Well, if you know me, you know that I am a little bit of a perfectionist. Okay, that’s a lie. I am definitely a perfectionist. In everything I do. Which is sometimes a blessing and sometimes a curse. I’m very black and white and I like to get things done. But sometimes this can cause me to forget to enjoy life.
Gordon B. Hinkley once said, ‘In all living, have much fun and laughter. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured.’ One of my big goals for this year has been to be happier and to let go and enjoy life. My little girl is 6 months old and I want her to remember that I’m hard working but that I know how to stop and enjoy the little moments. And lately, I haven’t been doing so good. But, I’ve learned a few things.
I’ve learned that there are people that will come into your life that will help you to let go. In my church, I work closely with the 12-14 year old young women. And let me tell ya, they know how to have FUN! They are so full of energy and always happy. And that has made a huge impact on me.
I’ve learned that there are certain events that take place in our lives or around us that will help us realize what’s most important. A friend of mine recently had a 3 year old niece pass away and it is heartbreaking. But I know that that little girl is loved. I know that she knew what was most important. And I know that her family knew what was most important. It wasn’t the best job or the nicest car, or the house they lived in. It wasn’t anything material. It was the love that they have for their little family and for everyone around them.
I’ve learned that taking a break is not a bad thing. Our minds need it, our bodies need it and our spirits need it. After taking a break I am so rejuvenated and so ready for anything that will come my way.
I’ve learned that complaining does not help! Sometimes we get so caught up in
, me, me, me, me. We think about how much we have to do and the little things that are going wrong, that we forget to count our blessings. We forget to see the so many things that are going right.
I’ve learned that taking time to slow down is hard. It’s hard to let myself relax and enjoy the little things. But that’s exactly why I need it so badly. And if you’re anything like me, and take things a little too seriously sometimes, then this post is absolutely for you!