Monday, April 23, 2012

Stop it!

In general I tend to not talk about church topics on my blog. This is not because I am ashamed. I love my religion with all my heart. I can't express enough how much it has saved me in my darkest times. I have never been able to deny it's truthfulness, even in my rebellious years. It is embedded in my heart so deep, there is nothing that could ever change my mind about it. It is who I am, it is everything to me, it is my whole life.
Any way, the reason is because more people in my life don't believe than do. I don't want people to be afraid to read my blog because they think they will have my beliefs shoved down their throats. I'm not like that. I respect others life choices, and will not try to force mine on them. I've seen first hand how that only pushes them further away.
But today there is something I feel I need to share. I have been wanting to share it for awhile now, a little something today pushed me to finally do it. The video bellow is of my favorite talk from conference a few weeks ago. It's actually one of my favorite talks ever. It gives me goosebumps every time. Now, even though this is a conference talk, it applies to people of all beliefs. Don't be afraid to watch it even if you are not Mormon, it's still has a great message. This talk shook me to my core. I love Elder Ukdorf's talks, he just says everything so straight forward, no sugar coating it, this is how it is. Period. This talk is not an exception. It is an absolutely fantastic way of putting something that I think everyone needs to hear now and again, especially me right now. There are a lot of issues with upset family members that have been going on for awhile now. It is time for us to stop it. All of us. It is not getting us any where, at least not any where good. It's time to move on. We are a forever family, and there will be no empty seats in our bus ride to heaven. :) We are stuck with each other for eternity by choice, so we need to make the best of it. Our personalities don't all mesh so well, but that is bound to happen. That doesn't mean we need to let that tear us apart like it is. We (especially me) need to let go of those petty grudges we have. Forgive those who have hurt us, which is not an easy thing to do, especially when it keeps happening and we all feel so justified in being upset. It is not right. We have all done things we shouldn't have. I love all my family, and don't want anything to come between us. It's not worth it. It's all a big mess that needs to be cleaned up. Let's stop these bad feelings we have for one another before they get out of control. I don't mean to sound all preachy, I just know my blog is the only way some of the family will hear anything from me. And like I said. This is for me as well, if not more than everyone else. I would hate for anything that I have said to hurt anyone, since I am trying to do the opposite.
Any way, even if you aren't family, this is a great talk, and everyone should listen to it. I think it will touch all of you. Enjoy:

Please watch it!

Loves for EVERYONE!!!

1 comment:

Holl.E.L.Wood said...

Why do I even try any more? Oi.