Monday, March 15, 2010

Maybe it's the sunshine...

maybe it's the nap, or the music, or the yumm-o left over pie from pie day I enjoyed, but life is good. I had a moment today while cleaning the kitchen, I am happy. It was simple, but glorious. Lately it's been easy for me to stress about my future, will Grant make enough money, will I have a nice house, will I ever get a new car? Grant is deciding what it is he actually wants to do after he graduates in December, and I've come to this point where I just want him to choose what makes him happy. I have to admit it's a little embarrassing admitting how prideful and materialistic I've been, but I'm pleased to announce I've changed! Like I said, maybe it's the sunshine creating a sense of euphoria, but I realized if I can be happy (like really really happy) in this little, old, dusty apartment, heck I can be happy anywhere. If I can be happy (like I said before extremely happy) driving my multi-colored 97' Honda I can be happy driving anything as long as it gets me from point a to point b.

As long as I have this:

laughs with my silly husband!

And this:

the Savior Jesus Christ.

And someday maybe a few of these:

(I guess they ALL don't have to be ballerinas)

I know I will be happy, no matter where I live.

A wonderful, wise man said this in November 2008 Conference:

"This is our only chance at mortal life-here and now. The longer we live, the greater is our realization that it is brief. Opportunities come, and then they are gone. I believe that among the greatest lessons we are to learn in this short sojourn upon the earth are lessons that help us distinguish between what is important and what is not. I plead with you not to let those most important things pass you by as you plan for that illusive and non-existent future when you will have time to do all that you want to do." -President Thomas S. Monson

9 comments:

G and G Nut said...

Zaundra,
You have wisdom so far beyond your years.
xoxoxo

Aubrey and Chris said...

Z-
Can I just start off by saying, I love your freaking guts! I to have stressed about similar things, and the unknowing of the future. Your post gave me the chills and almost brought tears to my eyes. And for that I say Thank

Jesse said...

I literally laughed out loud when I read..."maybe they don't all have to ballerinas." hahaha. I love you. I really do.

Matthews Family said...

Zaundra, I loved your post. Thanks for bringing gratitude to my heart for all the joy that I am so blessed to have no matter what trials I am faced with. I love you and Grant so much!!

Brooke said...

Zaundra,
What great perspective to have and be reminded of. You are so right! I loved that quote from President Monson. Thanks for your insight. I love it, and I love you and Grant!

kelseybeth said...

Zaundra-
I found your blog doing my usual blog stalking today :) I hope you're doing well- I'm sad we never got together while you were in Dallas last summer! If you are coming again this summer then we'll have to--

Kelsey

Reimstar said...

What a great point of view! How inspiring :)

Dawson said...

One day when you live in a big huge house and drive a big SUV (big enough for all your cute kids)Grant is going to come home late one night because that's the life of a business owner. You're going to be exhausted from the life you love and you'll smile and remember younger days of newlywed bliss. I love the song by Trace Adkins. (lyrics) Your ganna miss this. You're ganna want this back. You're gonna wish this time hadn't gone by so fast. (: Love you and want to have a GNO soon.

Dawson said...

I don't know why my comment was posted with Dawson's name. It was from me Elizabeth (: