Sunday, January 15, 2017

One Hundred Things I learned

1. How to speak Japanese
2. To not be afraid to honestly tell people how you feel and what you don't like
3. How to tie a scarf so that if covers almost all parts of your head
4. There is Something to be Thankful for Everyday
5. How to find peace in trials
6. What it means to be a church member
7. If you're trying you're succeeding
8. How to sleep on a futon
9. There is always someone in your circle of influence that needs your help
10. How to start a conversation with anyone
11. Your eternal family isn't just the family you're born into
12. How to poof in the Snow
13. That studying the scriptures will bring you closer to God than anything else
14. That you don't talk to someone through language alone
15. To like real sushi
16. You can see miracles every day
17. How to curl (winter curling sport)
18. You never know how much saying "Hello" can change someone's day
19. Running on Snow and Ice is easier than walking
20. How to cook
21. When someone comes to know their Savior, their face glows
22. How to shower in a minute
23. How to live with all kinds of people
24. How to make daily plans
25. The true meaning of Christmas
26. To dance on a bicycle
27. How to rap
28. How to always rely on God, in every circumstance
29. That all things in life start and end in love
30. We are living with the fruits of Joseph Smith's sacrifice and love
31. How to read a map
32. Good exercise and a healthy diet can make a BIG difference in your life
33. How to give a Temple Tour
34. If you believe in God you can hope for a better world
35. Blessings come DURING trials
36. How to ride a bicycle in a skirt
37. How to forgive yourself
38. That I am incredibly stubborn
39. The power of humility
40. The meaning of sweet boldness
41. How to pray
42. Home is where the heart is
43. What it means to live a Christ centered life
44. The spirit and love never change
45. You can find a reason to laugh in every situation
46. I have random obsessions with: owls, tape, moss, and flamingos
47. That we don't have to be perfect today
48. My personality can be described using my hair
49. That the Book of Mormon is 100% the true word of the living God
50. To not be afraid
51. You don't have to be perfect to feel the spirit
52. Everyone just wants to be heard
53. How to walk on the snow (was taught by 5 different grandmas)
54. We will never perfectly understand the Atonement of Jesus Christ
55. How to play basketball
56. We are children of a loving Heavenly Father made in his image
57. That enduring to the end is about feeling joy, happiness and love
58. How to strum a ukulele
59. That women have a bigger influence than we realize
60. How to do a handstand
61. If you lose yourself for others, you will find your true self
62. The Spirit does more then lead and guide; He testifies and provides
63. There is a reason for everything, God's hands are in the folds of our lives
64. How to bow like a Nihonjin
65. Not to dwell on the past, not to focus only on the future, but to live today
66. How to sing "Ave Maria"
67. How to defrost fingers and toes
68. Life with the gospel is more fun than life without
69. Heavenly Father loves exactly who YOU are today
70. How to survive an earthquake
71. That confidence in Christ will help you overcome anything
72. More important than speaking is listening
73. How to read some kanji
74. How to love
75. How to recognize the spirit
76. That I don't know how to remain calm when people get lost
77. How to sing alto for "Silent Night"
78. How important charity for all mankind is
79. How to make applesauce with a ladle and a strainer
80. The person next to you could be feeling completely different from you
81. How to destroy bookworms (the bug is REAL)
82. That EVERY person has worth
83. How to use a squatter toilet
84. How to eat EVERYTHING with chopsticks (soup and jello included)
85. Comparing yourself to others only tears you down
86. To almost successfully play sand volleyball
87. That Nihonjin are obsessed with curly hair
88. No matter where you go, the Church is the same
89. That God hears and answers all sincere prayers in faith
90. How to kill lice
91. The Atonement covers ALL aspects of life
92. God knows us personally
93. Leadership isn't about skills but love and humility
94. How to fold a kimono
95. To be patient
96. To be a disciple of Jesus Christ
97. That diligence means trying your best, then having faith in God to do His will
98. That no matter how many push-ups I do, I'll never be able to do a pull-up
99. God will never give you anything you can't do
100. There is no end

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