wise counsel

i had such the happiest, fullest day yesterday.

but at the end of it all, i was whoa: tired.
like, as in, pretty much exhausted to the max.

at about 11pm, i looked around my house & felt a little defeated by the mess.
and my to-do list.
i decided i'd conquer the kitchen & then go to bed.

i listened to this talk, while i washed & loaded the millions of dishes.
seriously, i love president uchtdorf.
[*is it allowed to have a favorite apostle?]

he says,
My dear brothers and sisters, we would do well to slow down a little, proceed at the optimum speed for our circumstances, focus on the significant, lift up our eyes, and truly see the things that matter most. Let us be mindful of the foundational precepts our Heavenly Father has given to His children that will establish the basis of a rich and fruitful mortal life with promises of eternal happiness. They will teach us to do “all these things … in wisdom and order; for it is not requisite that [we] should run faster than [we have] strength. [But] it is expedient that [we] should be diligent, [and] thereby … win the prize."

love that.
focus on the things that matter most.

a lot of times my mind is everywhere with plans, ideas, thoughts.
sometimes it's fun being right brained, and sometimes it's super-duper annoying.

*reminders like president uchtdorf's, help me to focus.

today what mattered most was staying home.
in my comfy, and equally unattractive everlast stretch pants.
resting up.
watching shows & reading books, with celery & peanut butter for 3.
drinking lots of water with sonic ice.
loving on my kids.
enjoying conversation with my man.
spending some time in my scriptures.
visiting family.
and not worrying about looming obligations.

i feel ready for another busy, fulfilling day tomorrow.
a day to rock my responsibilities.

slowing down was just what i needed.


Jentry said...

reading this made me feel a little bit better about my, mmm, well, {not so} productive evening tonight.
thanks! :)

& i love that quote. :)

J*a~{s}n°a said...

President Uchtdorf is my fav. too!

Bev said...

Your blog is "just what I needed!" You inspire me every single day!! Thanks, Ang!!

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Lindsee said...

Have I told you this is my favorite blog yet? :)

Thanks for reminding me.

Sassy said...

Love Pres. Uchtdorf!!!! You ALWAYS lift me up with just what I need.............you're my IDOL!

Sassy said...

Love Pres. Uchtdorf!!!! You ALWAYS lift me up with just what I need.............you're my IDOL!