Wednesday, March 21, 2012


I have been feeling stressed this week. While putting the kids to bed tonight I was writing a blog post in my mind about how crazy of a day it's been. A total pity party. Then I remembered what two of my friends are going through right now and I felt pretty lame for complaining.

One friend lost her house to a fire and pretty much everything inside.

On Friday I am going to my other friend's son's funeral. He was the same age as Sam. It breaks my heart and it is hard for me to even comprehend that he is gone.

Though I know that it is still ok for me to feel stressed with my day to day trials, remembering my two friends helped me remember what is actually important. I have a home. I have a family who is all healthy. I have a husband who loves me and works hard to support our family. I have the gospel in my life and know that families are together forever.

I am grateful.

“Generally speaking, the most miserable people I know are those who are obsessed with themselves; the happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others...By and large, I have come to see that if we complain about life, it is because we are thinking only of ourselves.”   President Gordon B. Hinckley