Wednesday, January 27

the little things.

                             Lately I have realized how much life is filled with a variety of the little things. 
                                                          For example, here is how my day has gone thus far: 

1. I am driving to school this morning and as I am leaving my neighborhood I see my Grandma's car at good ol' Del Taco at 7:45 in the a.m. I laughed a little and then decided I should go say hi. So I run into the returaunt and see that my cute little grandma is eating breakfast with one of the workers there. She introduced the lady as her friend and it just made me so happy. My grandma is someone that says this about everyone: " I just love them," or "I love her/ him." I love it! And just the fact that she was at del taco at 7:45 in the morning just made me so happy. She is there almost everyday for at least one meal. She is my hero.

2. I am walking down the hall after one of my classes and I see my friends. Naturally I decided to make a ninja pose to pretend like I am beating them up because that is just what I do with the people I love I guess.. aka beat them up ( HAHA honestly I don't know where I got this from). So in response my friend tries to kick my back-pack and was like "Allie! What is in there? That is heavy." So I take it off and the both of them hold it, weigh it in their hands and then my friend ken put it on and said "Where you going Allie?" I was going to the institute so he walked with me to the institute and carried my bag. Simple, right? It wasn't anything amazing but it just made me realize that its the little things we do for others that help strengthen friendships.

3. I was driving down the rode getting ready to pull into my neighborhood- which can be hazardous at times. As I am sitting there with my blinker on waiting for a clear rode, I noticed an interesting event happening in my rear-view mirror. So a person pulled up behind me and didn't want to wait so he went into the other lane. And then behind him came a HUGE white truck driving really fast inches away of hitting me until he notices I am not driving and makes a big scene by swerving, overcorrecting and had an angry face on. It was something little that could have made my day bad if I let it but otherwise I just laughed.. and was grateful I didn't get SMOOSHED! haha.

I love it! All of these are examples of the little moments that make life what it is.. So open your eyes and take some time to laugh, smile, cry (if needed.. haha), or even just recognize all the wonderful things that are around us.

Sunday, January 17

"I will not leave you comfortless I will come to you"-John 14:18

"People are like stained glass windows they sparkle and shine when the sun is out but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."
Life is simply beautiful. This life is about learning, growing, and "staying the course." Today I gave a talk in my ward about being steadfast. It was truely amazing how much the Lord will bless you with his spirit when you are doing his will. As I wrote the talk all the words just came together and I knew it wasn't something I came up with on my own. I had three points the help us stay steadfast and those were: 1. Remember who you are 2. Nurish your testimony everyday 3. Endure all the way to the end. Life is hard but I know with God all things are possible. We need to continually build our faith on Christ who is a sure and strong foundation. Because when we build our faith around Christ, when the darkness comes we can continue to let our light shine. Don't loose faith. We can't loose focus! I love the qoute Pauline gave in her talk today she said : "Obedience can bring blessing but exact obedience can bring miralcles." or at least something to that measure.

This girl was one great example to me of letting your light so shine. I love her and miss her!
Hope you all have a wonderful week! Love you all!