Saturday, August 21, 2010

she glows.

So...I have this boyfriend.
And this boyfriend and I have a private online journal since we live so far apart.
We can share pictures, videos, funny things, whatever...with each other.
It helps us feel closer than the 4 hours that separate us physically.
I made it for us for Valentine's Day and for the last 6 months has proven to be quite the fun thing.
(no, you may not know the site. :)
Alex left the cutest post the other day.
But it also got me thinking about a lot of things.
For about 30 seconds I had a ton of thoughts swimming through my brain that came after reading his latest post.
It basically was about glowing when you're happy.
He watched the movie "Stardust," which is about a poor shopkeeper that is a prince, but he doesn't know he's a prince. He falls in love with a girl and to prove his love to her he says he will catch the shooting star they just saw fall through the sky. The shooting star happens to be this amazing girl and long story short...the two of them end up falling in love.
The part Alex liked was that whenever the star and the prince were together (walking together, talk together, dance together, etc.) the star gives away her true emotion...happiness. And since she's a star, she glows when she's at her happiest.
Then Alex said, "How cool would it be if girls really did glow when they were around the boy they liked?" Haha...I'm sure cool for the boy, not so cool for the girl.
Then he tied the movie into the gospel:
"So the boy, who really is a prince, becomes a king. But a king can't live forever...unless he has the heart of a star. Well, since she falls in love with him, she gives her whole heart to him, and they live together happily ever after...forever."
I love that. I love when we can find doctrine within the world.
It is another testimony of just how true the gospel is.
As I was thinking about that, I was thinking about the times in my life when people say that i'm "glowing." Obviously I'm not literally illuminating, but people for sure give off a "glow."
Those times would include: right after I get home from things such as EFY, Youth Conference, & Girl's Camp. When I fall in love. When I get a good grade. When I am home on the island.
And most importantly...those times when I am reassured of my Savior's love for me.
I bet He glows. I bet He glows when we recognize His love and reciprocate that love.
We all have the Light of Christ within us and that Light shines when we are at our happiest.
I hope I can glow all the time and not get so bogged down with everything I have going on.
I love my boyfriend.
I love that he posted that.
I'm grateful for him wanting us to glow because we're in love.
And I'm grateful for his insights.
They gave me lots to think about.
And now I shall close with my bestie, Leah's, quote.
"I wish I were a glow worm, a glow worm's never glum. For how can you be grumpy when the sun shines out your bum?"
Shine On!


Beth said...

Loved this. I feel like I haven't been quite so "glowy" lately as I know I can be, and I'm going to work on it because I know when I'm around people who are happy and glowing, you can't help but glow a little yourself. Also, I bet the Savior glows too. What a great thought. :)

Krista said...

you're a gem. a glowing little starry gem. xo

Lori said...

yep, like i always glow! great post!

Jazmelody said...

This is beautiful...even the quote about sun-shining bums. Haha.