Today I was jogging around the beautiful Charles river. It was breathtaking to look out on the river and recognize the beauty of this world! Not only the beauty of this world, but also of the people in this world. I love seeing everyone outside walking around the river with families and friends. Sometimes I just look at people and wonder what their life is about, what their struggles and trials are. It makes me sad to think that many of these people don't have the wonderful blessing of the Gospel in their life. It causes me to think how they live each day without the knowledge that I have. I then am instantly hit with an overwhelming feelings that our Heavenly Father loves and cares for them in a very real way. I love knowing that he loves all of us the same. No matter who we are, or what kind of lives we are living. What a beautiful thought! In time, all of these people, people we all see and talk with everyday, will have the opportunity to hear of the wonderful Gospel. I hope and pray that the many good people I know, will embrace the Gospel when that time comes.
I encourage you all to live in the time that you have been given. Treat your family and friends with love, honesty, and kindness. Time flies by way to fast for any of us to let it pass us by. I hope that I can be more productive with my time. I look forward changing myself and recognizing how important it is for me to use the time I have been given to do good. Live for your today's!
President Monson councils us to:
" 1. Learn from the past 2. Prepare for the future 3. Live in the present
Sometimes we let our thoughts of tomorrow take up to much of today. Daydreaming of the past and longing for the future may provide comfort but will not take the place of living in the present. This is the day of our opportunity, and we must grasp it".
Matthew 6: 19-21
"Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon the earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: but lay up yourselves in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also"
Love you all- Carly Jo