Thursday, September 22, 2016

Having Something is Not Enough

Having a dog isn't enough. Even saying I love my dog isn't enough. I have to show him every day that I love and appreciate him.

Having children isn't enough. It isn't in the having that is important. It is in the loving, enjoying, and appreciating them that is important.

Having a husband isn't enough. Saying I love my husband isn't enough. I need to show him that I love him. I need to have a great capacity to love and demonstrate that love.

Having faith isn't enough. I have to put my faith into action. I have to live it.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Guilt is Good

Oftentimes when I admit to someone something I regret either doing or not doing, they will respond, "Don't feel guilty." 

What they don't understand is that for me guilt has a valuable purpose. It helps me realize when I have been off course. It helps me realize that I need to repent. It is the very thing that brings me to my Savior seeking redemption. It is the very thing that helps me change and want to do better. 

So yes, guilt is good.