Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Own it!

This morning I looked in the mirror and thought "Wow, these bags that I have under my eyes make me look so sad. Without make up, I look like a little girl.... etc." Then, I remembered something that my good friend Allyson taught me: When you have imperfections, own it!

I looked in the mirror again, and instead thought "Wow! Thank goodness I have that face because it is part of who I am, and its kinda cute."

I promise you that if you look in the mirror every day and say good things to yourself instead of bad things, you will see yourself as your Father in Heaven sees you. Then, a light will come into your countenance, and you will be even more beautiful(or handsome) than you already are.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Better than you think

If you are a piano player and you don't play the piano one day, you are still a piano player.

If you are a basketball player, and one day you get busy and don't even touch a basketball that day, you are still a basketball player.

Sometimes we think we have failed at being who we are if we don't  do everything we normally do every day.

I am a friendly person, but some days I don't remember to talk to people and smile at people. Does that mean I am a grouchy and unfriendly person. Nope.

 Think of your best qualities. Remember that they are part of who you are whether you do it all the time or not. Remember that God is working with us. We are always progressing. Don't get discouraged by your imperfections. You are doing better than you think. He will change your heart a little at a time.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The Truth About You

"No matter what circumstances you sisters [and brothers] experience, your influence can be marvelously far-reaching. I believe some of you have a tendency to underestimate your profound capacity for blessing the lives of others. More often than not, it is no on the stage with some public pronouncement but in your example of righteousness and the countless gentle acts of love and kindness done so willingly, so often on a one-to-one basis."      -James E Faust

Have you ever been having a bad day, and one person said something that made you smile, or lifted your spirits? I have on countless occasions. It is amazing how many of those times I forget to let the person know of their influence on me. I have been inspired by complete strangers, who would never know it. I am sure many of you have had similar experiences.

Now think about the fact that you have done that for other people. I agree that we "underestimate [our] profound capacity for blessing the lives of others." I am starting to understand how much power I actually have for good. I know that the Lord has worked through me to touch the lives of others when I didn't even know it, and I know that he has work through you as well. So next time you are tempted to doubt yourself, remember the truth about you. You make a significant contribution to this world. Believe it because our Heavenly Father believes it.