I know we talked about how positive thoughts and Bible study aren’t always the only solution, but I also think that it does help in so many important ways. I wanted to share one of my favorite quotes with you!
“Make up your mind to be happy – even when you don’t have money, even when you don’t have a clear complexion, even when you don’t have the Nobel Prize. Some of the happiest people I know have none of these things the world insists are necessary for satisfaction and joy. Why are they happy? I suppose it is because they don’t listen very well. Or they listen too well – to the things their hearts tell them. They glory in the beauty of the earth. They glory in the rivers and the canyons and the call of the meadowlark. They glory in the love of their families, the stumbling steps of a toddler, the wise and tender smile of the elderly. They glory in honest labor. They glory in the scriptures. They glory in the presence of the Holy Ghost. One thing I know for certain: the time we have here goes by far too quickly. Don’t waste any more time sitting on the bench watching life pass you by.”-Joseph B. Wirthlin ♡
This spoke to me so much! When things feel overwhelming in the world, the media, at work, at home, online, or anywhere; making the decision to find joy and beauty in simplest of things really does feed my soul.💕 After going through PPD, I find it easier to slip back into those lonely feelings sometimes, and taking joy in the small things and seeing goodness really does help. Sometimes it takes more than that, but the Lord wants us to have joy, and we are in charge of taking steps to do that, which may look different for everyone! If it’s a deeper issue, please seek help. Therapy, your doctor or midwife, a psychiatrist, you don’t have to suffer alone!♡