Wednesday, March 27, 2013

New life!

 I love seeing winter melt away and spring emerge!
It truly is a beautiful sight! 
Have you noticed the small changes around you?

Have you noticed the Buds on the trees, Grass turning green, Flowers emerging, or the smell in the air?

Have you noticed the formation of clouds in the sky and how the sun hits them as it descends beyond the horizon?

Spring is beautiful. It is a sign of change and new beginnings, of life, and of growth.

What do you love about spring?

Sunday, March 17, 2013



adjective, hap·pi·er, hap·pi·est.
delighted, pleased, or glad, as over a particular thing: to be happy to see a person.
characterized by or indicative of pleasure, contentment, or joy: a happy mood; a happy frame of mind.
favored by fortune; fortunate or lucky: a happy, fruitful land.

What makes you happy? 

I've been thinking about his question recently. There are so many things in this world that make me happy. I think it is important to recognize these things because you never know when they will be gone for a season. 

Things that make me happy!!!

Seeing out of the ordinary things:

Things that Sparkle!!!

Planting seeds and seeing them grow!!

This guy especially makes me happy! Isn't he so cute!!

Sidewalk Chalk!

This Girlie!

And This Girlie!

Talking with My Korean from Hundreds of Miles Away!

Knowing who I am!

These are just a few things. I truly could keep going on and on! 

But what makes me most happy is having the Gospel of Jesus Christ in my life. Knowing who I am, and of my divine potential. Knowing that I have a Heavenly Father who loves and cares about me. Knowing that I can live with my family FOREVER! Knowing that through the Atonement of my Savior and friend, ALL THINGS are possible. Knowing that I can be like my Savior, Jesus Christ if I will put my faith and trust in Him. The knowledge that I have of the Gospel and of my Savior is what brings me the most happiness! I love this Gospel. 

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So what makes you HAPPY?

Friday, March 15, 2013


I love Spring!!! It is the best season of all time. I love when Winter melts away and the buds of spring start to emerge. This year I decided I wanted to plant some flowers. I decided to grow them from the seed and see how well they did. 

 Here are my little pots right after I planted them.

As I was doing "Spring" stuff today, spring cleaning, watering plants, etc. I saw little green sprouts peeping through the dirt. It made me so happy to see that life truly was in those little pots! 

Do you see them? This little bit of life made my whole day!!!

What do you love about spring?

Sunday, March 10, 2013


we leave footprints and heartprints everywhere we go

This is such an interesting thing to think about. Where have I left my footprints? Are my footprints that I have left behind leading to good places? 

When I think of footprints, I think of their purpose. Footprints leave a track that can be used for following or finding someone or something. Where do my footprints lead? If someone were to follow my footprints, would they be in a better place than where they started?

I love the poem Footprints in the Sand

Footprints in the Sand

One night a man had a dream. He dreamed
he was walking along the beach with the LORD.

Across the sky flashed scenes from his life.
For each scene he noticed two sets of
footprints in the sand: one belonging
to him, and the other to the LORD.

When the last scene of his life flashed before him,
he looked back at the footprints in the sand.

He noticed that many times along the path of
his life there was only one set of footprints.

He also noticed that it happened at the very
lowest and saddest times in his life.

This really bothered him and he
questioned the LORD about it:

"LORD, you said that once I decided to follow
you, you'd walk with me all the way.
But I have noticed that during the most
troublesome times in my life,
there is only one set of footprints.
I don't understand why when
I needed you most you would leave me."

The LORD replied:

"My son, my precious child,
I love you and I would never leave you.
During your times of trial and suffering,
when you see only one set of footprints,
it was then that I carried you."

If we stay close to the Lord, our footprints will be right beside our Saviors.The only times our footprints cannot be followed are the times that the Lord is carrying us. It is at that time, those that were following our footprints can start to follow Christ's footprints. I want my footprints that are being followed to lead others closer to my Savior, Jesus Christ. I want those that follow my footprints to know that I walked my journey striving to stay on the path; that I had my struggles, but that I allowed my Savior to carry me through them and that the Savior can carry them through their struggles also.

Saturday, March 9, 2013


Have you ever looked around you for evidences that God exists; not only that he exists, but that He knows you exist, that He is aware of you, and that He loves you? Have you ever looked for evidences that God knows you personally? That He knows exactly what you are experiencing, and exactly what you truly need?

I have thought about this recently. Through experiences I have gone through, I am seeing how much my Heavenly Father truly is aware of me and my situation. He knows what I can and can't handle at a specific time. He knows me better than I know myself. As I look back on events that have happened in my life, both far back and recent, I have seen His hand being a big part of my life. I have seen that He truly does know me! I look at the recent findings of my health problems and am grateful for the timing in when He allowed them to be revealed to me.

I have had headaches almost everyday for two and a half years now, and after going to many different doctors, we just found out what was causing them. I don't write this so you will feel bad for me. I write it to express to you how much our Heavenly Father truly knows about each one of us. Anyways, over the two and a half years, I had many prayers that included; "why me" "please heal me" "take this away" "give me answers" etc. But none of them were answered. I started to doubt that God even knew I existed. I started to doubt that He even cared about me and what I was going through. I knew He existed, but I felt forgotten in such a time of need.  But he had not forgotten me. He was with me more than ever. He knew that I was not ready for the answers of what was wrong with me. He knew I could not handle it until I had become a different person. A person that would turn to the Lord and accept whatever was ahead. He let me experience pain and sorrow so that I could experience the healing power of the Atonement. I was not healed physically, which I had prayed for many times, but I was healed spiritually. I was healed from the inside out, so much so that the physical healing didn't matter to me anymore. I am okay with the pain I go through everyday. Yeah, it's hard, and painful, but I know that I have a Heavenly Father who loves me and only wants what is best for me. Because of this knowledge, I am the happiest I have ever been. Yes, life will be hard, and challenges will arise, but as long as I have my Heavenly Father and my Savior, everything else will work together for good.

Look for times in your life when you have seen evidences of God's love for you. If you look for them, you will find them!