Friday, April 22, 2011

be inspired.

'"the soul has greater need of the ideal than the real. it is by the real that we exist, it is by the ideal that we live." 
-victor hugo

celeb sighting number two. elder scott was in magleby's fresh today. 

let me tell you about work today. it was packed. line to the door packed, no where to sit packed, thirty minute wait for your food packed...and it was like that from 8 am to 2 pm. we were all so stressed and i have just been struggling this week anyways so i was not in the best mood all morning. sarah was at the register and when things had slowed down she said elder scott was in the restaurant. i immediately wanted to go meet him but we both didn't want to be those annoying girls who won't let the man enjoy a peaceful lunch with his family. sarah ended up asking a man he was with if it would be ok to go meet him. he said of course and we went over there with butterflies in our stomachs. elder scott gave us both hugs and included with the hug was a cheek to cheek touch. honestly, nothing else would have turned my mood around. he was so sincere, so nice and i felt extremely lucky to have met him. it was one of those moments that caused me to evaluate myself. why can't i be more like him? i had just spent all morning being grumpy, impatient, self centered, and angry. but for what? was it really so hard to keep a good attitude, let things roll off my shoulder, and be more christ like? meeting elder scott and seeing of his absolute humility, kindness and charity inspired me. it inspired me to live the ideal way that i know we all should.


  1. THanks for the nice compliment on the birthday post a few down. So sweet. I think you need another trip out to NY...if only you could really get your hands on one of those trees :)

    Elder Scott visited our mission and I was glad to shake hands with him cheek to cheek hug, but he looked into each of our eyes and then after doing that with each missionary he stood up and said he had been determining our worthiness/faith and if he needed to focus on importance of obedience or if we could dig deeper then that. Very wonderful experience!

  2. Awww, that's so sweet he gave you a hug. How fun!

  3. Cami, This is your cousin Lori. I love your blog! I was looking at your post about your cruise and I totally know Sadie. We have built homes in Mexico two years together. She is awesome! I will bring my kids down to magleby's and visit you soon. Sounds like life is good. Keep on being amazing!

  4. Cami, you rock. I wish I was more like you. That's all.