Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Trials - LDS Media - Look to the Light

Hi. :) Today I talked to a friend who is going through a really hard time. Talking to her caused me to remember a time when I was going through - probably the biggest trial of my life. I was overcome with pain and sorrow. I prayed for peace, and longed for healing and for the sorrows to come to an end. I remember wondering how long it would take for my trial to end; did it really need to go on as long as it did? Did my suffering need to be SO GREAT?
I continued to pray and to do all that I could to endure my trials well... to do what was right even when it was most challenging to do so. In the face of these trials I had no idea that they would be the source of the greatest peace that I could ever imagine - or that I would draw closer to the lord in a way I never knew possible (I was already very close to the lord).
But there MUST BE an opposition in all things. At the close of those trials I could clearly see that the depth of suffering I experienced directly correlated with the depth of growth and personal miracles which I experienced as a result of suffering. I AM SO GLAD I WENT THROUGH THOSE TRIALS; THE BLESSINGS WHICH FOLLOWED WERE sooo WORTH IT ALL!!! :)


To anyone who is going through trials, and who may sometimes wonder, "where is God?" Know this, He IS aware of your suffering. He LOVES YOU. And if you endure well... do His will and choose the right no matter how hard or how impossible it may seem... - HE WILL MAKE YOU EQUAL TO THE TASK. You will be blessed with blessings as great and wonderful as your trials were terrible. If you endure your trials well, blessings will come and sorrow will be replaced with peace and gratitude. In the mean time, trust in the Lord. KNOW that you will not be left alone. Even when you are left to wait upon the lord for your trials to end, know that He is crying WITH YOU. You are never alone, and you can make it through...

I leave you my testimony of these things, in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
Corine :D

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

A Moment to Rejoice... :)

Hello! :D Just a quick moment of rejoicing here this morning...

I am really quite happy about my life right now. :) I feel REALLY BLESSED! :D Now that my kids are nearly grown... I think I'm beginning to "get" how to parent them... ;) LOL And even disciplining, (when you actually do it, then step back and say, "hey, I think that went well. Maybe I actually did that right,") well, I don't know quite how to put this, but it really is - SO MUCH FUN! :)

I am filled with hope and happiness and faith that all my hard work is paying off! Even before I saw it - it was. Progress is inevitable to the man who keeps on keeping on! :)

Happy Day to you all!

Corine :D

PS.  I have a project I have been working on and am almost done with. I can't wait to show it to you when I'm finished! :D

Saturday, March 2, 2013

CELEBRATE YOUR LIFE! ~ A Multitude of Messags... :)

Hi. Usually when a friend has a birthday, I post ONE happy birthday wish on their FB profile if they have a FB account... and If I remember it is their birthday...

This past week, I barely remembered a birthday (I knew it was just after mine, just didn't remember how soon after...)

Anyhow, though I barely remembered, I managed to post, not once, but once every hour, for twelve hours.

I just really wanted my young friend to know that I love her, that I celebrate her life, and to remind her to do the same. :)

So I opened a word document and made a list of songs etc. to post; and each time I posted a thought or song on FB I wrote "DONE" on my word plans next to it (so as to be organized). The only thing that irritated me was realizing half way through the day that ALL my friends on FB could see that I did this for another one of my friends (even though I never did that for them! :o, :/ ) I really wished I could have posted it on my friend's page in a way that ONLY SHE could see it. ~ Oh I would love to be so good with my time as to do something cool for ALL of my friends on a regular basis! Moving on...

We all need to be reminded to celebrate our lives. So I copied and pasted my plans from a word document, and today I'm just going to post it here - removing the name of my friend where used, and inserting "YOUR NAME."

As you read this, I hope you will have a little fun with it by inserting YOUR NAME as if I am talking to you, each time you see "YOUR NAME". We all need to remember who we are, that we are loved, and that we are ALL capable of wonderful things - our lives ARE worth celebrating! :)

*FYI* - If this is too long for you, just come back once per hour (or even once per day :o) and read one section at a time like my friend did! :D (Oh, and you can skip the b-day song if it isn't your b-day. ;0)

DONE - 10:00 AM - Disneyland Birthday Song...

Happy Birthday, "YOUR NAME"!! I don't have money to send, a card in the mail, or a big present wrapped in a bow - but I have gifts for you here. Reminders of who you are and what you are capable of, and of how loved YOU ARE... I LOVE YOU "YOUR NAME"! :D Corine :)

DONE - 11:00 AM - Our True Identity -


DONE - 12:00 - The Pen Story - Happy Birthday, "YOUR NAME"! Today is a day to remember and celebrate LIFE - YOUR LIFE! I hope you remember to enjoy the many WONDERFUL everyday moments (you know - the little moments that most people take for granted ;)! Life is amazing! :D


DONE: 1:00 - You are Loved - Awake Live - Josh Groban - Hi "YOUR NAME"! :D I hope you're having a wonderful birthday today! :D And I hope you are very aware of how LOVED YOU ARE!!! :) PS. Did you know that you and Josh Groban share the same birthday? (Sorry... this last sentence only applies to you if your b-day is Feb. 27th ;)



 DONE: 2:00 - Little Wonders - Meet the Robinson's - Hi Bernice. :)

One of my favorite movies is Meet the Robinson's. And one of my favorite people is Gordon B. Hinckley. He is SO HONEST and has amazing HUMOR! :D ~ Here is one of my favorite quotes about life from this dear prophet.


"Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he's been robbed. The fact is that most putts don't drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to just be people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration, most jobs are more often dull than otherwise. Life is like an old time rail journey.... delays....sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling burst of speed.
The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride." 

President Gordon B. Hinckley

PS. Through all the little hardships in life, there is always someone or something there to spice it up and bring some joy and good memories. MANY of those happy moments in my life were there because of you...Thanks for being in my life, "YOUR NAME".  :)

DONE: 3:00 - Video of a woman who was once a dancer -  Dancing was her dream, her life! Then she had to stop dancing... so instead of feeling sorry for herself, she dreamed a new dream and worked to make her new dream come true. Now she has lived two dreams! :)


"YOUR NAME", the greatest gift God has given us next to life itself - is the freedom to DIRECT and CREATE that life. That doesn't mean life is going to go just the way we plan it - IT ISN'T... Thankfully, it isn't what happens that matters... it's how we CHOOSE to deal with it. It's picking UP ourselves AND OTHERS each time we fall. FORGIVING ourselves and others each time we make mistakes. It's DREAMING and WORKING and PRAYING to know WHICH DREAMS TO KEEP - then praying some more for help from Him to make our RIGHTEOUS DREAMS come true. It's doing what we CAN do to bring a smile to the people we LOVE and doing what we CAN to help them... It's the freedom to FORGET mistakes, what isn't, and what we don't have. It's the freedom to REMEMBER to focus on what we do right and on what we DO have; It's learning to accept what can't be and what isn't, and focusing instead on what is and what can be - then making it happen...."YOUR NAME", the greatest gift we have been given is the freedom to LIVE... :D I hope you live this coming year BETTER than you ever have before! I hope each new year becomes the BEST year of your life!

PS. "YOUR NAME", This year, I hope you dream more bravely than you ever have before. I hope you believe in your dreams and pray for your righteous dreams to come true. And remember, don't let your passions get in the way of your dreams... :) I love you! Corine :D

DONE: 4:00 PM. - One Republic - Good Life
"YOUR NAME", as long as you strive to please God by living right, you will always have a good life; and it's just going to keep on getting better. Remind yourself of this every morning and every night as you look in the mirror. Say, "I have a GOOD life!" Then thank the lord for your many wonderful blessings. You deserve all the blessings that faith, hope, and Heavenly Father have to offer you... :)


DONE: 5:00 - The Best Motivation Video -
Bernice, if you knew what you are capable of, you would astound yourself!...

DONE: 6:00 - I got a feeling - black eyed peas...


DONE:  7:00 - Incredible Machine -
"YOUR NAME", as incredible as this machine is - it just doesn't compare to you!"

DONE: (accident - posted late and with no message - Meant to remind of HOW - WE should LOVE OTHERS - since I believe that "to love, is to live") 9:00 - How do I love thee?

DONE: 9:00 - Create

What will you create, "YOUR NAME"? I can hardly wait to see what you do with your life this coming year and every year after it! :D


DONE: 10 - Miley Cyrus - It's the Climb

Hi "YOUR NAME", :) Just one more post, then time for me to go to sleep... I have found it much easier for me to celebrate my life when I keep a certain perspective; because let's face it, life can be like climbing a very steep mountain - TOUGH! I figure I can focus on how hard and unfair the climb is, or I can focus on how strong, lean, and beautiful I am getting (thanks to the climb) and on how beautiful my view of life is at the end of each victorious climb! The steeper the grade, the greater the victory! :D So when life is tough, just remember that someone who loves you sent you this song to remind you to keep on climbing and enjoy the view... :)
... I love you, and hope you ALWAYS REMEMBER to KEEP CLIMBING and LOVE YOUR LIFE!! No matter how hard and steep the climb! :) Corine :D

UPDATE: Here is a quote which I did not give to my friend. I just found it today and it goes well with this last little bit. I hope you EnJoy it! :D

Finding the Way Back

"When you take the path that climbs, that harder path of the Savior, there are rewards along the way. When you do something right, when you resist temptation, when you meet a goal, you will feel very good about it. It is a very different kind of feeling than you have when you violate commandments--an altogether different feeling. It brings a measure of peace and comfort and provides encouragement to press on."