Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Today

Today I am a champion.

Today I decided to change.

Today I decided to be happy even when I wanted to be sad.

Today I decided to pray with my entire soul to my Heavenly Father.

Today I decided to have faith.

Today, I was closer to my Heavenly Father than I have been in a very long time. I am grateful that He gives us struggles in our lives. Struggles that are always opportunities to succeed. These struggles will always come when it is inconvenient. Yeah, they're not so fun. But what my little experience tells me is that He loves me enough to give me struggles. He loves me enough to send me help even when I don't deserve it. I am so grateful that I am a daughter of God. And that I have a Father in Heaven that loves me so much.

Today was a good day.


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Not So Simple, or Beautiful For That Matter...

Yesterday was my first day as an actual student on a college campus. All of my classes in the morning went wonderfully, and I was really excited about everything.

UNTIL...

I went to work.

I was hired a couple weeks ago to work in a food court on my campus. My friend and her sister helped me get the job and I am so grateful for their help. However, I HATED my first day. It was chaos! I have never worked in food service before and I received no training. They threw me into the mix and fully expected me to perform like a seasoned veteran.

That was not the case.

I didn't know what the heck was going on.
All I knew is that I was brand new, there was a ridiculously long line, and no one was willing to help me.

Perhaps it's silly to be complaining about such a thing, especially since it's hard for anyone to find a job nowadays.

I just wish that yesterday I wasn't so alone.
I hate feeling alone.
It was my first real day away from my parents.
My first day taking college classes.
Overwhelming doesn't even begin to describe it.

I am grateful for the opportunity I have to attend this university, and I am equally grateful for such a good friend to help me find a job.

But sometimes, everything collides and a big explosion of emotions erupt.

I pray that I will have the strength to continue this job.
I pray that my faith will be sufficient to never give up.
And I pray that tomorrow, will be an easier day.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Beautiful Sunday

Today was the first Sunday of the month.
Fast Sunday.
Testimonies were shared in Sacrament Meeting and they were absolutely lovely.

I too, bore my testimony to my RS sisters.
I shared with them how I know that the Savior of the world not only saved the world, but saved me too.

He suffered for my sins. 
My trangressions.
He is my personal Savior.
He loves me enough to die for me. 

What a miracle that is. 
He loves all of us enough to lay down His own life so that we all may return to live with Him and our Heavenly Father again. 
I love my Savior, Jesus Christ.
And, I know He loves me. 
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