Monday, March 27, 2017

To comfort his people perfectly

I've been reflecting a lot about my cousin Lucy lately and the plan of salvation. Lucy passed away when I was around 11 years old. Lucy died from a congenital heart disease called Tetralogy of Fallot. (I recently did a report on this so I was thinking about her).

As I was reading my scriptures today I came acrossed the scripture Alma 7:11-12. It reads And He shall go forth, suffering pains and afflictions and temptations of every kind; and this the word might be fulfilled which saith he take upon him the pains and sicknesses of his people. And he will take upon him death, that he may loose the bands of death which bind his people; and he will take upon him their infirmities, that his bowels may be filled with mercy, according to the flesh, that he may know according to the flesh how to succor his people according to their infirmities.

What great joy and comfort this brings me! The Savior of the world died so he could comfort me. To comfort my family and everyone. He loves us! He understands our deepest sorrows, the little things we may be going through and our greatest joys. He died and he conquered death! He rose again and because of that we may also conquer death and live with those we love! I know that he knows each of us personally. He loves us and because he loves us he is there for us. He wants us to come unto him.

Because of him I will see Lucy again, my grandmothers who have gone on before me and ancestors I have never met.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Spring Break Results

So...

Spring Break didn't go necessarily as planned but it was still fantastic. I didn't get to go to Zion's National Park, but, I did get to go hiking. That was good.

I didn't get to go to Alaska, but I did go to West Jordan to turn in my early enrollment papers.

I didn't kiss any cute boys... but, I did get asked to prom. Fun fact: Kissing was not on my spring break list and I don't plan on kissing anyone anytime soon. Sorry boys.

I got to spend time with my brothers and sister, taking them to school and picking them up. I took long walks, rode my bike as fast as I could and danced with friends. I worked and got off half an hour early. I sunburned my nose and learned doing hair is hard.

Spring break was fabulous even if it wasn't everything I dreamed of.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Soups Excited

Okay - the sun is shining and I just can't stand to just do stuff inside anymore. I've been outside taking pictures, playing tornado with my brothers, riding bikes and dreaming of the places I'm going to go. I love the snow and I sure love to ski, don't get me wrong. I'm just ready for a change. With a change in the weather I feel like there's lots of new possibilities.

 The possibility of change is kind of scary to me right now but I think it will be good. There's going to be a possible change of house, change of friends, change of neighbors. I won't know how to get to the grocery store without google maps. That's okay though. It's all part of the adventure, right?

The change in the weather and the adventures that i'm most excited for is hiking! I love to hike, canoe, swim, lay in a hammock and so much more. There's a possibility that i'll be hiking angel's landing next week.

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Soups excited. Okay so I've been saying that a lot in my head lately. Soups excited. It's like super excited, except soup is amazing and is super shortened, right?

Soups Out.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Glorious Messes

So instead of doing homework I was scrolling through Pinterest. I know, shame on me. Don't worry it's not due for a week so i'm going to put it off for a little bit.

I feel that often we are all to critical of ourselves. We pinch, poke and compare ourselves to others. The thing is that we are amazing the way we are.

 I am by no means saying that we don't have to do anything but rather we should embrace the glorious mess of our life and try to better ourselves. We shouldn't try to be your next door neighbor's best but your best. My best. Be myself.

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One way I'm trying to do that is be less selfish. I want to stop focusing on myself. Often we pass by someone who is in need of provisions, praise or recognition. We so often selfishly pass by. I learned that from a talk given by Neal A. Maxwell that was shared with me by my dad. The wonderful thing is that if we mess up and are selfish, which we will all do we can move on and be better.

Read the talk here: Repent of (Our) Selfishness

Monday, March 6, 2017

Still here with a full inbox

I promise I didn't leave. I'm still here. Anyways, life has been pretty crazy and I haven't been able to post. Today in my World Literature class I had to ask my friend to repeat himself like 3 times. Then I said I need to use sleep, I really do need to sleep. Another fun (not so much for me) experience, my friend and I bought a box of girl scout cookies from a teacher at school and my other friend Taylor put them on top of a shelf at the very back of the shelf. And if you know me you know I can't jump very high or reach high up and i'm not that tall. Compared to my friend who put them up there anyways. I jumped up and knocked them over and almost knocked the shelf over, luckily I caught the shelf before it could really fall and nothing fell out. I'm so grateful nothing fell out and off the shelf. Also I couldn't add 32 to 54. I kept trying and it just didn't work. Sleep is desperately needed. Now about the full inbox- I haven't checked my email in 2 days and I had 20 unread messages. Crazy, huh? Me being a sixteen year old it seems that I wouldn't really get emails. So- just some craziness to my wonderful life. There's only a week until spring break and I'm hoping i'll do something crazy awesome. Well, until next time.