Yesterday I was having a really emotional day for some reason and basically cried all day on and off. That is not usually like me, but I think that so many things were building up inside and it felt so good to get it out! On Sunday, I found out that my Dad's best friend, Joe (who is basically part of our family) has cancer that has completely spread throughout his body. It hit me really hard when I heard the news. My heart aches for his wife Cindy and his 19 year old son, Daniel. It really made me sit back and evaluate my life and where my priorities are. The last month or so, I have felt extra close to the Savior. I know that he hears my prayers and is the only one that really knows my heart and my intentions. As I have felt his love for me, it has allowed me to look at others through his eyes. I realized really fast how quick I am to judge other people. It has made me look at every person I see as if they are a little child. It seems so much easier not to judge someone when you think of them as a little child, so innocent and pure. I have felt more gratitude for everything that I have been blessed with in my life and I don't want it to end. I just wanted to write out my feelings of gratitude because I so easily forget them when the going gets tough. I am so grateful to have such great friends, a caring family and extremely loving husband! But most importantly, I am grateful for my Savior. He is the ultimate example. Without him, I am nothing, and I am so grateful to have the knowledge that he will always be there for me waiting at the door if I just knock.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
While I was taking a five minute break today at work, waiting for my next client to come in, a feeling of gratitude overwhelmed me as I stood there thinking about my life in general. You know how your thoughts skip from one thing to another in a matter of a second? Well, I was thinking about how much I love doing hair and that I get to do something that I truly love. I get to connect with people on a day to day basis and I get paid for it! After thinking about that, I thought of how blessed I am to have such an amazing family who will drop everything to help me if I ever needed it. And then, I thought about how incredibly in love I am with Steve. He is so amazing and I don't know where I would be without him.