One of my favorites is the following conversation between two characters in front of Mr. Magrium's Wonder Emporium (aka the magic toy store):
Molly Mahoney: I knew it. As soon as I saw that suit.
Henry Weston: Knew what?
Molly Mahoney: You're a 'just' guy.
Henry Weston: What's a 'just' guy?
Molly Mahoney: A guy just like you. Same hair, same suit, same shoes, walks around, no matter what, you think it's all just a store, it's just a bench, it's just a tree. It's just what it is, nothing more!
Henry Weston: Alright but, but this
[looks over his shoulder]
Henry Weston: is just a store.
Molly Mahoney: I'm sure to you... it is.
This isn't a novel idea however- a Prophet too, agrees with this theme. President Gordan B. Hinckley once said "when referring to an individual, including yourself- never use the word 'Just'".
This isn't JUST life and we aren't JUST human. This is LIFE and we are HUMAN.
I fall under this underwhelming category of perspective on a regular basis. "meh" and "eh" are typical sounds that occasionally escape my mouth. I'm such a huge planner that it's really hard for me to fully enjoy the moments I'm in. Not to say that I haven't sometimes been successful.
I think of a moment standing on the cliffs of Iceland. That moment, although only lasting a few minutes long is an incredibly clear memory because I was THERE. It wasn't just a moment- it was life. But so was the owl city dance party in the messy kitchen with my niece before I left on my mission. It wasn't just a messy kitchen that day.
Well that's my thought for the day- now I'm just going to go finish my homework and run a few errands. Oops.. or rather- I'm going to go learn and accomplish something today. ;)
Well ya'll just have a great day.