21 February 2012


sometimes, like last night, i get down and feel like the world is out to get me.
i ask, "why me?"
my focus turns completely and totally inward.
and it's selfish.
then i read this talk. we talked about putting off the natural man in institute last week and president samuelin quoted a lot from this talk. i finally got around to reading it last night and boy did it put my life into perspective!
i don't like to think that i am a selfish person. but sometimes i am.
sometimes i don't like to see others succeed, when i feel like i am not.
sometimes i don't rejoice in the happiness of others.
sometimes i make myself look better than i am.
sometimes i am more anxious about my well being than the well being of others.
sometimes i don't like it when others have the spotlight
sometimes i think people have ulterior motives for everything
sometimes i am not sincere.

but, i am going in the right direction! i know that my desire to overcome this selfishness is a sign that i will overcome my natural man. i know that God will help me.


  1. I love this! I've been thinking about this a lot lately. My friend Haley used a quote by Pres. Uchtdorf in her talk on Sunday that I think really applies. He said, "Humility is not thinking less of ourselves, it's thinking less ABOUT ourselves." How perfect is that!?

  2. I love this post, I feel so much of the same things you do sometimes! Thanks for finding my blog, I am your newest follower and cannot wait to read more!