"Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is BEAUTIFUL!!!" - Sophia Loren

"Come what may, and love it. I know why there must be opposition in all things. Adversity, if handled correctly, can be a blessing in our lives. We can learn to love it. As we look for humor, seek for the eternal perspective, understand the principle of compensation, and draw near to our Heavenly Father, we can endure hardship and trial." - Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin

"Happiness does not depend upon what happens outside of you, but on what happens inside of you. It is measured by the spirit with which you meet the problems of life." -Spencer W. Kimball

"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love." -Unknown

Friday, October 23, 2009

Come What May and Love It

Those are some inspired words from the late Elder Jospeh B. Wirthlin. His mother told him those words: come what may and love it. He also said "every life has peaks and shadows and times when it seems that the birds don’t sing and bells don’t ring. Yet in spite of discouragement and adversity, those who are happiest seem to have a way of learning from difficult times, becoming stronger, wiser, and happier as a result."

I took two midterms yestday and I really had no idea how they went. The screens in the testing center weren't working so I didn't know how I did. This morning I went online and checked my scores and it didn't look so good. Oh, well. I'm not going to let that get me down: come what may and love it.

On Thursday morning I woke up with a sore throat. This is not a good time for me to be getting sick. I had my two midterms and I have two more next week. Ick. Being sick is not conducive to my schedule. I really, really, really just wanted to sleep in my class this morning. After class I just wanted to go home and sleep instead of going to work: come what may and love it.

Elder Wirthlin gave some lessons and learning to love it that I'd like to share with all of you out there who take the time to read about my life. I'm sure you have all heard them before but sometimes it's good to have a reminder of what the apostles have said.

First, learn to laugh. Life can be frustrating and hard at times but sometimes you just need to laugh. Laughter will be much more joy into your life.

Second, seek for the eternal. A lot of life's little problems are very temporal. We just need to remember to keep an eternal perspective.

Third, understand the principle of compensation. Which means that Heavenly Father compensates the faithful for every loss that they will endure. The faithful will know that every tear today will eventually be returned a hundred fold with tears of rejoicing and gratitude.

Forth and finally, trust in our Heavenly Father and his Son, Jesus Christ. The Lord Jesus Christ is our partner, helper, and advocate. He wants us to be happy. He wants us to be successful. If we do our part, He will step in. Heavenly Father knows what is best for us and will always look out for us.

Come what may and love it. Endure the trials and life will move on. Life is so much more enjoyable if you love life and live it up to the fullest.