Monday, September 12, 2011

iSeptember Selebrations!

Learning.
What a crazy concept!
Heavenly Father is the most amazing teacher - how is He supposed to ensure billions of His children learn and progress on Earth?
His methods are sound, but my goodness, they are overwhelming.
Once upon a time, I was at the epitome of blessedness.
Life could not possibly get better; I was smitten with the joys of it!
I remember telling a coworker distinctly that if I was getting this blessed, I was terrified for the trials of the future, because they'd have to equal my blessings.

Learning is a process.
It comes from all directions; people we meet, places we see, things that happen.
Every single day has a purpose to give us a knowledge of something more.
It's so efficient.
But heavens alive, is it exasperating haha.
The scariest thing I can remember happened last night,
and I'm still stumbling through the lessons that were smothered into me.
I almost killed six of the best friends I've ever had.
The guilt I felt for driving recklessly, inexperienced, and carelessly wouldn't stop throbbing in my head. Despite knowing that many or all of the factors were beyond my control, and that I did the best I could with what I was given, I couldn't get rid of the guilt.
I've never felt so awful and completely helpless.

The wonderful people I'm honored to be friends with surrounded me with love and forgiveness.
My family supported me with love and confidence.
My Heavenly Father blessed me with peace and knowledge.
And I've come out having actually learned something.

Sure I don't have a truck anymore, but I actually feel okay about it.
I'm so grateful for my friends and family, and that they're alive.
I'm grateful for the reminder of the fragility of life.
And I'm grateful for the opportunity to develop greater love for everything I have
and a greater faith.
I love the gospel, I love my family, and I love my friends!
Have a fabulous day and remaining September, everyone!
Remember how blessed you are to be alive!
RIP Geraldo!

You're welcome for your token cheesy blog for the day.
I aligned it in the middle and everything.

2 comments:

Laura Burtis said...

Hey Tracie, have I told you lately how much I truly love you? Because I do. a whole lot.

Kathrin Paul said...

RIP indeed. Glad it was just the truck. Thanks for not dying because I would have been really really really mad at you. Love ya!