Every night I settle into bed, say my prayers, try to count all the blessing of the day, and listen to the "Mormon Channel" on my I-phone to Conference talks! What a wonderful time to ponder, reflect, and be uplifted. This week I listened to Pres. Monson's Conference talk for Fall 2008 called Finding Joy in the Journey!
A little over a month ago after being crammed packed with photo shoots and fitting Zumba, volunteering at the school... etc. I realized these were all good thing but something had to go. So I eliminated teaching at the gym, scheduled myself to be at home more with the kids and to try to spend quality and "non-stress time" with them. To organize my schedule with my family FIRST!
This talk reassured me of what I was doing and made me appreciate my commitment to my family. I think off all the years, rushing through the day thinking that "tomorrow" will be better, "tomorrow" we'll DO better, tomorrow we'll make more money, "tomorrow" we'll be out of dental school, ...
and I love his quote. "....if you live for the tomorrows, you'll wake up and find you only have a whole lot of empty yesterdays!"
Isn't this true...! Now is the day, to have fun, enjoy the moment, soak up everything your kids do. I often think of Sis. Hinckley saying... she'd rather laugh her way through than cry! What a great outlook!
I've only have today, once! By darn, "I'm going to love it!" This is my new motto to live by for the new year!
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