i have a cute plaque that hangs in my room that lists some components or ingredients that, if implemented, would make one’s life more happy (thank you, parentals!). i often look at this plaque as it in a central location, but it was not until today that the last line of the plaque really impacted me. it simply says:
"…Leave all the nonsense behind, the less you carry the further you’ll go."
for the first time i noticed the profound connection to religion and the gospel of Jesus Christ that this simple message holds. Christ’s Atonement was meant specifically for this purpose. we were sent here to this earth to learn, change, and grow into better people. when we mess up, get hurt, or even feel significant, He will always be there for us to help us carry those heavy burdens if we but have enough faith to left Him. life is a time for us humans to progress and learn. that is our purpose. none of us are perfect, but we can learn to be better every day. i am so grateful for the new perspective i was able to see this quote with today. i truly know that if we place our burdens and struggles upon Jesus Christ, the more He will trust us and be additionally willing to help us along our journey. and the less burdens we carry on our own, the more we will truly be able to travel further and progress more with His companionship and loving help. He invites us continually to place our fears, guilt, anguish, heartbreaks, struggles, weaknesses, and worries at His feet. it is such a wonderful and incredible miracle to me that He loves all of us so much to be there for each and every person on this planet, no matter what mistakes we have made, small or great. He will always love YOU perfectly and infinitely. do not ever forget that.
and that is a miracle to me.