Wednesday, May 13, 2009

"As you create a home, don't get distracted with a lot of things that have no meaning for you or your family. Don't dwell on your failures, but think about your successes. Have joy in your home. Have joy in your children. Have joy in your husband. Be grateful for the journey."

-Marjorie Pay Hinckley

"You are loved! Your Heavenly Father loves you. Your husband loves you. Your children love you. You have many friends and family that love you.
Sometimes we tend to forget that, or it gets lost in all the "clutter" of our everyday lives. You can't do everything, but you can do something. You would probably be really surprised about the number of people's lives that you touch. They are most likely looking at you and saying the same thing...."If she can do it why can't I?"
How many times have you found yourself saying that same thing "if she can do it why can't I"? in our own families and within in our circle of friends.
Sometimes just being who we are, where we are and cultivating our relationships and life where we stand should be enough but always moving forward doing something.
We are always looking for more then we should sometimes we try to do it all, and soon find out that things get put on the back shelf that should be right at the front.

As hard as it is sometimes. It usually works out for the best.
We can't please everyone either no matter how hard we try, I think we need to spend more time on the most important things in our lives, and feeling loved and being loved by those around us. and most importantly loving ourselves for who we are not who we wish we were or letting the if only' s get in the way.
We get distracted to much by whats out there or things that don't matter and won't get us anywhere.
I really think that doing our best serving others and being examples does more for the soul and others around us then we have the ability to comprehend.
Our children, family, friends are watching and learning from us.
We need to eliminate the "clutter" in our lives and do what we can
knowing that we can't do everything.
but we can do SOMETHING.


heather said...

Thanks for that message. I think we can all just try better at simplifying our lives and just doing something small and not trying to get everything done.

The Halls of Fame said...

This was great for me to read today! Lately I feel like I am trying to do everything for everybody!! And not that I don't want to, or that that's what people expect, it just gets a little overwhelming!! Great post, and if you don't mind I'm going to copy and paste it on to mine!! Hope your having a "simplified" week! haha