Day 12: Mexico’s Independence Day!


Today was Mexico’s Independence Day! It is on days like these that I get homesick. I wish I were in Mexico eating ALL the delicious food we have. But it is also on days like these that I realize how lucky I am to be here. To be honest, I’ve also come to love this beautiful country.

Today was also one of those days when everything just happens. I hit my head when I was trying to get inside the car (see how clumsy I am?). I had a headache afterwards but nothing serious. I dropped my phone and now it was a small crack inside the screen. I dropped my thermo and broke the lid. I got some sad sad news. I guess I’ve had better days.

I was pissed off. I let my mind rant about everything and anything. Suddenly and unexpectedly, I was aware of a couple of things, 1) I was choosing to be mad 2) I could change my attitude. In the past I would’ve been frustrated for the rest of the day. This time, however, I chose to let it go. I don’t know exactly what happened but in that moment I just knew that those things were not important at all. I’m so glad these thoughts came into my mind when I needed them the most. They changed the rest of my day.

“If life and its rushed pace and many stresses have made it difficult for you to feel like rejoicing, then perhaps now is a good time to refocus on what matters most.” -Dieter F. Uchtdorf



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