This is the place where I talk about my thoughts, feelings, and impressions about life. Too often as human beings we forget who we are, where we came from, and where we are going. My goal is to help others take a step back and see life through someone else's eyes.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Enjoy the Journey

I talk to people everyday who go throughout life always looking for something more or wanting to be something different. I ask them if life has more of a purpose than to wake up, go to work, return from work, and sleep. For many of them, that is all they know.  There must be something more. "Adam fell that men might be; and men are, that they might have joy."(2 Ne 2:25) 

This life is a time of testing, but it also a time to enjoy this process of learning. Whatever situation we are in we can choose whether or not we are going to act as if the glass is half full or half empty. We can enjoy what we have, or we can spend our time comparing ourselves to others, and entertaining the "What if" thoughts. A modern day prophet once said,"So many of us are always waiting to be happy. “If only I could graduate, if only I could afford a car, if only I could get married …” For too many, happiness is just over the horizon, never reachable. Every time we climb one hill, happiness beckons just beyond the next.It is a terrible thing always to be waiting for tomorrow, always depending on tomorrow, always excusing our todays because we are sure that only in the future will we possess the things that will fulfill us. Don’t wait for tomorrow. Don’t wait for the right job, the right house, the right salary, the right dress size. Be happy today. Be happy now."http://lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?hideNav=1&locale=0&sourceId=2614a1615ac0c010VgnVCM1000004d82620a____&vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db010VgnVCM1000004d82620aRCRD

 Often, we compare ourselves to the life or success of others. By doing so, we lose sight of the peril that we have infront of us! We forget the great things that we have been given. We forget to Enjoy the Journey.

I will never forget sitting outside of my second story apartment drinking my Mexican coconut drink, eating an Elote, and listening to my spanish neighbors play their Regaton music after a long day of spreading the gospel of christ. That is only one of the many memories that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.  There is no greater joy that one can have than to just enjoy the journey of life. Whatever this Journey may bring you, choose to enjoy every minute of it. Life is good......


  1. "Life is like an old-time rail journey--delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders, and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride." http://speeches.byu.edu/reader/reader.php?id=6051

  2. Hello, Elder Eccles! How cool that you are part of three missions in the world who allow missionaries to be on Facebook. When did this all start? How exciting! I am from Elder Scott's home ward in Texas, but live in Taiwan at the moment, and saw you through his Facebook wall. I love your blog and think it's got some great messages. I hope some people will listen to the good news you and your companions have to share and wish you the best.