Friday, March 2, 2012

Love God, Love Your Neighbor, Love Yourself

So I realize today isn’t Friday. I’ve been failing on keeping my posts up to date. But now I can share with you my most amazing weekend!

Saturday- Today was pretty awesome. I got to hang out with a friend who can make the most random stuff (like shopping for mangoes and pineapples) fun and I had a blast. Then I went shopping with another friend. Hit up the mall and we pretended like it was her birthday so I got to treat her to some ice cream (her birthday was Valentine’s day but we didn’t do anything so we postponed it till yesterday). Then we went to the IMAGINE DRAGONS CONCERT!!!!! A few more just to show how awesome it was!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! J So AMAZING! The New Electric Sound (their opener) was pretty awesome too. There was something about being in a crowd of people, who enjoy the same music, rocking back and forth, the just makes you lose yourself. I didn’t care that I probably looked like a fool who was having a seizure because it was just so dang good. Screaming all the lyrics to my favorite songs. I just loved it so much. At one point my friend turned to me, grabbed my shoulders and yelled BEST BIRTHDAY PRESENT EVER! And that made it so much better too, because not only was I experiencing this, my best friend was having fun too and it was an opportunity for me to give. It was just an amazing experience.

Today! (Sunday)- Today is Fast and Testimony meeting for those not in the Church. Basically means that during Sacrament whoever wants can get up and bear their testimony. I haven’t done this since high school. Maybe it’s just the intimidation of singles wards but I just haven’t done it in a very long time. Now I know when I need to go up because I get very nervous. I am not a fan of public speaking. But I got up anyway. I spoke of how the Gospel helps those in time of death. How when members of my family passed on I was able to have more peace than the rest of my family because I knew where they were going. I also talked about the simplicity of the Gospel. I used to get so caught up in the things I wasn’t allowed to do. And once I screwed up, I would lose all hope that I wouldn’t screw up again. But of course I’m going to screw up again, I’m human. But this last week I had a thought that has drastically changed my outlook on the Church. I don’t need to focus on all the little things I will do wrong, because I will do them. I just need to focus on love. A pure Christ-like Love for God, Christ, Myself, and everyone else. “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind” and “Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself”. Love God, love your neighbor, love yourself. I truly believe that if I can just follow these I will lead a wonderful life.

I love you guys so much and I am so thankful that I joined this blogging community. I’ve learned so much about myself and I’ve realized I’m never alone. Thanks for everything.


He Lives In You- Lion King

My roommate listens to Disney music on Sundays and it gives them a more spiritual meaning. She related this one to how God is always with us. He lives in us.

Love Will Find Way- Lion King

I guess I’m just on a Lion King kick today. Maybe I’ll watch them later. But I love this song too. “love is never wrong so it never dies.”


  1. Glad to hear you had a wonderful weekend! Also, I love "Lion King." Okay, let's be honest, I love most Disney movies. I have been helping my sister prepare for an audition at school and she's currently learning "Reflection" from "Mulan." Many of the messages from these movies are very poignant and incredibly encouraging. Love it!

  2. I totally agree. They're just good songs. And Reflection was/is like my theme song. Love IT!

  3. Back when I still tried so so hard to believe the LDS church, I took that one little unwritten commandment. The read-between-the-lines one that says thou shalt love thyself. Once I began following that "commandment" I realized so so much about life and love and happiness. FINALLY, I began to give a voice to my heart and I felt free.

    I'm glad you joined the blogging community, too! I like seeing your process. I hope you truly come to love yourself on your terms :)