So apparently I can add blogging to the ever growing list of things I'm not so good at in life.
My current ward calling is as the activities chair person. Granted, the church kinda did away with the activities committee, but as a singles ward our bishop feels that activities are pretty vital so we have a monthly activity that I'm in charge of. The ward has an annual formal dinner and dance which is kind of a big deal I guess. Luckily the Relief Society President volunteered to be in charge of the decorations and we had it catered so that left me with not too much to do (besides help with the decorations- which took a long time but was actually pretty fun).
Also a couple of things I've come to realize lately:
1. The Lord answers prayers in the most surprising of ways. Sometimes what I have thought was a terrible thing actually ends up being a total blessing. God has a much better perspective than I do, so the next time I think to complain about something I think I will take a step back and realize that maybe it actually a tender mercy (as a lot of my trials have turned out to be lately).
2. The whole point of our time here on earth is to grow and become better, and trials are a necessary part of that. So when faced with difficulties I am trying to look at it as an opportunity to learn something and become better instead of asking "why me?" or wondering why life can't just constantly be a picnic.
3. Life is full of highs and lows of all kinds. Spiritually speaking I was on a high a few weeks ago and now I feel like I've been in a bit of a low. I think in my life this sometimes happens when I try to turn to something, anything, other than the gospel to make me happy or fill a void in my life. I think that's usually the reason we sin- we believe that somehow it will make us happy. Over and over again we learn that "wickedness never was happiness".