During LDS church General Conference yesterday, one of the men who spoke said something I really liked. As a kid, he came home from from a football game; his team lost and he was upset. He told his mom, looking for sympathy, and she told him, “Come what may, and love it.”
Over the years he’s come to understand that statement. It doesn’t mean we have to love the bad things going on around us. We don’t have to love going through tough times. Or that when we are wronged, to take it lying down.
It means we need to appreciate the opportunities we have to learn and to grow. To enjoy being on earth and being a part of God’s plan.
I don’t know why, but I really liked that saying. It’s a little more sympathetic than my usual saying, Suck it up. So I’m going to try to remember this when I run into something difficult or my patience is being tested. I want to remember to love every moment with my kids and husband and not let a moment go unappreciated. I want to let it all come, and love it.
I’m looking forward to the other talks that will be given today.