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I’ll be honest with you.  It is hard sometimes to not look around and see what other women are doing, and not think that maybe I should be doing that also.  When I see someone on the street running or biking, I often think that I should probably do that too.  When I go visit a friend and she has decorations up for the next coming holiday (big or small) I think, I guess I should get out some decorations and do that too.

So can you guess what happens next?  I get stressed out because now I have added more “should have’s” to my already busy life.

The concept I’m talking about today “Be true to yourself and your beliefs” was born out of this type of misconception.  The choices I make in my life should come from me, where I am and what I want to do, because it is how I want to better myself, not because it is what someone else is doing.

There is no happiness when you fail to live according to your convictions…

Ezra Taft Benson

The words used here, convictions and beliefs, have a religious connotation, as they should.  As our lives are in harmony with our religious beliefs, we will certainly be more at peace and have greater joy.

But there is also another concept I want to share.  You and I also need to be true to what we personally believe.  I may believe that it is important to recycle, and I’ll look for ways to do so even when I’m away from home.  You may believe in being kind to animals or volunteering or gardening or any other of the million things that people feel passionate about.

The caution is in not letting someone else’s passion, bring you down because you think it should also be yours.

I believe that family dinner time is really important.  I plan a meal, cook and create a nice setting to eat in, with no music or TV,  just family, because this is how I connect with my family.

This is what love.  I don’t expect anyone else to be the same, so why do I think I should be that same as anyone else.

The real key here is to find out what your beliefs and convictions are.  What is most important in your life?  Are you working on the tasks that you think you ought to do, or are you spend your time doing what you really believe in?  The closer in line to your beliefs that you bring your daily activities, the greater chance you have to find joy in life.


Challenge yourself.  List a few things that your really believe in, and pay attention to how you feel when you live according to those beliefs.

If you would like, leave a comment and share with me some of the things you believe in.

Now go and find JOY today!!


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