Saturday, June 19, 2004

There's good, bad, and The Best! Just like there's Chicago, The Sound of Music, and Godspell!

Today, my friends, is a good day. I’m starting to be okay about my frowny face issues with Mark. I got to talk to him last night. It was so great to hear his voice! Just the sound of his voice and knowing that he’s okay was so reassuring and comforting to me! So now I’m okay and life is moving on.

Last night I was talking with Sean and Greg about what we think and hope our futures might hold. I think I have a great life ahead of me. And if I don’t, it’ll be like that good ol’ song from Godspell: All For The Best— “When you feel sad or under a curse—your life is bad, your prospects are worse. You wife is sighing, crying and your olive tree is dying—Temples are graying and teeth are decaying and creditors weighing your purse. Your mood and your robe are both a deep blue. You’d bet that Job had nothin’ on you. Don’t forget that when you get to heaven you’ll be blest! Yes! It’s all for the best!!....Some men are born to live at ease, doing what they please—richer than the bees are in honey! Never growing old, never feeling cold, pulling pots of gold from thin air! The best in every town, best at shaking down, best at making mountains of money! They can’t take it with them, but what do they care? They get the center of the meat, cushions on their feet, houses on the street where it’s sunny! Summers by the sea, winters warm and free, all of this and we get the rest! But who is the land for? the sun and the sand for? You guessed! It’s all for the best!...”and so on. It’s really a great song. Kind of a toughie to sing at first…but that’s not my point! I hope for great things ahead of me, but if life holds many trials in my future (which I’m sure it does), then I know that I’ll just be blessed in the end for it anyway. At least I will learn something and become stronger. I really do believe that life has many great and wonderful things in store for me. And if it doesn’t, I’ll make my life great anyway. I want to make something of myself. I want to be someone. Even if I can “be someone” to just one other person, that would be awesome. I want to grow up and find the perfect guy for me, get married in the temple, have a family, and just be happy. I want my kids to grow up playing with rocks and sticks—the way I did. I want them to have wild imaginations. A very great and wise person once said, "Imagination is not a talent of some people; it is the health of every individual." And by golly, my kids are going to be the healthiest of them all! What with a mom like me and hopefully a very imaginative father, they wouldn’t be able to help but be totally weird! I can’t wait! That thought brings to mind another song (but not from Godspell): “When I grow up, I want to be a mother and have a family—one little, two little, three little babies of my own. And I will love them all day long and give them cookies and milk and yellow balloons!...” Hehe. So fun!

Another thing that has been on my mind lately: next school year. I can’t wait. I’m going back to my old High School. Good old Spanish Fork. When I lived there, it wasn’t much to me. Now, I couldn’t think of a better place to be on earth. Home is where the heart is, and I definitely left mine in Utah a year ago. I’m going home, ladies and gentleman! Home!! Anyway, next year will be really cool. I’m doing a Shakespeare scene with Sean that I’m way excited about. And then in the spring I’ll be working with him again on a scene for Region. Wahoo! In November I get to go to Cali for a major debate competition. I’m going to try out for the school musical and the spring One Act competition piece. Hopefully I’ll make both. I can’t wait. It’s going to be a fun ride, my friends!

Well, that’s about it for me today. This is me signing off. Love, peace, and chicken grease y’all!



*Imported from my first blog on mindsay.com*

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