Friday, September 30, 2011

First Things First

For 18 years of my life, or a good portion of it, I had very specific goals. I put everything into them because to me- they were everything.
Graduate high school. Go to BYU. Get married. Have children. 
{check. check. check. check}

For awhile now I have been lost. I had worked for so long to get where was, that I didn't know what to work towards. I was in a dark place. 

I since then have recieved the guidance I needed and have worked through personal struggles and familial issues to become more emotionally stable. I am so grateful for all of those who have helped me through this time- and yes, I'm talking about you. Even if you don't know it. Thank you. 

A part of my journey- I say journey because I am no where near the end- is finding happiness every day. When I have looked for beauty, I have found it. Sometimes it's just hard to look. Sometimes I don't want to. Whatever the reason, finding the beauty of the mundane isn't always easy for me. 

Cue this blog. I decided to jump on the bandwagon and start a craft/DIY/party ideas etc blog. 

I literally have no idea what purpose this blog will hold. Nor do I have tons of crafts lined up to showcase- I just need a place to remind myself of the sweetness of the everyday. 

I know it's there. I know it. And now, I'm looking.
Where the inspiration came from:

I was significantly impressed by this talk- and my blog title actually came from the talk as well. There will always be a special place in my heart for the words said at this Relief Society conference- if you haven't read it, PLEASE do. There is a link in the next paragraph. It could change your life.

"The happiest people I know are not those who find their golden ticket; they are those who, while in pursuit of worthy goals, discover and treasure the beauty and sweetness of the everyday moments. They are the ones who, thread by daily thread, weave a tapestry of gratitude and wonder throughout their lives. These are they who are truly happy." Forget Me Not by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

This is another talk that has significanly impacted my life. I truly believe that being creative- in whatever outlet you choose- will help you enjoy life and live it to the fullness.

"Being creative will help you enjoy life. It engenders a spirit of gratitude. It develops latent talent, sharpens your capacity to reason, to act, and to find purpose in life. It dispels loneliness and heartache. It gives a renewal, a spark of enthusiasm, and zest for life." Finding Joy in Life by Elder Richard G. Scott.

Welcome to the Sweetness of the Everyday, 
where I will try and share the sweet things in my life with you.