Easter, a new beginning with it's accompaning new buds of Spring bring to mind the Atonement of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who suffered so much in our behalf that we might not have to carry our burdens of inadequacy, weakness, fear and turmoil. All he asks is that we have the faith to seek His help in finding the peace, courage and strength we so desire. Easter is a time to face those mind boggling mole hills that have somehow turned into mountains and release them. Place our burdens at His feet and follow in His way. Now that is a fresh start!
And then, General Conference with messages from a modern day prophet, Thomas S Monson, and apostles, follows the renewing process of Easter. It refills my bucket with hope, vision and a desire to be better. Not only that, these inspiried leaders give us the directions on how to do it. Words to ponder and live by so that we can find peace, joy and happiness in an upside down world. All messages are found on lds.org. I've already downloaded them for on the go so I can will be reminded of all I learned. I have many favorite speakers but I especially enjoyed Sister Dalton, YW President and President Boyd K. Packer.
So...Although it is a cold and rainy day in April, no longer in Hawaii, there is definately 'sunshine in my soul today'.