"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, September 1, 2013

The last few days have just been plain hard. No one ever likes those days but they happen in everyone's life. I've spent a lot of time in tears because things just haven't been going my way. Sometimes you just need a good cry. At one point I thought, "haven't I cried enough? How do I still have more tears?" But I'm doing better now. Thanks to some amazing people I have in my life. I don't think I could have gotten through the last few days without them.

2 people in particular that I am lucky to call my friends have really been there for me and let me cry and there shoulders. What they've really reminded me of is simply this: sometimes crappy things happen to you but it's what you do with it and how you move on that makes the difference in your life.

Today, in Church I really felt like every message and lesson that I heard was specifically planned and given for me. Funny how things usually work out that way,isn't it? Today in Relief Society this is what I heard: You are loved. No matter what is going on your life there is always someone who knows exactly how you feel. Period. End of Story. That is so true. I needed that huge reminder that our savior knows every feeling of hurt and sorrow that we have ever felt and we will never truly be alone.

I have this friend. His name is Troy and I've known him for over a year now. Over the last 4 months he's become one of the best friends that I have ever had. He's the one that I want to talk to about anything and he's always there for me if I need anything. This week he's really been there for me and listened to me cry on the phone and complain about the difficulties that I'm having in my life. He's so great because he just listens to me and is great at giving words of comfort. Yesterday, he was up at my apartment in Draper after we went to a wedding and he gave me a priesthood blessing. I am extremely grateful for the blessings of the priesthood and that I have some amazing friends who are worthy to hold the priesthood. My life in general would be much different without the priesthood in my life and the last few days would have been much different with out the blessings of it.

I am extremely grateful for the many blessings that I have in my life and the many blessings that are sure to come in my future. Just keep smiling (as a wise friend tells me often) and remember that you are loved.