Yesterday’s good choice of the day was not finishing the entire second hot chocolate when I went out to breakfast and saving the other half of my side of bacon in a box for lunch. Sounds ridiculous, but it actually is a step up from past behaviors. I am a tall, big boned gal with a big appetite. But I’ve been learning to not eat beyond what feels good, even though I know I can. I still have a long way to go- today was full of Easter candy, for example. But I’m not going to give up, even though I’ve gone a little off course with my routine being mixed up by spring break (this always happens to me- I’m a creature of habit!). There was a talk in general conference about forgiveness and it quoted the scripture about how we need to forgive until 70 times 7, and that includes ourselves. This is a hard one, but I’m going to work at it.
Being part of the solemn assembly today was so neat. The spirit was very strong- it overcame me. I remember feeling that way when President Monson was sustained. God truly calls a prophet as His mouth piece in our day! Being in the choir is exhausting but is teaching me so much and bringing me closer to God. I’m very grateful for that! Being able to sing my testimony to the world is a pretty incredible opportunity and I know this is what I need to be doing, even if trying to juggle it with work can be hard. It has been a refiner’s fire in a way I never realized it could be. It reminds me of my mission a lot. I feel so very inadequate.But the Lord reminds me in His own ways that He is aware of me and accepts my meager offerings. Another talk mentioned that the atonement wasn’t a backup plan for if people made mistakes- making mistakes WAS the plan and the atonement is there to help us grow from them. That was very comforting to me!