Saturday, December 5, 2009


One of my favorite songs right now is "Fearless" by Colbie Caillat. I really like the lyrics a lot. I was listening to it the other day and these lyrics stood out, "We live with what we miss
We learn to build another wall, Till it falls." I was thinking about how easy it is for someone to build a wall. All it takes is one bad experience and then we often have a wall up. When we run into a wall, we don't tear it down, we just build one of our own. However, it is hard to tear down a wall. Rather you are tearing down your own wall or someone else's wall, it is difficult. Then I have to wonder, "What's the point of walls anyways? Don't they all eventually fall? Are walls the key to happiness?" I don't think walls make you happy. In the end, they simply isolate you from the world. So, I've decided that I am going to try tearing down my own walls. I am going to live life to the fullest and enjoy every day. Will it always be great? Probably not. But every minute of moping, venting, holding grudges, or crying is a minute of happiness I can't get back. I want to make each day better than the previous day and also find a way to be happier the next day than I was the previous. President Monson said something similar to this, "Learn from the past. Prepare for the future. Live in the present." So, I think I'm going to follow his advice. What could it hurt?


Renee and Jake said...

It is easy to put walls up after you have been done wrongly or what you think is wrongly, over and over again. I think you have a good perspective.

Michael and Amy said...

Made me think.. I am actually kinda bad at putting up walls...Going to try and be better. Thanks for the perspective.