Sunday, January 25, 2009
What is your soul?
In church last week, I learned of my soul and what exactly it is. I may be naive or just dumb, but I've never fully understood or took much interest in the concept...until now. It is the joint that attaches your physical body to your spirit. Why does that matter? Well, it matters in my life and I've never really known that that was what is affected when I'm not taking very good care of my spirit or my body. There are those times when I start getting easily irritated or discouraged or upset or whatever, and I always stop and think...'why'. Well, I begin to answer it with...have you been to the temple lately? The answer is usually no. Have I been reading daily? no. Have I been regularly communicating with Heavenly Father? no. Is this PMS? mmm, maybe:) ha ha:) On and on and on. And then on the physical side of things...am I exercising regularly? no. Eating right? Yes (cause I always make sure I get my food if you know me well enough:). Anyhow, I just thought it was very interesting to discover that as I neglect both my body and my spirit...it's my soul that is being affected...getting irritated. Anyhow, I have found myself asking these questions and sure enough...the answers are no! So, with the new year, I am going to begin to nourish my SOUL! So deep, huh:) I am officially beginning today. As I sit and organize my thoughts here, I am beginning to come up with a few goals for myself...and I'll write those down in my journal so as not to bore you with them. But just one more little thought. I am soooo grateful to have the things I find myself complaining about too often. Gosh, what a rough life...I have all these boxes full of crap and I don't know where to start its so overwhelming cause i have all this space now and I don't know how to organize it all in the most practical way...DO YOU HEAR YOURSELF...are you really complaining! Atleast you even have things to put in your house and most of all...atleast you have a house! And gosh, my kids always fight with eachother but...ATLEAST they are healthy and safe and strong and love ME unconditionally and do occasionally have their sweet times together. And my husband is never here and when he is he's not (and I know you all know what that means:)...but gosh...ATLEAST he has a steady job that is not in threat with this horrible economy! And all the housework...gosh where do I even start...ATLEAST I have housework, clothes to be able to wash and wear, dishes to be able to eat out of, toilets to be able to ... well ... you know...what a rough rough life! And more, of course. I need to look at these things with this perspective...and remember all those out there who have real things to complain about...starvation, homelessness, loneliness, abuse, neglect, filth, disease, and more. My life is SOOOO easy in perspective, and that's all I need....perspective! So, here are some pictures of my beautiful, healthy, smart, energetic, and silly kids (don't mind their nakedness and vulgarity:) And I also put up some pictures of our awesome new home. ENJOY...because I DO!