When faced with life's challenges,
it is Important to Remember
that although Daniel was saved from the lions,
he was not saved from the Lion's Den.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Find Joy in the Journey

"Let us relish life as we live it, find joy in the journey and share our love with friends and family. One day, each of us will run out of tomorrows. Let us not put off what is most important."
—Thomas S. Monson, "Love at Home--Counsel from Our Prophet"

I sometimes get so caught up in the necessities of living, that I forget to take time to look for the joy.  It is the simple things that really do mean the most.  The kindness of a stranger, the time spent with a friend, the laughter of children, the comfort of family.  We have so many blessing in our lives.  It is just a matter of stopping for a moment and recognizing those things that surround us.  Joy is everywhere.  I found these two flowers in my own backyard.  They were just waiting for me to smile.  I found a little joy just by taking a moment to notice.
Heavenly Father created this amazing world that we live in.  Yes, we have trials and heartaches and difficulties.  Life can be so hard at times and it is easy to lose our way, so He also gave us moments of joy that remind us He is near.  Those small things that remind us to take a moment and just breathe.  Just take it in.  Just let it go.  Small islands of joy to remind us that the journey is worth it.  He loves us and we are His.

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