Thursday, June 7, 2012

Positive Thoughts

My Mr.
I was having difficulty trying to add a button to my blog
and my smart husband accomplished this difficult feat (at least it is to me)
in under a minute or so!!

Thanks go to my sister for recommending
Hillary Weeks awesome website about keeping track of how many
positive thoughts deeds one does during a day.
I wanted to share a few of the ideas they suggest of what to click for,
"Anything that lifts, motivates and inspires us to live our potential is clickable!"

  • positive thoughts
  • compliments given and received
  • things to be grateful for
  • smiles given and received
  • i love yous
  • noticing the good in someone
  • noticing the good in a situation
  • noticing the good in yourself
  • things you believe
  • each time you have hope
  • each time you see the hand of God
  • acts of kindness
  • each time you resist temptation
  • each step closer to a goal
  • minutes of exercise
With your spouse

  • compliments given and received
  • things you love about each other
  • i love yous
  • each time you think of your spouse
  • noticing the good in your spouse
  • acts of kindness
  • each time you make each other smile or laugh

With your family
  • acts of service
  • acts of kindness
  • kind words
  • compliments given and received
  • completed chores - homework, making beds, brushing teeth, etc.
  • minutes of reading
  • minutes spent together
  • expressions of gratitude
  • have a contest to see who can click the most in a day or a week

With your friends
  • things you appreciate about each other
  • compliments given and received
  • kind words
  • check in each day to support each other in your clicking goals
  • have a contest to see who can click the most in a day or a week

With your Church group
  • thoughts of the Savior
  • minutes spent reading scripture
  • thoughts of gratitude
  • choose a topic (faith, hope, love...) and click each time you witness it in your life
  • set a goal to reach a certain number of clicks together
  • acts of kindness
In the work place
  • acts of kindness
  • each time customers are serviced
  • going the extra mile
  • each time a goal is seen in action
  • positive words
  • expressions of success

Here's to a lot of clicking!!
I'll post my clicks and see how the number changes.
Thank you, sis!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

"And now, O my son Helaman, behold, thou art in thy youth, and therefore, I beseech of thee that thou wilt hear my words and learn of me; for I do know that

whosoever shall put their TRUST in GOD 

shall be SUPPORTED
in their trials,
and their troubles,
and their afflictions,
and shall be lifted up at the last day.

And I would not that ye think that I know of myself--not of the temporal but of the spiritual, not of the carnal mind but of God."
Trust HIM
and I will feel supported
in ALL my trials,
and afflictions.

Meet Rod

The following is a link to the website of the 12 Step Addiction Recovery Program.
Click on Rising from Rock Bottom and hear Rod's story. 

I felt inspired
as I heard how Christ has worked in his life
with climbing his
Mt. Everest.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Training for Eternal Exaltation

Today has been a hard day.
I just read this and it put things into perspective.
I think that the hardest trials in our lives are the ones that are long-term...
the ones that test our limits of patience and long-suffering.
"Some might ask when faced with such suffering, how could Almighty God let this happen? And then that seemingly inevitable question, why did this happen to me? Why must we experience disease and events that disable or call precious family members home early or extend their years in pain? Why the heartaches? At these moments we can turn to the great plan of happiness authored by our Heavenly Father. That plan, when presented in the pre-earth life, prompted us all to shout for joy. Put simply, this life is training for eternal exaltation, and that process means tests and trials. It has always been so, and no one is spared."
—Elder Ronald A. Rasband, "Special Lessons", General Conference, Apr. 2012