Thursday, August 4, 2011

Dedicated To Those Who Changed My Life This Year

To: Andrew Simpson and Kenny Fryar-Ludwig: for showing me the true strength of awesome testimonies in the Gospel.

To: Tiffany Prince and Hannah Bateman: for loving me no matter how retarded I am sometimes.

To: Sherece Bledsoe, Becca Fitzgerald, Whitni Gardner, Katie Wilson, and Kira Horton: for always being there for me and including me and making me feel special :)

To: Dylan Makemson and Brant Stanley: for those long late nights of laughing and talking and just enjoying each others' company, and for making the last semester something I will never forget.

To: Zachary Johnson, Nate Young, Derek Gines, Austin Soelburg and Grayson Layton: for always making me feel important. For always stopping me anywhere on campus just to say hi, and for always inviting me over :)

To some more of the new friends I met this year: Zach Boley, Tom Mangum, Zach Phillips, Sarah Martin, Betsy Nelson, Emily Ashcroft, and Tim Williams: For making this year just pure fun! you kids are great!

And finally, to Kason Martinez: For being an awesome example. For being there for me when no one else was. For all the long phone calls, advice, and laughs. For....everything. :)

Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they were meant to be there, to serve some sort of purpose, teach you a lesson, or to help you figure out who you are or who you want to become. You never know who these people may be (possibly your roommate, neighbour, co-worker, longest friend, lover, or even a complete stranger) but when you lock eyes with them, you know at that very moment that they will affect your life in some profound way.

Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some people move our souls to dance. 
They awaken us to new understanding with the passing whisper of their wisdom. 
Some people make the sky more beautiful to gaze upon. 
They stay in our lives for awhile, leave footprints in our hearts, 
and We are never, ever the same.

And sometimes things happen to you that may seem horrible, painful, and unfair at first, but in reflection you find that without overcoming those obstacles you would have never realised your potential, strength, willpower, or heart. Everything happens for a reason, nothing happens by chance or by means of luck. Illness, injury, love, lost moments of true greatness, and sheer stupidity all occur to test the limits of your soul. Without these small tests, whatever they may be, life would be like a smoothly paved, straight flat road to nowhere. It would be safe and comfortable, but dull and utterly pointless. The people you meet who affect your life, and the success and downfalls you experience help to create who you become.

Even the bad experiences can be learned from. In fact, they are probably the most poignant and important ones.

If someone hurts you, betrays you, or breaks your heart, forgive them, for they have helped you learn about trust and the importance of being cautious when you open your heart. If someone loves you, love them back unconditionally, not only because they love you, but because in a way, they are teaching you to love and how to open your heart and eyes to things.

Make every day count!! Appreciate every moment and take from those moments everything that you possibly can for you may never be able to experience it again. Talk to people that you have never talked to before, and actually listen. Let yourself fall in love, break free, and set your sights high. Hold your head up because you have every right to. Tell yourself you are a great individual and believe in yourself, for if you don't believe in yourself; it will be hard for others to believe in you.

You can make of your life anything you wish. Create your own life then go out and live it with absolutely no regrets..

1 comment:

  1. Maybe this next year I will make it on your list of people that changed your life. Haha. P.S. Your blog is cute.