I love having a fire. The popping and cracking, the warmth. It is one thing that I love when the weather turns cold outside.
I am thankful for the food storage we have on hand, firewood, and some money saved. It is our task to be prepared and not fear. "We should be enjoying the journey" have peace of mind, keep our faith, love our family and increase our testimony. I continue to work on feeling calm and happiness - I hate being depressed or fearful. Sometimes it's better said then done - most of the time I have to turn off the TV and listen to music and read a good book. It always calms me which brings calmness to my family. Sometimes while I talk to my children about the economy, Brady gets sad for the future he has planned. I don't like to give him any suggestion that the future won't be great for him. It will!! He needs to continue to study hard, get a good education, be virtuous, honor his priesthood and have faith. He can have the best life he wants - it just takes work and being wise in his decisions. I have to be optimistic! We have to be optimistic for our children. Their future is bright and we will be OK!