These past few months or should I say this ENTIRE year I have been such a blog moocher. What is a blog moocher you ask? It’s someone who impatiently waits for their devoted blog writers to post a new post to then read and comment on and then sit and wait for the next one. ALL WHILE, totally not contributing to the blogging world by not regularly posting about my thoughts, happenings and so forth. I really can’t give the excuse that I have been busy. I have things I could blog about and plenty of pictures to entertain you with from the past two months. However, sometimes I think, “okay, this weekend I’ve got to post something.” But then come back to reality that my life’s boring. I mean, I don’t have any cute babies to post about their growing stats and learnings and it’s not like I have an interesting job where I’m constantly traveling or working on projects. However, today I am not letting those debbie downer thoughts come to my mind. I am a person, woman, daughter of great worth. So what, I don’t have exciting new things happening in my life but I do have a place in this world and I am constantly realizing my worth. Of course, that's after I have a downer kinda day BUT nonetheless, those inspiring thoughts come.
Recently, I have been reading "To The Rescue: The Biography of Thomas S. Monson." I started reading it sometime last year and then stopped. About two weeks ago, on a Sunday afternoon, Chris was away and I sat down on the couch and started to read it again. Needless to say, I have been hooked. This man truly is a prophet of God. He emulates the Savior in every action. His life has constantly been dedicated to service and love. Reading this book has inspired me to be a better person. I have been inspired to serve more, share the gospel with others more often, and to strive to pattern my life after The Savior. I highly recommend reading it. The writer Heidi S. Swinton writes in a way that keeps you interested and intrigued by his life. A lot of the stories he has shared in General Conference are in the book along with hundreds of other aw-inspiring stories from his life.
Following Youth Conference this past July, Chris and I have really thought about the music we listen to and the movies we watch. So, I have really tried hard to listen to only uplifting things. Thankfully at work I have pretty much full access to the internet so I normally go on YouTube and listen to past EFY music. It really helps me to get through the day. A couple days I have listen to General Conference talks. We have thrown away movies in our collection that aren't appropriate and try to be careful about what we watch on TV. I have noticed a difference. I have been experiencing better days and have felt uplifted.
Our Relief Society in 1st Ward challenged us to read the The Book of Mormon in 90 days. The challenge ends this Friday and my testimony has grown tremendously over the past 90 days. I am so happy I made the decision to take on the challenge. I remember when President Gordon B. Hinkley gave a similar challenge when I was a youth and I did not do it. I made excuses and have regretted it ever since. So when this opportunity came I didn't want to pass it up. This book is the key stone of the Latter-Day Saint religion. I know that by reading the Book of Mormon every day, one can come closer to our Heavenly Father and be inspired to be better, to serve more, to have true charity and endure to the end.
So, I guess this is what really has been going on lately. True growth. To all my blogger friends out there who read my blog I want you to know that I love you and think about you constantly and pray for your well being.