Elysha's World

Elysha's World

Friday, June 27, 2014

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To...Life!




So I haven’t written on here for a little while. My life has been pretty crazy the last little while. I got a new job and that’s been keeping me pretty busy. I went from working 25 hours a week to working full time for the last few weeks. I have so much more respect for the working class now! Seriously, how do people have so much energy and work a full time job? I guess going to bed at a decent hour helps. So…my car started having some problems this week. That was hard. It was perfect timing though, because I don’t actually really need it this week or next week, so I’m looking at it as a blessing. I just thought I’d share a few blessings because of this event that have happened in my life this week: 

1.       I’ve realized how many of my friends and family are truly here for me. They help anywhere from asking how my day is going, to helping push my broken car through a parking lot in the middle of the night. 

2.       I got flowers twice this week from work. This probably isn’t a big thing to anyone else, but on one of the hardest weeks, God sent me flowers! 



3.     A man stopped to help me after my car broke down, and told me he’d come back to help me if I needed it. I didn’t need his help, but as he was going to buy a tow chord to help my car, he ran into a really good friend that he hadn’t seen in 5 years, and they ended up talking all night long. (His blessing for trying to help me.) 

   4.   I remembered that my college friend’s dad is a mechanic, so I drove over to his shop. While he was taking a look at my car, he told me that his daughter lost her job this week, and was looking for a new job. I told him that I knew that my old office had some openings, and that she could get some free tuition and better pay if she applied there. So because my car broke down, I found out about her plight, and might be able to help her get a job.



5.      My cousin had a wedding reception this week, and my friend drove me over so we could help out. I ended up seeing some distant family that I haven’t seen in years. My uncle was also there, and he was able to help me with my car.

6.      With all my time at mechanic shops in the last few weeks, I’ve had a lot of down time, and I’ve been working on reading my scriptures more, so luckily I have them on my Ipod, so the Lord is making time for me to stop, slow down, and read them. Also, my ward had a lot of extra Ensigns last month, and so I carry a stack of them around in my car, and so whenever I give someone a ride, I give them a copy. So I got to read that as well. 



 7.    I didn’t want to go to leave work to go eat lunch, but I felt like I should. As I was leaving, I ran into a lady that’s married to one of the members of my MTC bishopric. I hadn’t seen her in about 3 years. It was a sweet reunion. 

8.      I went to buy some groceries at Walmart on Tuesday night, and they had freezers full of discounted frozen food. Which NEVER happens. So I bought a whole lot of food that I didn’t really need, but now my freezer is full! Later, I found out that some of their freezers had broken, so I got there right after they’d discounted all the food, before they’d been cleaned out. 

   9. tried to go visiting teaching, but I got there right as the girl I was supposed to teach was leaving to go somewhere else. Because we couldn’t stay and chat, I got to go to institute and not only hear exactly what I needed to hear, but also made like 3 new kindred spirits, who are awesome! I also got a bagel.

10.   One of my co-workers got a hug from President Uchtdorf this week. The other said hello to Elder Christofferson, and I got to listen to apostles of the Lord teach new mission presidents. I also ran into a guy that I went to EFY with 7 years ago.

These are just a few of the many miracles that happened this week. They might not seem big, but they helped get me through the week.  This week was going through my mind today, and I looked at it in a father/daughter way. He takes care of me. 


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

According To You



“According To You” –Orianthi
So I heard this song on the radio on my way to work this morning. I haven’t heard it in a long time, but it holds a special place in my heart. . I don’t remember the first time that I heard this song, but I think it was back in 2008. I had just gotten an I pod touch, and this song was on it. At first it was a great song, but I’d never dated anyone, so I couldn’t really relate to it. So I guess I changed the meaning so that I could relate. I don’t exactly know who the “you” in this song is, probably anyone and everyone, but for the “Him” in this song, I started thinking of who that could be. I decided that “Him” would have to be my Heavenly Father. Because,
 “According to Him
I'm beautiful,
incredible,
He can't get me out of his Head.
According to Him
I'm funny,
irresistible,
everything He ever wanted.”

Now every time I hear this song I just feel special and loved all at the same time! I’m glad that there is good music on the radio, with clean lyrics, and good messages. Also, let’s face it, she rocks it on her guitar solo. 

On another “note” (sorry I couldn’t help myself!) I got a new job!!!!! I put in my two weeks at my University, and in two weeks, will be working at a different neighboring University. I’ll be working as a Human Resources Assistant and I think I like it already! Not only do I get my own desk, but I also get a phone at my desk. Watch out world. It’s the little things that make me happy!
I found out last Thursday and as soon as I hung up the phone there was a lot of screaming and jumping up and down. When my roommate got home from work, she bought me balloons and some candy. Soon there after, my visiting teachers came over and dropped off a cookie and taught me a lesson. Then my neighbor showed up unannounced with a plate of 
cupcakes for no reason. After that, my land lords knocked on my door with an arm full of flowers that they had cut from their garden, and asked us if we’d like them. I took all of this as a sign that not only does God love me, but he’s excited for my new job as well, and made sure that I felt loved! Balloons, chocolate, flowers, it was better than my birthday!

So life is great, and it doesn’t matter what other people say or think because “According to Him, I’m everything He ever wanted!” I want to be what He wants me to be, and I think I’m going in the right direction. The scriptures say that if we start going on a path the Lord doesn’t want us to be on, he’ll let us know, or give us an absence of feelings. Well, I’m pretty sure I’m on the straight and narrow  ; )

Also, some people in my singles ward are doing a 30 day Book of Mormon challenge, and although it’s only been 3 days, I can already see the difference in my life. I have a confession, I am the worst scripture reader. It’s so hard for me, after about a verse, I give up or fall asleep. Because of this 30 day challenge, I read about 17 pages a day. There are exactly 30 days in June, so this is the perfect month to do this challenge.
The first day was hard, I fell asleep after 2 pages. I learned my lesson. Now when I read I’m sitting up somewhere that I can’t fall asleep and usually there’s something going on in the next room, so that keeps me awake. Join us! It will change your life. It’s already changed mine!





"According To You"
According to you
I'm stupid,
I'm useless,
I can't do anything right.
According to you
I'm difficult,
hard to please,
forever changing my mind.
I'm a mess in a dress,
can't show up on time,
even if it would save my life.
According to you. According to you.

But according to him
I'm beautiful,
incredible,
he can't get me out of his head.
According to him
I'm funny,
irresistible,
everything he ever wanted.
Everything is opposite,
I don't feel like stopping it,
so baby tell me what I got to lose.
He's into me for everything I'm not,
according to you.

According to you
I'm boring,
I'm moody,
you can't take me any place.
According to you
I suck at telling jokes cause I always give it away.
I'm the girl with the worst attention span;
you're the boy who puts up with that.
According to you. According to you.

But according to him
I'm beautiful,
incredible,
he can't get me out of his head.
According to him
I'm funny,
irresistible,
everything he ever wanted.
Everything is opposite,
I don't feel like stopping it,
so baby tell me what I got to lose.
He's into me for everything I'm not,
according to you.

I need to feel appreciated,
like I'm not hated. oh... no...
Why can't you see me through his eyes?
It's too bad you're making me decide.

According to me
you're stupid,
you're useless,
you can't do anything right.
But according to him
I'm beautiful,
incredible,
he can't get me out of his head.
According to him
I'm funny,
irresistible,
everything he ever wanted.
Everything is opposite,
I don't feel like stopping it,
baby tell me what I got to lose.
He's into me for everything I'm not,
according to you. (you, you)
According to you. (you, you)

According to you
I'm stupid,
I'm useless,
I can't do anything right.