Friday, December 30, 2011

What if finding the right way to go in life was this easy?!

I sure do wish that it was this easy sometimes, but I've come to find out it isn't. With a new year ahead of us I'm sure MANY of us want to improve our lives and hopefully find that right path so we can become successful in our lives! So what do we do so we can? Well a wise man named M. Russel Ballard once said, 

"I am so thoroughly convinced that if we don’t set goals in our life and learn how to master the techniques of living to reach our goals, we can reach a ripe old age and look back on our life only to see that we reached but a small part of our potential. When one learns to master the principles of setting a goal, he will then be able to make a great difference in the results he attains in this life"

Let's not just make New Year resolutions, but let's make goals and plans throughout the year that will stretch and make us work to reach our potential nad become successful!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

What's in your present?!

Christmas time is filled with excitement, anticipation, holiday cheer, food, family and of course presents! I remember many sleepless Christmas Eve nights anticipating what I would wake up and find in the morning underneath the tree for me! Was it a new bike? A brand new football? The newest ipod? Or maybe even a puppy!

My mind was always cluttered with what I was going to get for Christmas. I had made sure everyone around me knew what I wanted so my wish list wasn't forgotten! I'm sure you could relate too ;)

Well what if we were to open our gifts this year and they were empty? Would we look like this child?!

Or would we smile knowing we gave others everything we could and didn't need anything in return?

I know we can get caught up in everything WE want for Christmas, but this year let's see what others around us stand in need of and forget ourselves for once! It's better to give than receive :)

A gift given is a gift that will always be remembered :)