Today, pondering what it means to #lighttheworld . 

I didn't start out doing these post with the intention of doing one every day. I know myself too well. And I know how busy life can get for me. but I've missed lots of beautiful scriptures this last week that mean a lot to me. "I was a stranger and you took me in. Blessed are they that mourn. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Where your treasure is there will your heart be also. Blessed are the merciful. I was naked and you clothed me."

I know that as women in the LDS Church, we have this idea that there are certain things that need to be done. And if they don't get done then we are somehow not enough or less then we should be. Having the opportunity to be a single full-time working mom has opened up many moments for me to learn about priorities, energy use, intention, and being present.
Sometimes I don't have the time or energy to follow through on things that I would have been able to do before my divorce. Sometimes I'm busy lighting up my own world. Because you can't like the world if you don't have a light of your own.
This last week I've been busy lighting up my own world. And feels amazing! I'm so grateful to my Savior for all the healing opportunities that have come into my life. So grateful for supportive family, and wonderful friends with giving, generous hearts, to be able to feel love and give love in so may ways.
I bought this giant metal & for my kitchen wall. It reminds me to get rid of the buts. I hate buts. Anytime you have a but in your life it invalidates everything you said before the but. Instead of saying, "I want to light the world but, don't have time", I can say, "I want to light the world, and I'm going to do it in the ways that I have time and energy to do it". 

This is just my little reminder to not forget about lighting up your own world before you try and light up everybody else's. And don't let those big buts get in your way. Get off your buts and light up the world! Embrace the ands in your life. In this way you'll be able to free up your light, that it may shine in the way that the Savior would have it shine.