a man I love and greatly admire passed away on Sunday evening.
Gordon B. Hinckley, prophet and president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be greatly missed among church members and many others whose lives he touched. I think the thing I loved most about him was his optimism. He often reflected on the developments and changes that have occurred during his lifetime (97 years) and how blessed we are to be the benefactors of so many that have toiled and sacrificed to provide us with all that we often take for granted. I would be sad, except I know he has now be reunited with his adorable wife, Marjorie of 67 years. Yesterday, as his passing weighed on my mind, I wandered into the Life is Good store at the LAX airport. I decided to purchase a t-shirt (in honor of President Hinckley) that I wore today …
it’s just this — a glass of water and the caption "Half Full"
love it. want to live it like he did.
I’m headed to Utah on Friday and Saturday, where I get to meet my new nephew …
Cache James Dowdle and I can’t wait for a big whiff of new baby (so yum) don’t you just love it when they can’t yet fill out the tiniest onsies — so little!
I’m going to support my friend Karen Glenn and attend the Crop Because You Care event benefiting the Epilepsy Foundation of Utah if you live in or near Salt Lake City and can come, or stop by — please do! I’ll be joined by several editors from Simple Scrapbooks! You can get more information here.
If you can’t come and just want to support Karen and the research that is being done by the IDEA League on behalf of children, like her daughter Amelia, go here. Of course, you can visit www.networkforgood.org anytime to donate to any or all of your favorite charities.
so … on my mind once again, is change. Loved ones leave us and new ones come.
Amidst it all, the challenge is to see the cup as half full. And let’s be honest, most of the time our cups "runneth over." I say, find something you believe in and then support it with time, effort and/or money.
Even if you do make it to 97, life is too short not to make a difference.