Friday, August 29, 2008

A Thought....or two.

I went to choir rehearsal last night and enjoyed it thoroughly of course. It is very surreal to listen to Merilee Webb (the director)and remember 8th grade. So much of her is the same....her stories, her thoughts, her actions.... anyway. She doesnt just get up there and lead the music. She offers us spiritual thoughts and ideas. Its almost like getting a lesson taught along with singing the music. I love it.

She said some things last night that are still on my mind so I wanted to share them here. I would add them to my favorite quote section but Im not sure they are hers to quote or if she got them from someone herself. The first thing she said was

"remember, you make a difference everywhere you go...either for the good or for the bad, you make a difference."

The other one I liked was...

"when you walk into a room, your energy either adds to the room or takes away from the room...what do you want to do?"

Then she quoted something from Brigham Young which was long but the basic idea was to please keep your negative thoughts to yourself and then she added...

"whenever you open your mouth, you drop fruit and everyone partakes of it. Choose to only drop desireable fruit. Keep the rotten fruit to yourself."

Something to think about......

3 comments:

turleyfam said...

You are right, loved them. They just seem to open up a part of your heart and you can feel the music. Thanks!

Alisha said...

The choir sounds like a lot of fun! It must be nice to do something for yourself...we all need to find something that we enjoy and can do on a regular basis.

pete/chris whipple said...

You are such a wonderful person Vanessa! I sure am glad to be your aunt...love u