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November, not movember (this girl is not letting her mustache grow), is here! I love November, mainly because it’s the month that has Thanksgiving in it! I’m getting hungry just thinking about it and also I’m trying this juicing reboot…so needless to say, I’m just hungry right now.
Anyway, allow me to get to the reason for my post. November is also the month we tend to reflect on what we’re grateful for and I’ve decided (like many others) I’m going to express something I’m grateful everyday this month.
So, today, I would like to express my gratitude for my faith. Most people that know me, know that I belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or as more commonly known as the Mormon Church. The official name is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
You might ask what I believe in as a member of this church. To make it simple, I am a follower of Jesus Christ. I try my best to follow his example and to serve God and Jesus. Of course, I am only human and fail miserably at times, but I do try to be a true follower of Christ to the best of my abilities.
I believe because of my faith that I have a loving God and elder brother, Jesus Christ, I have been able to make it through the pains and difficulties of life. I never feel alone. For this I am extremely grateful for.
It has been way too long since I’ve blogged. I’m basically as bad at blogging as I am at journal writing. I’m trying to get better at journal writing because I know it’s good to record the good, the bad, and the ugly.
I recently came across my mom’s journal and it consists of her teenage years up to her adult years when she got married and had me. I remember reading it years ago when I was in high school. I read through her teenage years and the struggles she had and it was very comforting to know my mom also struggled, insight you don’t usually know as a teenager.
More recently I’ve been reading it again due to a “This Is Me Challenge” where I’m trying to work on personal history.
Here’s a link to the challenge, if you’re interested:
For some reason, it’s hit me that I need to record more about my life and our life (Mark and me), this challenge is a questionnaire that’s all about your personal history and there’s many questions about your family. A lot of the questions I just don’t know the answer to, because I never got the chance to ask them to my mom before she left this earth. So, I thought I would get her journal out again and I found out all the answers I was looking for! I’m just grateful that she took the time to record portions of her life. I never got the chance to bond with her as adult, so I feel like I can kind of get that opportunity through reading her journal.
Seeing her diligence in journal writing, I made a challenge to myself to be more pro-active in it also. Now, don’t get me wrong, I don’t think my life is nearly exciting enough to be a daily writer, but I’m hoping for a monthly writer…maybe I’ll really live on the edge and sometimes write weekly. That’s right, I’m CRAZY like that!
<——-Oh, look, there I am journal writing right now. That’s right, proof that I’m doing it! This photo isn’t staged AT ALL! ;) Oh and please ignore, my messy, sweaty hair-do, I went for a run this morning and hours later I still look like this! I’m so full of pride.
“Always carry a notebook. And I mean always. The short-term memory only retains information for three minutes; unless it is committed to paper you can lose an idea for ever.” ~ Will Self