I hope you enjoy Holland

Dear blog, I’m sorry I’ve neglected you the last couple of days. I wish I had some great extravagant excuse like I was riding Elephants in India or something, but the reality is I was lazy and that’s that.

I just finished a long, well procrastinated assignment that took much longer than any single assignment ever should. So naturally I am rewarding myself with blogging. At midnight.

It has been a good Sunday. It has been an awakening day, or at the very least it has shaken me out the trance I have been in the last couple of days. Not that I was doing anything wrong, but I feel like the last couple of days I have been hypnotized by the things of the world. I think this is a regular occurrence for all of us and sometimes it is good to be reminded to snap out of it, because it feels so much better on the outside.

There was an awesome talk given by a sister in my ward today that really hit me. She talked a little bit about finding joy in adversity and she told a story that her friend sent to her that I loved and imediatly knew I had to share it with you. I am retelling from memory and hope I can tell it as well as she did.

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You have dreamed of traveling to Italy for your entire life and you have finally planned your trip. You board the plane and you can feel the excitement among the passengers who, just like you, are so excited to land in Italy. When your plane lands you hear a voice come on over the intercom “Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome to Holland.” Holland?! Holland?! You where supposed to land in Italy. You have dreamed your whole life of going to Italy and now you are stuck in Holland. How terrible! Now, there are two ways you could approach this, you could either walk off the plane and soon find the true beauty of Holland and enjoy your experience, because after all, Holland is an incredibly beautiful place, or you could spend the rest of your life wishing your plane had landed in Italy and spend the rest of your life moping about the fact that you are not where you had planned to end up.
I think this is what we often do in our lives. Sometimes we have the perfect idea of what is supposed to happen, and when that doesn’t workout we don’t realize that maybe we were put somewhere for a reason and sometimes we don’t realize that where God puts us is much better than the place we dreamed of.
I hope you enjoy Holland.

I think too often we get caught up in how perfect our lives are not, and we forget too often how much our lives are actually worth. This same sister that spoke in my ward today said

        “you may not be seen as
 by the rest of the world,          
         but you are seen as 
     perfect by him.”          

Remember who you are and remember that you are perfect in the eyes of your creator. He knows whats best for you even better than you do. That is why he creates the maps for your life, not you. Follow his map and don’t ever stray from the path he has drawn because if you follow his path he will lead you to the “X that marks the spot” and he will lead you to eternal life.
I know that if we strive to follow him we will one day return to live with him and I write these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
Feel my Sunlight
p.s. Happy comments are the greatest. They bring me lots of joy.

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