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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The best is left in front of you

We bought pizza for an entire student section at a visiting football game . We painted our faces and were at times the only 2 people to show up to our high school girls volleyball student section.

My stake president made him my first companion when I was a missionary.

We went to Connecticut on a weekend trip to watch football with ESPN analysts.

Late night game playing, girl talking, you've got my back I've got yours, frosty eating, understanding, best friend and...

It has hit me recently that my best friend since high school is married. It happened back in May, but it just hit me.

He's gone.

But it's okay, the change is good...right?

I think at times we don't see the difference, change in routine, throwing off of a good. All we think about is the hard part,

"I lost my job so I don't have money."
"I have to change location so I have no friends."
"My best friend is moving on so I'm left behind."

But the best is left in front of you. Not behind you.

Now you have an opportunity to find a better job, a good job, a job you love.
Now you can make more friends, grow relationships, increase your facebook friend count.
Now you can appreciate what they taught you, do your best to keep them near you, and love others the way they loved you.

Because best friends never leave you behind, they help you see the best left in front of you.


  1. thanks RAY RAY i really needed that today

  2. So, I just checked out your blog tonight. By the way, thanks for coming to my high school volleyball games :) Can't wait to see you this weekend!!!!!

  3. It's so true. When changes come and scare me to death, I have to repeat this quote over and over:

    "Faith is for the future. Faith builds on the past but never longs to stay there. Faith trusts that God has great things in store for each of us and that Christ truly is the 'high priest of good things to come'." -Elder Holland

    You're fabulous, Ryan. I'm glad we're friends :]

  4. I love it!! Thanks Ryan! I know I kind of complain a lot. And I know that I have a lot of good things going for me. That doesn't mean I'm not scared of whats ahead though. Its all new to me. I'll give it a chance. I'm going to rock it! Especially the treating others the way my good friends have treated me. Thanks!!