Sunday, November 20, 2011

One day..

One day...

I won't be quick to judge.

I won't be so insensitive.

I won't be so tired all of the time.

I will be what I want to be.

I will be what someone amazing deserves.

I will care more for other than myself.

I will be an amazing student.

I will let people know how amazing they are and how much they mean to me.

I will learn to think and consider the consequences before I speak.

I will be successful.

I will know what I want to do with my life.

I will overcome the natural man.

I won't cause others grief.

I will be like my Savior.

I will use time wisely.

I won't worry about and over analyze everything.

I will be a real example of the believers.

I won't worry about what others think.

I will see everyone as a child of God.

I will see only peoples good qualities and not their faults.

I won't dwell on my own faults.

I won't dwell on the mistakes of the past.

I will be the gentleman that I want to be.

I will respect myself for doing my best, day in and day out.

I will live what I write, say, think, and know.

I will express my appreciation to all those who have blessed my life.

I will live/be what I have been taught.

I will constantly have a smile on my face.

I will not let fear get in my way.

I will put the Lord before everything else.

I will be who I am meant to be!

One day, this will be me..

Mosiah 2:41
   "And moreover, I would desire that ye should consider on the blessed and happy state of those that keep the commandments of God.  For behold, they are blessed in all things, both temporal and spiritual; and if they hold out faithful to the end, they are received into heaven, that thereby they may dwell with God in a state of never ending happiness.  O remember, remember that these things are true; for the Lord God hath spoken it."

"And it came to pass that they did break forth, all as one, in singing and praising their God for the great thing which he had done for them... And their hearts were swollen with joy, unto the gushing out of many tears, because of the great goodness of God.."  3 Nephi 4: 31,33

Monday, November 14, 2011

One day I will get things right..

A lot of the time I tell myself, "One day you will get things right.." That can be taken as either a negative or positive view depending on how you look at life.  Sometimes school slaps you in the face, family and friends laugh at you, dating can be confusing, you lose a sporting event, and you get stressed out about your future.  Its our choice to determine what our reaction will be.

President Packer recently said "Understand that you are not perfect, but that you are moving along that road."  This is something that I try to remind myself of.  I am not perfect, I can give you a huge list of why I am not, but I am moving along that road, learning and growing from each and every day.  Sometimes I move along that road like a snail, and at other times I am in a dead sprint, but I am moving along that road at all times.

I've talked to some people about how much our attitude makes a difference.  We can think, act, and be positive and life will be happy and fruitful.  Or we can think, act, or be negative and be depressed and lonely.  It is up to us what our life is like.  Our situations and circumstances don't make us who we, its how we react to them that determines who we are.

We all know that things have a way of working out.  Rely on the Lord and they will work out for your benefit.

"Change your thoughts and you'll change your world"

"Your future is as bright as your FAITH" - President Monson

"If you don't like something, change it, if your can't change it, change the way you think about it"

"You were given this life because you were strong enough to live it"

"A river a mile wide 1 inch deep dries up faster than a river 1 inch wide a mile deep. Don't spread yourself too thin else you risk disappointment and things unfulfilled."

"Treat everyone like they're struggling with something, because half the time you'll be right."

Sometimes its about forgetting ourselves...