So along with my last post, I'm trying to work on me and become better. I'm trying to stay out of things I shouldn't be involved in, even though it means I can't be the kind of friend people think I should. This has not been an easy feat.
This past week has been crazy, difficult, etc. Towards the end of the week there was something that could have de-railed me from what I am working on, so I did what I could with it and moved on. Because of my choice I was challenged with what type of a person I am and was given a guilt trip of manipulation. I didn't appreciate that, I was doing my best to stay out of things I shouldn't be involved with, and I was criticized for it.
I didn't handle that well, had my little break down and later asked Evan for a priesthood blessing. I wasn't surprised by what I was instructed. I was told that my Heavenly Father loves me and that I shouldn't stress or worry over the trivial things that don't matter and that I should love all. Pray to love my neighbors, friends, family, extended family, everybody.
This is a good reminder and instruction. Evan and I have been trying to work on praying for those who are rude and just not kind to us. I guess this means I need to step up what I am doing and really strive to love more. I know by following this council I will be better able to handle difficult situations and not get so emotional or affected by the choices of others.
I used to think that showing love meant coming to the rescue, solving issues etc. But I think it shows more love to let people fall and let them lean on our Heavenly Father rather than taking the easy way out. I am so glad I have Evan to lean on and work as a partner with him. He is such a great example of love. He is my absolute best friend.
So, if you have good ways of how to love more, I would love it. Scriptures, experiences, guidelines, etc.
I saw this and loved it:
On a different note, Peter and Lucy are growing up so quickly...here's a sneak peak:)