Thursday, June 19, 2008
Cultivating a Attitude of Happiness
Kind of a interesting day today for me. I was reading crazymamas blog today and she was saying she has started taking medication for depression. It really struck a cord with me because I had recently started medication myself and have struggled with the decision to do so! I have just really had a hard time feeling normal, upbeat and on top of things.
Anyhow, I read a comment on her blog that brought me to another blog ~Confessions of a unbalanced woman ~and I found quote from a article written by President Gordon B Hinkley from 1992 called If Thou Art Faithful~
"No woman can afford to demean herself, to belittle herself, to downgrade her abilities or her capacities. Let each be faithful to the great, divine attributes that are within her." Divine attributes?? Hmmm? I have those??
Isn't it interesting as women how we tend to be so hard on ourselves? This quote struck right to the heart of what I have been going over in my mind.
I have been getting ready to leave on a trip to visit my friends, Corrine, Carolee, and Robin on Monday I have been thinking how excited I am to be able to visit with my dear friends!
I was remembering late night trips to TGIFridays, women's retreats to the mountains, and late late night talks with laughter and tears. Oh my gosh how I miss those!
Somehow I have lost a bit of my easy going, fun attitude! I have alienated myself from friends and kind of turned into myself.
I have had the hardest time putting myself out there and making new friends here.I think I feel self conscious that I am not as good at keeping up my house, I am not as fit, as wealthy,as good of a parent etc, etc...so, keeping with my line of thought today, this quote was just so appropriate for Me! I was grateful to have read it.
She went on to talk about how Pres Hinkley was saying we need to Cultivate a attitude of Happiness.Isn't that interesting. Don't just be happy, cultivate it. We have to work on it.
Food for thought for me definitely! Something I can use on my journey of trying to better myself lately.I think sometimes it is hard to remember we are of divine worth Ya know?
Ok~enough rambling for now...