Sunday, June 26, 2011

23

23 is:
The age I will be in just about two months.

I am simply terrified to turn 23.
Yes, call me pathetic, silly, irrational, or just plain crazy, but at least I'm HONEST!

I'm too hard on myself.
I look at others and their accomplishments, and then realize what a small life I lead.
Sometimes I don't feel talented. Sometimes I don't feel beautiful. Sometimes I feel like I have no friends!

But I know none of it is true. I know that I've accomplished so many things in my short life and that I have a MAGICAL life ahead of me.

The choices I have made make me who I am.
I have FAITH.
Heavenly Father knows and loves me, I attest that he LIVES and his Son died for each one of us.

Do you know what made me feel better? What made me stop wallowing in self pity? I read quotes by Gordon B. Hinckley, and they all suit me so well.

"Life is to be enjoyed, not endured."

"If life gets too hard to stand, kneel."

"Stop seeking out the storms and enjoy more fully the sunlight."

"Generally speaking, the most miserable people I know are those who are obsessed with themselves; the happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others...By and large, I have come to see that if we complain about life, it is because we are thinking only of ourselves."

THAT was a wake up call.

This is me last week... wishing on my wishing well.

But, really... I have everything I need to be happy. :)

xoxo.

1 comment:

littlemisspip said...

Wow. Such a wake up call!