Helaman 9:34 - "And then shall ye say: Because of this fear and this paleness which has come upon your face, behold, we know that thou art guilty."
My friends and I were driving to Vegas for the weekend.
"Man, you're going pretty fast," one of my friends said.
I scoffed. "I could go faster. Besides, we're making great time!"
"Aren't you worried about cops?"
I shook my head. "Naw, I'll be fine. Speeding laws are just to protect other drivers, and there's no one else on the road!"
Turns out, going sixteen over is not justified by empty roads.
Yeah, the ticket is a serious financial blow for me right now, but it wasn't all bad. The officer was very respectful and even kind, building my faith in local law enforcement. My friends thought it was hilarious, and the experience gave us much to laugh about. I learned I shouldn't push my luck by speeding, and I even got a blog post out of it.
Yeah, sometimes bad things happen to me. However, when I look at things from the right angle with the right attitude, I turn annoyances and inconveniences into beauty in my eye.
I know anyone can do the same.