Sunday, January 29, 2012

1 Nephi

I have been doing a lot of thinking about Nephi and his brothers. Nephi and Sam looked at the glass half full. Laman and Lemuel looked at the empty half of the glass. I think I would rather be an optimist than a pessimist. I would rather see the full side of things. There are going to be trials in our lives so we might as well decide now that we are going to endure it well and put a smile on our faces. We might as well look for those little blessings that come into our lives each day and enjoy them while we can. I have a lot to be thankful for. I would rather find joy! I will choose to be happy.

1 comment:

Melanie said...

Somedays it is hard to find the blessings hidden in those trials. Les has been reading Pres Uchtdorf's talk "You Matter To Him" for a talk he will be giving in Sacrament meeting. It talks in there about calm well behaved children not being a blessing. It is the child that tests you and wears out your patience that is the real blessing because they will teach you more about being like Heavenly Father than the other children. Hard to look at it that way but I see what he means.