Friday, May 2, 2008

Life Is Good!

Not because there is wonderful stuff; but because, for now, there is nothing horrible in my life. I know so many sad stories, enormous tragedy all around. I'm sure it will be our turn again, but for now - we are greatly blessed.

Now, I just read that sentence again. Greatly blessed, eh? Okay, so they are not tangible blessings- money, houses, cars, clothes, jewels. But we have each other, a great family and the gospel with it's beauty and duty*. Because the Lord has trusted us with so much, we know that we can trust him.

It is a wonderful life!

*I slept, and dreamed that life was Beauty.
I woke, and found that life was Duty.
Was thy dream then a shadowy lie?
Toil on, poor heart, unceasingly;
And thou shalt find thy dream to be
A truth and noonday light to thee.

~ Ellen Sturgis Hooper

3 comments:

mixednutsblog said...

I think I'm going to have to copy that poem and post it somewhere in my house.

It's when we get wrapped up in all of those glitz and glamour things that we miss forget about that stuff that truly makes life "good."

nicole said...

Thanks for the inspiring post!! It's great to be reminded to take a moment and appreciate how life is RIGHT NOW. Sometimes I get so busy planning ahead and remembering the past, that I forget to pause and express gratitude for life as it is. :)

James & Cari said...

'It's a wonderful life' has been my family's motto since I was a baby. It truly is- the hard part is remembering that each and every day! :-) What an inspiration you are.