Monday, September 23, 2013

Having The Time of My Life

By Claire Enos

If there is one thing I have learned, and learned well, from this summer, it's the following:
“The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it.” -Thomas S. Monson
I have a lot of fond memories from this past summer. I also have a few memories I could have done without. But, throughout it all, I noticed one thing: If I focused on what was going on at that moment, rather than worrying about what happened in the past, or what my life was going to end up being in the future I was a lot less likely to allow myself to fall into a state of depression. When I focused on what was going on at any given moment, I was usually fine (relatively).

I think sometimes we rely on ourselves too much, and take for granted our friends and family who love us no matter what we do. We try to control things we have no right to control. It is in these times that I need to tell myself to let go and let life run its course. My life won't get better if I don't control what I can control and allow the rest to fall into place on its own.

With that, I leave with you this thought: Sometimes the best policy in life is to just let go and allow things to happen the way God wants them to happen, because no matter how hard we fight it, what He allows to happen will happen and in the end what He has chosen for us is probably better than what we have planned for ourselves.

Keep working hard at what you want, and pray a lot, and maybe what you want for yourself will be exactly what God has in store for you. Or perhaps what He has in store for you is better than anything you could have imagined for yourself!

We are all children of our God and King. We are destined for Greatness.

<3Claire

PS: I am back at my beloved school! I am having so much fun! Just had to share! And thank you Kari for always finding something nice to say about my blog posts! You're awesome!

3 comments:

  1. Your enthusiasm is catching. Thanks for sharing it with us today. Best wishes at school.

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  2. Awww....Claire you are growing in wisdom and discernment and it is cool to be a witness to your growth. Thank you for sharing these truths, and soing it so well. I needed to hear them. Thank you for your kind words, too. THey mean a lot. hugs~

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