My Grandpa Tucker was on of four sons, and as the saying goes – there was John the smart one, Bill the athletic one, Keith the handsome one, and Clyde. My grandpa was Keith. (Clyde is actually the funny one, and he came up with the saying)
(from left to right: John, Clyde, Bill, and Keith)
Even or maybe because he had Bill the athletic one, Grandpa did not like sports, he was the handsome one after all. And he voiced his distaste for sports so much so that most of his children adopted his views. Ironically, it was not till after he died did we find out that my grandma is a HUGE closet sports fan. Through her entire married life she spent hours in her sewing room so she could sit and listen to games on the radio. Needless to say she is a phenomenal seemstress and a diehard Diamondbacks and BYU fan.
It made me think, what ideas am I voicing and what are my actions saying? Are they ideas worth spreading? I want to spread the idea that there is happiness in life and we can have it everyday. And I don’t mean to sound trite, and I agree with Sister Eubanks who said, “being happy doesn’t mean to slap a plastic smile on your face no matter what is going on. But it does mean keeping the laws of God and building and lifting others. When we build, when we lift the burden of others, it blesses our lives in ways our trials cannot take away.”