Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Just what I needed

Hey guys,
   wow it has been a long time since I have written. I am so sorry. I feel so bad that it has been such a long time.

 Wow so much to tell you. I think I will just keep it short and sweet today.



So a few weeks ago I was at church and I realized that I haven't paid my tithing since I have moved here. That was a really big problem to me so the next week I went to church and wrote a check and the first thing I did was I turned it in.

Now let me rewind for a minute. So before I moved here my dad came to me one day and I  could tell that what he was about to say he was very sincere and it was very important to him. Right there he told me that Heavenly Father wanted me to know that if I pay my tithing no matter what the circumstance. As long as I pay my tithing than He would take care of me.

Ok back to present day. So that same day that I turned my tithing in, I honestly wasn't expecting anything to happen but I bore my testimony that day in church and as soon as church was over. A man approached me who I had reached out to almost a month earlier because we both had mutual friends and he is the president of student affairs. Anyways he approached me and we talked for a while and he asked me about how I was doing and etc. Anyways long story short he felt very impressed that he needed to find a scholarship for me and I recieved a phone call the next day stating that he had met with financial aid and they had found a scholarship that wasnt being used and it was a $1200 a semester.

Wow what a blessing! I cannot believe how amazing the lord is. He never falters to amaze me. He is always taking care of me and he is always showing me things that make my testimony even stronger. I am so thankful for my dear Heavenly Father. I know that he is my dad and that I can turn to him for anything no matter how big or small. What a blessing it was to recieve this scholarship I was able to pay my bills and I just found out they cut my hours at work so now I won't be earning enough to pay my bills so this scholarship could not have come at a better time.



Love you all and I hope that you have an amazing day and I know that there is something out there thinking about you. To the world you might be one person but to one person you might be the world. So keep a smile on your face.


                                                                                      XOXO
                                                                                            Kennedy

Friday, October 9, 2015

Angels

Hi everyone,
 Sorry my post is 2 days late but i promise it will be a good one. Well at least in my opinion it is something really close to my heart and so I wanted to share it with you.

So if you watched the LDS General Conference, than I'm sure you witnessed the heart breaking incident with President Thomas S. Monson as he concluded his final talk. Now if you go on social media at all than I'm sure that you have been able to read about the touching incident with President Uchtdorf who was silently and in the darkness behind Monson with his arms out wide ready to catch him. After reading of this touching and emotional incident it got me thinking. I know without a doubt that we have angels round about us at all times and in all things and in all places. Ready to help us at any moment. They are there even when we cannot see them and they were sent to us straight from our Heavenly Father. Something even more amazing and something I hope that all of you will come to realize is that not only do we have heavenly angels round about us but we are sent earthly angels that are sent to us at the right times and in the right places. There are people that will come into our lives just in times of need and they will be that strength and support that we need. I know that everyone comes into our lives for a reason and although you may not know it or be aware of it, there are people that are watching you every day. They are learning from you and they are thanking their father in heaven that you were sent to them in such a time of need. You will never truly know the impact that you had on this world, and I promise it was way more than once that you had a lasting impact.


I have had many of this beautiful and life saving angels sent to me in my life. I had a friend in High School who me and him became very close my senior year and we had so much fun together! We could tell each other everything and I confided in him often! He always was there when I needed him and brought so much laughter and joy to my life. He will never know how much he impacted me in a time when I felt pretty alone he never faltered to be there to lift me up. I will always owe him for how much he did for me even though he had no clue he was doing anything at all.


I had another friend when I was younger in elementary school and Jr High that brought so much joy to my life. Me and her were inseparable and there was never a moment we weren't laughing or smiling. We had no cares in the world! We didn't let anyone's opinions get in the way of who we were or who we wanted to be. On one occasion we dressed up and went in her basement and had a photo shoot we had our hair all curled and fancy. I look back on those pictures and if you were to look at it you would see two crazy girls who didn't let the world bring them down. Those pictures still make me laugh to this day and unfortunately I moved away during Jr High and haven't seen her in almost 5 years but I still think about her often and we still talk a little bit back and forth through messaging or phone calls but that girl was a major part of who I am and how I view life. She is so full of love and laughter and it lights up every room she goes into.



My parents are another great example of angels sent to me in my life! I could not have gotten anywhere in life without them and I'm so thankful for all that they have taught me and shown me in my short life. I know that I will continue to grow and learn from them and that the love I have for them will get even stronger and deeper. I am so blessed to have such a great opportunity in my lifetime and to be blessed with such great parents.




I could go on and on for hours about angels sent to me in my life but I won't don't worry! :) However, I know that I have been blessed with so amazing friends and amazing people in my life. I encourage all of you just sometime throughout the day that you will think about about all the angels that have been sent to you in your life and in times of need. As you do this you will see the hand of the lord and how he has constantly touched your life.

I know that he constantly watches over us and although we may feel like we are hidden under a pavillion we just have to outreach our hand and we will see his light shine through into our lives. Keep your head up and have a great day! I know that you are loved by many and that you will go so far in this life if you put your mind to it! You can do the impossible with the hand of the lord in your life!

                                                                                                                           XOXO
                                                                                                                                    Kennedy

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Negatives

So I read a really good quote the other day and the minute I read it I was just filled with so much thought about it and I just couldn't help but just run through in my head so many examples in my own life that go right along with the quote. Don't you just love when that happens. when you are just inspired with so much greatness and knowledge right after you read something.
Anyways back to the quote. So it read," Life is like photography we develop from the Negatives".

Wow isn't so cool how true that is. If you have read my previous posts im sure that you heard me say that everything happens for a reason, and not to repeat myself, but its just so true! Everything really does happen for a reason and everything that we go through in life really is just a part of what makes each one of us so unique and individual in a world that try's to create the perfect ideals. The perfect body or the perfect hair or the perfect grades or the perfect personality or the perfect clothes. The world expects so much perfection.

However, i have bad news. NO ONE IS PERFECT!!!!! we all have so many flaws so many insecurities. Everyone has their own backgrounds and priorities but it is all those moments that we felt so alone or felt like there wasn't any hope, all the moments that we thought that the darkness was too powerful to see the sun, those are the moments that make us and shape us and are the times we can see how strong we truly are. Just like a photograph that takes time to develop and can take something black and white and turn it into this beautiful detailed portrait.
Sunrise on my cruise


Anyways I guess what im trying to say is that no matter how long you have been in the dark or how unhopeful you are. The sun is always going to rise and although you may not be able to see the end result now, it awaits you and how beautiful it is to know what awaits. Such blessings and hope. Everlasting happiness and so much more. Every experience you go through, every trial and heartache is but a small moment and will be so worth it in the end. It is just refining us so that when we reach that end result we are our most perfect selves and we are what Christ wants us to be.

Love you all and I will write soon!

                                                                                            XOXO
                                                                                                  Kennedy