"When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard," I am always tempted to ask, "Compared to what?" -Sydney J. Harris
So tonight I was going through my computer and I stumbled across an old talk I gave about a year ago about Christ and the Atonement and the love he had for us. I forgot all about the talk and it was a pretty good talk (if I don’t say so myself). It made me realize that everyone makes mistakes, some are big and some are small but everyone (even our parents) has obstacles in their life.
I feel that a lot of our mistakes/obstacles make us stronger after we overcome them. But that is the biggest and probably the hardest part of it all is overcoming the obstacle. Only through the Atonement can be overcome them. We just have to realize what we want and humble ourselves before. As Sara Bareilles stated in her song ‘Uncharted’ “Compare, where you are to where you want to be, and you'll get nowhere” Just saying what you want to change and actually changing things are two very different things.
I know making goals are something you do for the New Year but I’m doing it now… just a couple weeks late. From now on I’m going to be on my ‘A’ game with everything. With my friends, work, boyfriend church, starting to read more (instead of watching my shows), working out… you get the point. I just want to get out of this obstacle I’m in of being stuck and comfortable with my life (and maybe being a little lazy). I used to love going out and being adventurous and doing active in things. So starting this weekend me and my man are going to start doing more productive things and I’m super excited about it. Having Brandon as a boyfriend there aren’t many nights that we don’t do something but a lot of the time we end up at one of our houses watching sports or one of my shows. So he was the one that came up with the goal of having at least 3 or 4 nights of the week without any type of tv. So we are going to start doing more productive things. I’m excited to try this new goal out with him!
" A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.”- Bob Dylan