Friday, February 18, 2011


I received this quote in an email from the MPA student association:

"We all have so much to smile about, be happy about, yes, even to laugh about... Be happy today. Be happy now... Make up your mind to be happy—even when you don’t have money, even when you don’t have a clear complexion, even when you don’t have the Nobel Prize.Some of the happiest people I know have none of these things the world insists are necessary for satisfaction and joy... They glory in the beauty of the earth. They glory in the rivers and the canyons and the call of the meadowlark. They glory in the love of their families, the stumbling steps of a toddler, the wise and tender smile of the elderly. They glory in honest labor. They glory in the scriptures. They glory in the presence of the Holy Ghost... Don’t worry about searching for who you are; focus your energies on creating the kind of person you want to be! You will discover that as you pursue that journey you will not only find yourself, but chances are you will be pleasantly surprised and proud of the person you find along the way. Do not procrastinate a minute longer. Every moment is precious. Determine now that you will make of your lives something remarkable!" (Joseph B. Wirthlin, “Lessons Learned in the Journey of Life,” Ensign, Dec. 2000)

I think it's pretty darn good.

Also, I am still going to Ghana this summer!  I will be working on a research project for the Ghanaian Tomato Market.