Sunday, December 11, 2011

A Time to Reflect.

The year is winding down to an end very very soon. And as a new year is just around the corner, I can not help but take time to reflect on this year that has come and gone very quickly it seems. I was just talking with a friend yesterday about how interesting it is to think about how the year has changed us, and all the big and little events that happened to change our lives.

Today I went to a ward Christmas musical event that was held at a member of our bishoprics house. It is a home where we have had many wonderful ward activities this year. As I sat there tonight and socialized with the amazing people in my ward during this Christmas season, my mind drifted off to the memories from earlier this summer, when we had pool parties there every Wednesday night all summer. And then my mind really started to think.

I started to think back on how afraid I was to move back to Texas, mainly because the thought of starting over and making new friends terrified me. But tonight I was amazed as I was surrounded by so many of my close friends who were all strangers to me in April. I am overwhelmed with gratitude and love for them when I think of the new friendships that I have formed in this last year.

I remember thinking before I moved back that I would never be able to find a group of friends that shared my religion and standards like my friends up at school did. I was proven wrong. By getting involved in my singles ward, I have met so many wonderful people who are amazing examples to me. One of the many blessings this gospel has brought to me is the incredible amount of friendships that have come because of this common link we share. It is truly a blessing to associate with so many people that lift me up and lead me by their good example. I could go on and on. But the moral of this story is, 2011 was good to me by placing so many wonderful people in my life. I am so lucky.

I am constantly amazed at how our stories play out, and how we end up becoming a part of each other's stories. Have you taken time to reflect on those that came into your life this year? Do it.

Ally and Kelsey, words can not express how thankful I am for our friendships that grew throughout this year. I love you both :)

Goodnight to all!

3 comments:

kemp. said...

"I remember thinking before I moved back that I would never be able to find a group of friends that shared my religion and standards like my friends up at school did.... One of the many blessings this gospel has brought to me is the incredible amount of friendships that have come because of this common link we share. It is truly a blessing to associate with so many people that lift me up and lead me by their good example. I could go on and on. But the moral of this story is, 2011 was good to me by placing so many wonderful people in my life. I am so lucky."

Yo I have felt that way every time I have moved. It's funny how God always surrounds us with people who become good friends!

hoja box said...

You must complete a series of missions which involve, among other things, blowing up other battlemechs without getting brutally killed yourself. I still have a version at home for my old Windows 95 computer as well as a version for my old Playstation system.

toy robots

hoja box said...


Stress in each one of it's structures is another key guilty party of thyroid brokenness. Most of us experience an abnormal state of the most hurting kind — unremitting nervousness.

The Thyroid Secret Reviews

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...