Thoughts from My Personal Journal

THOUGHT: October 3, 2019

My future does not deserve to be harmed and punished because of any past negative experiences I may have had.

THOUGHT: October 10, 2019

Most of our battles are won or lost within ourselves.

THOUGHT: October 12, 2019

Joy has little to do with our circumstances.

THOUGHT: October 29, 2019

Champions are champions because they respond to adversity well.

THOUGHT: December 21, 2019

Failure is an integral part of success, so long as we can avoiding making the same mistake twice.

THOUGHT: January 31, 2020

At all times, and especially when confronted with difficult situations, I need to discover what Jesus would have me do, and then make any required changes and do it.

THOUGHT: February 3, 2020

I am grateful for the happiness and joy that I have in my life despite the sad and depressing things that often go on around me, or happen to me.

THOUGHT: March 4, 2020

Adversity exposes our character weaknesses. That makes adversity a blessing because it allows us to address the weaknesses and turn them into strengths. I would not change a single thing that has happened to me.

THOUGHT: April 16, 2020

Opposition is an absolutely necessary part of life.

THOUGHT: May 11, 2020

Good people help sorry governments survive.

THOUGHT: August 2, 2020

If we can be grateful for a serious adversity, we can learn and grow more from it.

THOUGHT: October 5, 2020

There are times when angels cannot relieve us of suffering, but the eternal perspective that comes from considering the word of God which the angels declare will help us to endure the suffering.

THOUGHT: December 4, 2020

Two people can experience the same adversity and one can react totally different from the other. One can become more hardened by the experience; the other can become more softened by the experience. The former will experience unhappiness and gain little from the adversity. The latter will experience happiness and gain much from the adversity. The manner in which we exercise our reactive agency makes all the difference. (See Alma 62:41)

THOUGHT: December 31, 2020

Experiencing a setback is not the same thing as experiencing a defeat. Setbacks are an essential part of most victories.

THOUGHT: January 9, 2021

Just like Joseph Smith, if we are faithful, we will have our Uncle Jesses.

THOUGHT: February 3, 2021

There is a period of time, sometimes abbreviated, between that undesirable thing that happens to me and my immediate reaction to it, wherein I have the full and complete power to choose my response. I can practice improving my ability to respond—which sometimes should be no response at all.

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