Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Wednesday Wishes

Don't you think it would be very convenient to grow flowers on your head? You would always have a flower to give to someone who you cared about.

Thought of the day:

I was glancing through an article in the online Meridian Magazine this morning and the writer's comments really got me thinking...thinking of how privileged and thankful I am to be able to enter the temple each week even in my state of huge imperfectness.

Maybe not to get angry at that driver who zooms up to cut me off but honestly there is absolutely no reason for him to do it. Maybe to be more patient with a family member or a friend. Maybe to not get upset when someone irritates me in general. Maybe to not wonder so much why some drivers think the carpool lane is a passing lane. Silly things really. (Mostly freeway anger on my part I guess.) What I need to focus on is trying to make myself a better person. I need to truly adopt the philosophy of a friend when he calmly says, "No worries." He is such a calm person. I need to work on being more calm for sure. Letting issues etc roll off my back more. I need to constantly remind myself what really is important to me. To truly be less uptight. And I know that doesn't stop me from entering the temple, but it reminds me that I need to just calm down. Anyway I love this quote below.

“Take off thy shoes, for the place where thou standest is holy ground.”At that moment, the words came alive for me and I understood — perhaps for the first time — exactly what a privilege it is to be allowed to enter the temple.- Kathryn H Kidd

But I do know I attend the temple each week, it reminds me each week that I am trying. I am trying to be a better person. And service certainly helps with that. So I am grateful that little imperfect me is at least allowed to enter the temple. And I hope I can continue to work on removing those "imperfect shoes" of mine. And I am grateful to be able to take the sacrament each Sunday to also continually try to improve. To be the person I really want to be. And I know I have that in me. I just hide it really well sometimes.

So my goal is to laugh things off. Trivial things that is. Like if I get ignored, or if I get cut off on the freeway, or if something else trivial starts to irritate me. Just remember, I am a work in progress.

1 comment:

Heather said...

You always get me thinking with your posts. Good reminder to not worry so much and roll with stuff. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! :-)