heavenly post it notes

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

I love how Heavenly Father gives you these tiny little gifts, these little mementos or tender mercies that remind me of a little post-it note from heaven to just say, "I'm thinking of you darling daughter."

When I was picking out a quote for a previous post, I picked one by Elder Uchdorf and looked up the talk on lds.org, assuming it would be about marriage or family relations. Instead that little quote about time with families being the key to harmony at home was tucked away in a marvelous message about time. Time and what we do with it, to be more precise.

"There is a beauty and clarity that comes from simplicity that we sometimes do not appreciate..."

A message I desperately needed to hear.

I have been going crazy lately. I left my corporate job lately and started a couple of projects as a seamstress. Loving it. But it's stressful. Oh and the baby will be here in less than four months. That means I have to stop daydreaming about how fun it will be to have two little nuggets of love and actually start preparing. Oh and we are probably going to buy a new car. I mean, we technically can fit two car seats in my little two door cherry red Mustang, but then we'd have to leave the groceries or daddy at home. I'm not sure I could pick between BH and food, so we are looking at a getting a bigger vehicle. Oh and BH is starting school for some certifications for his day job. Oh and he is getting some gigs for his music, which is his real love, which is awesome.

All this is kind of overwhelming. There is so much to do and so much to I could do and so much I want to do. There are so many things running through my list that it leaves me motionless doing none of them.

"Elder Dallin H. Oaks, in a recent general conference, taught, “We have to forego some good things in order to choose others that are better or best because they develop faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and strengthen our families.” 2
The search for the best things inevitably leads to the foundational principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ—the simple and beautiful truths revealed to us by a caring, eternal, and all-knowing Father in Heaven. These core doctrines and principles, though simple enough for a child to understand, provide the answers to the most complex questions of life...

...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."
I now have that little note about beauty and clarity and simplicity on my desk. It reminds of a little note left from a Father who cares, who sees everything going on in my little world and knows exactly what I need. What I need is to live at the pace of my own life.

So here's to simplicity.

Monica Lynn

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