What about taking chances? Ok, so I'm a little better at that one. Yea, I went to hair school. I took my tests for it. I got married. I sang solos. I went on spontaneous vacations. I have done lots of "chance taking" things. But- do any of those really mean taking chances? I think marriage qualified. But what about embracing my calling at church. (Picture Directory Maker. I hate this calling. SO hard and time consuming... and I have to make a new one each month.) I wish I never took that chance and accepted that calling sometimes. Haha, no, I am glad I have a calling. I just can't see why I got that. I would have much rather been in compassionate service. Infact, I wish I was. Or Activities chairman or something. That would be fun. What are some big chances you have taken? Marriage was by FAR the best chance I have taken. It has really worked out well for me and suits us well. I love it. I wonder what other chances will come our way...?
But, I think out of all of these, I have been thinking about "letting go of what you can't change." That one has got to be the hardest thing for me. Things have happened in my past. I have been sad by the choices other people make as well. My best friend's mom left the church after being the Young Womens President and sealed in the temple to her family. I was so sad. I wanted to go back in time and change how things ended up. But- we can't do that for anyone but our self. We can only let go of what happened in the past, and move on. We can only move forward. I have a hard time letting go of things sometimes. Yea, I can forgive you, but I still may not trust you. Is that bad? I don't know.
Also, "give everything" is a phrase I love right there. My older siblings are really good at giving. I know lots of people that are. Giving doesn't have to be in material or physical things, it can be emotional or friendship things, too. I do hope that however, when get older, that Kevin and I will be well off and be able to give not only emotionally, but spiritually and materially.
So, life is too short. And I think reading this quote, I was reminded that. To any of you whom I have offended or not given you my all, I apologize and I will try harder. I'm sorry if I didn't apologize when I should have. I think my next craft will be to get this quote on some type of board and hang it up. What do you think?
Sorry for flooding my blog lately. I just find it good therapy to write in it and share my thoughts. It's the only journal writing I am good at.