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Is the antidote of pride actually happiness?

We’ve learned for as long as I can remember that the opposite of pride is humility.

That’s true. You can’t be prideful and humble at the same time.

Last year I shared some musings over the connection between humility and confidence.

In my heart, I feel that only true humility comes to the confident, and only the confident can experience true humility.

Of course the best example we have is the Savior. Is there anyone who was as humble as He?

“Not my will, Lord, but Thine be done.”

Jesus Christ 9But at the same time there has never been One so strong, so purely masculine, so utterly fearless, and so quietly confident.

“Jesus sayeth unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

Our task in this life is to learn how to become confidently humble; moving forward boldly in the cause of truth and righteousness while constantly working to conform our will to His.

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But shouldn’t we be willing to offer our gifts, regardless?

It drives me nuts that I seem to get less done each day instead of more.

I’d be happy to even stay the same, but…

dark roomWe’ve all seen images of those with some sort of mental illness hiding in dark corners, wrapped in a blanket, and in need of a shower.

Is it horrible to say that I can completely identify with and understand that kind of behavior?

But an understanding of and complying with are two completely different things. I think it’s important to remember that.

Sometimes I forget.

The other night as I paced back and forth in the family room during the commercials to relieve a little of the screaming inside, I tried to get up the courage to ask Ann and Nick what they might think if I stopped writing this blog.

At least just for a little while, you know, while I try to get to a little more balanced place.

I almost got the words out.

For a moment, it even felt like it would certainly be the right thing to do.

Besides, would it really matter anyway?

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