Friday, August 24, 2012

LDS Homeschool Conference- part3

" are that they might have joy." 2 Nephi 2:25

Another class I attended was Women are that they might have joy!" by Mindy Heath.
This was the class description: Yes, that means you too! Discover How To Live With Peace, Joy and Connection In Every Area Of Your Life.
Have you ever felt like you were doing all the "right" things but none of it seemed to be working? Have you ever felt not good enough or that success is for everyone else but you? Maybe you are thriving in some areas of your life but struggling in others and no matter how hard you try you don't know how to change it. And deep down you know it's taking it's toll on you, your marriage, your kids, maybe even your faith.  You can have peace, joy and connection no matter what is going on around you!  Discover the key to "BE"ing who Heavenly Father created you to be and all the joy and healing that follows!

 "In all of life have much fun and laughter, life is to be enjoyed, not just endured." -President Gordon B. Hinckley

She started out with a story about herself. She was a mess! She had poor health, felt terrible all the time, was stressed, had no patience, etc. One day she couldn't do it anymore. She left. She went to a favorite place and poured her heart out to Heavenly Father. She realized she had been going about things all wrong. She then asked us a question. Are you going to keep trying to be what everyone else wants you to be? Or, let it all go and find out who Heavenly Father made you to be. Wow. The room was dead silent. I hadn't really thought about it like that before. It seems like we are always trying to do better- be better and sometimes it's really hard to measure up. It can be really depressing, especially when you look around and it seems like everyone else has it all together. We were made in our "perfect" Heavenly Father's image. We were given special gifts and divine attributes before we ever got to this earth. We are worthwhile and He knows what we need! When we are overwhelmed and stressed who do we listen to? Is it the Spirit, or is it Satan? Between 50,000 and 70,000 thoughts go through our head each day. At least 1/2 are negative. We need to change our thoughts! Benjamin Franklin said that the key to happiness is right thinking. We need to KNOW that we are good enough and that Heavenly Father loves us. We need to believe Christ. He will heal us and change us. We need to change our self talk and not let it become toxic. Sometimes we go from "I did something bad" to "I am bad".

"We must put ourselves in order before we can truly succeed." -Stephen R. Covey

What does all of this have to do with homeschooling? To truly succeed in life and experience deep peace, joy, and connection we must have our hearts and lives in order.

 "The academics cannot succeed until the relationships are in order" -Diann Jeeppson


Will said...

LOVE this!!!!!!!

Megan said...

Hey, how did that happen?? Will must have been logged in on my laptop...oopsie!

Jennie said...

Thanks Will! (HeeHee) I just loved her- she was amazing.
I still have 4 speakers to go- I better get typing...