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finding joy.

i think i have talked about this countless times.
but this is one of my favorite talks of all time.
i think mr. schroeder & i have mastered this one.
i used to always think this way:
"once i graduate, life will be perfect.
once i get married, life will be perfect.
once i have kids, my life will be perfect.
once we buy a house, my life will be perfect."
but no no no. when mr. schroeder & i got married, we talked about this...briefly.
we are finding joy. in the journey.
 if i could have everyone remember & apply this...
the world would be a much better place. much much.

•if you are going through something extremely challenging, stop & think about it.
don't wish it was over. don't wish, 'life will be good after this.'
these bad days make you appreciate the good.
and every single trial allows you some sort of lesson.
•glance toward the future, but don't spend all your time concentrated on it.

mr. schroeder is the perfect example of this.
could i get more lucky? no. i honestly don't think so.
he is the perfect example of finding joy in the journey.
constantly reminding me that life is good. life is beautiful. life is a lesson.


most days, i don't know how i got so lucky.
my husband is amazing. he is one-of-a-kind.
why did he choose me? i am flawed. and so far from perfect.
he really is my best friend.
i am amazed every day at what he does for me
& the faith he has in me to become the best wife i could be.


21 comments

  1. So cute! Thanks for the reminder! I often catch myself thinking things will be better once I get to the next step. President Monson has a way with words, that's for sure!

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  2. love this. it's crazy how easily our thoughts of the future can consume the present. I need this reminder daily....more like 3 times a day. :)

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  3. I love this! I am the same way sometimes and I've made a goal this year to just enjoy each day and not eagerly wait for something that is happening later on!

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  4. so true, i definitely have this problem, most likely cause school stresses me out so much. but the future is near, lol here i go again.
    you guys are adorable.

    K

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  5. I. Love. This. You're posts are always so uplifting & encouraging! It's great to read about how much you two rely on each other and how much you work on your marriage. I guess it's a refreshing perspective when so many people poke fun of marriage.
    And thanks for your comments on my blog. They make me happy :)

    Katie

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  6. You are always so good at reminding me about the little things!! Ps. Cute pic!!!
    XO
    E

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  7. You two are so cute together! I always try to live in the moment. If we keep planning ahead and waiting for happiness to get here, it will never come! Patience is key.

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  8. love this reminder amanda, and that talk.

    love,
    elisabeth
    www.bellatheblog.com

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  9. This is great!It's so important to take time out of your day to be grateful for the present.. that's why I have a little gratitude journal- it helps to bring me back down to reality and look at all of the good things now.

    <3

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  10. <3'd this post girl. Joy is always needed.

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  11. I've been thinking about this a lot lately :) Lovely post.

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  12. I am new to blogging and found your blog through my good friend Maddie Minnesota. I have been following your blog for a little while now and just Love it! This post made my, not so good day lol! thanks for posting it!

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  13. How funny cause me and my husband talk about this often!! I used to always say.. "I'll be happy when we move out of Utah." Problem is we are stuck in Utah for a long time. So I had to find my happiness here. Thanks for the reminder girlie!

    kashiariley.blogspot.com

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  14. Love this amanda. Thanks for the great reminder, I needed this one!

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  15. Girl, why did it take me so long to find you?! I cannot tell you what the support means to me and this post just pertains so much to my situation I know it was meant to happen.

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  16. you guys are so cute :)
    i feel really lucky to have met my husband too.
    husbands are awesome huh? haha
    anyway, i thought i was following you but i guess i wasn't. but i am now :D

    -Marsa
    The DayLee Journal

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  17. I have a problem not finding joy in the now, or not being satisified in the now. I always think "when I graduate" or "when this or that happens, I'll be happier" but I know that we have to enjoy the journey. My husband and I made a goal this year to enjoy the present. Love this post! Thanks for sharing!!

    Larissa
    http://jlcarrick.blogspot.com/

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  18. Great post. . . I often wonder the same about why my fiance chose me & how I got so lucky!
    Thanks for the post. . .

    XO
    AnnaElizabeth
    annaelizabethlifestyle.blogspot.com

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  19. I love this! I've always thought people had it backwards. We believe happiness comes FROM being successful. But success is being happy.

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  20. this is precious. i love this.

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  21. GIRL! You are SOO cute!! Thanks for stopping by my blog!! New follower in the house! :)

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