24 August 2009

be of good cheer

this was our lesson in relief society yesterday at church. i admit, i have been struggling lately to do so. these last couple weeks have been rough- in multiple ways. i won't go into detail, but i have been having a difficult time keeping a smile on my face. i have seen the impact on the boys as well. i can tell they are acting out a bit more, most likely due to the fact that i have been stressed and impatient with them. so tomorrow, i am going to the temple. i haven't been in a while and i really felt the overwhelming desire to go. i am dragging my wonderful brother-in-law, chris, with me. we both work tomorrow evening, so we are leaving at 5:00 am. early, i know, but necessary.

i also heard a very good quote today. it was actually on ellen (i watch it on mute while at the gym). "resentment is like drinking poison." this was said by nelson mandela. i am trying to do this and feel better already. i definitely needed to hear that today- and i need to work on doing that as well. ah, life. sometimes all you can say is "it sucks." but we can't know joy if we don't know sorrow, right?

6 comments:

Amanda Warren said...

The great thing about life is that there are plenty of "ups" to balance out the "downs."

Margo said...

which temple? go you! i've been having lots of these days too and often think about how my boys might be a bit better if I helped them out.

rachel said...

tis true. it was a wonderful experience, but bittersweet today. we went to the dc temple. special thanks to rachel and colin for watching the boys (they went to CEC!!!)

Unknown said...

It can be so hard to have that good cheer. Good for you to go to the temple! I hope this 'down' passes quickly. Love from this side of the 'burgh.

Emily M said...

Way to go. Sorry things are rough. Give me a call sometime! I miss you.

rachel said...

Thanks everyone! We are all doing much better.