It has been a really long time since I have taken that many notes in church. It really got me thinking. It is so important to find joy in this journey. We can spend our whole lives wishing for the future or pineing for the past but in the end all we will have accomplished? To really get the most out of our time on earth we have to live in the moment and love it. This is not to say that it is wrong to plan for the future or reflect on the past it is just not right to dwell on it. That idea really hit home for me becasue I spend A LOT of time dreaming about "What it will be like when...." It is our job to use our time wisely... growing our talents, loving others and serving them NOT to become so entangled in what could have, should have or would have been.
Happiness in one of the things God expects from us.
This was another quote I will always remember. I spend so much time thinking about all of the things I am suppose to do that I forget that the whole point of this life is to be happy. Heavenly Father made us, he loves us and he wants us to be happy. He will not give us ANYTING that we can not handle, though at times we may wish he didn't think so highly of us, we can get through our trials and do so happily. It really got me thinking about taking a step back and RELAXING. Jon tells me to relax ALL the time. I am seriously a huge ball of stress 90% of my life. So I am making a goal to relax, take a breath and ENJOY this ride. It is my last semster of college, I will never be here again and I should be happy for the expereince instead of dragging my feet (although I still think it is ok to continure the count down.... 53 days to be exact).