Monday, November 10, 2014

I'm a Missionary! (10/27/2014)

This week was extremely hard, I'm not going to lie. I lost all of my motivation, was exhausted, was sad, and was frustrated.   : (

We all go through weeks like this. When things get tough, and we are about to give up, just keep going. My favorite fish (Dori) says: "Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming swimming swimming, what do we do? we swim, swim, swim!"

"When things go wrong as they sometimes will, when the road you are trudging seems all uphill, when the funds are low and the debts are high, and you want to smile, but you have to sigh, when care is pressing you down a bit, rest if you must, but don't you quit. Life is queer with its twists and turns, as everyone of us sometimes learns, and many a person turns about when they might have won had they stuck it out. Don't give up though the pace seems slow. You may succeed with another blow. Often the struggler had given up, when he might have had the victors cup. And he learned too late when the night came down, how close he was to the golden crown. Success is failure turned inside out, so stick to the fight when you are hardest hit, it's when things seem worst that you must not quit." 

We must not quit. When life get's hard, I try to keep an eternal perspective. This life is a test. Jesus Christ already paid the debt. We just need to keep the commandments and endure to the end. Then we will have eternal life. If life was easy, we wouldn't learn anything. Even so, I sometimes wish it was easy. But that wasn't God's plan. His plan was for us to come to Earth to gain a body, gain experiences, and be happy. We wouldn't know happiness if we didn't know sadness. We wouldn't know good if we didn't know evil. 

Just keep swimming!
Sister Struempler 

p.s. Here's my new district:

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