Wednesday, March 14, 2012

No Place Like Home

One final post from Oz, and one last peek at my new Oz designs: There's no place like home! As much as I love being out and about I'm a home-body at heart. Being with my sweet hubs and kiddos, when they are around, brings me the most joy. I am truly at peace when we're all four safe together under the same roof. It can be a big bad world out there, and there really is no place like home!

The path through life is a personal journey. No one can hand us the answers on a silver platter. However, with the guidance of the gospel and the scriptures, we can make our way along the path and find our way home to our Heavenly Father.

When Dorothy learns to stops putting her faith in other people to solve her problems, when she discovers her inner spark, she attains the ability to be happy and she finds the strength to overcome her challenges. She discovers that her heart’s desire is an inward journey, not an outward one, and just like a personal testimony, she had to gain this knowledge on her own. These were truths she had to learn for herself.

Dorothy learned the wisdom of living in the present moment, rather than always dreaming for things to be different.:That grief is only temporary. To appreciate her loved ones, to count her blessings and be grateful, and to be at home with herself.

As we all know, good eventually triumphs over evil in the land of Oz. As the Wicked Witch melts, she curses Dorothy and exclaims, “Who would have thought a good little girl like you could destroy my beautiful wickedness?”

Good will indeed triumph over evil, of that we can be assured. Life is full of infinite possibilities, and we, each and every one of us, are all full of infinite potential. We are God’s children, and He wants us to be happy as we journey through life on the path toward our Heavenly home.

"Home, the spot of earth supremely blessed, a dearer, sweeter spot than all the rest!"  —Robert Montgomery