Monday, March 21, 2016

Centered

Hi, everyone! Wow, it has been what feels like months since I have last posted. I am so sorry about that although I have been staying very busy that's for sure.

So just a few quick things to catch you guys up on some of the stuff that has happened lately in my life. So I had spring break and that was way fun cause I got to spend it with an old friend and her family who I totally adore! I loved having family dinner all together every night and playing games as a family. I loved every minute of it and I felt so loved and they were so amazing to open up their home and deal with me for a whole week! I also got to talk to my friends mom one day while it was just us two at the house and it was amazing. I had an incredible conversation with her and I had really been struggling with some stuff and she just hugged me and loved me and told me some similar situations she has been in and it was so awesome. I have to say, I have had a lot of friends in my life, but not very many really close friends. However, I have had so many adults in my life that have always been there for me and loved me and treated me like another one of their children and it has made a lasting impact in my life. They will never truly know how grateful I am for all of those people in my life because I cannot put it into words. To all of you adults, I say Thank You!
Ok so moving on, another really exciting thing that just happened to me and I cannot stop smiling from ear to ear every time I think about it is that I applied for an apartment next year and I got accepted!!!!! I love the apartments and they are not super fancy they aren't really anything special to most people but to me it is one of the most amazing things ever!!! I get to have these apartments for the rest of my college years hopefully and it is something that I can say is mine and something that I can say I worked hard for! With that being said, if anyone has any furniture that they need a loving home for in august let me know cause I currently have like nothing furniture wise ;) haha. Also don't want to miss one of the most important things ever! Only 39 days left of school for me!!! After that, I will be considered a sophomore in college, so exciting!

Ok so now on a more serious note... I was at work the other night when a homeless man came into my work and I was the only one up at the front and so he proceeded to tell me that he was heading south and hadn't eaten in days and that he was wondering if I had any food I could give him. What I am about to say I feel very ashamed and embarrassed about, a look of confusion came across my face as I desperately wanted to give him something to eat but knew I would lose my job if I just gave him a free meal. After a moment of me just trying to figure out what to do I gave him a free mini quesadilla because we have that on our menu and it is free and so I gave him one. He said thank you and then left quickly. As I watched him walk away from the store a feeling of guilt quickly washed over me as I realized I could have let him pick anything on the menu and then I could have just bought it for him. I went home that night and I couldn't seem to shake it out of my mind. In a moment where I had the opportunity to do something for someone I faltered and I hesitated and I panicked. Heavenly Father needs me to be his hands here on this earth and I need to be quick and selfless and I need to be a lifeboat in case of emergency. I was none of these things and it really made me think ok I need to desperately prepare myself and constantly be striving to strengthen my hand in the gospel so that in the future I can be there when Christ needs me to help lend a hand to one of his children. A great example to show what I am trying to say is how I have been decluttering and spring cleaning trying to get rid of all the stuff in my life that I don't really need. This can very much be related to the gospel in the fact that we need to try to get rid of all the distractions and all of the things in our lives that is pulling us away from Christ. We need to have one eye single to the glory of god. We need to constantly be checking to see if we really are trying to strengthen our testimonies and our foundation in the gospel of Jesus Christ. I guess what I am trying to say is that we should all try to declutter or "spring clean" our lives and make sure that we are constantly trying to center ourselves around becoming more christlike. 

I encourage all of you to think about the "clutter" in your lives that you can get rid of and in the end I know that you will find the happiness and peace that comes from constantly serving the lord and trying to always be available to help his other children.

I know that God loves all of us and he wants what is best for us. We may not see it right now but the end result that god has planned for all of us is so much worth the journey. I love you all and hope you have a Wonderful rest of your week. I will be posting another blog either Sunday or Monday so keep a lookout! oh and once again Thank you so much for reading my blog!

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