Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Have I done any good in the world today?

Today Sister Barnes and I helped with bowling special Olympics. Those that were participating were so sweet. We were so happy as we helped these students bowl. 

There is so much joy that comes from service.  When we help others we can forget about our own problems and we help others. It reminds me of when President Hinckley was on his mission. He wrote his dad and told him how he was just wasting time and money. His dad wrote back and said "Forget yourself and go to work." 

What wise council that is. No matter what stage of life we are in we could all do a little more to help another. We can all forget ourselves and go to work. 

"As we extend our hands and hearts toward others in Christlike love, something wonderful happens to us. Our own spirits become healed, more refined and stronger. We become happier, more peaceful, and more receptive to the whisperings of the Holy Spirit."
-Dieter F. Uchtdorf

What a wonderful blessing that would be. Let us all reach out to serve another! 

Helping with city clean up.

"The Savior taught His disciples, 'For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.'

"I believe the Savior is telling us that unless we lose ourselves in service to others, there is little purpose to our own lives. Those who live only for themselves eventually shrivel up and figuratively lose their lives, while those who lose themselves in service to others grow and flourish--and in effect save their lives."
-Thomas S. Monson

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