Oh how hard it is to stay positive sometimes. It can be so easy to get down in the dumps. But let me tell you, it's not worth it! Choose to have a choice! Choose to be happy!
Especially in today's age of social media, our mistakes can spread like wildfire. Even innocent mistakes can be blown out of proportion and a bombardment of judgement begins. We think we can do better than others most of the time and we aren't afraid to let the world know. Instead of being quick to… Continue reading Do you struggle with this?
Everyone's life is like a roller coaster...are we choosing to find in the joy in the ride or do we let it overwhelm us?
What does it mean to endure? Is it to simply get by? Is it pushing through? When I think of an endurance race, I think of suffering. Sweating, strain, and pain. I think of having to go past what I think I can do. I believe that in life, we are racing an endurance race.… Continue reading Endurance
Yesterday, after nearly 19 years of living with my oldest baby, we took her off to college. My baby is smart (graduated Valedictorian, got full-ride scholarships to her college), kind, loving, and beautiful in every way. She's a hard worker and takes her talents and increases them. If she wants to do something she may… Continue reading Big Changes…Big Blessings
“Self-reliance is the ability, commitment, and effort to provide the spiritual and temporal necessities of life for self and family.” (LDS Definition) 12 Principles of Self-Reliance Exercise Faith in Jesus Christ: I believe this is elemental in all we do in life. 2. Use Time Wisely: When we learn how to organize our time to… Continue reading Self-Reliance
It is so easy to allow ourselves to become discouraged in life. Let's face it, bad things happen. Our cars break down. Our children misbehave. We fight with those we love. People cut us off in traffic. People can be rude and say things that offend us or hurt our feelings. Yep, this is a… Continue reading Discouraged?
In my church, we sing a hymn that is a reminder to be kind. Have I done any good in the world today? Have I helped anyone in need? Have I cheered up the sad and made someone feel glad? If not, I have failed indeed. Has anyone's burden been lighter today Because I was… Continue reading Have I Done Any Good….
Things are going to be a little different here. Monday's will now be about MOTIVATING YOU TO BE A BETTER YOU! "If there is no enemy within, the enemy outside can do us no harm." ~Old African Proverb
Friday was my 44th birthday and I want to thank you all for wishing me a happy day! And it was. I know that some of you might not want to spend your "special day" at a seminar, but I am so grateful that I got to spend my day with the wonderful women who… Continue reading Thank You!
I am a firm believer in hard work. I think it is vital to teach our children the importance of working hard and doing our best in each job. But just as important is spending time together as a family having fun! This week, our family enjoyed a mini vacation. We spent the… Continue reading Family Time
Two farmers prayed for rain. One prayed each morning, waiting for the rain to come, hoping that it would happen soon, so that he could plant his fields. The other farmer prayed for rain each morning, and while he prayed, he tilled his fields, readying them for seed. Then he planted his seed and prayed… Continue reading Are Your Fields Ready for Rain?
This week I read an article on the blog Voices in Bioethics titled: Transitioning From Who You Were to Who You Must Become: A Necessary Mental Switch, by Priya Misra. While I find the article extremely interesting, I'm not writing about medicine or the importance of good doctors in the world, which, even though I am… Continue reading BECOME WHO YOU MUST BECOME!
What do you think of when you think SELF-RELIANT? Do images of eating bark, readying for the apocalypse, or driving until you run out of gas and footing it across the country, possibly being followed by zombies come to mind? It may simply bring to mind images much like the ones above. Working hard, gardening,… Continue reading Self-Reliance
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