Thursday, July 28, 2011

Stop, and be Thankful

Do you ever have those moments where you stop and think for a minute, "WOW! This is my life!" Whether for the good or the bad?

I remember being a teenager and wondering where I was going to be when I was older. Wondering if I was going to get married and have children before I was 30. Wondering if my husband would be cute, and if I would have boys or girls? I remember also thinking that it would be a long time before any of that happened. And well, here I am! I am married to a very handsome and WONDERFUL man! And I have the 2 cutest little girls imaginable! And 10 years ago, I could not have imagined it being this great! The love you have for your children is not something you can imagine, until you have them. And once you do know that love, WOW, how can you ever describe it in words!?

Then there are those moments when you say, "WOW, this is my life?" Like today when I was walking through the store looking at things I wish I could buy, but can't. And I start to feel bad for myself because I have a small house, with only 1 bathroom. I don't have the money to go on trips, or do all the fun things that I want to do. I start to complain and wish I had more. And then I stop and think about how silly all those "things" are. And I am thankful for what I have, I may have a small house, but it is my house. I may not be able to just grab things off of the shelf and buy it, but I have what I need! I may not be able to go on all the trips I would want to, but I have fun with my family here at home! I am able to stay home with my children, and that my friends is so worth it to me. How blessed I feel to be able to do that. And how thankful I am to my husband for making it possible. He works so hard to provide for us, and I love him dearly and deeply for that.

May we always remember that we all have a purpose in this life.  May we always being willing to get down on bended knee and thank our Heavenly Father for what we have.  Though there will be times in our lives when we are faced with challenges we are not sure we can overcome, let us remember to turn to the one who bled and died for us.  Let us remember that we are always welcome in the arms of our Savior.

So even though we all have those moments when we feel bad for ourselves, we need to remember to stop and be thankful.

I hope you enjoy the video below. And I hope you can also live by the motto of Thanksgiving Daily.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

It has been a while, I have been in a spiritual low for some reason.  It has weighed on me a lot, and I have not expressed this with anyone really.  So I thought maybe I would write about it.  We all go through times where we feel out of it.  I think it is just a way for us to find our way again.  I am not lost, but I am just......out of it.  I keep waiting for something to bring me back up, but maybe that is the wrong approach.  Maybe I am supposed to work for it harder than before.  
Recently I ran in a 5k, and I had the pleasure of meeting a wonderful lady.  She and I talked until it was time to run, and we talked about things, that I would not normally talk about with a stranger.  But she was just a warm person, and her love for the Savior emulated from her.  And I think were it not for her, my run would not have gone as well.  I think that our Heavenly Father puts people in our paths to help us be more than we think we can be.  And it was the best run of my life so far!  I felt like I could go on and on,  and I know it was not because of physical strength.  So to this lady for helping me have the spirit with me as I ran, Thank You.

When we feel like our lives are not as exciting as we want them to be, or not as fulfilling as we think they should be, those are the times when we need to stop and re-evaluate ourselves.  When we need to step back and see what we need to change or improve. 

I have attempted to post on things of this nature for a few months, but, I never feel that what I write is post worthy.  I hope that by posting this, I can help myself, and maybe someone else.  

Regardless of this spiritual low....I can testify to you, that our Savior Lives.  I know that he wants me to feel the peace I am longing for.  And I know that it is through him that I can find it.  In Luke 8:46-48 it reads, 

  46And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me.
 47And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before him, she declared unto him before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately.
 48And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace.

This is a passage that has touched me many different times, for many different reasons, in many different ways.  I hope you can also feel the peace it brings.  Because brothers and sisters, He is just waiting for us to come unto him.  What are we waiting for?  I hope that we can always remember the sacrifice that was made in our behalf.  I pray that peace can be with you all.  I love you all.  "My peace be with you this day, and always."