Choose this day

This is me after I drove myself to the doctor… I’m old now.
Like the caption says, I drove my self to the doctor today and now I feel old. I have had quite a few of these realizations recently that the “someday” when I get old and have to do things on my own, really will come. I realized a long time ago that Barney wasn’t always going to be my favorite TV show and that I wouldn’t always choose to spend my free time playing with play dough. But It seems as if I never truly thought I would see the day when I drove myself to the chiropractor. It seems I never thought I would see the day where I would get on an airplane and fly to a different state without my mom, but that is happening in less than a week. The more I think about it the more I realize that the end of my K-12 life will come and that pretty soon I will move out of my house and live on my own. I realized that pretty soon someday will fall upon us and that if we don’t start working on what we want to accomplish, then those things will slip from our finger tips like grains of sand never to be found again. The sand is falling fast and there are many opportunities that will soon be gone if we don’t reach out and take them. For me one of those opportunities was EFY. While I knew I only had a few years left to attend, I wanted more. That is why I signed myself up for two sessions. Because while I may not have buckets of money to waste, I don’t want to miss any opportunity that may arise. I realized this week that the small things really make a difference in our lives and we should be working on grasping those grains of sand just as much as grasping the larger pebbles. I don’t want to miss any opportunity to spend with my family because I know that in a few years we won’t live together anymore. I don’t want to miss any days of scripture study because there is always something to learn and you can never have too much spiritual time. I don’t want to miss any warm-weathered-mornings because before we know it it will be snowing again and we will have no sunshine to tan our skin. I don’t want to miss any opportunity I have to run with my little brother, because I never know how long I will have the ability to run, and I won’t have my brother asking me to run with him forever. I don’t want to miss any opportunity I have to be a friend, because you never know when you will need one yourself.  I don’t want to miss any opportunity I have to share my testimony with others, because you never know whose life you can bless by being a good example. I love this video and the message it brings about choosing this day what you will do.

Feel my Sunlight

p.s. T-5 days until Nationals. That is the amount of fingers I have on ONE HAND.

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