Monday, October 10, 2011

The Simple Things

It's Clinique gift time! :)  Look how cute my new makeup bag is, not to mention the amazing eyeshadow pallet that came with it!  So fun.

Sometimes life is about finding joy in the simple things.  Like, driving with the windows down and feeling that crisp Fall air on your face.  Or, simple evenings like these...

 One of my favorite talks during General Conference was Elder Uchtdorf's talk in the General Relief Society meeting when he referenced the story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: 
 "Some feel that their entire future happiness depends on whether or not a golden ticket falls into their hands. In their anxiousness, people begin to forget the simple joy they used to find in a candy bar. The candy bar itself becomes an utter disappointment if it does not contain a golden ticket.
So many people today are waiting for their own golden ticket—the ticket that they believe holds the key to the happiness they have always dreamed about. For some, the golden ticket may be a perfect marriage; for others, a magazine-cover home or perhaps freedom from stress or worry.
There is nothing wrong with righteous yearnings—we hope and seek after things that are “virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy.”4 The problem comes when we put our happiness on hold as we wait for some future event—our golden ticket—to appear."

I LOVED that talk and ever since I've been taking time each day to just enjoy being outside, whether it's my brisk morning walk to work, or driving with the windows down.  It's a beautiful time of year and instead of hoping, waiting, and wishing for some future blessing or event I'm taking time to enjoy my life just the way it is in this moment.  I challenge you to do the same.  Life is good.  Embrace it.


Katie said...

I LOVED that talk too! Thanks for posting that quote from it. I'm going to go re read it. I also LOVE clinique gift time. So jealous of your cute new bag.

Rach said...

Amen sista. Amen. Love you so much. And thanks for your reference...we were in Sandy this morning and I'll give you an update. :-) Sure glad we're friends!!