Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Feeling the NEED

DO you ever feel the need to be BETTER???
Not just a BETTER mom...
Or a BETTER wife...
Or BETTER friend...
BUT ALL OF THOSE THINGS?

DO you ever feel like you could do MORE???
Not just MORE praying...
Or MORE scriptures...
Or MORE service....
BUT be MORE religious as a whole?

What about being OVERWHELMED with Gratitude?
Feeling like you can't THANK enough people who have SERVED you?
Or feeling like you can't RETURN the favor adequately?
OVERWHELMED with thoughts and feelings
of GRATITUDE for and about people
that you just don't know how to express or portray?

Do you ever think about this person you WANT to be?
Or the GOALS you would like to ACCOMPLISH?
Or look at someone you ADMIRE and think to yourself, "I want to be like them"...

Then after all those thoughts PASS through your mind
you begin to feel so OVERWHELMED that you don't even know where to begin?
That is how I am feeling right now.
I think I am a pretty good person,
I know that I try hard to do GOOD
and be GOOD and CHOOSE THE RIGHT,
but I just feel like I could DO MORE,
BE MORE,
BE BETTER,
and it needs to start NOW.
I live the GOSPEL,
but I need to be a BETTER example
and a BETTER mom and wife.

I just got done listening to a million "mormon messages" and man it really hit me to the core. IF you can't tell. If you haven't watched those, DO IT, they are amazing, some more touching than others...depending on who you are, but WOW. Loved it, and totally INSPIRED me.

6 comments:

Chris and Mindy said...

I swear I feel like that almost everyday. I wish I could just listen to those talks 24/7 to keep me motivated and always aware of my actions. Thanks for posting! You're one of those moms I look at and think, how does she do it all. You're so great!

Allie Linford said...

Wonderful post, and I know what you mean about the Mormon messages. I am proud to be Mormon but I need to be better as well. I would like to be more like you.

Rebecca Lowe said...

i feel that way everyday! i'm glad i'm not alone. just remember that if you're trying, you're succeeding :)

Spence and Aiona ... said...

I love this post Ash, I know exactly that feeling where you get overwhelmed not knowing where to start. I love you girl, thanks for being such an awesome friend!

Hayley Nelson Potter said...

Great post Ashley!

Leah said...

You ARE doing all those things! YOu're such a good example. I still need to go on and watch some of those messages. I just got our wards newsletter on my door when I got home and they are encouraging all of the members to go online and watch those videos... I guess I better do it!!! ;)

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