Friday, June 24, 2011

For the Beauty of the Earth

I went for a drive up a canyon here in Cache Valley.

Whoever says that there isn't a God and that He didn't create the earth and has a special plan for His children obviously doesn't know what they are talking about.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Beautiful Life

I don't have facebook, but I do get on with someone else's account to just check up on friends from high school to see what is going on in their lives. It is amazing to see all of the girls that are getting married, what amazing achievements they are all making, the lives they are blessing, and the beautiful lives that they are leading. It is so crazy to think that I am in college. I still can't believe it. I love the college life and just life in general right now! Thinking about how fun it must be for those taking the next step in life if it be marriage, a career, adventures in other countries, and so many other things I begin to feel so excited and warm inside like my life is wonderful and I could be in any of their positions in the next few years. I haven't been this happy and just wanting to go and conquer the world in a long time :) It is such amazing feeling! I am so glad that this summer has been so eventful and active. The hermit has come out of its shell so watch out! Oh how blessed I am to be alive, living in Logan, have fantastic friends and family, have someone in my life that I care about so much more than I thought I ever could, and constantly trying to strengthen my testimony. I'm not going to movies or spending money on expensive vacations or doing really anything that the world would think you need to be happy and I am completely pleased at where I am at! Life isn't any easier than it was yesterday, last year, 5 years ago, or any easier than it will be 5 years from now, but I love it!

So I just thought I would share a tid bit of my sunshine with you all! Remember that you have a Father in Heaven that loves you and you can't go wrong :) AH! I love life! What a beautiful life I am living. :)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

How I Love to See the Temple!

I've never felt so much like the temple was a place of refuge until today. Standing inside I couldn't help feel like I was being watched over and that there were others that I cannot physically see that are helping me along my journey of life. My testimony of making righteous decisions and remembering who I am has grown so much as well. Having the temple so close and striving to go often has been a tremendous blessing in my life. I can't imagine what it would be like to not be able to go inside! What extreme heartache that would bring. Oh how blessed we all are to know the truth and answers so many look for. Oh how I love to see the temple and be reminded of what great things are in store.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

It Only Took a Sunset

I started writing this post with the intention to vent and vent about how awful I feel and how frustrated I am. I was at the end of my post when I looked to my right and saw a gold light coming from the window in the kitchen. Its not the typical light that the sun brings, but somehow the rainclouds, that had totally ruined a perfect day to be outside, were helping create a warm, gold color. Just outside was one of the most beautiful sunsets I have ever seen and all I had to do was step out the front door, no need to fly to Monterey, California or hike to the peaks of a was just...there. And then I got to thinking, how blessed am I to even see?! I may not be able to hike for the next little while (hopefully just for a little while), but at least I have hiked! I've danced my whole life, a little break can't keep me down, and I'm lucky to have to legs that function!

So how funny is this? One moment I'm in the dumps, more than I have been in a long time, and then the next moment I see a light and all my woes are washed away. None of my problems have been solved, my foot hurts, I can't hike, I can't dance, I'm not even supposed to walk barefoot around my apartment, but looking out off the porch like I do everyday, my eyes were opened. I still feel bummed and a little blue, but I know that God loves me. He cares about me and wants me to be happy. And He knows me well enough to know that just a sunset would make me of His beautiful creations. How lucky am I?

"Its not the power of the curse, its the power you give the curse." -Penelope