Monday, January 30, 2012


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:
Matthew 22:36-40

36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?

37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt alove the Lord thy God with all thy bheart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy cmind.

38 This is the first and great acommandment.

39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt alove thy neighbour as thyself.

40 On these two commandments hang all the alaw and the prophets.

On a different note, Peter and Lucy are growing up so's a sneak peak:)


Cardon Times said...

I just finished The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom. If you haven't read it, you should. There are so many examples of the exact things you are talking about. I think you are pretty amazing Hilary. Hope you have a fantastic day.

A. Cobb Family said...

Good for you! You are awesome Hilary and dont let anyone make you think otherwise. LOVE YOU!