Monday, October 14, 2013

"Buy some furniture, and give the cat a name."

Last night I was watching the movie "Breakfast and Tiffany's" I love this movie (minus the a few semi-nasty parts) because it tells the story of a lost person who finds herself. Totally my cup of tea! In one scene of the movie she is talking about how the only time that she is truly happy is when she is at Tiffany's. She is constantly searching for a place, or situation that makes her continually feel that same elated joy that she feels surrounded by overpriced diamonds. She says when she find that place,

"I'll buy some furniture, and give the cat a name."

The whole principle is that she will allow herself to be satisfied and content only when she accomplishes this lofty dream. This is a mind set that I have found myself in for many years, and am still constantly trying to find a balance between hoping for the future, and being content with the present. 

Pres. Uchtorf of The LDS church describes this principle perfectly in his talk entitled "Forget-me-not"

"So many people today are waiting for their own golden ticket—the ticket that they believe holds the key to the happiness they have always dreamed about....There is nothing wrong with righteous yearnings...The problem comes when we put our happiness on hold as we wait for some future event—our golden ticket—to appear."

So my dear friends I am striving to "be happy now" as Pres. Uchdorf recommends. I do not promise to be frustrated by my seemingly stagnate state, but I'm going to do my best. So don't you fret Holly Golightly, I bought some furniture, but I DO NOT want a cat. I am so grateful to be having these little nuggets of self-discovery. Man, I'm so blessed!!!