When you are lonely, you are saying, 'I don't have much meaning in my life. Someone come and make me happy. I am unwilling to give because I am feeling sorry for myself. You, world and all the people I know, are responsible for entertaining me and proving to me that I am worthwhile.'
Change these moments of loneliness into ones of aloneness. Alone, and all by yourself, do as the Savior taught you to do: serve. This takes courage and sacrifice of your self-centeredness. Endure being alone to find that you are loved and have love to give. That decision made in your heart will bring a glow to you that will attract others to you. You won't be lonely because you will have yourself, those you give to, and the Savior guiding you through."
I saved this quote a while ago after I read it on a blog I read (it's on my sidebar- "Dripping With Passion"). I was originally going to write up a whole post about my thoughts on this. However, now I think the quote speaks enough for itself. I'll just say this- I absolutely LOVE this!! It resonates with me and is something I struggle with and think about a lot actually. I hope I can have more moments of aloneness and less and less loneliness. Hope you enjoy and get something out of this as I did.
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