You know how when you take a road trip some place how there is often "look out points" along the way. I'm usually so interested in getting to my destination that I don't stop. I do however, always seem to look over the beautiful land that is on display at those look out points. It seems to me that taking a drive to see the look out points would be a fun and rewarding road trip. I think our life is the same way. We're usually so busy trying to get to the next destination we forget to look at the beautiful think all around us. I have also thought of those points as a time to reflect. Although my life hasn't always been like the newly paved road and sometimes it way need some pot holes filled it has been a fun ride none the less. I've taken this week and this post to do some reflecting and to try to stop at my own look out points and be amazed at all that I have been given.
I have been so blessed to have an AMAZING family. I literally couldn't ask for a better family for me. My parents have taught me well and have always been there for me. It is also amazing to me the close friendships I have with each of my siblings, their spouses, and their kids. It is so rare that we all get along so well and even when we don't agree we are able to move past that and strengthen each other. Alex being the most important person to me has given me such strength and when times are difficult he is there for me to lean on. Second, I have been blessed to live in a free country where I may not always agree with my leaders but at least I can make choices in my life and know I will be protected by my freedoms.
I believe my biggest blessing is the knowledge I have been given, I have been able to learn so much on so many levels. Most importantly the knowledge I have in my religion knowing who I am, where I came from, and why I'm on this earth is something that can't be bought. The testimony I have has taken my whole life to develop and grow and I'm always learning so I can be a greater asset to my Lord. Also, the 'earthly' knowledge I have. Alex and I often talk about how I just seem to know and remember things. I never really learned how to study and yet I'm more than half way through with my MBA it is amazing that I am able to recall the things I need to at the right time. I love learning on all levels. Life's not always easy and sometimes when we have struggles it is important to stop at our own look out points and remember all the blessings we have been given.