I just don’t really know what to say…


With news like this …it’s hard to be optimistic about the future of my husband’s career. I have no idea if my husband will be out of a job by the time the NWA/Delta merger happens. But with all the regionals that have gone under in the last two months, it doesn’t look good for Pinnacle.

Otherwise, life’s been kinda tough lately. Work stress is high, financial stress is high, and my health is hit-and-miss. Rosie’s done with first grade on Friday, I’ll be done with my semester officially within the next few days, and Taylor’s been in SLC helping my parents move downtown this week. I’m trying to take joy in the little things. The new Coldplay album is fabulous, my air conditioner works, and I ate a really, really good orange yesterday. Michigan is beautiful and green, and I try to enjoy it as much as I can handle the humidity. We’ve had some breathtaking thunderstorms this week, and we’ve luckily not had to deal with flooding and power outages as other neighboring areas have. Lately I’ve been thinking about some quotes from Gordon B Hinckley:

“Life is just like an old time rail journey … delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders, and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride.”

“My plea is that we stop seeking out the storms and enjoy more fully the sunlight. I am suggesting that as we go through life we ‘accentuate the positive.’ I am asking that we look a little deeper for the good, that we still our voices of insult and sarcasm, that we more generously compliment and endorse virtue and effort.”

“It isn’t as bad as you sometimes think it is. It all works out. Don’t worry. I say that to myself every morning. It will all work out. If you do your best, it will all work out. Put your trust in God and move forward with faith and confidence in the future. The Lord will not forsake us,…if we put our trust in Him, if we pray to Him, if we live worthy of His blessings, He will hear our prayers.”

  • B&U

    Joy in the little things, such an easy concept but such a hard thing to do. You seem to be handling everything so well and taking it all in stride, although I suppose that many times that is all that we can do. Just hang on to your faith and somehow, some way things will work out.

    PS: We should figure out a time when we could get together again, maybe have a picnic or something. There are some great parks in our area called Metro Parks. Google it and you’ll find some info on it!

  • B&U

    Joy in the little things, such an easy concept but such a hard thing to do. You seem to be handling everything so well and taking it all in stride, although I suppose that many times that is all that we can do. Just hang on to your faith and somehow, some way things will work out.

    PS: We should figure out a time when we could get together again, maybe have a picnic or something. There are some great parks in our area called Metro Parks. Google it and you’ll find some info on it!

  • B&U

    Joy in the little things, such an easy concept but such a hard thing to do. You seem to be handling everything so well and taking it all in stride, although I suppose that many times that is all that we can do. Just hang on to your faith and somehow, some way things will work out.

    PS: We should figure out a time when we could get together again, maybe have a picnic or something. There are some great parks in our area called Metro Parks. Google it and you’ll find some info on it!

  • B&U

    Joy in the little things, such an easy concept but such a hard thing to do. You seem to be handling everything so well and taking it all in stride, although I suppose that many times that is all that we can do. Just hang on to your faith and somehow, some way things will work out.

    PS: We should figure out a time when we could get together again, maybe have a picnic or something. There are some great parks in our area called Metro Parks. Google it and you’ll find some info on it!

  • Janica

    thank you for those quotes!! its a great reminder…

  • sillyboy_in_japan

    My wife and I have been focusing on, as found in the Teachings of the Presidents of the Church: Joseph Smith manual p. 131, “[being] plain and simple and [asking] for what [we] want, just like [we] would go a neighbor and say, I want to borrow your horse to go to the mill.” Being more specific in requesting help, not just help us, but here is the problem, here is our solution, here is the specific help we need to reach that solution. My wife is great at it, I am still working on it. hope that helps. I am glad you aren’t in the flooded areas! If all else fails, Japan always needs a few good English teachers 🙂

  • Parry-larious

    I loved those quotes. So sorry to hear that things are rough. You have my endless encouragement and prayers.

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