Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Grateful For Utah
Okay, it's a common fact that people who live in Utah, native or transplant, GRIPE about Utah. I think I've only met one person who actually has said, "I love Utah!" I know we have Californians griping about Utah right now but I woke up to this beautiful sight and thought, "I love Utah." Yes, we have weird things like crick instead of creek and we don't (at least here in Utah County) trick-or-treat on Sunday but notice we do trick-or-treat. We have our prescription drug abusers, our unethical politicians, idiot drivers, and inversions but we have good things too. Like the teacher who is collecting Pennies for Peace, the club at the high school that raises money for Operation Smile, teenagers who weed the widows' yards instead of sleeping in in the summer, and the mountains. Yes, the mountains. Their beauty compares to the ocean I miss. It keeps me content that I can see them outside my window and I can picnic or snowshoe up there. So gripe all you want, go back to where you came from if you HATE it soo much. But I am grateful I live in Utah.