Today being especially rocky, I needed a pick-me-up like crazy. After taking a long walk on a path through the beautiful foliage of south campus, eating some *delish* butterscotch cookies Mike made (he made my Great Grandma's recipe, aka, he is a total keeper) and watching the Mormon Channel video from the blogger of Nie Nie Dialogues, I got to thinking about how extremely blessed I am.
(I highly recommend taking a look a her blog and watching the video below if you ever find yourself in a similar sulky mood).
Life is such a beautiful gift. It is inspirational to think that God does not love me less because of my weaknesses; His love does not fluctuate during times of accomplishment or times of trial. The fundamental realization that He loves me completely and infinitely combats my doubts, fears, and inhibitions like a lighthouse piercing through a storm at sea (which is the premise of my poem in an earlier post). When I have been completely lost, time and time again he calls me back into the only place of lasting warmth and safety I have ever known.