Friday, March 20, 2009

Being REAL

I have been doing a lot of deep thinking (yea I know hard to believe) I have been reviewing my life...or lack of it as of the past 4 years.

After I had my heart attack, and all the other "stuff" that came with it, I just kind of died. I quit living.

Once upon a time,

it was nothing to jump on a plane with a friend...just to go...

Shop...until you drop!

Play... anywhere!

Party... no party??? Well, we will make up a reason for one

Laugh...and then laugh even harder...


I lived!!!!

As I said, I have been doing a lot of thinking, and growing mostly spiritually. In the midst of all of this I realized I was missing out on an important principle...This life is called the "Plan of Happiness" not just getting by, not staying in my house afraid to leave for fear I might get sick, or feel weak, not worrying about dieing today.


Why did I forget that?

Satan loves for us to be discouraged, it is his favorite tool.

So, today I am going to live! I am going to love life, I am going to live like I once did. And I am going to continue to thank my Heavenly Father everyday for giving me another one to enjoy!

from the words of President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

" to all who feel discouraged, worried, or lonely I say with love and deep concern for you, never give in.
Never surrender.
Never allow despair to overcome your spirit.
Embrace and rely upon the Hope of Israel, for the love of the Son of God pierces all darkness, softens all sorrow, and gladdens every heart. "


Lene said...

Amen sistah!

It will be good to have you back among the living ;)

Karlenn said...

I love that quote by Pres. Uchdorf. To me, it seems like you DO enjoy life. You are always doing stuff and talking about the things that you love. And enjoying the little things around you. So, just so you know, you haven't seemed like a Debbie Downer to me...

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Bren's Life said...

Live- My friend & Live Strong! Don't be afraid. Do what you want to do & enjoy life...

kayleen said...

Awesome Ideas!

linda said...

You only live welcome back to the world of living!

I haven't been around blogland much lately, sorry for not visiting often. I kinda got burnt out on blogging so have been out there "living!"

Hope all is well!

Jan the crazy lady said...

Love this post.. It is my favorite one of yours :)

CJ, the Purple Diva said...

Oh, I didn't know you had a heart attack! How long ago was it? Bless your heart.
I am so happy to hear that you are going to get back to life! It's a hard thing to do, trust me I know!
I loved this post!