How ridiculously awesome are those times when it is just so easy to love everything?!
the moments when the sun is shining bright,
when laughter cannot be controlled,
smiles can’t be held in,
when hearts are overflowing with love,
and life just seems so easy.
Those are the moments we live for.
Even though those times are some of the most perfect moments, we run from them so frequently. Seriously, SO frequently.
I’d like to start off by saying I am a professional time waster. I spend far too much time on my phone, procrastinating absolutely everything, and dazing off into who-knows-where all the time! I have never had the highest motivation when it comes to certain things —cough cough school— and I take an excessive amount of naps.
Here’s my point though.
I run around like a crazy person, rushing through day-to-day things because I have “no free time.” Just like a whole lot of you out there, I do my fair share of activities along with school, work, and family stuff, but I don’t exactly maximize my time like I should.
At church the other day, I heard a super special message. It was at a Confirmation service, so the bishop was talking to the kids getting confirmed. We were asked to share it, even if it was just with one other person, and I gotta admit I didn’t do it! (Seriously not sure why, because this message is GREAT, so shame on me!) Y’all need to hear this though!! I wish I had made a better mental note of the exact wording, but it was a little something like this:
He started off by sharing that he did not have all the answers. He might be the one standing up in front of us all, but even he can’t always connect the dots. He went on to admit that God has us all on an even playing field, because we ALL are capable of and will do amazing things. And to be honest, it is always good to hear that as a young person, you are worthy in God’s eyes of incredible things. (don’t ever forget that!!) Then he said, God makes us all for different purposes, but He carries on a major goal for us all to achieve. A pretty simple one actually… to love.
OKAY now, we aren’t just talking love your siblings and be nice to your classmates and maybe do the dishwasher for your mom…. no.
He was talking about creating those perfect moments that we all adore. The ones that started off this blog post. (scroll back to the top if needed!)
Those moments are in OUR control. I know, t’s nearly impossible to admit that to ourselves on a lousy day, but it sure is true.
I do have bad days, but I can also think of some days when nothing extraordinary happened, but I for some reason was on my A-game. Not to toot my own horn, but there are times I smile excessivly, try so hard to make everyone around me feel good about themselves, and show love beyond the norm. We all have these moments!
It is so much easier to show love when we look past the routines and schedules and invest in those around us. When my little brother wants me to go outside and play with him, I shouldn’t put that off until my Netflix episode is over.
Take a chill pill and forget about the rush of life. You were placed here to love, not just to check off your to-do list items. God wants to know how hard you loved others. That is the only care He has, so let’s put tat at the top of those check lists!
I think what the Bishop was getting at is this: We all need to make WAY more days that are spectacular and filled with love. There is nothing greater than showing love to others, because it comes right back. There is nothing wrong with getting rid of those ordinary days. Jesus loves you extraordinarily every single day. So let’s get on that A-game and send it around to others, every single day!!!
The moments we get ahold of — good and bad — are up to us.
I hope we all start to really love every person we cross paths with ’cause it’s time to start looking at those important things in life.
grace angeline <3