Saturday, September 5, 2009

Perspective

I just want to take a moment to be grateful. I have a healthy, precious daughter who is just starting to figure out how to sit up for longer than five seconds. I have a playful husband who loves me, puts up with me, and wants to be with me for eternity.

I have a father who would honestly do anything for me. I have a mother who has been the best role model for motherhood I could have ever wanted.

I have parents-in-law who so selflessly support us during this difficult time and give us a place to call home.

I have a sister is who is my perfect best friend. I have brothers who think I'm pretty great.

I have friends and best friends who cheer me up on sad days and rejoice with me on the good ones.

I have a knowledge of the true and everlasting gospel, and I know the commandments I need to keep and the steps I must take to return to our Heavenly Father.

All in all, life is pretty wonderful. Perhaps instead of thinking "why me" when bad things happen, I should think "why me" when good things happen. And then I should strive to live in a way that will provide adequate answers to the question of "why me" when good things happen. Sad things happen to "good" and "bad" people a like, but I might as well do all I can to deserve in a small way the good things that do happen. And perhaps in trying to be good, I can become a good thing that happens in someone else's life.

Thank you to all you wonderful people who have made my life so amazing. Thank you for being my blessings.

5 comments:

  1. What a wonderful reminder! I hate those days when I get down and think "why me". It's good to be reminded that we should be more optimistic!

    By the way, I just noticed your About Me section where it says "When life hands you lemons, make lemon squares." I LOVE that! It made me laugh. Scotty makes awesome lemon squares, we should make some for you guys.

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  2. just kidding! michelle you are such a blessing in my life and you definately bless all of those around you. you deserve everything wonderful that happens in your life:)

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  3. Haha. You are one of the blessings, Sara. :)

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