Thursday, November 6, 2008

Looking beyond what the eyes can see

This has been one of the best books I have ever read. I have a tendency to only focus on the present and not what could happen. I think sometimes we need to look beyond what the eye can see. One thing that I have learned is that everyone has a story. Nobody has the cookie cutter family. I think of all the people that I admire and I think of what they have been through to get to where they are today and it gives me hope. Another lesson I've learned is to take action. In the book "Seedfolks" a little girl just started planting beans in what appeared to be a dump; little does she know that her small act will effect so many lives. "Out of small things, great things come to pass" I need to do my part and do the little things. This semester I've tried to remember names of everyone I meet. Granted I'm going to meet people and never see them again, but students in my classes, boards, and ward. I know what it feels like to have someone remember my name and not only that but use it, it makes me feel like a individual rather than someone in the crowd.

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