This post is about ice cream and life.
Sometimes life gets hard, but ice cream always makes it a little bit sweeter.
Grandma RueLeen used to have a bowl of ice cream after dinner every night. I remember the vanilla frozen cream covered with chocolate and sprinkles. It was always chocolate and sprinkles. And when I would spend the evenings there you had to eat it just like her- stir it until it was all melted together and then eat the outside, or the more melted part, and work your way in.
At Grandma's ice cream made everything better.
Last week in institute Elder Cherrington asked, "Why do bad things happen to good people?" and then today the answer was given - compounds. "If compounds didn't exist life would be static." (Refer to 2 Nephi 2:11)
I have never felt so scared in my life- I have never felt so conflicted and torn. . . I have never felt so alone.
I was driving back to Logan, the sun was setting and as I went underneath the overpass near the Willard Bay exit I saw how red the eastern mountains were due to the reflection from the sunset. Then I turned to my left and saw how bright the last rays of sun stretch from behind the threatening storm clouds before lying down for the night.
That was my ice cream.
Everything suddenly seemed sweeter.
I am not alone.
There are arms being stretch forth towards me.
The arms of Christ.
We have a Savior, Jesus Christ, who has felt our pains, He has felt alone, He has felt fear and He is the only one who can truly understand what we are going through. He took upon Himself these sufferings so that we wouldn't have to alone. So that when we hit those rough days He can give us hope and remind us of the sweetness of life.
So have some ice cream today.
Life is sweet.