More abundantly

“If we constantly focus only on the stones in our mortal path, we will
almost surely miss the beautiful flower or cool stream provided by the
loving Father who outlined our journey. Each day can bring more joy
than sorrow when our mortal and spiritual eyes are open to God’s
goodness. Joy in the gospel is not something that begins only in the
next life. It is our privilege now, this very day. We must never allow
our burdens to obscure our blessings. There will always be more
blessings than burdens–even if some days it doesn’t seem so. Jesus
said, “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it
more abundantly.” Enjoy those blessings right now. They are yours and
always will be.”

– Jeffrey R. Holland

I’m so very grateful for sweet days, where reminders are abundant that everything will be all right, and that all is unfolding as it should.  Our oldest daughter passed a major milestone recently, and with it, was able to attend the Temple for the first time.  It was one of those rare, sweet, perfect moments in my life.  For a moment, all things aligned and made sense and were right.  The future stretched out happily in front of me.  Certainly, trials lay ahead, but days like that one remind me that a more abundant life has been given to me, and that all will be well.


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