I wrote this in Argentina on July 31, 2006.
A couple of years ago in an institute class, I learned something really beautiful. My teacher was talking about how “every good thing is on your path”. It’s a phrase that I’ve always remembered. This is a promise to us if we keep the commandments. God has promised us so much if we obey and repent when we mess up. He is our Father and wants to give us all that he has. Every good thing is on our path eventually. It doesn’t matter where we come from, what our background is or how hard life seems to be in the moment. We may have to go through really hard times but if we are faithful until the end of our lives, we can know for sure that either in this life or in the life to come after we die, that we will be blessed with every blessing that Heavenly Father has in store for us. No matter what we go through in this life, we can be optimistic because like Jeffrey R. Holland said, “No blessing will be withheld from the faithful”.