Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Life as I know it........

I changed my blog to "Life as I know it". For a long time now I have not quite understood why life is so hard and complicated. I spent this morning at the Huntsman Cancer Center with my father-in-law while he received his radiation treatment. I watched people going in and out of the clinic and wondered about each persons life and what it was like. I felt hopeful for most and hoped they did too, but couldn't help thinking why???? My own family is struggling so hard with these same questions and it has always brought me back to the same thing..........hope. This is the life we are given, it could be worse, just watch the news, but it is our life and it is the life that we know and have to deal with.

Zoe and I have been working on making a collage journal of things that inspire us, make us happy, and things that bring us peace. Zoe started making her journal as an assignment for school, but I love how she has put a lot of thought into the pages. I believe when you focus on the beauty and the good, the other stuff that complicates our lives seems a little less.

Summer Rain - U2
When you stop seeing beauty
You start growing old
The lines on your face
Are a map to your soul

When you stop taking chances
You'll stay where you sit
You won't live any longer
But it'll feel like it

I lost myself in the summer rain
I lost myself
I lost myself in the summer rain
In the summer rain

It's not why you're running
It's where you're going
It's not what you're dreaming
But what you're gonna do

It's not where you're born
It's where you belong
It's not how weak
But what will make you strong


Fluhrer said...

The beauty---A Pound of See's Chocolates, The Good--an Ice Cold Coke!



Amy said...

You know it sista christian!

Fluhrer said...

Sister Christian
Oh the time has come
And you know that you're the only one
To say O.K.

Also---Amanda's Blog is titled "Life as we know it"
But I'll still accept your answer!
Thanks Alex.
I'll take "I like being alone" for 1 million dollars.


Amy said...

I believe mine is "I" hers is "We", big difference. Apparently there is no we in I when it comes to me. Are you understanding that. You would probably be the only one.

Of course there are family and friends......of course.

nielsons*love*family said...

great thoughts amy~
i agree w/the chocolates and cake--
your sister is one smart woman!
(in a pinch, bacon will do) :O)

6deans said...

Love that song. I am so sorry to hear that Renan's dad is sick. Just so you know I think it is crappy that you have to go through this. Way to be positive and be grateful for the life you have. You sure have great kids we love, love them at our house :)