Last weekend, I was able to attend the General Relief Society Meeting of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Relief Society is an organization of women dedicated to service, family, and the Lord. The messages shared that evening were amazing, especially this one...
"...If we spend our days waiting for fabulous roses, we could miss the beauty and wonder of the tiny forget-me-nots that are all around us.
This is not to say that we should abandon hope or temper our goals. Never stop striving for the best that is within you. Never stop hoping for all of the righteous desires of your heart. But don’t close your eyes and hearts to the simple and elegant beauties of each day’s ordinary moments that make up a rich, well-lived life.
The happiest people I know... are those who, while in pursuit of worthy goals, discover and treasure the beauty and sweetness of the everyday moments. They are the ones who, thread by daily thread, weave a tapestry of gratitude and wonder throughout their lives. These are they who are truly happy."
--Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Forget Me Not