Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Just a Blog Post

I promise all of my thoughts don't come from movies I watch, but I have to do two in a row. This one is from my very favorite- Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium. I watched it again last night with my niece and was reminded again just how many amazing quotes it has.
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.
Love Always,
Michelle