Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Post Holiday Blues

I feel like I am having "post holiday blues" ...after 2 years of thinking about who would run for President of the United State, and all the suspense and speculation... I feel...like...well, the day after a great party...the day after Christmas...

So, what do you do when the party is over? Do you move on to the next big thing...take a break...clean up before the last guest has left?

I feel like I can not get my brain to start working today...
I really do not have time for that...


I have a School Zone deadline today, my nephew is being released from serving 2 years, of an honorable, LDS mission, I need to get invoices in the mail, laundry done and BONES is on tonight...
But...in the midst of all of that the ensign shows up in the mail and as I flip through the conference address I open to this one from Thomas S. Monson he says,

"I begin by mentioning one of the most inevitable aspects of our lives here upon the earth, and that is change. At one time or another we’ve all heard some form of the familiar adage: “Nothing is as constant as change.”
Throughout our lives, we must deal with change. Some changes are welcome; some are not. There are changes in our lives which are sudden, such as the unexpected passing of a loved one, an unforeseen illness, the loss of a possession we treasure. But most of the changes take place subtly and slowly...
In closing, I pray that all of us will reflect gratitude for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. His glorious gospel provides answers to life’s greatest questions: Where did we come from? Why are we here? Where does my spirit go when I die?
He taught us how to pray. He taught us how to serve. He taught us how to live. His life is a legacy of love. The sick He healed; the downtrodden He lifted; the sinner He saved.
The time came when He stood alone. Some Apostles doubted; one betrayed Him. The Roman soldiers pierced His side. The angry mob took His life. There yet rings from Golgotha’s hill His compassionate words, “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.”
Earlier, perhaps perceiving the culmination of His earthly mission, He spoke the lament, “Foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.” “No room in the inn” was not a singular expression of rejection—just the first. Yet He invites you and me to receive Him. “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.”
Who was this Man of sorrows, acquainted with grief? Who is the King of glory, this Lord of hosts? He is our Master. He is our Savior. He is the Son of God. He is the Author of our Salvation. He beckons, “Follow me.” He instructs, “Go, and do thou likewise.” He pleads, “Keep my commandments.”
Let us follow Him. Let us emulate His example. Let us obey His word. By so doing, we give to Him the divine gift of gratitude.
Brothers and sisters, my sincere prayer is that we may adapt to the changes in our lives, that we may realize what is most important, that we may express our gratitude always and thus find joy in the journey. In the name of Jesus Christ, amen. "
What comfort I feel as I know We ALL have a loving Father in Heaven, he can guide us if we choose. We have a prophet on this earth, just as the prophets of old...He is here to lead us as the Father directs...and at this very moment...I am fine and at peace.






7 comments:

Jan said...

This is so prophetic. I mean seriously this talk has new meaning. Thanks for reopening my eyes to this again Janiece. I have a few things that have been spoken to me today. I find comfort.

Bren's Life said...

What a Grat talk. I need to sit down & read the Ensign. I have been so bummed all day long at Obama winning.. I just don't know if I want to cry or what...
But things will work out if we have Faith!

Liz said...

I have been so bad at leaving comments of late, but I am so glad that you won the Memory Mixer. I hope that you can learn to use it and use it well! I can't believe that November is here. I did vote and even with the end results am so glad that I did. I am nervous for the upcoming change but am so glad that the media hype should be slowing down soon. Keep Your Chin Up!

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

Wonderful talk! Thank you for sharing :)

Mimi Sue said...

Finding joy in the journey. Love that. I teach yw and the lesson last Sunday was about change. The message is there, at this time, for a reason. Thanks for sharing. Mimi

Kaylynn said...

Thanks for stopping by. I love President Monson's talk, I'm really trying to believe that laundry will end. Have a good day.

Karlenn said...

I get depressed after big things, too. I was soooooo depressed when I finished the Twilight series. I've been wanting to re-read them, but I'm worried about throwing myself into depression again. :) Christmas day is sooo depressing to me, after all the holiday hype is over.