Trying to practice patience today!!

Today is a terrific Tuesday!

Today is Little Miss’s 3rd birthday, I am spending the day with her!

The spiritual principle for today is “patience”! I will sure need it with Little Miss today! She is most definately in that stage of life that we call the “terrible twos” and some days more than others, I think that she relishes doing stuff to get into trouble. I know that that is not her thought process at the time, but man alive she sure tests my patience most days. So, I pray, practice patience, pray, practice tolerance, then pray and practice patience some more!!

Just found this meme about patience and had to share. I love it!!

Patience

And, I found this wonderful quote by “Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“As the Lord is patient with us, let us be patient with those we serve. Understand that they, like us, are imperfect. They, like us, make mistakes. They, like us, want others to give them the benefit of the doubt.”

So, today, I will do my very best to practice patience. With myself, Little Miss, Little Mister, Cupcake, Coyote, all of us. I will also practice putting some unconditional love and forgiveness and maybe even add some tolerance to the patience today!!

I hope that you have a very wonderful Tuesday!!

((((HUGS))))

 

 

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it’s Monday again!!

Good morning! I hope that you had a great weekend!

There are multiple different things I want to touch on today.

The first is my current Plexus testimonial:

I have been struggling with Fibromyalgia since 1997. I was diagnosed in February of 1999. I received disability for it in October of 2000. There had not been a day in that time (unless I was using illegal drugs) that I had not struggled with the pain, the exhaustion, the anxiety, the IBS, the skin irritations, etc. I haven’t had to deal with too much of the depression since early 2007, but before that it almost ruled my life.

I started taking Plexus products on January 21st.  As of now, my pain levels that were an average of 4 to 6 daily are now an average of 0 to 2 daily and there are a lot of days when I have hours at a time with NO PAIN AT ALL!!  My energy levels which were an average of 2 to 4 are now an average of 6 to 7 daily.  Plexus is even making it easier to exercise (I walk) which helps increase my energy levels and decreases my pain levels.

I am really enjoying being on the Plexus products today!! My quality of life has increased so very much!!

The second is: today’s spiritual principle is Honesty:

1. the quality or fact of being honestuprightness and fairness.
2. truthfulness, sincerity, or frankness.
3. freedom from deceit or fraud.
This was the very first spiritual principle that I learned and started applying in my life during early recovery. At first it was so very hard not to lie, then gradually honesty became easier, then I started having to apply self-honesty which is a whole new level. Gradually being honest with me and being honest with you has become easier, no, I’m not perfect at it, but I am able to apply it most of the time. Then the great thing is I work the 10th Step regularly, so if I’m not honest I can figure it out and amend that!!
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I also wanted to say that I have been participating in the Book Of Mormon Translation Challenge which I finished today!! I have really enjoyed reading the Book of Mormon in the time it took Joseph Smith to translate it! I have had a testimony of the truthfullness of the Book of Mormon since 1997, but my spiritual connection with Heavenly Father and my Savior has really increased during this time!
I am looking forward to a wonderful week. I hope that you are too!!
(((HUGS)))
“Honest heart product honest actions” Brigham Young
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Practice diligently

So, today is Thursday. Apparently it is going to be a rainy Thursday here.

The spiritual principle that I picked to study today is “forgiveness”.  This is a wonderful one when I can practice it, and I work diligently to practice it, because when I do my life (and my head) are just so much better.

for·give [fer-giv]

verb (used with object), for·gave, for·giv·en, for·giv·ing.
1. to grant pardon for or remission of (an offense, debt, etc.); absolve.
2. to give up all claim on account of; remit (a debt, obligation, etc.).
3. to grant pardon to (a person).
4. to cease to feel resentment against: to forgive one’s enemies.
5. to cancel an indebtedness or liability of: to forgive the interest owed on a loan.
I also do my best to apply this scripture: D&C 64:10
I, the Lord, will forgive whom I will forgive, but of you it is required to forgive all men.
I know that when I forgive others (and also forget the offense) I am able to love more fully!! I have learned that when I forgive, I need to let it go!!  (D&C 58:42)
 Behold, he who has repented of his sins, the same is forgiven, and I, the Lord, remember them no more.
I found two different memes about forgiveness that I really like for you today!
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I hope that you all have a Terrific Thursday!! (((HUGS)))
Remember:  “What e’er thou art, act well thy part”!!!
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Wednesday

Happy Wednesday!

Today’s spiritual principle is  “integrity”:       adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty

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I went to the fitness center today and walked 2.5 miles in 45 minutes. It felt so good to do that. There was a while last year that I was exercising and it helped decrease my pain levels. Then, in January, I started taking Plexus and my pain levels have decreased and my energy levels have increased, but I didn’t start exercising again until early last week. I am very excited to see how much better things will get doing both Plexus and exercising. I never was able to walk 2 miles in 45 minutes before. This is so exciting!!

Hope you all have had a wonderful wednesday!  (((HUGS)))

“Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters”
― Albert Einstein

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#livethebook

Reading the #BookofMormon every day this year has done many things: it has brought me closer to my Savior, it has brought me closer to Heavenly Father, it has made obeying Heavenly Father easier, it makes being happy easier! I love the many, many blessings that daily scripture reading has given me!

Doing my best to live the way I am taught is a huge blessing in my life!

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Today’s spiritual principle was acceptance!  That is my favorite principle. When I practice acceptance, my head is so less crazy and my relationships are better and my life is better! So, hooray for acceptance!!!

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I hope that all of you have a Wonderful Tuesday!!!   (((HUGS)))

acceptanceJKRowling

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#SearchtheBook

I’m running behind. I am going to go ahead and do my #SearchtheBook now, then I will catch up soon.

One of my favorite verses in the #BookofMormon is Mosiah 4:27

 And see that all these things are done in wisdom and order; for it is not requisite that a man should run faster than he has strength. And again, it is expedient that he should be diligent, that thereby he might win the prize; therefore, all things must be done in order.

My favorite missionary read that to me one Sunday morning when I was frustrated because I had not been able to stop smoking yet! It really helped me slow down and realize that I was working on what I needed to be working on and that it would happen, and it did!!

Today this scripture helps me to not stress out, but to just be diligent in doing what I need to be doing right here and right now!

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This is a picture of me with my Book of Mormon in my spot where I do most of my scripture reading!

 

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I like Proverbs 3:5-6

Happy Monday!!  Had a pretty good weekend. Got to visit with a lot of my friends, had baby shower for the new baby due July 25th, dinner with good friends last night, pretty good weekend!

Today’s spiritual principle is “trust”  Some day’s practicing unconditional trust in Heavenly Father takes practice! I know that Heavenly Father loves me! And I know that He wants what is best for me, and I know that He is the one who truly knows what is best for me, BUT putting my fear aside and continually practicing trust that I just get to live day to day and not “worry” is where I have trouble some days. Fortunately, even on the days when I have fear, and that it is hard to trust, I still practice it. I have been working diligently on this relationship with Heavenly Father for multiple years now and it truly is worth the effort!  Today I do know that practicing all of these spiritual principles that I keep studying is truly worth the effort!!

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It is not always easy, but it is always worth it!!

I also found a quote from LDS General Conference regarding trust:

This life is an experience in profound trusttrust in Jesus Christtrust in His teachings, trust in our capacity as led by the Holy Spirit to obey those teachings for happiness now and for a purposeful, supremely happy eternal existence. To trust means to obey willingly without knowing the end from the beginning (see Prov. 3:5–7). To produce fruit, your trust in the Lord must be more powerful and enduring than your confidence in your own personal feelings and experience.  Richard G Scott, Oct 1995 “Trust In The Lord”

Hope all of you have a wonderful day!!  (((HUGS)))

Remember: What e’er thou art, act well thy part!!

 

 

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Hope

Today’s spiritual principle is “hope”, one of my favorites.  I got a lot of hope at my first 12 step meeting way back on Sept 11, 2006. I have been working with hope every day since then!

Hope painting

When I am having one of my rough days, hope helps me remember that it won’t last forever!  When my head tells me that I am horrible, hope reminds me that Heavenly Father loves me! When I feel guilt for acting out in a negative way, hope reminds me of the Atonement and repentance, so that I don’t have to stay stuck in guilt!

Being a 12 Step worker, I always think of the 2nd step when I think of Hope. The 12 Steps have worked wonders in my life! I believe they are God sent to us, and that they will help any one that is willing to honestly work them.

Here are a few scriptures about hope that I like:

Hebrews 11:1 -  Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Romans 8:24 - For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?

Romans 12:12 - Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;

Romans 15:13 –  Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

Titus 2:13 -Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

Alma 34:41 - But that ye have patience, and bear with those afflictions, with a firm hope that ye shall one day rest from all your afflictions.

I like having Hope!! My hope today is that all of you have the Hope that if your life isn’t what you want it to be today, that with God’s help, you can change your life into God’s will for it!!

(((HUGS)))

“Hope in God, His goodness, and His power refreshes us with courage during difficult challenges.” PRESIDENT DIETER F. UCHTDORF, The Infinite Power of Hope

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Today’s spiritual principle

Today’s spiritual principle is “perseverance”. This one takes a lot of practice!! But seriously, perseverance is, as some of my friends say, the one spiritual principle that helps make it easier for us to practice the rest of them for as long as it takes to get better at them!

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Yes, I am a nerd too!! Was looking for a pic of “perseverance” and I found this one, and just HAD to!

I am still having some trouble remembering to write a blog daily. I’m even having trouble remembering to pick a spiritual principle every day. Some days my memory is better than others.

(((HUGS)))

“Just because you fail once doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything.” ― Marilyn Monroe

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Humility

Today is Tuesday. I finally went to a meeting, didn’t go at all last week, between not feeling well and all kinds of stuff.

Today’s spiritual principle to study it “humility”.  For me, that definition is, accepting “all” of me, the good and the bad.  Seeing that “I am not as good or as bad as I think I am.”  This is an essential principle for me to practice.

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I have had a pretty good day. I hope that all of you have too!!

(((HUGS)))

“True humility is not thinking less of yourself, it is thinking of yourself less” CS Lewis

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