Today has been a magnificent day! I love going to church because it is such a blessing to be able to hear the testimonies of others. To hear what they love, what moves them, what gets them to be in the right spirit. I just really love hearing what everyone says and how I get learn by their examples. I am so glad that I get the opportunity to hear what others testimonies. I really enjoy every minute of being at church. Today, it was even really special for me because its my 5th year anniversity of being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. And it was really nice to be reminded of my baptism and of my baptismal covenants that I have made with the Lord. Not only that, just how much it really has blessed my life to being a member. It really changed me for the best. I love being a member. I love the Saviour. It has really helped me being a member of the church and it has truely blessed my life. I wish my family could understand the happiness that I get from living in the place that I am living, and having such great room mates whom are influential and set example on me. Not only that, to just feel the love and peace that they could receive for being a faithful of the church and continue to move strongly and willingly to learn and do what is right.
I am definetely going to be sad when I have to move from this place because I am now finally really getting to know people and making friends but you know that part that stinks, is that the people that I have now befriended are moving or have moved back home, so who knows if we will actually be able to keep in touch. I know people come and go in our lives, but its always hard to say good bye because sometimes those good byes are forever good byes. Like when I was living at home to move out of the state and to say good bye to my family, the people I grew up knowing and just everything, was extremely hard. I never thought good byes would be soo hard. But they really are. Now I finally understand what my friend meant when he said he hates good byes.
Those life lessons that we learn are really valuable and they make a difference. They really make you ponder about life and the meaning thereof. And they make you think about that you would never would have thought of before. Interesting, isn't it? How funny life works out.
I really like the quote that was read today during Relief Society. I don't remember who said it.... but here it is:
"If you don't raise the bar, then how will you know your true potential?"
What that meant to me, was that, I need to remember everything that I do, is because I could return to Heavenly Father. And that I should never lower my standards, because the one's that I have are the right ones. And that I must never fear and do my best in everything I do. I should always stand in holy places and remember our Saviour. Because He has done a lot for me and everyone else in the world. The quote actually means a whole lot more for me, but I am afraid that I can't write it all down at this time. Because of the meanings it has for me that I should not share.
I just want to say, I thank my Saviour for all that He has done. I am so thankful to have the gospel in my life. I am forever grateful for those that lead me to the right direction and for becoming my friends. I am so grateful for the love and peace that I have in my life. I thank thee, Heavenly Father. And I say this in the name of Jesus the Christ. Amen.