And So it began

"ONCE UPON A TIME"....there came along this little lump...insignificant really when you compare it to the entire world of lumps. That is, right up to the point that it wasn't...insignificant I mean............... and so began my journey.

A NEWER SHADE OF I more then SURVIVE...I am learning to THRIVE...

OF COURSE... we all know things are bound to get a little crazy with a surprise around most every corner...not to mention an assortment of bumps and bruises along the way...but I am ever thankful for them all...they have all made me who I am. So buckle up, hold on tight and enjoy the ride thru what I lovingly refer to as LIFE

Saturday, August 4, 2012

     There are only a few blogs that I actually follow and fewer still that really inspire me to be/do better....on of them is "The Redheaded Hostess".  I found her insights on the Savior and the scriptures amazing and her guides/ideas for enhancing scripture study SO helpful but it's her outlook and honesty that really touches me.
     A few months ago she had a cancer scare and her "lessons learned" really had an effect on me so much so that I printed them out and reread them several times.  I thought to myself "how great it would be to learn those things and make those changes in myself, I would be a so much better person and I wouldn't have to go thru the whole the cancer part" 

     Well fast forward and here we are...I guess some lessons you have to learn for yourself the hard way.  I am still impressed with her list and have been trying to live what I learned from her as I face my own cancer.  I guess you never know why something touches you or why/what we learn from those encounters but if we are brave enough to act upon those feelings and follow those promptings we are so better off for it.  The spirit prompts us daily to do or not do some it what you want...(the Holy Ghost, intuition, gut feeling, voice in your head (the good kind....), hair standing up on the back of your neck,  second thoughts, etc)...but we know where it comes from and that the majority of the time....if we don't listen, we end up playing the "Oh Krap...if only I..." record over and over in our minds.

     I believe God is always there to help and guide us thru the spirit if we will but listen and the more we listen and heed the more in tune we become... and both the hearing and the listening (trusting that little voice) become easier.....we just need to tune in.  Funny but the more we tune in the less "Oh Kraps" tend to derail us and the more joyful our days become. DON"T get me wrong.....we will still have those troubles, obstacles, trials, sadness, and lets be honest...idiots (in word and actions) that try to turn us into the HAG over the HONEY but our inner peace changes and so our outlook improves and our ability to deal with and even just let  go of the "KRAP" gets easier and that's where growth happens. 

Hmmm...well maybe this says it better then my ramblings have...

"Sometimes the solution is not to change our circumstances, but to change our attitude about that circumstance...
then step back see what happens"