03 September 2017

Trust in the Lord

One Saturday, my family and I went to Showa Kinen Park. We had been here many times but still hadn't explored most of if because it is so big. When we go, we usually only go to the Wanpaku Yuugu park. Right before we went this time, we heard from a friend that there were actually more exciting things in the back area of the park. Bouncy clouds, dragons, mist, and long slides etc. We hadn't seen any of these before but they sounded like fun! So we went to the park and as usual went to the Wanpaku Yuuga. My daughters were having a lot of fun running around and going down the small slides. It was quite crowded at this park too. After spending about half an hour at the park, my husband and I wanted to go check out the back end of the park and see all these new and exciting play areas. We asked our daughters if they wanted to go, but they said no. We tried to tell them all the cool things that would be over there but they still said no. They were having way too much fun and were just comfortable in this area. They said things like "It's too far! I don't want to walk!" and "I like it here!" It was very hard to convince them to walk to the far end of the big park. Finally, after bribing them with some ice cream, we were able to get them to walk another 10 minutes to the next big playground. We had never been in this part of the park before and when the girls saw it, their eyes went big and they couldn't believe how much more fun this part of the park was! There were so many new things to play on and less people too. They had a LOT more fun in this playground than the one we always went to.

I learnt from this experience that sometimes we are the same as my daughters. We are always told that if we only do a little bit more, if we walk an extra 10 minutes, if we improve ourselves, if we work just a little bit harder, the rewards are much greater than we ever could imagine! We are sometimes so comfortable where we are in life, where we live, our friends, our ward, that we don't want things to change. Heavenly Father knows what is just around the corner waiting for us to find. He knows that if we only do a little more, we can receive those great blessings! We can't see what he sees. We don't know what in store for us, but he does. He knows that we are capable of doing more and being better and that if we listen to our leaders and seek the Holy Ghost, choose the right and endure to the end, we will reach that amazing new place that we never knew existed and will experience things that we never knew we could. I know that our Heavenly Father loves us and has a plan for us and we are capable of more!


2 comments:

  1. Tell this story to the members at the sacrament meeting!

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    1. Haha thanks for commenting!
      I shared it with the RS sisters... does that count? ;)

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