Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
Usually I dictate an idiotic and obnoxious moment from my past, and then illustrate how the gospel helped me through it and made me a better stronger person.
This week I just want to reflect on a talk given by a modern day Apostle of Jesus Christ during our Semi Annual General Conference titled - "Grateful in any Circumstances"
We can choose to limit our gratitude, based on the blessings we feel we lack. Or we can choose to be like Nephi, whose grateful heart never faltered. When his brothers tied him up on the ship—which he had built to take them to the promised land—his ankles and wrists were so sore “they had swollen exceedingly,” and a violent storm threatened to swallow him up in the depths of the sea. “Nevertheless,” Nephi said, “I did look unto my God, and I did praise him all the day long; and I did not murmur against the Lord because of mine afflictions.”
(full video below) Nothing is gonna be perfect. In fact you should probably count on things not going your way. But if we can look at things with gratitude instead of contempt then overall our life will just be happier. You don't have to be a Mormon to appreciate that.Honestly I am not happy with my circumstances right now. I wouldn't wish these circumstances on my worst enemy, but I can be grateful.
The thing I am most grateful for are my friends and family. I have had friends come and support me in droves. People that I haven't even spoke to in years have shown their support. This trial has actually been a small blessing as well. I've even had burned bridges been built back up with a helping hand and a shoulder of support.
To anyone who has reached out and given me any words of encouragement, to all of those who have offered prayers, and for everyone that has shown me love and care . . . I want you to know that I love you. I appreciate, and love you so much. I couldn't have made it 1 minute through this without your support.
Also I made an amazing decision to get a puppy. 3/4 Yorkie 1/4 Chihuahua. If you are going through instence heartache I recommend thinking about getting a puppy. It gives you a chance to forget about yourself and focus all your attention on something that needs you. The cuter the pup the better.