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Sunday, December 27, 2015


This year I chose the word diligent for my goals. Every year I choose a new word that I want to focus on for the year, and most of my goals are either centered around it or complement it, interestingly enough, the past few years, my word has been focused on where I want to go spiritually. I chose Trust for last year because I wanted to trust God more (definitely better than I was, but that's still something that I need to work on), and this year I chose Diligent. I wanted to try and go a whole year without missing any prayers or days studying scriptures to do everything so that I could truly say that I was diligent. 
It has been a struggle, and I would not say that I have been perfect at all of it. There were definitely days here and there where I read a few verses and called it good, or that I didn't read a general conference talk. There were definitely days that I didn't actually get down on my knees to pray both morning and night, and there was even a week that I missed going to the temple.
Yet, I would still call this year a success. I feel like I have really grown closer to the Savior this year. I feel that my focus has drawn me closer to the kind of person that I should be. I have developed a love for the things that are usually something that I try to mentally check off for the day. I find myself thinking of different ways that I want to study my scriptures, and I can tell that I am remembering the things in them better. I doubt that I will ever be a great scriptorian like my Captain, but I may be able to tell you a story or two and whereabouts they might be found. I really only wish that I had made these connections sooner, that I could be that much closer to who I should be, instead of being only who I am now. I wish that I could be even more diligent, but like many things, I think it's something that I will be working on for the rest of my life. Even so, I am grateful for the growth. 

What did you work on this year? Do you feel like you accomplished your goals? What are your goals for next year?
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