Jul 20, 2015

Of happiness and struggles

I'm done with this round of physical therapy. I feel stronger physically, Although healthwise I'm a little concerned with this progressive pain in my legs.  My Emo side would love it if its something terminal that takes me away of my struggles and from having to move into the next stage of my life.
 However,  whenever I'm in places where I can sincerely feel loved and whenever I realize I'm doing something right, I'm happy. When I keep the commandments, I'm happy.
It makes me think of a scripture that hangs in my wall to remind me of things as they really are.
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 outfaithful 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.

Whenever I let my mind order my heart to harbor bad feelings towards someone, or when I feel sad, I think of this promise :"if they hold outfaithful to the end they are received into heaven, that thereby they may dwell with God in a state of never-ending happiness." While I was kneeling at the altar on that blessed day,the Brother at the temple said that that wasnt the end, that I needed to endure to the end. It's good to think about that when I start feeling bad.
 Overall I try to be a happy camper.
Id like to end this plethora of feelings by quoting president Uchtdorf "To avoid some of the deepest regrets of life, it would be wise to make some resolutions today. Therefore, let us:


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    Resolve to spend more time with those we love.
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    Resolve to strive more earnestly to become the person God wants us to be.
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    Resolve to find happiness, regardless of our circumstances."
  • Let us be happy today.




Jul 9, 2015

That others might see

I was talking with a very dear college friend. I was updating her in my current situation. She is not a church goer kind of person, in fact she has a potty mouth. But she said something that was very touching. She said "God has never let you alone and never will" just thinking about it brings tears to  my eyes. I'm so grateful that even non members get to see God's hand in my life, I hope someday it serves as a testimony for others.