Wednesday, February 8, 2012

What If

Sorry I've been MIA lately.  I've had 4 tests and a paper due...but anywho...

I found this beauty on Pinterest the other day.

1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18 reads: "Rejoice evermore.  Pray without ceasing.  In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."

I believe that we are continually growing and progressing throughout life, but I feel like that growth shoots up like sunflowers during the hard times. However, you don't notice it until you're reflecting on the past.

On Monday Kylee {my old roommate} and I were talking about last year.  I gave her a little more insight as to what was going on in my life at that point {she's pretty much my free therapist.  she's wonderful.} I don't even know how the topic came up, but it did.  She told me how she's noticed how much happier I am this year.  I can see and feel it too.  It's a great thing.  But, I know I wouldn't appreciate my happiness now if I didn't have the bad times to compare it to.

I know that I need to work on living that scripture more.  When things are easy it's easy to ignore it.  I rely on God and prayer much more when things are rough.  I'm trying to remember to pray prayers of gratitude more often.  I pray for those I know who are struggling.  I pray for help to improve myself.

I feel like this should be an English essay.  I feel like I need to use smoother transitions and somehow appropriately sum up my feelings instead of end abruptly.  But, I'm not submitting this for a grade, so really I can do things how I want :)

Just remember happiness is all good and dandy.  It really is.  Remember to rejoice, pray, and be grateful.  But also remember that sadness, trials, and tears are wonderful things too.


  1. i love that quote and scripture. good things to think about! thanks for sharing :)

  2. oh my! i love that! did you know that quote is a song? it's very pretty.

    i've really changed in the past year and have become more of a happy person. if you asked my family, they would tell you.

    oh buddy i just love your new profile picture! you are SO PRETTY! and i can't believe you've never ridden horses! come on over and let's ride girl :)


  3. I love that quote!
    I feel like I am totally the exact opposite. I pray so much when things are going well, and I always remember to read my scriptures, but when they're not so hot, I feel like I focus too much on what _I_ can do to fix it rather than turning to Heavenly Father for help. I really need to work on this, but I think what my problem is is that I'm too proud to ask for help, even if it is from God.


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