Friday, December 27, 2013


When I stand next to someone about my height, there's often a competition of who is actually taller. We instantly stand back to back and find someone to be the judge of who is taller. I attempt to stretch every part of my body so I can be as tall as I can possibly be.
+ Why is it that only in that moment, that I try to stand my tallest? +
In every moment of our lives, we should should strive to stand a little taller. The famous words by President Hinckley say, “Let us stand a little taller, if you don't, you will never strengthen yourself.” How you stand taller is up to you to decide. Do not wait till the very moment that demands you to be your tallest. Stand tall now. 

Be better.
Be braver.
Be more. 
Be you.

   HERE GOES TO 2014 - a new and beautiful chapter to our lives.

Now that the year is coming to a close, we often reflect on the year and all the sweet memories it contained. For me, this year hasn't necessarily been a "big year" with huge milestone events that have changed my life for forever; but it it was full of simple/small yet incredible events that have changed me for the better. That is what has made my year "perfect." Sure, life could be dandier and brighter right now if it weren't for those certain trials, but that's what makes my life meaningful and all the more memorable! I am truly grateful for the trials I have experienced this year - without them, I wouldn't be the Ashlyn Ririe I am now. 

"Reach for the stars. If you touch them, great shall be your reward. If you stumble and fall while reaching upward, you will be happy knowing you have made the effort."
- President Gordon B. Hinckley -

Sincerely, Ashlyn