It’s time for another “Share the Goodness” inspirational idea! We want to spread a little happiness and faith all across the world to inspire those who stop by. Our idea for this month is a quote about adversity from one of my favorite general authorities:
It is your reaction to adversity, not the adversity itself, that determines how your life’s story will develop.
-Dieter F. Uchtdorf
I’m not quite ready to spill my guts about a pretty huge trial my family has been faced with (baby steps!), but I just want to add my testimony to this quote by saying this:
When someone hurts you or wrongs you in any way or when someone of importance chooses to do something that changes your life negatively, you have 2 choices: You can get mad and block them out, or you can show them love and hope for healing.
The confrontational person in me usually finds it hard to hold my tongue. But after some serious praying and pondering on how to act when faced with this situation, I couldn’t help but feel like showing love was my best option.
At times it might have been easier to get mad and move on, but this was such a short-sided way of seeing things, and I wanted more for the ending of my story.
My reaction to this adversity has made all the difference in my progress.
I know I made the best decision- not the easy decision, the best one.
Times are still rough, but things are getting easier. Wounds are still there, but they haven’t defined me and no longer consume me. We still have a ways to go, but I am so hopeful for our future!
Feel free to print the image above as a reminder that attitude can make all the difference!
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