Recently a friend on Facebook hosted a party for LuLaRoe. In one of her posts she mentioned how she wears LuLaRoe leggings and t-shirts to class everyday, how she works out in them, how she sleeps in them, how she wears their dresses to church. Um, okay, if you can wear the same thing to the gym, to bed, and to class then you have a major problem. Basically what she said is that she wears work out clothes/pajamas to class EVERY SINGLE DAY. How frumpy and unflattering! (The whole workout clothing as running errands clothing is another topic I will eventually get to.) Also, their dresses are not formal enough for church. They are great for going to the beach because they look like cover ups.
I remember the first time two women started kissing on the screen in front of my mother and I. I was taken aback and fled to under the blanket to avoid the scene. Meanwhile, my mother let out a screech. We were just watching a show on TV. Since when was this allowed on public television? It used to be that you had to seek it out. Since then it has transitioned into something that we now have to avoid.
The only way to experience the blessings the gospel brings is to act on faith. Testimony gradually expands or recedes based on your actions. It doesn’t appear over night. Each day you must conscientiously decide.
My laptop is out of commission. Brb.
The whole Plan of Salvation was created because God knew that mankind could not be perfect. Because of this he sent his Son to atone for our sins. Being worthy means that we are striving our best and continually repenting. It is THROUGH Christ that we can eventually become perfect. That is what this life is all about.
Being raised with specific beliefs and continuing to live in a society that primarily adheres to those beliefs can often numb the meaning. So it is with baptism. Growing up I remember attending each of my cousins baptisms. I remember kneeling near the font with the other children and keeping my eyes open throughout the prayer for fear I would miss it. I don’t know why I never realized that the “fun part” was after the prayer. Following the confirmation all of the cousins would run to each others cars to catch a ride with anyone but their family. Once everyone had arrived at the home of the cousin who was baptized everyone would race to the bathroom or a bedroom and immediately change into something more comfortable.
LISTEN UP EVERYONE! Wedding invitations have gone down the toilet. My refrigerator is covered in invitations, I’m a young Mormon girl living in Utah Valley after all. And we all know that everyone and their dog is getting married. At least 3/4’s of the invitations I receive are disastrous. No one has been taught how to properly format their wedding invites and it is a tragedy. “It’s just an invitation,” you may say. I say, it is SO much more than that. This is how you are introducing your future husband or wife to everyone you know. You want to make a good impression. Nothing is worse than to have someone you love dearly thinking that your fiance’s name is Tyler instead of Taylor due to the adorable but illegible fonts or for them not to realize who the groom is at the reception because you two were kissing in the picture sent out and their face was unrecognizable.
For the benefit of invitee’s and attendee’s here are the rules on how to format and judge the format of the invitations you send and receive.
In contrast to my “I am better than thou” because of my opinions posts, I will also be including uplifting quotes to balance out the negativity. I understand that part of the gospel is not judging, being inclusive, and happy. This I am striving to do. (Note: Striving. The irony doesn’t get past me. Yes, this blog is to convince everyone that I am right about everything and yet here I am blatantly stating that sometimes, actually, often, I am off base. I am entitled to share my opinions, you are entitled to take them how you choose. That does not make me a better human being than anyone. When it comes to tradition it is okay to disagree. However, the gospel is a completely different ballpark.)
Today I would like to share with you a quote by our beloved prophet, Thomas S. Monson.
As someone who has struggled with depression for years this hits close to home, especially now that my birth control has put my hormones even more out of whack. Choosing to be positive can be SO HARD. However, there is no doubt in my mind that even if our minds are genetically prone to negativity, it is our choice whether or not to let it penetrate our souls. It is my testimony that God wants us to be happy. He wants us to experience great joy in this life. It is up to us how we choose to respond to the trials life throws in our faces.
“Choose ye this day whom ye will serve.” And choose ye this day to live happily.
Welcome to my potentially semi-abrasive opinion blog. In the future you can expect posts on how NOT to plan your wedding, what NOT to do in church, along with uplifting materials such as my personal input on LDS quotes found on Pinterest. Any pictures I post will be used from online sources for my own anonymity.
The inspiration from my blog has come from many years of judging neighbors and ward members weddings with my dear mother. Was their announcement formatted correctly? Was the groom wearing a suit or a tuxedo? Were their decorations classy or trendy? Etc. PSA for FUTURE BRIDES please please PLEASE feel free to contact me. I can answer any questions you have with the help of my dear mother. One purpose of this blog is to inform the oblivious on wedding etiquette and traditions.
So welcome, sit back, relax, and join me as I attempt to convince you to think exactly the way I do.