Thursday, November 25, 2010

I Believe

I Believe...

That just because two people argue,
It doesn't mean they don't love each other.
And just because they don't argue,
It doesn't mean they do love each other.

I Believe...
That we don't have to change friends if
We understand that friends change.

I Believe....
That no matter how good a friend is, they're going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.

I Believe...
That true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance.

Same goes for true love.

I Believe....
That you can do something in an instant
That will give you heartache for life..

I Believe...
That it's taking me a long time
To become the person I want to be.

I Believe...
That you should always leave loved ones with
Loving words. It may be the last time you see them..

I Believe...
That you can keep going long after you think you can't.

I Believe...
That we are responsible for what
We do, no matter how we feel.

I Believe....
That either you control your attitude or it controls you.

I Believe...
That heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.

I Believe...
That money is a lousy way of keeping score.

I Believe...
That my best friend and I, can do anything, or nothing and have the best time.

I Believe...
That sometimes the people you expect to kick you When you're down, will be the ones to help you get back up..

I Believe...
That sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry,
But that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.

I Believe...
That maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had
And what you've learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated.

I Believe...
That it isn't always enough, to be forgiven by others.
Sometimes, you have to learn to forgive yourself.

I Believe...
That no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn't stop for your grief.

I Believe...
That our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are,
But, we are responsible for who we become.

I Believe...
That you shouldn't be so eager to find
Out a secret. It could change your life Forever.

I Believe...
Two people can look at the exact same
Thing and see something totally different.

I Believe...
That your life can be changed in a matter of
Hours by people who don't even know you.

I Believe....
That even when you think you have no more to give, when
A friend cries out to you - you will find the strength to help.

I Believe...
That the people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon.

I Believe...

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


"Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.
"Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character."
"A person starts to live when he can live outside himself."

-Albert Einstein

You have Eternity to think inside the box.
Youer than you - Wordart by inspiredmommie -
"Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life."
Bob Marley

“You must give up the life you planned in order to have the life that is waiting for you.”
– Joseph Campbell

The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it. (W. M. Lewis)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Give Thanks!

As we are quickly approaching Thanksgiving, (I am not sure how it crept up on me with out me noticing.) I think about all the things that I have to be thankful for.

  • First and foremost the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I am grateful to know that my family is forever and that no matter what, the Lord loves me and watches over me everyday. I am grateful for my Temple Covenants. And even though I don't get to the Temple as much as I would like, the feeling of peace and comfort is unforgettable. I love my Savior.

  • I am grateful for my family. My parents are wonderful and could not ask for anyone better. My brothers. Adam is a wonderful father and husband and doesn't take that role lightly. I am so proud of Jake for living on his own and taking in his life. My awesome Sister-in-law, who is a great mother, and a great friend. And my sweet sweet nephews and nieces. I can not imagine life without them. They make life. I am also thankful for my aunts, uncles and cousins, for the part they play in my life.

  • I am grateful for my friends. You all know how special you are in my life. We have shared our deepest secrets, cried over boys, bitched about mom fits. In the end some of us are still a part of each others lives, and for some, our seasons have past.

  • I am thankful for my job. I love what I am doing and I am so grateful I was given a tip and prompted to call my director. I love the teachers I work with. They are the ones who will truly shape our future. I am grateful for these children who have been given this challenge, for working hard to have the most normal life as possible. I am grateful for the direction it it is taken me.

  • I am thankful for the service men and women who have put their lives on the line so I can choose how I want to live my life, so I can worship to my Heavenly Father as I choose. That I have right to vote for the leaders of my country.

  • I am grateful for my sweet little dogs that curl up with me every night, who wait patiently until I get home, who love me no matter what kind of day I have had or mood I am in. And that no matter what, they forgive me. I am grateful for their unconditional love. I am grateful for each of their own special personalities and I am grateful that they have been entrusted in my care.
We get so caught up in the latest gadgets, fashion and which celebrity is having a baby or going to rehab or current controversy that I think as a society we forget, actually take a lot of these things for granted. So even if it is for just this moment, Give Thanks!

Happy Holidays!


"You are where you are by the CHOICES you have made or allowed others to make for you. You will remain the same until the pain of remaining the same is greater than the pain of change. Linda Toupin

Monday, November 1, 2010

Another 70 minutes of my life on the phone with Tech Support

For over two weeks, I have been fighting with my new internet company. Now mind you, we have had the service for just a month. But since the I set it up, on September 17, I have paid over $140. At set up, they charged me $108, then refunded $50 of it, adjusted my rate to $40 a month. They called me and offered adding the "on the go " internet for $60. I couldn't do it then because I was in Vegas, but I promptly called them back when I got home and set it up. They sent me the wrong device. So I called and had to wait until it got here and then had to call again to get the right one. So I waited for that one.

Then I have to call again. Now is this 3rd or 4thh time I called? I have already lost count.

But wait a minute, I just got an email that said they were sending me another device? WTH?? I called again.

I was so excited when I got it and quickly hooked it up. Then it would not activate. Oh, I can not activate it because I owe another $20.12. I just paid $45 on the 18th of October. So I waited and paid the $20.12. I tried activating it, and yet it still would not activate. So I chatted someone for the 4th or 5th time too. Sorry, they can't help me after waiting 30 min to chat with a rep. I need to call in to tech support. So I call yet again... But it has to be before 10.

I get a Russian guy, who I can hardly understand. I decide to record the phone call. I can do that on my phone. I keep telling him there are no lights to look at, it has a screen. He just doesn't get it. He says in his Russian accent, "Ma'am, I not trying to fight you, I trying to help." Ok Spring, keep your cool. The guy can't help he is from another country. He's working right?

He has me check a setting. I tell him I am in the 3G network. Now who would have thought that being a part of the 3G network would be such a complicated thing? I mean it was hardly over a year ago, we all wanted to be part of the 3G network. And really, does anyone know what a 3G or 4G network is??? He says, (in his Russian accent again) "Oh, you need to be in the 4G network to activate" Its not WHT, its WTF?? Really???? I try to tell him in a calm collected voice, that I don't get 4G where I live. Russian accent "Oh you need to talk to the other tech support and you may not get thru, the close at 10 o'clock." Yep, great it is 9:57. Put me through man, and step on it!!

So I get through to the next level of text support, (whew...I wipe the sweat off my brow).
He can take care of it. He puts me on hold. Beeeeeeeeep.... I look at the phone. Double Damn, my phone dropped the call. Someone Please Kill Me!!! I had enough, I am going to bed so I can live to fight another day.

I have decided to take a break, I can't deal with talking to them right now. A few days pass and I get a bank alert with my balance. OMG WTH??? $36.24 short? My car payment is coming out in the morning. Screw chatting!! I am calling! I am livid!! Pissed with my head about to blow! The guy sets up a fraud ticket. Great, I don't see this going well. He says they will call me tomorrow. I so believe that one.

I get on chat and talk to yet another person with a job because I get another confirmati9on email that my device was sent out. AAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!! He makes me spill my tale for the billionth time. He checks thhe account and paraphrases back to me to let me know hhe understands and then the kicker.....HE CAN"T HELP ME, I NEED TO CALL IN!!!

So I wait until I drive home. She tried to help but in the end needs to transfer me and the lady at the end of the transfer won't help without the account holders permission. But I pay the bill with MY debit card. The rep tried to 3 way us and we were left sitting there listening to echos from the other room. She never calls back.

So, I make dinner and make my dad to call. So we can get the formalities out of the way.

After 70 min, I get a bill that is double what I started with, $25 credit and finally two services. and another lost moment of my already rapidly moving life!!