Friday, August 17, 2012

Fame and fortune

I was reading an article this morning on FOX NEWS and a statement by Jodie Foster was shocking to me.

She said, "We've all seen the headlines at the checkout counter. 'Kristen Stewart caught'. We've al thumbed the glossy pages here and there. 'Kris and Rob a couple?'...But we seldom consider the childhoods we unknowingly destroy in the process."

Foster said if she was just starting out in hollywood today, "I would quit before I started. If I had to grow up in this media culture, I don't think I could survive it emotionally. I would only hope that someone who loved me, really loved me, would put their arm around me and lead me away to safety."

So often the lifestyle of Hollywood actors and actresses is talked up, idolized, and all the multimillionaires come across as if life is perfect, and all is well, and they couldn't be happier. And now the truth comes out from one of their own. Its a hard life. It tears them down, and leads them away from really understanding who they are.

Most of us have known this, but now their own are starting to see....

Fame, Fortune, and all the Money they could ever a lifestyle thats not all its cracked up to be.

One more reason I am thankful for the Gospel and the primary doctrines it teaches.

We are children of God.
TRUE happiness comes from knowing your Savior.
The Word of Wisdom, Law of chastity, and other things that are criticized by the voices in the world really do protect us and keep us safe.

We are so so blessed.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Close second, only to the olympics

So I really don't watch hardly any TV, but there are a few things I love. I love the office, and modern family, but I don't watch either one religiously. I couldn't even tell you when they are on.

but, let me tell ya something....this summer has been awesome.

Between this..........

And the amazing, wonderful, only-comes-second-to-the-olympics SHARK WEEK....

I have plenty of DVR-ed shows that will keep me entertained for months.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

He knows.

So i have learned something the last 4 weeks........

Not that I didn't believe it before, but now I really know. 

4 weeks ago I got asked to take over as a YSA Co-Chair for the California ySA conference that took place this weekend. I didn't want to do it, and I had moments of complaining, but I did it, and I am so glad that I was asked to do it. 

Anyone out there I'm sure could've done just as good of a job, if not better. But I needed to learn some lessons and I needed to be in this position in order to learn them. 

It was amazing, a wonderful and uplifting experience. 

And let me just summarize it in a few short statements.

He Understand, PERFECTLY. 
We just have to be humble, and answers will come. 

I am SO blessed. 

Monday, August 6, 2012

One Week

One Week till the YSA conference
I'm excited and ready for it to come, and for everything to fall into place just perfectly.....

Its been awesome to be a part of it, even though I came in only 3 weeks ago. 
With 700 people coming, it has to go well. 
It will be really fun!! 

So....COME! :) 

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Joinin' the nerd club......


I have glasses now.