This weeks What I have learned will be scattered with some pictures of my favorite little ballerina. Well, I have two favorite ballerina’s. I just happened to take some pictures of this one this week. She wears a dance dress-up every day. I just have to share pictures also.
What I have learned….
I must say that the last few weeks have been full of learning experiences. I feel like Heavenly Father is always trying to teach me something. I think I need to work a little bit harder at listening. That way he wouldn’t have to work so hard to refine me.
I have been thinking a lot about Faith this week and what it means to me. I always thought that I was a pretty faithful person, but I have to admit that this past year has been a very faith trying year for me.
It has made me take a step back and think about what the word faith really means.
After a great conversation with my sister this week, I felt my understanding of faith increase. She has been such a wonderful example to me of faith. We have all had trials in our life, but Kristin’s trials have been more public. People have been more aware of the trials that she has gone through. Through it all, she has been an example of faith to me.
This week, she explained faith in her own words, she told me “Sometimes it is just easier for me to hope. When I hope for things, I watch that hope turn into faith.”
It got me thinking about hope. This past year, I have had a very negative attitude. I think I left all hope aside.
I found this wonderful quote this week while reading my scriptures:
“There are to many of us who put question marks instead of periods at the end of what the Lord says. We must learn to trust the Lord.” Harold B. Lee
This is my resolve to change my attitude. I am now putting periods at the end of what I know to be true; no more questions from me.
Well maybe a few. I am not perfect yet.
I am having more hope for the future, and in turn plan to watch my faith increase.
Thanks to a wonderful sister who helped me see. I believe that we are given family and friends to help us become better. It is important to call on them in times of need.
One more beautiful thing I have learned this week. I love my sisters. I am thankful for them. I am glad they are some of my closest friends. I hope that we are teaching our own children just how important it is to forge friendships with their siblings now. Family is forever, while most friendships come and go.
On that note, don’t forget to enter the giveaway from my other awesome and talented sister; Lindsay. Click here to see what it is she is giving away. You won’t want to miss it. Giveaway ends tomorrow afternoon.
Thanks for always listening to me as I share what I am learning in life. When I take the time to write it down it helps to make me better. It gives me a place to come back to and reflect. I hope my words help you in some way also.