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Good bad days

I actually really appreciate bad days...when they are over.

Here is a picture that over-dramatically depicts how we feel on bad days.

The truth is, though, that there are days when this picture would not be over the top. Sometimes you just feel like conjuring lightning storms, and there's not much you can do about it.

There is no question that bad days are utterly miserable. However, for some reason they tend to yield unusually high amounts of insights and learning. So it's kind of like a lose-win situation (in that order). You put in some time suffering, and you somehow feel better afterward.

Here are some neat nuggets I learned, relearned, or just plain thought about today:
School, work, and play are all really great, but my most important priority is my relationship with Heavenly Father.My relationship with Heavenly Father grows through prayer, study, and interacting with others in meaningful, uplifting ways.Even though it's super important to get out there and interact …


We would rather be ruined than changed;
We would rather die in our dread
Than climb the cross of the moment
And let our illusions die.

~W.H. Auden

This truth blocks my progress more than any external factor I have ever experienced in my life.
I want this idea to always be before me so that I remember to push through the hard times. 
Why do we fear change? Why do we resist reaching our potential? Why are we really our own worst enemy? Why are our "illusions" so precious to us? Why do we procrastinate the best in order to have the good?