When I was attending school at the LDS Business College I took a communications class from Sister Bell, she was a very loving sweet down to earth woman who was extremely Christ like and understood people better than anyone I have even met in my life. As I was cleaning out old papers I had saved to my laptop I found this paper I wrote in Sister Bell's class and I decided to post it on my blog so that every now and again I can go back and read it, and maybe it will be something that someone else needs to hear. <3>
I believe that having a positive attitude is a huge part of how a person’s life will turn out. There is nothing like meeting a person who always looks on the bight side of things and finds joy in the little things of life!
Growing up I was never one of the people who found the bad in things, but I don’t think I was the most positive person. I would always think about all the things I wish I could change about myself and my life. It wasn’t until I moved down to cedar city and became friends with a girl name Amanda that I learned to change the way I thought about myself and my world around me.
As Manda and I became friends I slowly started to learn how much good there was in the world and to be grateful for the things I had been given. I had a wonderful family who supported me, I had good friends who were always there for me, and I had everything I needed right at my fingertips. Life was good.
But I think the most important thing Manda helped me to learn was learning to love myself. Whenever I was with her she always had something to say about how beautiful we looked, and how skinny we were, and how our eyes were so pretty and blue, and how were had gorgeous hair. No matter how bad we actually did look, she always had something good to say about us. After always hearing her say these this all the time I finally started thinking them. And to this day I always find something I like about myself when I look at myself in the mirror in the morning.
Then there is my cousin Cailie, I have never met anyone who can find so much positive in everything! She is always telling me the things she loves about everything. And after spending many hours reading her blogs I decided that I want to be just like her someday.
Cailie and I have a thing that for everyday in the year of 2009 we will do something new every single day. They don’t have to be huge major things like going sky diving. Just something that we can remember, and tell to other people.
When I started doing this I noticed that I had a much better attitude about my day and how it would turn out. Because there was something new to look forward to that day. And that meant that it was going to be a different day than the last one.
We both started a blog and on my blog a decided that I would also included quotes I had heard and things I had seen during the day that made me happy. For example, one day I was waiting for the trax train to come an it had started snowing and there was an old man across the street from me and when he noticed that it had started snowing he leaned his head back, closed his eyes, and with a big smile on his face held out his hand to catch some snowflakes. Although I’m sure this old man probably had no idea that anyone was watching this simple little action. But it made me so happy to see that something so simple could bring such joy to someone.
Have you ever heard of the chain reaction? Like when someone does something nice for you, you want to do something nice for someone else? Well I believe that we could start a chain reaction of good attitude. So why not try? Because a little bit of a positive attitude could go along way.
Wow, what a crazy past few months I have have. . . In the past two months I finished my summer classes at Snow College, Went on a crazy two day road trip with my cousins and sister to New Mexico to visit my family,was in the car when it hit a dear, got stranded in Cortez's Colorado, read the book "the notebook", hung out with my family, saw a hot air balloon, took a ride on a camel, flew on an airplane by myself, packed up every thing I own, moved from Ephraim into my cousin house in Lehi, lived out of a duffel bag for a month, got a closet, unpacked all my stuff, took a tour of different hair schools, got a spray on tan, decided to go to hair school at Evans, Dropped out of college, became a bum with no life, looked for jobs, got a job interview, didn't take the job, rode my bike around with cailie, took crazy pictures, went to Idaho Lava hot springs, floated down a river, got allergies, a cold, a sinus infection, and asthma all at once, took some strong drugs, punched cailie in the back in my sleep, had crazy dreams, went on a road trip with Deidre to Ephraim, got my laptop fixed, cried, broke my phone, fixed my phone, ate a cookie monster cookie, went to the nickelback concert and also saw saving able, papa roach, hinder, got beer spilled on the back of my legs, lived with lauren for two days, painted my nails yellow, went to a rest home and made some new friends with some old ladies, decided I wanted to take a break from school and be a nanny for a year, cried, talked to my mom and decided that I didn't want this, called Snow college and got back in. . . Welcome to my life. This weekend and next week: Pack up everything I own again into my trusty astro van henri, move into park place apartments, register for classes, find a job, start over again.
So between my family moving to New Mexico, and me moving to Ephraim I got very bad at my blog.. Sorry, but i'm going to start again!! so here we go:
June 28th, 2009
Jeff, Merri, Nina, and I put together a puzzle of Mr. M & M
June 27th, 2009
Jeff and I went out to lunch with his parents at the cheese cake factory, and we parked in a handicap space!! and I went and took pictures at Matt and Lys wedding. That is the first time i've ever been to a wedding.
June 26, 2009
Today Jeff and I went to a dance/party thing in west jordan. and outside we roasted marshmellows in the rain! We also saw this boy dressed up really weird walking down the street.. it made me laugh really hard!
My name is McKenna Lynne I am 20 years old, and am married to the most wonderful man in the world, Jeffrey David Lister!!! We Met at Snow College over the summer in 2009, when I was throwing a birthday party for my room mate. I'm 5' 6" and I have red hair and super white skin. I love life and everything that comes with it. I am extremely laid back and easy going. I think that people just take life to serious and that we all just need to learn to laugh at the simple little joys of life. Because this life is just too short!! My goal in life is to live everyday like it's my last and make it worth it! I love people and want to have as many friends as I can!! I started my first semester of college at Southern Utah University, I then started my second semester at the LDS Business College, and for my third semester I was at Snow College where I met my mr. wonderful!! I love taking pictures, Singing, Dancing around my house, and spending time with Jeff and my family! When I grow up I want be a stay at home mom and grow old with my best friend, Jeff!! :)