Saturday, November 8, 2008

Drama doesn't equal Importance

So, last night we saw Ghost Town.
We couldn't stay for the last 10/15 minutes, because we would be late for curfew...
It was good. I recommend it. There was an incredible quote in it.
I can't remember it word for word, but it went something like this...
"Just because you think that your life is boring and not exciting doesn't mean it's less important than those with drama."
I just love this. I don't think my life is boring in any way, but (and I'm sure you've heard this from me) I think that I haven't had any trials or hard times in my life. I never get depressed or bummed out about it, I feel very grateful and blessed. However, I just feel sometimes like I have such a weak testimony and way of thinking about life compared to others' whose lives have been ridiculed with hardships, or even just a couple noteworthy hard times.
Sometimes we (I) crave drama. Sometimes we (I) want controversy. This isn't how our Heavenly Father wants us to think. He wants us to be appreciative of what we have. Lately, I've been looking at my longing for trials as selfish. I should take my good life and circumstances and use them for good and to help others. Being at school and around so many LDS kids with such different backgrounds and with such tough trials and circumstances I feel like a spoiled brat complaining about my easy life. I'm going to work on it.


Crystal said...

I wouldn't say you are selfish, but be careful what you wish for. I wouldn't say that I have faced terrible trials, but for that I am grateful! Keep on keepin' on! Love and miss you!

KellyAnne said...

Hmm I can relate to this a little. Sometimes I wonder if, for some of us, our trial is enduring the trials of others. You know what I mean? Like those we love. That's really hard too. Miss you!
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