Saturday, October 13, 2012

Let It Go!

Its amazing how stuck we can get on things. How deep hurts can be driven if we let them. But isn't that the key? We have the let ourselves stay hurt. Every time I'm hurt by someone I think of Elder Bednars talk about choosing to not be offended. He said, "To be offended is a choice we make; it is not a condition inflicted or imposed upon us by someone or something else."  (And Nothing Shall Offend Them October 2006 General Conference)  It can be so hard to choose not to be offended. To just move on. Especially when you want to be offended. When you want them to see that you're upset and hurt.

That also brings me back to something that my mom used to tell me when I would decide that I wanted to be unkind. She would hug me and tell me that she was sorry that I was hurt and then she would say "Its nice to be important but more important to be nice." I hated that saying sometimes. I also hated the saying that I've started using often. "Be big, don't belittle." Oh, joy.

But if I actually stop and listen to what the Spirit tells me, I know its the right thing to do. Sometimes it can be so hard though. So hard. That's when I have to pray with all my heart, since he knows how I feel. He knows exactly what is going on and exactly how to make me better for it. I will just have to do my best to be like Him.

There is this video called "Advice from Elder Busche" that you can find on Youtube. My favortie version is the one by ldsteencenter. In this talk by F Enzio Busche he gives a list of incredible advice. The advice he gives is depicted in the video. One of the lines he says is "If someone hurts you so much that your feelings seem to choke you, forgive and you will be free again." That line almost makes me cry every time. It really is better if we can learn to just LET IT GO! So that is what I am going to do. I am going to just LET IT GO!! And you should too. It certainly feels much better. :)

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Boy Letters #1

A new blog post! Are you not all just incredibly excited! So, I have two incredilble friends who created these posts where they wrote letters to boys. I thought it was amazing! I really like reading the posts and decided that I wanted to create some of my own, so here it goes!

Dear MBF,
I miss you like the dickens!
I'm so glad you like the Viper.
The color is absolutely incredible, is it not?
You are so amazing and I can't wait to hear from you.
I am trying to not be green, I promise.
And I am doing better.
Write me soon.
Sincerely,
Julie


Dear IT,
I like your hair now.
I'm so glad that you put up with my antics.
You're the first one who really has.
Thanks for being there for me, even when that's a rough road.
Thanks for kicking my trash at connect 4.

You won the battle, not the war.
I demand a rematch!
I'll miss you. A lot.
Love,
Julie


Dear Agent
With a Death Wish,
Thanks for being such a great friend.
You have to admit that the Norwegian blade is pretty cool.
I'm so glad we decided to start beating on each other.
I can't wait to learn more of the song.
Sarcastically but
with Love,
Julie


Dear MTN,
Seriously, you are da best!
I love going and playing with you three.
You guys are seriously the best friends a Munson could ever have.
You're all getting so big.
You're such a blessing to me.
Lovingly,
Julie


Dear Papi,
I love you so much!
How did I get someone like you?
You make me laugh more than anyone else.
I don't know what I would do without your love and guidance.
You are a worthy priesthood holder and the best dad a girl could ask for.
You work harder than anyone I know.
I have been so blessed!
I love you.
Adoringly,
Julie


Dear guy
who ended up being
number 3 in the 1,2,3 game,
Please, could I actually marry you?
We would be awesome together.
And absolutely darling.
I just know it!
Dreamily,
Julie


Dear CJC,
I miss you a lot!
I can't believe you are gone.
It's been what, three weeks or something?
It seriously seemed like you were never going to go.
You've already learned so much.
I can tell from the letters.
Thanks for being an
awesome friend!
I love ya.
Love,
Julie