April 15, 2014

Mosiah 2:41

...I would desire that ye should consider on the 
blessed and happy state of those that
keep the commandments of God.  For behold, 
they are blessed in all things,
both temporal and spiritual; 
and if they hold out faithful to the end
they are received into heaven,
that thereby they may dwell with God in a state of 
never-ending happiness...

A new favorite.

February 14, 2014

How 'bout it?!

Any chance I could be a dog lady instead of a cat lady?

Pretty PLEASE?!

I can't get enough of these cute goldendoodles!  One day....

Images via Google

January 15, 2014

Stereotypes: Gym

Check out this video.... you won't be sorry.  I've seen almost all of these at the gym (and I'm sure I'd see the other if I actually went into the guys locker room), oh man.

January 8, 2014

8 Virtues for a Dominant Life

Look at this article!!


It's perfect for the New Year, for resolutions to be better and it's just an overall feel good message!  One of my favorite quotes is:
"Even though we might fall short of our finish line, 
just continuing the journey will make us greater than we were before."

Aahh so great :]

Normally I would set aside a list of goals that I'd like to accomplish this year, but when I reflected on my poor success rate in the past and the fact I was having a hard time coming up with goals (other than play bingo at a retirement home), I decided to take a different approach this year.  Going along with my theme for 2014, I have come up with 8 virtues that I want to live by this year.  I am copying Benjamin Franklin a bit, but instead of keeping them for life, I'm going to work on them for a year and then make adjustments. [If you're interested, this guy gives a good explanation of Benji's 13 virtues] 

Hailey's 8 Virtues for a Dominant Life: 

  1. Perspective - To avoid getting caught up in the irrational and unimportant by remembering to refocus on the bigger picture.
  2. Humor - Live, Laugh, Love. Find the good in the world. 
  3. Curiosity - Always progress, find new passions and continue learning. 
  4. Sincerity - 100% in everything I say and do.
  5. Honesty - To be realistic with myself and honest in my intentions. Separate between wants and needs.
  6. Confidence - Unwavering belief in myself, others and God
  7. Service - To focus on the needs of others and to ACT. 
  8. Tenacity - To be strong spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally
I'm really excited to give this a try. I have a feeling this year is going to bring a lot of changes and I want one of those to be that I have changed into an outstanding human being.  

"You don't need to wait for permission to become the person you were designed to be."
-President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

January 2, 2014

Bring it on 2014

This year my theme is: 
-Annette Funicello

I'm hoping it will remind me to keep life in perspective.  To help me avoid getting so caught up in the daily worries and help me remember how fantastically wonderful my life is.  I'm going to work on being better at going with the flow; to relax a bit.  Life holds a lot of amazing adventures just waiting for us to find and I don't want to miss a single one! I'm still working on my list of resolutions but I can't wait to get started!  The New Year is one of my favorites because we have a fresh start, endless possibilities and a renewed vigor for life.  It's contagious! 

Who knows where 2014 will take me, but I have a feeling this year will be a good one.  :]  

Let's do this!