no matter our challenges or trials,
there is something in each day
to embrace and cherish.
There is something in each day
that can bring gratitude and joy
if only we will see and appreciate it". Deiter F. Uchtdorf
This man is one of my favorite speakers. He always seems to talk about the things that I need to know and be aware of. It is easy for me to become "lost" in my trials and circumstances. It is easy for me to focus on the hard things to the exclusion of all else.
One of the things I am working very hard on right now is focusing on the joys that are abundant in my life. I know they are there. I know they are all around me. I get to choose exactly what it is that I am going to embrace and cherish. I am exhausted with embracing the bad. I am choosing to focus on the things in my life that I have to be grateful for.
I even started counseling again. This was a hard decision for me as I keep telling myself that I "should" be better. I found a new therapist who gives me homework. (Yep, at my age, I am doing homework again!) I am learning more about myself and my relationships that I ever thought possible. I am even learning that I can change. I can overcome. I can be who I was always meant to be. That is my joy today. I can embrace and cherish the good. I can find gratitude through the sorrows.
I can become like HIM.