Tuesday, April 3, 2018

perspective

At the gym, I listened to three different outlets and I couldn't believe how intertwined each of their messages were. 

I'm not one to read self-help books, but give the material to me in podcast form and I'm all over it! I recently listened to the 3 in 30 podcast on strengthening your marriage and I couldn't stop thinking about the first takeaway--Your relationship in marriage (or with anything) is yours to write, choose to make it a good one. I love the concept that you decide what your story looks like and you decide what you focus on. Overtime we'll seek evidence of the story we want.  Sure, there will be ugly moments but we don't have to dwell on them, it's our choice! Choose for your reality to match your story! What you look for you will find.

Then, in my mad dash to read all the conference talks from October before this past weekend, I came across Elder Ellis' talk.  He said that 'We all have challenges, hard is the constant.  The variable is the reaction to the hard...we each choose our reaction to the hard.' I recently finished the book The Auschwitz Escape  and one of the main characters found himself at the concentration camp after he was pushed into the train car in which he was trying to liberate that held 1,600 Jews. His endless efforts to stay positive, keep his faith and have confidence in the future--saved his life.  While his story was fictional, I have no doubt there are stories similar to his and are equally as incomprehensible. Regardless of how monumental or petty our challenges may be, we can choose to endure with faith that our Heavenly Father will see us through-- because he always will.

And the third source that hit this message home (all in the same day mind you) was from The Greatest Showman
A million dreams are keeping me awake

I think of what the world could beA vision of the one I seeA million dreams is all it's gonna takeA million dreams for the world we're gonna make
How inspiring that our dreams, attitude and hard work can truly change our world.  

I'm so grateful we have the tools, and guidance to get through each day regardless of what we are struggling with. I'm also a fan of being able to start each day deciding to look for the good, and to write my story as one I wouldn't trade for anything.

1 comment:

  1. So glad you found 3 in 30! I love that podcast and that episode.

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