Sunday, July 26, 2009

Just Fun

I came across this video the other day and it was just awesome. This is what it is like to actually live life. You can tell that these people really care about their friends getting married and want them to have the best day ever. And the bride is obviously just, plain happy.
When was the last time you did something....just for fun?

Don't get so caught up in trying to get to the next meeting, or making the next appointment, that you forget to live life. Once in a something different. It's's healthy.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Never Cease To Be Amazed

Today was awesome! My eyes were open to more wonders of Scotland. I had the chance to eat an egg salad sandwich while sitting on a bench placed on a street/courtyard, that was cobbled out by humble peasants in the early 1200's. Not only that, but I was also in the shadow of a stone rotunda that was built almost 500 years ago!

I know what you are thinking...because I am thinking the same thing:

Who knew...that Scotland had egg salad sandwiches???

Thursday, July 09, 2009

We Are, We Are...The Youth of The Nation

My cousin Hyrum recently graduated from high school. He wrote this a short while ago, and I want to share it with you. (I hope he doesn't mind) If this is the caliber of our Nation's Youth, then I have a lot more hope for the future:

"The following is my response to the Glen Beck article entitled "An Open Letter to our Nation's Leadership" which is a letter written by a lady in Arizona. Go to Glen Beck's website to read the letter.I am eighteen years old and I love my country. For as long as I can remember I have always intended to dedicate my life to the service of my country: both through the military and simply as an American citizen that is involved in politics. The thought of wearing the American flag on the shoulder of my uniform has always filled me with pride because of what the flag represents. The stars and stripes alone mean nothing. Without the Constitution they are just pieces of cloth sewn together forming an outdated, but still attractive looking, logo. As I prepare to start my own life in these uncertain times, I have come to realize that it is my responsibility to take action. I can not sit back and hope other people will do something. I can no longer depend on those who have been elected, they are far too concerned with what is best for their career to worry about what is best for America. I know that I, Hyrum Byers, must stand up and defend the Constitution. I must make my voice heard. I must ensure that the stars and stripes always stand for freedom and justice. I must fight for a “government of the people, by the people, [and] for the people” and withstand a government that ignores the people. I am ready, and so are other members of my generation. You, the members of the older generations whom we deeply respect, can sleep easier tonight because you do not stand alone in defending the Constitution. We will support you. We will stand beside you. We will not abandon the principles that our fathers, grandfathers, and founding fathers fought and died to defend. We will never back down. We will never give up the fight. We will give speeches, write letters, publish articles, hold rallies, peacefully demonstrate, and most importantly vote. Whatever it takes, we will be ready. God is with us, He will support us because we are standing to defend that which He established through the sacred blood of the American patriots. I thank the author of this letter who so eloquently said what our leaders so desperately need to hear. This is a start, it is now up to all of us to see that these words do not fall on deaf ears. We can not let the stars and stripes become a haunting reminder of what America once was--we can not and will not. May God be with us all."