The title of this blog came from the musical You're a Good Man Charlie Brown. In our world, there exists so many different interpretations of what happiness truly is. It appears that some feel that happiness comes from economic prosperity or doing what feels good. Or for all of you Wicked fans out there, "Happy is what happens when all your dreams come true." My personal opinion is that happiness comes by living right and clean lives.

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Life and a Little Bit of Politics

Hey all! I'm loving being at home for a little while before the craziness of school starts again. I just added a new section to my blog to give a chance for others to write what happiness is to them. I thought that it would be a good chance to get a wider definition of one of the greatest purposes in life. So if you've got something great to say, go ahead and comment.

On politics, I just wanted to say that I disagree with the current health care plan because I feel that it is forcing a generic health care plan on the entire country. Just thought that I would throw that out there.

On life, I just finished reading The Return of the King for the third time. I still love that book. It's pretty amazing, especially the ending. Sam is my hero. I did particularly enjoy this dialogue between Frodo and Sam:

'But,' said Sam, and tears started in his eyes, 'I thought you were going to enjoy the Shire, too, for years and years, after all you have done.'

'So I thought too, once. But I have been too deeply hurt, Sam. I tried to save the Shire, and it has been saved, but not for me. It must often be so, Sam, when things are in danger: some one has to give them up, lose them, so that others may keep them.'
~J.R.R. Tolkein

I am thankful to those that have given up so much, even their lives, so that I could keep the freedoms enjoyed by so many in this country.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Russia and American Football

Okay, so the two don't really go together very well. I mean Russians think that American football is kind of silly, and that football (soccer) is the true sport. I can't say that I completely disagree with them, but I must admit that I really do like good old American football. Which is why I'm glad that the season is coming up again and it looks as if I will be buying myself some tickets to BYU football.
Speaking of football, this is my younger brother's senior year and he's playing on the varsity team at his high school. The cool thing is, he made it into the Deseret News!! So for all of you NSHS fans out there, here's the link to John's claim to fame! http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705321258/High-school-football-North-Sevier-Wolves-2009-preview.html
Now about Russia, one of my personal favorite topics. So I was living in Idaho Falls for two months when the Meldrums decided to tell me that there was a Russian restaurant/store in town!! I was so excited to find this out, so I' went on two shopping sprees before I made the journey home. I bought a few siroks (which are mini cheesecakes) and some buckwheat and some apricot juice and some borsch seasoning packets, and everybody's favorite, Russian chocolate!!! I was so excited to bring all of that stuff home with me. My family and I are having a real Russian food night on Saturday. I'm pretty excited about the whole thing.