July 19, 2011

Foundation

When I first started this blog, there were times I wanted to write something, and then felt like it was too personal or maybe not appropriate for a blog. But after writing, rewriting and then sometimes deleting a few things here and there, I decided that I was doing it all wrong. 

This is a blog for me to share what I find beautiful or inspiring or what makes me happy. And if there is one thing that is more beautiful or inspiring than anything in my life, it is gospel of Jesus Christ.

My whole entire life, I have had people ask me why I am always so happy. I always just attributed it to that being my personality, which in part, is true. But looking at my life now, I know that it is because of the role that the gospel plays in my life and that I wouldn't be the person I am today without it.

I am happy because I have grown and developed a testimony that gets me through the struggles in my life. 

I am happy because I know without a doubt in my mind that I am a daughter of a loving Heavenly Father who knows me individually and who comforts and guides me every single day. 

I am happy because I have come to realize how powerful the gift of prayer is, and that I can always turn to my Father in Heaven. 

I am happy because I know Heavenly Father is a loving, forgiving and compassionate Father who will always welcome us with open arms, no matter how far from the path we wander. 

I am happy because I know that through the plan of salvation, I can be with my family for eternity. 

I am happy because I know that we have a living prophet of God on the earth today.

I am happy because I know that Heavenly Father's plan for me is greater than any plan that I could ever have for myself.

I am happy because I know that I can overcome any trial I will ever face because of the comfort and guidance I can receive from Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.

I am happy because Heavenly Father allows me to see what I can become through living my life the way that I should.

There are so many things that attribute to the happiness that I have in my life and I know that every single one of these things are blessings that come directly from Heavenly Father. There are times I have wondered if I weren't born as a member of this church, would I be the type of person to seek out the truth until I found it, or would I be content with where I was at? I have realized that I know without a doubt I would seek it until I found it. I couldn't live my life always wondering. I couldn't live my life not knowing whether or not I could be with my family again after I die. I couldn't live my life questioning whether or not there was something more for me. I couldn't live without the joy and peace that I have in my life because of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and I know that any person can find the same light and happiness in their lives if they are willing to look for it.

"There is no more compelling motivation to worthwhile endeavor than 
the knowledge that we are children of God, 
that God expects us to do something with our lives, 
and that He will give us help when help is sought." 
-Gordon B Hinckley



3 comments:

  1. Beautiful post! I always feel the same way about my blog, but sometimes I just post things because who knows if it helps someone!

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  2. Beautiful post, Natasha!! I miss your happy face!!!

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  3. that is a beautiful testimony natasha.

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