^me and sweet baby Crew in front of the Raleigh Temple
This happened to me recently after a few somethings occurred, and I was thrown because this rarely happens to me. I feel like I'm a pretty grounded and confident person, and I usually have so many other thoughts (and things) going on, that I don't have time to think these kinds of thoughts.
So...after a 3 minute cry sesh....I thought, you know what? This isn't going to happen. I have way more important and productive things to be doing.
Here's what you do if those thoughts ever creep into your mind...
* In that moment, think about everything you have to be grateful for....for everything that is so good and so sweet in your life. Do it right then and right there. And yes...there is always something good.
* Pray with all your might that that moment will turn itself around for good so that you can get on with it, and do some good for yourself, your family, and for other people.
* To quote Brigham Young, "If you have a bad thought about yourself, tell it to go to hell because that is exactly where it came from." ^And might I add (a bad thought about your situation).
Sometimes you have to experience that moment of BLAH to truly appreciate the amazing moments. The next day brought sunshine, a walk with a really great friend, some of the best snuggles with my baby (there is literally nothing more important than a snuggle snooze with a baby), and a text message from someone that was so obviously inspired to send a very thoughtful message my way.
And to leave you with a quote so beautiful....