July 15, 2011

Continuing on the journey to find true HAPPINESS!

Between the exciting news of our little girl and my cold and just the business of life my weekly goals kind of got put on hold.  But I have been thinking about this next section of 'Unleashing the Dormant Spirit' a lot lately.  So I'll just share a few thoughts with you.  Elder Busche advises us:

"When you are physically sick, tired, or in despair, steer your thoughts away from yourself and direct them in gratitude and love towards God."

Being pregnant is no walk in the park.  Its hard.  Its hard being tired all the time and feeling the need to sleep more and sit down more often.  Its not fun watching your body grow and change after being so used to how it was.  I realized that I've kind of become a grouch a night and in the mornings.  Jeremy has been a saint, and I honestly don't know how I'd have made it this far with out him.  But I came to the conclusion that I could be better.  People go through far worse pregnancies and far worse medical problems in general, and I have so much to be grateful to my Heavenly Father for, that I really need to stop complaining.  

As I've started working on this {it's not an overnight transition} I really have gained more happiness.  It makes all the difference in the world to have your mind oriented on thanking your Lord and Maker rather than throwing yourself a pity party.  I'm so grateful to God for this wonderful, strong, beautiful body that I have.  It helps me to do so many things and I know that we really are created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26-27).  

Lately I've been especially grateful to God for all of His creations not only our bodies, but this beautiful world we live in.   There is so much we owe to our Father in Heaven that it would be disgraceful to be ungrateful to Him.  Counting our blessings is not only a way to praise our Heavenly Father, but it can bring us joy in our own personal lives in ways we can't even imagine.  


  1. yes i am sarah, returned missionary in fact.

  2. so true :) you are fabulous


  3. so true :) you are fabulous



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