3/28/15

A Shirt

The human mind amazes me.
It's crazy to me that things like a smell, or a color, or a picture can trigger a memory.
A look, or a laugh can bring you back to a certain point in time.
In an instant you can feel the sheer joy of a moment.
Or of course, a painful experience.
All of these thoughts and emotions can be brought about by one thing.
Today, it was a shirt.

I can't even really believe how quickly life changes!
I know where I was this time two years ago... and a year ago.
I barely even talk to people that I was extremely close to back then.
It makes me sad.

One shirt can bring me back to a completely different time in my life.
I can still feel those emotions.
I can still remember how it felt to be present in that moment.
Memories are strange... but wonderful to me.

This post is pretty vague, random, and pointless, but hey, it's my thoughts.
You just never know when old memories will resurface.
But I am grateful I have these memories.
I'm even more grateful that they are recorded in a journal.
I know these memories will start to fade someday.
I'm grateful for a reminder of what's really important.

Goodnight!

3/23/15

Just Because.

Ohhhh life.
You constantly surprise me!
And I am so grateful.

Today I woke up in such a wonderful mood.
No particular reason, just felt very refreshed and ready.
I felt so grateful for another day, to learn, to grow, and to love.

Each Monday is a fresh start.
A new week.
A clean slate.
Today I chose to be grateful. 
I chose happiness.
And let me tell you, it's AMAZING.

There's a certain peace that comes along with it.
The clarity and joyful moments are so sweet.
The laughter and smiles make it all worth it.
The new people that change your life almost immediately are so special.

My perspective was completely changed today.
I can't even really pinpoint a reason why, but I just KNOW I have so much to be happy about. I have such a wonderful life, and I have so many blessings. I have the best support system around me. I have a loving Heavenly Father who knows me personally and a Savior who died for ALL of us. I have such a clear feeling that I am soooo loved...
 And it's the best thing ever.

Sooo I guess this random post is just because I am happy.
Because I know the light that comes from believing in Christ.
Because I know how much I am worth.
Because I know how much we are ALL worth.
Because I know how much love can really do.
And for that I am humbled, grateful, and happy.

MONDAYS ROCK.
:)

3/17/15

My Favorite!

Proverbs 3:5-6 has ALWAYS been my favorite scripture. 
It comforts me when I'm sad, or frustrated, confused, or upset.
It helps put things into perspective for me.

For some reason this past week, it's meant a whole lot more.
A different part of it stuck out to me.

On Sunday at church we talked about complete reliance on Christ.
Complete. Not partial. Not sometimes. But COMPLETE.
Then when I read this scripture, it meant SO much more.
"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understand. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."

This could easily say "trust in the Lord with thine heart" and "In thy ways acknowledge him" and it would still be such a great scripture, but it doesn't. 
It says ALL thine heart, and ALL thy ways.
That seriously made me just stop and think.
I've read this SO many times, and the world "all" never once stuck out to me.

I don't know if this makes any sense, but I just couldn't believe that I've missed the importance and significance of the word ALL.

I am definitely working on trusting him with all of my heart, and knowing that his plan for me far surpasses my plan for myself.
I am working on acknowledging him in all ways, and in all decisions, and in all areas of my life. 
I am working on becoming a better follower of Christ.
I have so much to improve on, but I've also come so far.

I love my Savior. I love the perfect example He is. I love that in this life, we always have something we can improve on. I love that I can feel Heavenly Father's love for me each and every day. I love the power that scriptures have on my entire mood. I love that each day that passes, I become better, stronger, and more knowledgeable. I love knowing that God knows me personally, and knows my struggles, and my plan. I find so much comfort in knowing that He is ALWAYS there for me. 

Growth is hard. Change is hard. But oh how necessary it is when it comes to our eternal lives. I am so so grateful that I can grow and experience and learn. Christ is real, and so is his love for every single one of us. I am so blessed to have this knowledge & I am excited to see where life takes me:)


With God all things are possible.
Matthew 19:26

3/9/15

BRB

Heyyyy there. 

It's been a good month since I've blogged.
I've decided to take a little break from social media/the internet/revealing all of my innermost thoughts and feelings online. 
(It's been GREAT! I highly recommend it.)

There's A TON going on, and it's quite overwhelming.
So BRB.
I'll be back when life is a little less crazy.
No worries, shoot me a text if ya need me ;)

I'll leave you with this though...
Proversb 3:5-6
My fav.