Monday, September 20, 2010

Does your family do TL's? My family does. Yesterday I was told the most rewarding TL I have ever received. My mother relayed to me that my uncle observed that I looked happy. And not only happy, but I looked at peace. Seriously, that topped off as the ultimate TL! I'll be honest, I can be a worrisome person. The uncertainty of the future gives me high anxiety. Like, HIGH high anxiety. But amidst all the chaos and confusion I create for myself in my mind, I also pat myself on the back for recognizing that I can be a loony and re-ground myself.   I recently needed a re-grounding about 2 weeks ago. I remedy my uncertainty in a very scientific manner. I observe. I take note of all the things in my life that are certain, things that make me happy and things that I can improve on to bring about greater assurance.

Here are my observations the past little while:
 1. Faith is not fear.
2.  My husband is my stabilizer.
3. Obedience brings about blessings and security.
4. “Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger.
If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.” 
- Dale Carnegie
5. Eating healthy will make you happier than eating crap.
6. A good book is a quick fix to boredom.
7. Keep a journal.
"Begin today and write in [your journal] your goings and your comings, your deeper thoughts, your achievements, and your failures, your associations and your triumphs, your impressions and your testimonies. We hope you will do this, our brothers and sisters, for this is what the Lord has commanded, and those who keep a personal journal 
are more likely to keep the Lord in remembrance in their daily lives.” 
-Spencer W. Kimball
8. Keep life simple.
9. Sometimes you can't know how everything will play out. 
10. Fall is my favorite season.
11. The gospel is my salvation from this ever-decaying demoralizing world.
12. At the same time, I love this world and everything about it. I am glad I get to experience it.
13. I've partaken of my first handful of Brach's candy pumpkins this season, which always brings about certain satisfaction!
14. Every one fails. Every one is learning as they go.
15. Someday I will have a house with a backyard that I can decorate for holidays and children to keep me busy. I guess this is a good start :)
22 weeks
So basically, life is pretty rad. I am at peace. Not that I am always in this state of turmoil - I hardly am ever in distress. But it's nice to have worries hushed at times and just focus on being happy. I feel completely blessed that I can be observed as someone who is at peace. 


  1. I'm not sure what a TL is- maybe some sort of texting mumbo jumbo that has passed me up in my old age. But I like your observations, and am happy that you are happy. You're looking good!

  2. Love your great observations! I also love this talk by Elder Faust. Listening to it makes me miss him so much. I love how he puts "beginnings" into a different light. You are beginning a great chapter in mommyness. You will be so fantastic!