"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

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Excellent Sunday

You know those really awesome, really spectacular Sundays? Today was one of those days. Nothing truly spectacular or amazing happened. It was just a good day. Although, I only got to nap for about 30 minutes :( I really want a nap now but if I do that I won't go to sleep later. Considering its 7 pm...oh well. No nap for me.

Church today was just super amazing. There's no other way to put it. Every single person that had something to say today pierced me to my soul. I really felt inspired to do better and be a better person after today. I don't know what it was or what it is. But I will do better at the little things. I struggle with doing the small daily things that are important to keeping a strong testimony. But I've got a renewed ...something...I don't know that the word for it is but something clicked with me at church today and I will try harder to be a better person and do the things I know are the right choices for me in my life. No matter what.

I truly have a testimony that God lives and he loves each and every once of us. No matter what we do. He is a very real person and is a real influence on every day living. I'm not one of those "follow the crowd" type of people and I don't say the things just to say them.  I know for myself that Christ died for each of us and suffered immeasurable pain so that we wouldn't have to. That's the reason right there that I need to be a better person. I need to be better and do better because Christ did everything for me. Period.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

So this might sound a little harsh but I despise Valentine's Day. I know what you're thinking: it's because I'm single. You couldn't be more wrong. I think the idea of having a holiday that's whole purpose is to tell you that you have to express your love on a certain of the year is ridiculous.

Does all the lovey dovey couple mushyness make me want vomit? Slightly, yes. Valentine's day is just another day for me. Go to work, come home. Wake up and do it over again. So if this seems scroogy to those readers out there. But that's what I've been thinking about this week.

Do I love that my parents surprised me this week with chocolate covered strawberries at work? Yes, yes I do. But I don't think that people need a holiday to show others that they care.