Tuesday, July 22, 2014

If people looked the way they acted

So last night Steph said "If people looked the way they acted, there would be alot of really ugly  people in this world...some of the meanest people are the ones that everyone thinks are so pretty".  Which got me thinking...Can you imagine if that were the case?  People would try alot harder to be nicer to one another.
Thanks Steph!!  For giving me something to think about!  Love ya girl!!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Predicament :/

So I heard from my Elder today.  He is doing wonderful!!  But he told me that he is getting a new companion.  His last companion was just waiting on a Visa and it came in so he is leaving to Australia.  His new companion is a bit of a "problem" child and they don't know what to do with him.  Justin says he hit his last companion in the back with a stick and just doesn't know when to shut his mouth.  So they have told Justin to use whatever means necessary to straighten this guy out but to make sure that he feels loved...now to us Wrights that means "beat the crap out of him" then tell him you love him when you're done...what?  It works with the kids :)  j/k 
Anyways, I am a part of this Pocatello, Idaho missionary moms facebook page and today the "problem childs" mom posted that her son was being transferred to Pocatello and that she wanted to know if his companions mom was on that page (that would be me).  She talked about how excited her son was to finally go to Pocatello...I'm thinking he has only been in the surrounding areas.  I'm not sure I want her to know that I'm on there.  What if her son writes her complaining about mine and she tries to say something to me about it?  But then again if I don't tell her I'm on that page and she says something negative about my son, my old ways might creep back up (ie. find her, dark alley, rough her up...)  What to do?!  Suggestions please (by private message)?  and thank you!! 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

I'm glad I took the time to "friend"

I turned 40 today.  Wow...has time flown by!  I remember when I turned 30. It seems like just yesterday. So much has happened since then.  I had our 5th child, I became a mother in law AND a grandma.  I became the mother of a soldier and a missionary mom.  We moved.  And moved again.  Laughed and laughed some more.  My Space.  Blogger.  Facebook. Twitter. Instagram.  Proms, Homecomings, Sweetheart dances. I've met some GREAT people and some I'd like to forget.  
I tried to be upset about the big Four Oh but I just couldn't be.  How?  When I've got all of this.
There are some lessons,though, that I have learned over the past decade.  Most of them over the past year or so.  See, I've been part of the "in" crowd (and apparently kicked out of it) haha.  I've been part of the "cliques" and part of the "uhhh...no" crowd. I've been part of the "middle-aged" crowd and part of the "too loud and obnoxious" crowd. And quite frankly, I've enjoyed every "crowd" I've been stereotyped in.  But about a year ago I sat back and watched how LOTS of people that I associated with were so judgemental towards others.  Others that, if given the chance, would probably be really great people to get to know.  So I decided that I would go against the grain of the "crowd" I was associating with then and get to know these "less desire-ables."  I AM SO GLAD I DID!!  As a result, I have found out who really cherishes friendship and who really cherishes status quo.  I have come up with a list that I want to share.  A list that I wish I'd known or taken to heart in my 30's. Do with it what you will.  

1. Sometimes people just need a friend.  
2. That inappropriate status or picture you've seen is just one moment in someone's life..don't judge them for it.  
3. Give people a chance! (or as many chances as Christ would)
4. You never really know what is going on behind closed doors.
5. Put yourself in their shoes.
6. Never judge a book by it's cover (or a picture you might see on the internet)  
7. Treat other people's children how you would want yours treated.  
8. Treat YOUR children how you would treat others :)
9. Love your spouse...he/she is the only one that REALLY loves you for who you are.  
10. Pray for those who treat you badly. You'll learn to love them. 
11. Be happy with what you have. Otherwise you're never happy. 
12. Don't be a bully. It's not attractive. 
13. Don't ask for someone's opinion (or give them the option to comment) if you can't take it.  It only makes you look foolish. 
14. Forgive
15. Family family family...

As I head to bed tonight, my heart is full (and so is my belly). I have a wonderful family, great neighbors and friends that I'm glad I took the time to "friend".