Sunday, August 7, 2011

No Good, Rotten, Bad Day

Some days are just crummy aren't they? I had one of those days on Friday; everything that could go wrong did. Appointments were cancelled, people we went to visit were not home, the lunch we were served was food I hate, shoes that are supposed to last a year and a half broke after a month and a half, everything reminded me of people and things I miss, and no mail. It just put me in a down mood. I wonder why we have to have days like that? Sometimes I just wish that everyday was one full of sunshine, homemade cookies, and unicorns. But not everyday is. I guess that if there was always perfection and no bad days to compare it with then I wouldn't appreciate the good when I had it. I think that is why I chose "That They Might Have Joy" as the title of my blog. Life can be hard and things can be sad or difficult and sometimes I get caught up in that. I want to always remember that God didn't put us, His children, here on earth to be unhappy. He wants the best things for us and promises that as we follow Him we can find joy on earth within our crazy/awful/boring/stressful/wonderful/etc days, and ultimate happiness in the life to come.

Adam fell that men might be; and men are, that they might have joy.- 2 Nephi 2:25

Sometimes there has to be darkness to better appreciate the light.


  1. It is so true! We learn so much about what joy really is when we go through our trials. Just think, all these hard days on the mission are followed by miraculous ones! How have you been able to face these hard days with your head held high?

  2. I completely agree, and we've had one of those weeks!!! But it is our faith in the hard times that really shows our true colors. I wrote a blog about this too. :) Check it out!

  3. Lindsey, I love you! I just read about your blog today on the family website and came right to it. I just wanted you to know that your words touched my heart. Thank you so much! I will write soon. Love you tons, Sister Orrock!