Saturday, October 29, 2011

I love the temple

        Have you ever had one of those weeks where you just feel inadequate?  I felt that way for a good portion of this week.  Since I've been here, I have loved being able to go to the temple basically whenever I want to.  Every time I step inside I feel calm, safe, and happy.  There is no place in the world that feels quite the same as the temple.  One of my favorite parts about the temple is that I get to reflect on my life with no outside distractions.  This gives me the opportunity to re-evaluate my values and to feel the Spirit.  In the temple I have had some of the most meaningful prayers of my life.  When I pray, I can feel that Heavenly Father loves me.  I feel like I am a child of God.  I know that I'm a child of God.  I have never been close to perfect, but I know that I want to do everything I can to live with my family in the presence of God once again.  I love the Savior and I am so thankful for the sacred sacrifice he made for me and for you.  In other words, going to the temple today gave me the lift that I needed to get things back in order.  I no longer feel inadequate and school feels like something that I can tackle head-on now.  I love the temple.