All this talk of Halloween costumes made me think of a costume I wore last year, and a post it inspired. Here is the post and picture, for your viewing pleasure...
Back during my times of Stake Young Women's camps, my ward ALWAYS received the "Goody-Two-Shoes" award. Always.
We went to bed on time, we never trashed any one else's camp, and we arrived early to every activity.
Growing up I never went toilet papering or egging. I never snuck out and I ALWAYS made curfew.
I never had a boyfriend in high school, made the honor roll and slept 9 hours every night.
Some people have said to me that because I never rebelled, I am very judgmental.
I have been called hypocritical when trying to teach someone about the love of our Savior and told that I don't understand what it's like to be hurt because my life is "perfect."
Someone once told me that I can't possibly know that I am truly happy without experiencing the 'other side' to see if I like it better over there.
But I'll tell you what, I LOVE being the good girl.
Being the good girl has given me an opportunity to be a light.
To show others the happiness that comes from righteous living. So that when people look at me and say, "Why on earth are you so happy?" I know exactly what to tell them.
When I had some rotten experiences last year with my first "enemy," people never believed the things that were said about me. Because they knew my character.
Being a good girl has let me always be in control of me. It has taught me self-discipline and intrinsic motivation.
Being a good girl lets me see others through Christ's eyes and has placed so much into my heart, that I am consistently overflowing with love.