These beliefs influence the decisions I make - the way I try to live my life. They influence the rules of our house, the activities our children are allowed to participate in, the way we dress, and allow our children to dress. These beliefs influence my political opinions, and the way I act and speak.
That being said, I am so far from where I'd like to be. Spiritually speaking that is. I feel like I go through phases. Like sometimes I am right up there, really living my life in a way that I feel is pleasing to my Heavenly Father, trying hard to set a good example to those around me, serving others, being productive with my time. Then I have my times where I am not doing so hot. Where I know I am not being the mother I should be, or speaking as appropriately as I should . Times where I waste my time doing things that don't serve any true purpose in my life, or anyone else's. That's where I am right now. Where I feel like I've been a lot recently.
That's why I'm so grateful this weekend is General Conference. I love listening to the words of prophets, hearing the counsel of my leaders, and just being spiritually renewed by the words and spirit of the conference. It couldn't come at a more perfect time for me.
This video illustrates beautifully the most basic belief that all of my values are founded upon. I love my Savior, and more than anything I want to live my life as He would have me live, and one day return to him along with my family. I'm so grateful for the Easter season, and the time to celebrate and reflect on the most significant event in the history of all mankind. Enjoy.