I have had my blog for a couple years now and the past couple years I have been striving to make every day a special occasion. Lately, I have been reflecting on what it means to truly make everyday special. There have been times where I have been extremely discouraged because my plans didn’t go as I wanted. My perfect visions and ideals about life didn’t unfold like I thought they would. This week as I was pondering this I realized that I am not supposed to be perfect in this life.I realized that I really don’t want my life to be perfect. Overall, I realized that there is a difference in being sad that life is not perfect and honestly striving to become a better person. Instead of asking how do I make my life perfect the real question is how does one become a better person? What does it really mean to make everyday special? How is one supposed to achieve that? That’s when it hit me!! Making everyday a special occasion means to continuously try to become better no matter the circumstance. It means that instead of being discouraged that the day didn’t go as planned it means that it’s okay to not have everyday a certain way, but being thankful for the little things. Everyday truly should be a special day because every day we have the opportunity to become a better person! Everyday we have the potential to learn something new. To me that brings so much comfort.
Lately, I have been reflecting on my last 2 semesters and I was starting to get discouraged at some of the choices that I have I made and some of the experiences I had, but the important thing is that those things doesn’t matter anymore. The past is supposed to be learned from not lived in! When I realized this I looked back at those mistakes and started to become truly thankful for them. Even the bad days teach me something! If we only had good days then life wouldn’t have GREAT days. Life would be mediocre. The bad days help me create the great days!
In Alma 7:12 it says 12 And he will take upon him death, that he may loose the bands of death which bind his people; and he will take upon him their infirmities, that his bowels may be filled with mercy, according to the flesh, that he may know according to the flesh how to succor his people according to their infirmities.
I love that scripture because it shows me that my Savior atoned for my sins, and because he took upon my sins and my sorrows he will be able to help me in every part of my life. He knows me and loves me. The atonement is what makes everyday special! . The atonement can turn any bad day into a day that teaches us life lessons and helps us want to be better. The atonement makes my bad days into the days that inspire me to be a better person.
If we look at out lives as something that is a gift and something to learn from then in is easier to be truly happy. We were not given this life to fail and be miserable! We were given this life to learn, grow, and return to our Father in Heaven.
To be happy means to give our sorrows to God and letting him guide us and turns our hard days into fabulous days!