Thursday, June 13, 2013

Clothes, Perm, Clogging, and Beekeeping

Lately, I’ve been wanting. A lot. Just random things.
I want I want I want. Does anyone else do this? Come on, seriously, who does it? ME. I definitely do.

For Example:

  1. I wanted new clothes so badly. For some reason, all of my clothes were not satisfactory anymore. I realized how long I had owned and been wearing some shirts… 5 years or so… and that I pretty much wore the same four shirts all the time. Yes, because I liked them, and also because I felt like my others were unsatisfactory… I was on a clothes kick. In the last few months, I’ve bought five pairs of pants, at least six shirts, a couple pairs of shoes… an adorable swimming suit. The worst part is... I want more! Ah! It’s like a sick hunger. I’ve never enjoyed shopping until lately, but I find it relaxing, and nice. I KNOW I don’t need more… I got WAY more than I really needed. What I have is definitely adequate. :) Jameson especially appreciates it when I know I don’t need to shop more. It’s a strange potential addiction, and I don't dare embrace it!
  2. I want a perm! Yes, you read correctly, a perm. Not just a regular tight 90’s perm… I think they call them body waves now.  I know what you're thinking. Poodle, right? Well, let me tell you, that is not at all my intention.
    I would like my hair to look like this..

    Definitely not like this..

    While looking for good perm pictures, I found this article. It made me laugh out loud, poor guy.Okay, so I want a perm, eventually. :) I was seriously obsessed with the idea for maybe a week (I had thought about it occasionally about it for a few months now), but I’ve realized it’s really not a need. For now, I settled on buying a fantastic conditioner and continuing to grow my locks. My straight, straight, straight brunette locks. 
  3. I want to take clogging again! I looked it up and it will cost me more than $80 to participate in the 6 day summer workshop, and $52 a month during the clogging season…  :/ overall, comparable prices in the competitive dance world… but… not good prices for tight budgeted young married people. Ugh. We’ll see what happens with this. It’s more than likely that I’ll be a recreational clogger, instead of competitive.
  4. Lastly, I also want to be a beekeeper, but I’m saving that story for another post. ;)

When sharing about making choices and wanting things, Elder Dallin H. Oaks proclaimed,
"We should begin by recognizing the reality that just because something is good is not a sufficient reason for doing it. The number of good things we can do far exceeds the time available to accomplish them. Some things are better than good, and these are the things that should command priority attention in our lives. . . .
As we consider various choices, we should remember that it is not enough that something is good. Other choices are better, and still others are best. Even though a particular choice is more costly, its far greater value may make it the best choice of all."
Let me echo Elder Oaks, clothes and perms, clogging and beekeeping are all good things. They would all be good choices. Wanting is fun; it’s good to want things… but, there is a definite distinction between wants and needs. Not only is there a distinction between wants and needs, there are things that are good and better to want.

Here are some better things that I want...

  1. I want to strengthen my relationship and friendship with my husband and be best friends with him forever. :)
  2. I want to have happy healthy children who love Jesus Christ.
  3. I want to laugh with my family and friends.
  4. I want to be a diligent worker, for my employers, for my God, for myself.
  5. I want to serve others.
  6. I want to be a disciple of Jesus Christ.

We are so blessed. There are so many good things in our world today. We have the opportunity to make choices everyday. I am so glad that our Heavenly Father trusts us to choose for ourselves. What a great gift! Choice! Today, I'm working on choosing what's better. Focusing on the needs, and the things which will bring lasting happiness. Again, Elder Oaks said, "Even though a particular choice is more costly, its far greater value may make it the best choice of all." 

I know what he says is true.

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