"You must have control of the authorship of your own destiny. The pen that writes your life story must be held in your own hand." ~Irene C. Kassorla

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

March 30, 2011 I Saw His Hand Today...

  • Had a new day to start over
  • I was able to write my nutrition paper before class today plus take a twenty minute power nap.
  • I cooked today! I made chicken and green beans. I can't even remember the last time I have cooked. Usually it's a granola bar on the go or mac n cheese.
  • I live in a really nice apartment with amazing roommates
  • I get to go to college and continue my education and learn
  • I have a job that gives me extra money
  • I have opportunities that I never have even dared to dream about
  • I am on a college dance team. Who would have ever thought of that.. I do sports.
  • I have an amazing ward with an amazing calling and amazing women that I learn so much from every day.
  • I am able to manage my time
  • I am able to live in a place where I can talk about what I believe every day and no one blinks an eye.
  • I have a healthy body that carries me throughout my day
  • I have clothes to wear and food to eat
  • I have goals
  • I have scriptures that guide me through my life
  • I can pray whenever I want
  • I have a clear understanding of why I am on this earth, where I was before I was here and where I am going after this life.
  • I am able to repent
  • I have parents, friends, teachers and peers that love and care about my well being
  • I am happy.
What more could a girl ask for?

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

March 29, 2011 I Saw His Hand Today...

  • Figured out a lot about myself today.
  • A friend told me that "to get a good guy, you have to be able to be alone first and be okay with it" I'm sooo glad I'm realllly independent and okay with being alone. (for now at least).
  • I got a good grade on my sociology test with a little help from my prayers.
  • Did puurrty good at my last performance tonight. K, no for reals.. this was the last one.
  • Had a deep conversation about life with a friend. Those are always nice. They keep me in check by reestablishing what I want and keeping my goals set in stone.
  • Realized how bad I wanna be a mom. Shouldn't I wanna get married first? Little backwards.
  • Was able to laugh at myself when I did many things today that made me look like a moron.
  • Sold a few things at work today. Commission :)
  • Had a thought of, "wow, Heavenly Father really loves me" more than once today.

Monday, March 28, 2011

March 28, 2011 I Saw His Hand Today...

  • My alarm didn't go off today but i still got up at the exact time that I needed to.. I may or may not have gone back to sleep after that though :/
  • last concert went well! pictures are coming soon!
  • So many friends and family came to watch me tonight! so sweet of them :) I had 16 tickets reserved! I feel so loved.
  • grateful for my safety. apparently alpine village has been experiencing some scary activity with robbery and people coming into apartments and stuff. ahh..
  • today was a good day. I'm so happy.
  • I know He has a plan for me and I'm excited to live it ;)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

March 27, 2011 I Saw His Hand Today...

  • Last week I got a prompting to tell the girls in my relief society while conducting, that we need to pray for each other. This week during testimony meeting, almost everyone got up and said they were going through some sort of trial. Coincidence? I think not.
  • Had a really successful time visiting teaching who I am assigned to plus some girls I thought needed some extra encouragement.
  • I had a lot of good solid conversations today.
  • Realized exactly what I want in a husband, which is a big deal for me because i've never really had a "type" My roommates make fun of me because they say I bring home all shapes and sizes. HA
  • Although people shove "marriage" down my throat, I am SO content with my life and what I'm doing.
  • I know that He knows me.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

March 26, 2011 I Saw His Hand Today...

  • I got to sleep in for the first time in weeeeeks! wow, heaven.
  • Both performances went well :)- except one thing... one of the girls skirts fell down to her ankles during the performance! She made the best of it and not a whole lot of people noticed, but it was SOO funny. She'll look back and laugh too I'm sure. We all kinda felt bad though because it's her birthday today :/ at least she wont forget this one.
  • Mah mamma and papa came to see me dance today! Always fun to see them. Entertaining characters. I can tell they love me and are proud of me and they are always interested/fascinated with my life. I'm a lucky girl, a lot of people can't say that about their parental units.
  • Realized I'll probably never fully grow up. I'm wearing sponge curlers tonight :) Ohhhh the little things that make me smile.
  • I can honestly say that life is wonderful. I am soooo blessed.

Friday, March 25, 2011

March 25, 2011 I Saw His Hand Today...

  • I had two whole hours to relax today! Although it doesn't seem much, it was bliss compared to what my crazy schedule has been.
  • I did well in my concert tonight
  • Hung out with my awesome friends, Jake and Forrest.
  • Felt love and compassion for people that I have struggled to in the past.
  • I was positive for most of the day :)
  • Made some new friends
  • My bun stayed in for my performance.
  • I was happy today :)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

March 24, 2011 I Saw His Hand Today...

  • Woke up with energy! Don't know how that happened.
  • Sold my first lotion at work worth $73. Hello commission.
  • Made it work when I had to work in Provo at 4 and also had to be at ballroom practice in Orem on the other side of town with hair and make-up done at the same exact time, Don't know how that worked. Oooh yeah, this is when I see His hand in my life. Gratitude.
  • Got through my first 8 hour shift at my new job surprisingly well.
  • Opening night for our UVU ballroom concert was a pretty good hit. Didn't mess up! My coach said she would have given me best performance but I stopped smiling for a second when my bun came loose, oops. :/
  • Although there are non-members on my team, we, as a team said a prayer before going on stage. This made me happy. The girl that suggested that we say a prayer did the best out of everyone and my coach even crowned her "best performer" for the night even though she had been struggling a lot earlier in practice. I'm so proud of her. I love when people aren't ashamed or embarrassed to suggest praying in a non-religious atmosphere. Goes to show that it pays off and prayer really does work :) You go girl.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

March 23, 2011 I Saw His Hand Today...

  • I survived being at school from 8:45 AM to 8:45 PM
  • Had a good attitude almost ALL day (this really is an accomplishment for me)
  • Self esteem was risen :)
  • Didn't get yelled at for being 20 min late for nutrition when my coach kept me late.
  • Had some awesome boys help me through a few routines
  • Overcame the temptation to turn the radio station several times when my favorite song came on after I realized it was... pretty naughty.
  • I laughed a few times :)
Definitely NOT my best... but... this is our waltz this semester.

There ya go Cami and Laci

So I realize this is a really crappy version of our cha cha but it's better than nothing I guess, right? I had a partner change at the last second, so little Patrick was nice enough to fill in! :)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

March 22, 2011: I Saw His Hand Today...

  • Woke up excited about life, which I prayed for last night
  • He helped me stay calm and collected at work when I was not only left alone after working only 2 weeks, but also training someone else on top of that.
  • He helped me realize what awesome friends and roommates I have and how blessed and lucky I am to have them in my life. What a difference it is to have friends that lift you up.
  • My spray tan for my dance performances this week didn't make me come out looking like an oompa-loompa. fewf..
  • Not only did I attend my biology study group but I learned a lot. Prayer works.
  • Felt the spirit in institute tonight even though the topic was "How to find an eternal companion and how to be an eternal companion" He helped me see it in a different light and perspective.
  • I found a new friend that inspires me.
  • I went on a date with a friend that makes me have hope for the boys in this world. Ya know, although slow and dangerous behind the wheel (dumb and dummer) some really do have a good head on their shoulder.
  • I have been so overwhelmed with my schedule but when I make time for Him, He makes time for me :)

I Saw His Hand Today...

Wow, it's been a long time since i've blogged huh? Well.. now I actually have something to write about. For the passed month and a half or so I have been writing in my journal every night and having the heading say "I saw His hand today ..." in front of ever entry I then think about everything I did that day and realize how much the Lord really does for me. Then I write it down. Seriously, it gets easier and easier to find His hand in my life. I literally find Him in everything I do. It's humbling. It makes me think, honestly how do I deserve all of this? It's an awesome way to have a guaranteed feeling of love that He has for all of us. Can I just tell you what a difference this has made in my life? I end my day feeling just so..... happy ya know? There's not even a way to describe it. Every night I think to myself, how can my life get any more awesome? Does it really get any better than that? The "count your many blessings" song definitely takes on a whole new meaning for me now. Not only that, but more so and more importantly I feel like I have a closer relationship with Heavenly Father when I specifically think of what HE did for me today. It puts things in perspective and makes me feel like He has been with me to help me throughout my entire day. Anyway, I can't say enough of how big of an impact it has had on me, so if anyone ever has a bad day or even if they're having a good one, recognize it and write it down! You'll see a big difference in your attitude and suddenly your life becomes awesome instantaneously. I highly recommend this.
This is the intro to what I will be basing my blog on now. Since my journal space is all filled up, I will be trying to write on my blog every night entitling "I Saw His Hand Today.." so sorry if you get sick of it, but I guess no one forces you to read it, right? ;) I suppose it's more of something I wanna do for myself. Anyway... give it a try, I promise you wont regret it.