Thursday, May 28, 2009

{FInding Joy in the Journey}

Last week in Relief Society we were given this beautiful lesson based on President Thomas S. Monson's General Conference talk entitled "Finding Joy in the Journey".

She delivered it so eloquently and it really did touch my heart as I sometimes forget to enjoy what is happening now and instead worry and dwell on all the things that are going wrong.

Below is a quote from his talk that really hit home for me. His whole talk is AMAZING but this one phrase stuck out during the lesson.

"Let us relish life as we live it, find joy in the journey, and share our love with friends and family."

I had a "light bulb moment", as Oprah would say, during that lesson. This time spent living here is fleeting and so short. We shouldn't spend our time hating, worrying, wondering, plotting, being spiteful, nasty and just plain scared!

We should be spending our time loving, caring, sharing, doing, showing those who mean the most how much we love and adore them, because this time is ever fleeting and can end at any moment.

You need to live each day as though it's your last. Being kind and compassionate to those who need it most and remembering what is most important in this life. We shouldn't spend our time bickering and fighting but enjoying what we are given and doing the best we can with it.

I know I need to find the joy in my journey, even though it may be hard, there is lots of joy and I need to seek it out and enjoy every day I have with my family and friends.


  1. i had a lightbulb moment when someone taught that lesson to me, too. let's have more fun!!

  2. That is a great lesson. It is a good reminder to just let things go. Don't hold any grudges and be quick to forgive and forget. I know I have a hard time being the person to ask for the forgivness even though it might not be my fault. Life is too short. Before you know it, it will be too late to mend the relationship and I would regret it.
    Thanks again for the message!

  3. I certainly know I need to do this more - instead of saying "I'll be happy when..." just enjoying life as it is now. Thanks for this message!

  4. Great thoughts.

    I taught a YW lesson in my ward a few weeks ago on "Finding joy now" and then the thoughts stewed in my brain long enough to blog about's the link in case you're interested:

  5. I emailed you back about the posing guide. Natalie


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