Our sweet friend Mary Day passed away yesterday. She was 90. My sister and I loved to visit her. To laugh with her. We loved that she said what she thought. She brightened our day when we visited with her.
We will truly miss her. We are happy for her to be reunited with her Frank. And other family members. But selfishly, we will miss her so much.
Thank you, Mary for your example and your strength. Every day we will miss you.
Love you, Queen Mary! We will always be your serfs.
Grateful for all the stuff in my life. But mostly the people.
A former co-worker contacted me yesterday and told me that one of her good memories of our former workplace was of me. It surprised me because there were much bigger personalities than me there. She also mentioned a friend that worked there, that she remembers too, who does have a really big personality. Anyway- it made my day to be thought of fondly from times past. I hope that I leave a good impression most of the time with those that I encounter. I know there have been times that I haven't and I have had much regret. But generally I think I try.
I am not grateful for all the negativity lately on social media. It is so wearing. So tiring. Makes me feel that people can't find any good out of anything.
Well- I choose to be happy. To be positive. To not let negativity drag me down. I really feel a person can make themselves sick emotionally and physically just by negative thoughts and actions and holding on to the past.
I know for me that I need to strive each day to be happy and grateful for all that I have and to look to the future with positive thoughts. And I will not let others affect me the other way. I've been learning a lot about being positive and how it can make my day so much better. And my health.
I haven't posted for forever. Mostly because I lost track of my password and was too lazy to reset it. So now it is all good.
Just was thinking this morning of all that I am grateful for. Our family had a wonderful Christmas and it was just good to be with them. That is the best.
I also saw some friends I don't see much anymore. Except for once a year. It is interesting how we all get busy.
I also love getting christmas cards. I know it can be expensive. Believe me- I know because I send out quite a lot each year. But it is only once a year. And what fun to open my mailbox and get something fun in the mail.
As 2016 draws to a close, I think about what I have and haven't accomplished. And I hope that I have made my parents proud of me. And my Savior and my Heavenly Father. I have much to keep working on every day but I hope that I have improved somewhat.
I know that every day I am so blessed. So VERY blessed.
If I have any New Year resolutions, it is to be kinder. And to really figure out the person I can be. This year has been a year of introspective for sure. I have learned so much about myself. It has been a good year.
Bonnie Oscarson is the General Young Women President for my church. One of her daughters is in our stake and so I guess we had some pull there. It was a wonderful evening last night. I got so much out of her talk. Some of the points that made an impression on me is how we are all so important to our Heavenly Father. We are worth worlds to him. (I loved that!) That we need to replace the noise of the world with good things and not get caught up in what isn't important. The world is very noisy these days and we are inundated with being told we aren't pretty enough, we aren't skinny enough, etc. and that we need to conform to what the world thinks is important. I don't think so!
I am grateful to be a daughter of our Heavenly Father. And for the knowledge I have of the gospel. We are worthwhile and we are all beautiful (or handsome for the men and boys) and we all have a purpose. I feel very blessed.
I keep thinking of how blessed I am. How grateful I am.
For my family...who is always there for me. Always around me.
For sweet friends. I don't have a lot but the ones I have mean so much to me.
For my health. My immune system has been on hiatus this last year it seems. But I know it is because of stress in a lot of ways. I have somehow let a lot of things get to me. It is amazing how the human body doesn't function as well when your mind is stressed. But I am getting healthier and healthier. Slowly but surely. And it reminds me of how grateful I am for good health.
For the gospel in my life. It truly is my foundation. Along with my family. Everything else is much better with these two foundations in my life.