Monday, March 16, 2009


I just started reading President Monsen's talk "Finding Joy in the Journey." I need a little joy, the past few weeks haven't been the brightest. I always thought that Doug and I could be the financially stable part of our family and help out our struggling children but this isn't the path we are on right now. It is a path that some of you have traveled before. One thing that he states is "I believe that among the greatest lessons we are to learn in this short sojourn upon the earth are lessons that help us distinguish between what is important and what is not. I plead with you not to let those most important things pass you by as you plan for that illusive and nonexistent future when you will have time to do all that you want to do, instead, find joy in the journey-now." "Now" is the key word for me. I have had many wonderful opportunities and blessings in my lifetime. I am trying to focus on what I have and not what I don't have. I intend to find joy even though the journey is taking me down a path I do not want to travel.