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Look for the Positive

Her voice is really high pitched.
She always speaks kindly of others.

She always walks on her toes.
She knows what makes her comfortable. 

He never sees what’s going on around him.
He is really good at focusing. 

Her shoes are dusty.
Her shoes match her outfit perfectly.

You don’t know your multiplication tables.
You are really good at counting to 20. 

His shirt is totally wrinkled.
That color looks really nice on him.

Your legs don’t work.
Your arms are super strong.

Look for the positive.

Your life is an occasion. Rise to it.
-Mr. Edward Magorium

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Be Aware

So I was walking on BYU campus one day a few months ago. I was by the MCKB (McKay Building), which is where I used to basically live, because 90% of my classes were there.

Anyways, I saw this construction truck parked on the sidewalk…

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So I got out a sticky note, and wrote something….

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In case you can’t read that, it says “Please consider parking on one side of the walkway as opposed to the middle. That would make it easier for wheelchairs to get by. Have a great day! Thanks! -an accessibility-aware citizen”

I put it on the windshield of the truck and went on my own merry way. 

THE NEXT DAY…..

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THE DAY AFTER THAT….

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I guess my note worked : )

 

 

 

 

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Standing Outside the Fire

Today was the last day of one of my classes, and our professor showed us a fantastic video that I had seen before, but forgotten about.

Please take 3 minutes and 55 seconds of your time to watch it!

“Standing Outside the Fire” by Garth Brooks

“Life is not tried, it’s just merely survived, if you’re standing outside the fire.” 

Are you trying life? Or are you merely surviving life?

NOBODY RISES TO LOW EXPECTATIONS.

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