The Pettersson's

The Pettersson's
January 2016

Friday, November 12, 2010

Small and Simple Things Make Life Worth Living For

There has been a lot on my mind lately.
I have been working really hard in school and work. Most of the time, I feel like its all I do. One day, I decided to look around and see everything that I have been given. There is so much to be grateful for! We are blessed to have the lives that we do. I think that a lot of people take things for granted. I have seen myself take things for granted but this past little while, I have been seeing how much I really do have in my life.
My wonderful family, great friends, a home to live in, my scriptures... the list is endless. I love my family and I am so grateful that I have them. This past month has been pretty hard for most but having that foundation of love from my family has helped me get through. One simple phone call can make a huge difference.
The scriptures are so simple but are so complex! I am so glad that my sister, Becca, challenged family and friends to read the Book of Mormon with her. I have seen so many small and simple things that have changed my day because of reading the Book of Mormon. I have seen the Lord's hand a lot more in my day because I am focused on the spirit.
As I was walking up to math class, I looked over at this girl and she just gave me a big smile and that seriously changed my whole day. Her act was so small and simple, but it made me feel so important and made me feel that someone cares about me. Up here at college, I often feel like no one cares about me because everyone is so worried about themselves. But when that girl smiled, it changed everything. I know that the Lord knows how to comfort his children. He sends people into our lives to help us and tp do the small and simple things for us.
My eyes have definitely opened through my experiences in college. I have learned to put all my faith in the Lord and to rely completely on Him. There have been many times where I just wanted to give up but there are so many simple things that have helped get back up on my feet.
I would like you to think about everything in your life that you have been blessed with and see if they are the small and simple things that make you the happiest.