It really makes you reflect and think about your life when you see changes in someone else's, for bad or good... I wish I didn't have to compare myself to others to realize that I am soo blessed! I wish I was consciously aware of it all the time, and that I was always happy!
I just want to say that I am soo thankful for the gospel in my life, and for the understanding it gives me. That I am able to utilize the councels and teachings I read about in the scriptures into my life. I am so greatful for my Savior and for the amazing examplar He was. I feel like I am soo far from perfection but I am greatful to be able turn to him for support and help in this life at anytime I need it. Although I just wish I remebered to do this more frequently!
I recently found out that a friend of mine is going through a divorce and is currently separated from her husband. She and her husband got married a month after Jay and I. (It is easy to compare yourself to other newly weds because we're kinda in the same league) I thought she lived such a wonderful life, she's gorgeous, thin, good career, cute home, happy marriage, and she is soo sweet. Was I too quick to judge this though? I feel like it. I feel guilty almost, that I assumed this but she wasn't as happy as I thought. The things that have been going on in her personal life are more than I would ever want to imagine and go through in mine. My prayers are with her and her husband. I hope that things will work out for them that they will find happiness again in this life. And I know they can. It just lets me think that you never know what people are going through or how they are feeling inside. I need to be a more kind and less judging. I need to be more greatful for what I have and never take my husband, family and friends for granted. My relationships with them are precious and a true blessing. I need to have a greater love for my fellow men and not assume that they don't hurt like I can, and suffer pain and sorrow. We need to uplift one another continually! I hope that I may have more oppertunity to do that, to be a better friend and neighbour to those that surround me.
I blogged this as a sort of reminder, sometimes I think I need to be chastised in this respect. But I know that I have a testimony of these things too and I hope to live up to those convictions.