“In all of living, have much fun and laughter.
Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured.”
-Gordon B. Hinckley


So, I was reading a blog of a girl I went to high school with. She and I don't really know each other, but I "happened upon" her blog and was thus inspired. So I'm copying a little of her blog.... thanks Amanda for these words that have hit me hard and have inspired me.
She spoke of a lady in church, that talked about 3 keys for personal peace in her life:

1. Find happiness now. It is so easy to get caught up in the "what if's" and the "when's". I know for me, I am always thinking, "when I loose weight, then I'll be happier", "when Josh has a different job, I'll be happier", "when we make more money, I'll be happier", when I get this pair of shoes, I'll be happier". I find that the more I think this way, the less happy I am. And when I try to be more positive and count my blessings, then I feel at peace.

2. I am enough. What you are, right now, at this very second, is enough. You are smart enough, pretty enough, fun enough, kind enough, good enough. You have enough clothes, enough accessories, enough couches, enough scrapbook supplies, enough art, enough travel. Your house is enough, your car is enough. Your kids are smart enough, cute enough and well-behaved enough. Your partner is just right-enough. Searching for more is meaningless. People across the world with a fraction of what you have in your house at this very moment are more content than you. Let it go.

3. The little things are the big things. A five year-old who will still snuggle with you. A seven year old son who signs "I love you" and winks at you on the way into to school. A friend who doesn't need a reason to call, but does, just to say hi. A warm loaf of bread. The feel of the sun on your body. The smell of your little ones' freshly washed hair. A great "chick flick". 3 beautiful and precious kiddos. A pair of jeans that fit. A man who still loves you after 9 years, massive weight/mood fluctuations.... The night sky full of stars. These things matter. These things count. Big things aren't the biggest things.

I love this saying: "It's the little things that make life BIG" :)

(again, thanks to Amanda for this "reminder")


Shanna & Brent said...

thanks for that Meg, you've been so inspiring lately, I love it!!! and I AM ENOUGH!!!!!
lOVE yOU!!!!!

The Shepherds said...

I really needed to read this, it was so good! And now... To do it!?! I love you Meg, you always inspire me!

Steve-Krista-Collin-Sydney said...

You are my "Yoda"!!!! Love Ya!!:)

Julianna said...

I stalk Amanda's blog too! :)

Mills Family said...

Amanda who? Well thanks for the inspiring words, I really needed that today, I am always saying the what ifs and when, I just need to stay postive and look on the bright side, anyways thanks for the reminder. Hope all is well!

Roxey said...

thanks for sharing. That was great.

Tiffany said...

Well put Meg. Totally inspiring. I love when people use blogs to inspire themselves and others. I also love the little details you mentioned (the smell of your little ones' freshly washed hair). Love it! Love you! Tiff