Yesterday my companion and I prepped for a wonderful day. We had a variety of set appointments. We had recently received letters and packages from home. We spent time in the scriptures learning more about the Savior. What could go wrong?
As we went jogging in the morning, we both made note of the ominous red sunrise—
Red sky at morning; sailors take warning.
Let me assure you, none of this was in our plans!
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
When life gives you hail, make good memories anyway.
Roll with the changes, and be happy about it.
A good attitude is not dependent on good circumstances. We can choose to be happy in spite of the golf-ball sized (and sometimes much larger) obstacles around us.
Elder Carl B. Cook said of President Thomas S. Monson—
Of all people, he could feel weighed down by his responsibilities. Instead, he exercises great faith and is filled with optimism, wisdom, and love for others. His attitude is one of “can do” and “will do.” He trusts the Lord and relies on Him for strength, and the Lord blesses him.We, too, can choose to 'look up' and have a positive attitude in spite of adversity.