Sunday, May 13, 2012

Things I learned while at Omniture / Adobe

Questions to frequently ask myself:

Why do I care?
What is my plan?

Lessons Learned:

Always be looking for a job while I have a job.
Always have the right attitude even when everything about the situation seems to be working against me.
Laugh at things that make me upset or stressed.
Everything is simple.  Things are always complicated when I don't take the time to learn.
Knowing how to breathe effectively allows me to better control any situation.
There are no trials.  Trials is the Lords way of telling you to stop what you're doing so he can show you where to go.
Take time to do what I need to do for me.  I can't let anyone be the excuse or result of frustration when I'm not doing what you need to do for yourself.
Don't be complacent with current skill sets.  Take them to the next degree, certification, or position.
Less is more.
Let the Holy Spirit guide.  Don't let human emotion be your guide. 
Say thank you and always express appreciation for the kind things others do for you.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

My Personal Creed

I will trust God and not be afraid.
I will show the world that I’m not afraid.
If I hit a wall, I’ll push through it.
If I run into a mountain, I’ll climb it.
I will learn success by learning to see success through Gods eyes.
I will turn regrets into learning opportunities.
I will embrace my deepest fear by acting on the fact that I’m more powerful than I could ever imagine.
I will not be afraid of my own light.
I will use my light to free myself and liberate others.
I will not be afraid of me.
I will not waste my time waiting for praise or blame.
I will speak in such a way that people will remember it.
I will measure my capability by my ability to make right choices.
I will rise each time I fall as failure will never be an option to consider.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Gifts from Caleb part II

Having an eye single to the glory of God
Caleb has kept us in places where our feet are shod
With a sparkle that shines towards eternity
Caleb shines a light giving us the gift of certainty
With little hands to heal our weak and weary hearts
Caleb has reached out and touched us with Christ’s healing art
A master who painted a portrait oh so magnificently
Caleb’s presence has greatly strengthened each of our testimonies
Increasing our faith and making us sure
Caleb reminds us of a love that is so pure
Reaching out with arms open to embrace
Caleb with no doubt had Christ’s countenance upon his face
Inspiring greatness seeing the world with different eyes
Caleb has taught us that each of us can be a living miracle in each other’s lives
Reminding us the abundance life has to offer
Caleb showed us the power of family with loving siblings, a mother and father
Oh little Caleb we are so grateful for all that you give
We’re grateful for your life and the way that you lived
Your life will always remind us of a greater love
With all the gifts you’ve brought from above
The world saw you with little but we saw you with so much more
Our understanding of miracles is now greater since you’ve opened the door
Oh dear Caleb we’ll always love you so
Your love helps us to understand a love we all know
Oh dear Caleb be it known unto you
That your life showed Gods miracles to more than a few
Thank you for fulfilling your mission and for bringing peace to our lives
May we all continue to see the world through your eyes

Monday, February 13, 2012


My nephew, Caleb Joseph Moody, died on February 10th, 2012,
at Primary Children's Hospital
due to complications from pneumonia
Caleb was born January 6th 2005,
to Dallan Richard Moody and April Baadsgaard Moody.
He is dearly loved by his parents
and his brothers Joshua Aaron, Matthew Dallan and Mitchell Ross,
his grandparents, and Janene and Ross Baadsgaard of Spanish Fork, Utah
and T. Dean and Patrice Moody of Kennewick, Washington,
as well as 30 uncles/aunts and 38 cousins. Caleb's spirit radiated pure love.
He brought the love of God and Light of Christ into the lives of all who knew him.
Caleb's life was a precious gift and a tender miracle.
His winking eye was a daily reminder of Caleb's deep love for all of us.
Caleb could have quickly returned to heaven but,
instead, he brought heaven to us for seven years.

If you'd like to learn more about Caleb and his sweet family, 

We love you, Caleb. We're going to miss you.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Don't like winter???

I throught I'd share this picture to give people an idea of what my two winters were like in Quebec. If you hate the winter here, it's always worse in Quebec.

Sunday, February 5, 2012


As a parent, set your expectations high for your children. In return wee need to be forgiving with each child as well. This is how our Heavenly Father interacts with each of us. Mosiah 4: 9-10

Prayer is Technology our Heavenly Father uses to communicate with each of his children. We don't need a mobile device that has a 4G network to stay one step ahead. Prayer is our fastest to connection to Heaven and our Heavenly Father. No man made device and rival the power of prayer.

Read Alma 37: 36 and 37. This tells you when and how you should pray. Now apply prayer to Alma 37: 6 and 7. By small and simple prayers are great things brought to pass.

Awake and Arise

There are no big words,
Big words are made from many small words.
There are no big problems,
Big problems are the results of the small problems we don’t attend to.
There are no big immediate rewards,
Big rewards are the result of small blessings building off of one another.
There is no real fear,
Fear is the misuse of our imagination from our heart and mind.
There are no impossibilities,
There are only wrong signals that we emit from our soul.
There is no lack of power or strength,
There are only many opportunities where we forget to ask
There is always an abundance of love,
There are just too many opportunities where we don’t open our heart to feel it.
Everything exists in abundance,
Awake and arise so we may continually lay hold upon every good and simple blessing

1 Nephi 1: 13, 14, 21, and 23

Our Deepest Fear

By Marianne Williamson from A Return To Love

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Worlds Backward Teaching

The world has a strange way of teaching God's children in a backwards manner.
Children are taught at a very early age that they need to be grown up, independent, and structured.
Children are expected to be well behaved, well mannered, independent, good listeners, and respectful.
The world wishes them to be mini adults.
The world focuses on teaching children that they should become adults to be free.
The world teaches that you have to be an adult to be independent.
Children without knowing start to become distant from their innate child attributes.
Children then becomes increasingly convinced that they should be someone else other than their true selves.
The worlds’ teaching is so backward that children forget how to be a child.
Those of us that are parents find that we have become dysfunctional because we can't remember how to be a child.
We find ourselves being frustrated with trying to figure our kids out.
We have no idea why they do what they do.
We then find ourselves expecting them to be grown up, independent, and structured.
We don't realize that our demands expectations are sending them down the same path we're currently on.
Our Heavenly Father new that the world would try to push us down a backwards path.
This is why he keeps the world filled with an abundance of children.
He teaches us that the best way to be a child is to be around them and enjoy them.
He teaches us that we as parents need to watch and learn the best qualities of a child and magnify them.
Children teach us to be quick to forgive and forget.
Children teach us to be more willing to learn because when they don't understand something they don't feel comfortable.
Children teach us to live in the moment whether you're happy or sad.
Children teach us that the power of the mind and heart unlock the key to endless possibility and creativity.
If we don't make the effort to become as a child we're not learning what our Heavenly Father wants us to learn.
Failing to learn how to be a child will cause us to struggle.
Continued failure will make us confused and conflicted.
Our Heavenly Father reminds us that there is always a way to remember.
Good memories will never be erased.
We just need to ask to become once again like a little child.
This restores a piece of heaven that should be in our hearts.
Our minds will awaken and our hearts will be open.
We'll see that our children are mirrors reflecting heaven and Gods love.
May we turn around and show our Heavenly Father that we will do the same.
Then when we ask we will given the gift to remember what it is like to be a child.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Great quote from Tintin

Captain Haddock: I thought you were an optimist.
Tintin: You were wrong, weren't you? I'm a realist.
Captain Haddock: Ah, it's just another name for a quitter.
Tintin: You can call me what you like. Don't you get it? We failed.
Captain Haddock: Failed. There are plenty of others willing to call you a failure. A fool. A loser. A hopeless souse. Don't you ever say it of yourself. You send out the wrong signal, that is what people pick up. Don't you understand? You care about something, you fight for it. You hit a wall, you push through it. There's something you need to know about failure, Tintin. You can never let it defeat you.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Girl Scout Cookies

Kindness should dwell in our hearts in all seasons. I guess this means we should show a little kindness during girl scout cookie season.