Quote of the Day: “Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb but how well you bounce.” Vivian Komori
Today I’m going to Sue B.’s ward and talk to the Young Women about service. First of all, I’m excited because this will give me a chance to publicly thank Sue B. for all she has done for me. She wouldn’t want to be recognized for all she does for others, but I want these girls to know that they have this amazing example and mentor in Sue. They should be watching her carefully! I will also talk about Carol Skeen so this will be easy and rewarding to discuss. I also want these girls to know that serving others is what it’s all about. It’s an anecdote for depression, helps you forgot about your problems and issues, keeps you humble and from thinking you’re better than another, and teaches you empathy and respect for all groups of people. One thing about service, you have to find what really moves you so that you can discover a passion, find a group or people who need your help or cause so the world becomes a better place.
There are several scriptures I will be using to illustrate my points. In the Book of Mormon, Mosiah 18:8-9 says: “…as ye are desirous to come into the fold of God, and to be called his people, and are willing to bear one another’ s burdens, that they may be light; Yea, and are willing to mourn with those that mourn; yea, and comfort those that stand in need of comfort, and to stand as witnesses of God at all times,and in all things, and in all places…” Also in Mosiah 2:17 “And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God.” And finally in Alma 37:34 “Teach them to never be weary of good works, but to be meek and lowly in heart; for such shall find rest to their souls.” I love these powerful messages of service.
Thanks Erin and Jen for your comments about my baldness. I loved reading them this morning!
Jen, Sue O. and I at Dog Lake