Oh, how I love conference. I’m referring to the General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. This conference consists of very wise old men and some women getting up and saying the things the world needs to hear.
If everyone would listen to conference and follow what is said, the world would be a much happier and pleasant place. There would be the strength of families, service, and conviction in truth that would permeate through the hearts of men. People would be on the same team instead of fighting with each other. There would be more love, more goodness, and less dependence on the things of the world, pride, greed, and selfishness.
And for me, conference strengthens me personally. The exact right things are said for me in my life and I feel strengthened and uplifted, with a strong desire to do better.
I love conference.
I like getting to know new people. When I was younger, I had a hard time making new friends, and its only been lately that I have made friend more easily. This has come mostly from a better view of myself, with more confidence in who I am, especially in my relationships with people, and an more embracing of people around me. I’ve started to recognize friends for who they are–not as people I hang out with on the weekends, as I thought in high school, but the people I work with, go to school with, see at church, and even meet online, on the bus, or in other places. Friends are those people who I love and enjoy, who make the world seem better. They don’t have to be people I have a lot of common in, but I spend time with them, talk to them, get to know them, and embrace them for who they are. I no longer have to belong to the same social group or even the same age group–I’m starting to not limit who can be my friend.
I like this post-high school version of friends. It makes the world seem a bit better.