I Wore Pants to Church on Sunday
58 minutes ago
|Camping in the living room. ;)|
|Chattahoochee River with Atlanta skyline|
|How cute is this Zebra blanket???|
|The back of my minivan is my go-to "packing & shipping station."|
"One who has heretofore presumably been very happy with his life and content with his good fortune suddenly feels very unhappy simply because another has had some good fortune as well.Steps to overcoming envy from this talk:
"Who is it that whispers so subtly in our ear that a gift given to another somehow diminishes the blessings we have received? Who makes us feel that if God is smiling on another, then He surely must somehow be frowning on us? You and I both know who does this—it is the father of all lies." -- Jeffrey R. Holland (The Other Prodigal)
"Behold, hath the Lord commanded any that they should not partake of his goodness? Behold I say unto you, Nay; but all men are privileged the one like unto the other, and none are forbidden." (2 Nephi 26:28)Quotes from another great talk by Jeffrey R. Holland (The Laborers in the Vineyard) about good fortune and envy:
"... surely the thing God enjoys most about being God is the thrill of being merciful, especially to those who don’t expect it and often feel they don’t deserve it."
"... coveting, pouting, or tearing others down does not elevate your standing, nor does demeaning someone else improve your self-image. So be kind, and be grateful that God is kind."
"Brothers and sisters, there are going to be times in our lives when someone else gets an unexpected blessing or receives some special recognition. May I plead with us not to be hurt—and certainly not to feel envious—when good fortune comes to another person? We are not diminished when someone else is added upon. We are not in a race against each other to see who is the wealthiest or the most talented or the most beautiful or even the most blessed. The race we are really in is the race against sin, and surely envy is one of the most universal of those."So let's appreciate a little more the things that we have! Stop comparing so much. And coveting so much. Lift another and we'll both be lifted. If we all learn to really love one another, then we have figured out what the Gospel of Jesus Christ is all about! Love, charity, gratitude, service. Not hatred, selfishness, envy, and greed. It is a tendency in all of us to turn inward and focus on what WE want. But to recognize that and to reach out to others whenever envy sets in, we'll become a changed people.
|And if he's NOT being clingy and is being suspiciously quiet, I know he's off with my phone, taking selfies somewhere. Like this gem. :)|
|Wedding Day 2004 ... Love this guy! ;)|
|Ha ha... can't remember where I found this pic. But this represents my *sad face*|
|Screen Shot for those reading this in an RSS feeder or getting email updates.|
|She said she wanted "a spider and a crown" braids. She always gives me interesting requests. So here's the spider part...|
|And the crown part... headband braid. :)|
|Sometimes they want similar designs to what their friends have (see girl above in the green shirt, ha ha)|
|She wanted "heart braids," so this is what I came up with. :) Plus bead colors she picked out.|