Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Contentment

There is a blog that I love to read, it belongs to one of the HS seminary teachers. She was Dallas' teacher last year. She is great, I am always inspired when I read what she has to say. This morning as I read her blog, It gave me lots of reasons to stop and think and reflect.

This the quote that she shared.

"The life you live externally is nothing more than a reflection of what's going on in your mind." (Marianne Williamson)

Here are a few of her philosophies on contentment, I want to adopt each and every one.



Be still.
Know God.
Make your bed every day.
Pray.
Pray always.
This is the mastery of thoughts.
Be kind to everyone.
Especially yourself.
Study and ponder the scriptures first thing in the morning.
Find ways to talk about and live what you study each day.
Respond quickly to promptings.
Say I love you as often as possible and really mean it.
Look people in the eyes when they're talking to you.
Treat the one you are with as if they are the most important person in the world.
In that moment, they are!
Take a good long look in the mirror every day.
Be sure to make eye contact with yourself. AND don't pass judgment.
Look for hints of greatness in yourself and others.
Vocalize it.
Eat healthy
.Exercise daily.
Feel the sun shine on your face for at least 10 minutes a day.
Never give up chocolate. Ever!
Try to listen more than you talk.
Remember that someone always has it worse than you.
Get over yourself.
Laugh every single day. The harder the better.
Read a conference talk or Ensign article every day.
Never hold back a positive comment, compliment or thought.
BUILD! BUILD! BUILD!
Trust that life is divinely guided and is happening exactly as it should be.
Say thank you.

If you are ever in need of being inspired, pop on over to her blog!
http://jabrink.blogspot.com/

7 comments:

Jennifer said...

AH you sweetie... Let me know what your favorites become. AND what's on your "list"??

Char said...

I think you already do well at most of those things, Janer.

Miss you!

Jenny said...

LOVE.THIS.LIST.
I may borrow it...
I'm going to read and re-read it.
I'm going to post it in my house.
LOVE.IT!!
(thank you for sharing)

Becca said...

That was awesome! I am sitting here trying to get some stuff done and thought I would check out some blogs really quick, and I am glad I went to yours first! I NEEDED that today!

Amy said...

TFS!! What a great list.

sweetpea said...

I LOVE this list too! I think I need to print it, and post it where I can see it everyday.

Becky said...

so glad you shared this - i'm gonna have to post this really BIG in my house. good, good stuff on this list. thanks again!