Sunday, November 11, 2007


"To be too quick to adjust to the ways of this world is to be maladjusted for the next." (Elder Maxwell, Things as They Really Are, p. 3).
Do you ever find yourself so caught up in life and things that you get distracted from more important matters? I know I sure do, I think we all do at least once in a while. It's part of life to work those small unimportant things out of the forefront and focus on what really matters. In my life right now there is so much going on with family, school, work, midterms, etc. that it is sometimes hard not to get distracted by mere stuff. In this adventure we call life, staying focused is surely a difficult matter. Right now my main focus is getting through school and staying afloat financially (i.e. providing for family). While I'm doing well enough for a newly wed, it is definitely a constant battle. To take all of the stuff that's going on and try to bring my life down to where it should be is a great reality check. We all face this battle at our own levels in our personal adventures that are life. But heck, it sure is an enjoyable experience no matter the ephemeral stubbed toes and skinned noses along the way.


Nicole Shelby said...

excellent Maxwell quote!
You know that I hear you. One of the big reasons behind our big simplifying of our life - trying to focus on what really matters to us. We are constantly battling to eliminate the distrations - the junk (real junk and otherwise). Making the time to enjoy each other...without wasting time.

Marcus Aurelius:
"Remember this - very little is needed to make a happy life."

Albert Einstein:
"The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth. The trite subjects of human efforts, possessions, outward success, luxury have always seemed to me contemptible."

Leonardo da Vinci
(The Archetype of Human Potential)
"Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication."

Jodi Jean said...

holy moley ... i feel so dumb around you two and all your quotes. i think i better start reading more. sheesh!