butter bars (oh heck yeah) and marched them over to her house and picked up some fun jewelry that I ordered from her and tonight I am just crashing out.

It's been a long several months and I think everything has hit me today... WHOMP! So before I go hit the sack, here's the quote... from one of my all time favorite people. I hope that it picks up someone's spirits today. :)

"Life is like that--ups and downs, a bump on the head, and a crack on the shins. It was ever thus. Hamlet went about crying, "To be or not to be," but that didn't solve any of his problems. There is something of a tendency among us to think that everything must be lovely and rosy and beautiful without realizing that even adversity has some sweet uses. One of my favorite newspaper columnists is Jenkin Lloyd Jones. In a recent article published in the News, he commented: Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he's been robbed. The fact is that most putts don't drop. Most beef is tough. Most children grow up to be just ordinary people. Most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration. Most jobs are more often dull than otherwise. . . . Life is like an old-time rail journey--delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders, and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride."
--President Gordon B. Hinckley


Jeanne said...

I hope you are feeling better and get a good night's rest!

Take care of YOU!


Rachele Funk said...

Thank you for the perspective (again) I wholeheartedly needed to read and re-read these comments again and again. He's one of my all-time favorite people too. I want to grow up to be just like him!

Hang in there Erin, you are a terrific woman who needs, like most of us, to be a whole lot less hard on herself.


~Wendy Tunison said...

Erin called me her "friend"....he he....YEAH ME!!!

Take good care of you! We need your smiles!

Amaryllis said...

I had so much fun with you, just wish we had more time!

O love that quote, makes today easier! We went to the tample yesterday (a 4 hour roundtrip + the session + dinner and a bit of shopping= 12 hours!), came home to kate throwing up everything including sips of water! Staying home from church with all three kidlets!

I am glad your appointment went well and things are starting to look up!!

Miss you!!!