Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Gaining a deeper love

Today I got an email from one of my teachers who invited me to go horseback riding. I thought that she meant actually horseback riding but she actually meant going and helping autistic people. To be honest I didn't want to go but I went anyways. After being around them for a few hours I discovered those that were there for them and helping them. A scripture came to mind at the very end. "And again, how beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of those that are still publishing peace!" Mosiah 15:16
I then thought that that was what it was all about. That is what the gospel is all about. It taught me to have a deeper love and appreciation for those who are mentally disabled. I know that He loves even those who seem a bit strange to us. Who knows, maybe a bit strange to us maybe perfection in His eyes. Just a thought.
I am so grateful for this experience I was able to have. It taught me so much about His children and His teachings. I know that those are His children and they deserve to be loved and cared about just as much as those who are mentally stable.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Taking the first step...

Since I have been out here at college I have allowed myself to get so distracted by all the fun things. This has caused me to focus less on spiritual and school related things. It was as if I was walking away from the tree of life. I have been in a spiritual slump lately. I would always tell myself that tomorrow I would read and later I would do my work, but I seldomly, if ever, would. Tonight I started reading my scriptures. I read the first chapter in Nephi. I could feel a portion of the spirit and a portion of myself return. It felt good. I know that I have a long way to go and I can't gain back my lost time, but I can change the future. I can change the way I live my life right now. This is a goal of mine right now. My goal is to become a better daughter of God.