Sunday, May 22, 2011

Find a Way to Smile and Never Let it Get Away

Ahh I just need my exams to be over and done with.  I am getting really nervous about taking them because no matter how hard I try to focus on getting some decent studies in, I find my mind wandering elsewhere and I can't get back on track.

I had a conversation with a friend the other night and we were talking about prayer and decisions.  He was telling me about a situation where he weighed his options with the knowledge of what he should do at the time, decided what he was going to do, prayed about it, and got his answer.  A couple days later, he had an experience that showed him another option that he could choose.  So once again, he contemplated the knowledge of what he had gained, made a decision, took it to the Lord, and got a different answer than previously received.  I said something about that being confusing that he got one answer, and then got a completely different answer a couple days later.  He said something that was interesting to me:
   He said that at the time, he was doing his best with the knowledge that he had; And with his options that were available to him then, this particular decision was the best for him and the Lord gave confirmation of that. But as the days went on, he had gained more insight, or more knowledge, giving him a different option that he hadn't thought of. So now this new option was best for him. 
I don't think I explained that very well... he explained it alot better.  But I think what he had to say was exactly what I needed to hear.  I couldn't contribute to the conversation as much as I would have liked to, and I guess it was because of my pride and confusion in my own situations.

I'm in the process of trying to organize all my options for the future, study my scriptures, gain knowledge from my patriarchal blessing, pray, decide, and take it to the Lord for confirmation. 
It's a hard process when I know I'm being stuborn and wishing for things that I had previously gotten confirmation about.  But situations change, new options arise, more knowledge is gained.

I have had a really up-and-down sort of day week. I just need to remember that there is SO much to be happy about in life.  I don't know why I ever let things get me down.  I'm not gunna lie, I had a pretty rough time the other day and it felt like the end of the world. I was positive I wasn't going to get through the day... but ya know what, I did.  Those 24 hours passed and I'm just fine.  In fact, I had a wonderful time the next day and I smiled and I laughed and it felt so good!
Here are some things I have to smile about:
  • The Sun!

  • My Family!!
  • My Puppies, Hunny and Hank
  • New and old friends
  • My Savior, Jesus Christ
  • Arizona (Flight is booked! I'll see ya in 15 days!!)
  • yellow nail polish & zebras

  • independence
  • perfume
  •  The Holy Ghost
  • slurpees
  • Prophets, like Joseph Smith, Gordon B. Hinckley & Thomas S. Monson

  • shoes
  • My future
  • Sundays
  • Justin Bieber
  • Surprises
  • Fruit Smoothies
Find a Way to Smile and Never Let it Get Away!
Happy Sunday Everyone! Love Ya'll!


  1. I love that little video/song, made me smile too! Hang in there, the sun will surely shine in Phoenix!!!!

  2. Amy, my darling daughter, I love you. Did you know that you are my hero? Because you are. You will find your way. I know it.

  3. can we be blog friends?! I agree with everything. But I think we both know I agree with J-Biebs the most.