day 142: methinks, therfoor me am

I love having smart friends that make me reconsider opinions and positions I have taken on certain subjects.  I like talking about religion, politics, movies, books, and different places and cultures.  This is not to say I always have something meaningful to contribute, but I like being part of the discussion, even as a listener.

Doctrine and Covenants 130:18-19 (revealed scripture to Joseph Smith, and part of the canon of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) says:

Whatever principle of intelligence we attain unto in this life, it will rise with us in the resurrection.  And if a person gains more knowledge and intelligence in this life through his diligence and obedience than another, he will have so much the advantage in the world to come.

Sometimes I enjoy some of my own meditation time with a good book or film, but often I find myself feeling much more intellectually lifted after having spent time with people I respect that enjoy some good back-and-forth sharing.

This post is a shout out to all of my family and friends that help me to expand my mind and heart.  I think you know who you are.  You are smart like that.

4 comments

Luann | January 8, 2010 at 10:15 AM

I love being the dumb one in the room for all the reasons you mentioned. I am happy to just sit and soak in all the smarticles that fly around like pixie dust. And yes, you sparkle like crazy.

That Girl | January 8, 2010 at 8:40 PM

I think you may include your very own blog in that.

Connie | January 8, 2010 at 10:23 PM

Oh, how would it be? I enjoy talking to you. I learn so much from your insight and wisdom.

Lara | January 9, 2010 at 9:23 AM

I love that, too. No matter how firmly I believe something, someone can always make me at least understand another angle of it, and I think it makes me a better perosn.