Friday, April 18, 2008

April 18th 1980 Memories!!!

Hey!! Today I would have been married to Annette for 28 years. Well, it was such a great sealing to her at the Manti Temple way back then. Who would have thought that from that day we would have 4 great kids and 5 wonderful grandkids. Oh man life is good. I am happy and so pleased with my family. I love it and I am blessed. Life is good.

So today, I was really down and have been for a long time ( 5 weeks) with the slow down and the darned media talking all the crap that they do. They, the media, are so believeable that one would think that this is normal. Anyway, I snapped out of it today and decided to take charge of myself again. I made myself accountable for what i was doing all day. I find that a note pad, and a pen, writing what I've done, who I've contacted, what I've done, is very revealing! No wonder I was down. I'm reminded of a story that I heard aboutr a man that sold mexican food from a handcart in a large California city. He had great food, a good steady business and he worked hard to send his son to college so that the son would not have to sell food from a cart as he was doing. He was so pleased to send his son to the university and worked hard at it and business was good and he was always growing more and more every year.

Well, the story continues with the son coming home from college for a spring break and telling his father, "Hey Papa, don't you know we're in a recession? People are losing their jobs. People are mortgaged beyond their means to pay. People are seeking refuge from all of the emotional stress caused by this recession. Why would you order more meat and vegetables to make more food to sell to people who can't afford to eat out?"

Well, the father thought about it. He knew that his son was more educated formally than he ever was going to be. He thought to himself, "Well, he knows! He's been to school! I should not order more meat and vegetables to make more! He says we're in a recession! So I will listen to him." So the father made fewer and fewer meals from his handcart and soon, he was closing his little business down because there was nobody coming to buy his food. Finally, he too was a victim of the "Recession".

It is interesting how a self fullfilling prophecy will come true if we think that way. It actually works both ways. We are what we think. The little food stand was successful as long as the father thought it was. As soon as he didn't, then it wasn't. So in life it is! "We are What we think!!!"

I'm glad I snapped out of it today!!!!