And She Lived After the Manner of Happiness . . .

on October 24, 2011

We had a Regional Conference today that was at the Conference Center.  My mom wasn’t up to going so I went by myself.

I am sure I could have arranged to sit with a friend or ward member but I but I really wanted to sit by myself and have time to think and write as I waited for the conference to start.  Even though there was a lot going on around me I was able to find some personal “stillness”.   As I wrote in my notebook I realized that I still fall in to the trap of thinking that my weight is a measure of my happiness.  There is no doubt that my health does play a part of my happiness but  at the end of the day it’s not whether I stuck to my eating plan or not that determines my complete happiness unless I let it.  Honestly to do that is a distraction to some of the things that are really important.  At the end of the day these are the things I should be asking myself:

Did I spend time with the Lord in prayer?

Did I feast from the scriptures?

Did I eat mindfully?

Did I do my work diligently?

Did I exercise with joy?

Was I a blessing to someone else?

Did I listen for the promptings of the Spirit?

Did I laugh?

Did I have a few moments of stillness?

Did I have a grateful heart?

Are all those things on my daily “to do” list?  More importantly are they on my “to be” list?  They are now!

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One response to “And She Lived After the Manner of Happiness . . .

  1. laurel says:

    i love everything about this.

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