Saturday, October 1, 2011

Just somethin to think about

The other day in Dr. Gantt's Book of Mormon class he started out the class by saying that he was going to get a little off course and not talk so much about the chapter scheduled for that day.. He began to talk about a conversation he had with his son and eventually we got to discussing the importance of grades and such. He went on to say that he thinks letter grades should not be the main concern of students at BYU. At first I thought, well if you insist :) haha Then he said that rather than focusing on getting good grades and what not, wouldn't it be better if we were to focus on doing all that we can to show our Heavenly Father how grateful we are to be able to be at BYU, or wherever we may be? This really hit me for some reason.. He kept going with this and started talking about how there are people in places such as Guatemala (I may have gotten a little bit excited at the reference to Parker's mission haha) that are living in huts with dirt floor making as little as $80/month and they are faithful members of the church who pay 10% of that $80 to the church each month and that money is used to pay for the buildings that I go to school in and the professors that teach my classes. It really made me think that I need to be a little less lazy and show my Heavenly Father that I really am so grateful to be here. I think that can be applied to wherever we are in our lives. We are so blessed to live where do we do and to have the families that we do and to be able to eat good food everyday and have a nice warm bed to climb into at night. Shouldn't we be doing everything in our power to be the best that we can be? I mean, why not? What have we got to lose? I just found the whole lecture really inspiring. It makes me want to be a better person and to be doing all that I can to reach my full potential... 

just a lil somethin somethin to think about yah?

and ps. Hows about that BYU football game last night eh? GOOOOOO COUGARS! Woot Woot!


  1. I agree with the other thought drops AND am so grateful that you have lived your life the way you have and have worked hard to get to BYU where you can learn so many awesome life lessons! What a great lesson by this professor!

  2. P.S. A perfect thought for the month of our Thanksgiving <3