Okay, haha, every time I get some inspiration, I've gotta share it with you all. (whoever you all are, i don't think anyone really reads this.) Honestly, my blog is the only place I can share things and have it actually mean something. If this was all thrown onto facebook, it just wouldn't be as meaningful to me, or any one else. I'm just hoping that what inspires me on here, will help any one else out who needs it.
So, here goes. alrighty O', here's some advice. Whenever you're struggling, or having a hard time, get down and pray about it. A sincere pray, not just some repetition. Half the time, we get into this routine of praying insincerely. I fall there all the time. But it's when I pray sincerely, that I find the most happiness. One thing I always like to do before reading scriptures, is to pray before hand to feel the spirit and ask for help in understanding it. It makes the biggest difference. Tonight I did just that, and it helped bunches.
My little nephew Dayton is so cute with this. A few nights ago, his pillow wasn't cold enough. So, he prayed that his pillow would be colder, and guess what? Voila! His prayer had been answered. After laying back down, wearin' a big cheesy grin on his face said "I love you Jesus!!" Such a cutie. Dayton has always been a great example to me in his prayers.
hmm..so tonight I'd been reading in proverbs, and in ecclesiastes.
"1:To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
2:A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to pluck up that which is planted;
3:A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4: A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5:A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6:A time to get, and a time lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
7:A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8:A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace."
These verses are just a great reminder to me, that there is a time for everything. God knows what's in store for us. think about it. God knows EVERYTHING. he is the beginning and the end. He knows who we will marry. How many children we'll have. tragedies that are to come. happiness that is to come. it's just up to us. The way is prepared, if only we will follow.
I've found that simple kindness to others, gives me a warm tingly feeling that makes me smile ;) I think it's something called.. happiness?
Whenever I go places, I try and do my best to be kind to others. Sometimes, when I simply say "How are you?" to a cashier or something, it automatically wipes a smile on their face.
Me and abby went to the store, and behind me, there was an old man in a little automatic cart. I asked him if he needed help putting his groceries up, but he declined. He then began conversation with me. it was his 16 yr old daughters birthday, and he didn't know if she would like the card he picked out. He handed it to me, and I read. After reading, I handed it back and said that it was perfect.
One Sunday, we went to the old folks home for sacrament. Honestly, old people scare me to death. I never know how they will react, or what to say to them. When I see all the old people, all I can think is "Just wait, this is where you might be someday. (sorry I'm gonna go off on a tangent. just a warning.) So ya know back in the "olden days"? When men would kiss a girls hand? That was prob pretty much a big ol' kiss in our day. BUT back to old people. I decided to get outta my comfort zone and shake every old person's hand in the room, and it made all the difference. you could see how happy it made them. I was sitting by this old guy, who had a speech problem. when it was time to sing, I opened the hymn book, and held it up to him. He declined it, saying "I can't sing" the best he could. I said "Don't worry, you don't have to. I'll sing for you, and you can read the words." after the song, he thanked me. The next few songs, he repaid me by helping me hold the book up.
Alrighty, The end. it's already 11:41. so much for goin' to bed early. *sigh* hahaha NIGHT!!