I've recently been introduced
to a little boy
who has started to change my life.
Not only does he show me how to love
but his family, his mother with her patience
and his siblings with their
persistance, they all teach me
to journey on.
The specific type of therapy that I'm
doing with him is called RDI,
(Relationship Development Intervention)
and it has taught me one
very important concept...
"It's not about the outcome,
Yes, we all want to end up happy.
We all want to be better, and do better,
we want nice houses and
but the most important part
is how we change on our way.
I've found that the most important part
of Becoming Better
is just that
President Hinckley said this,
"None of us will become perfect in a day or a month or a year.
We will not accomplish it in a lifetime,
but we can begin now,
starting with our more obvious weaknesses
and gradually converting them to strengths
as we go forward with our lives.
This quest may be a long one;
in fact, it will be lifelong.
It may be fraught with many mistakes,
with falling down and getting back up again.
And it will take much effort. But we must not sell ourselves short.
We must make a little extra effort.
We would be wise to kneel before our God in supplication.
He will help us.
He will bless us.
He will comfort and sustain us.
He will help us to do more, and be more, than we can ever accomplish or be on our own."
-Standing for Something: Ten Neglected Virtues That Will Heal Our Hearts and Homes,
(Thank You Zach Oates)
After watching this video,
and reading President Hinckley's words,
after thinking a lot about
I really know that this life can be as
good as we let it.
When we focus on others,
when we meet each day with optimism.
When we sincerely rely
on the grace of the savior
as we strive to over come our own weakness.
When we listen to Christ, when we
believe in the atonement and our
ability to change
an amazing thing happens.