Silver Lining: No Longer a Chore

November 7, 2010

No Longer a Chore

This week, I prayed for a service opportunity to present itself every day.

They did! It was amazing.

Out of the blue, these little thoughts would enter my head. And they weren’t from me.

One day I walked home a different way from campus, and ran into someone who needed a friend.

When I was in Alpine this week, I had the thought to jump on the tramp and read Wayside Stories with the chicklets, like old times. We were able to have bonding time, and talk about mom, and dad, and life, in good ways {those poor children; they’re way older than other kids their age}.

One day, my service was anonymous. Being sneaky for good reasons is so much fun.

Except Friday… not sure what I did for anyone on Friday. Hopefully I at least waved and smiled to someone that needed it?

It was rewarding to be an instrument in the Lord’s hands. His plan for me is way more beautiful and complete than any plans I ever have for myself.

"No matter what circumstances you experience, your influence can be marvelously far-reaching. I believe some of you have a tendency to underestimate your profound capacity for blessing the lives of others. More often than not, it is not on the stage with some public pronouncement but in your example of righteousness and the countless gentle acts of love and kindness done so willingly, so often on a one-to-one basis."

~James E. Faust


  1. Friday you gave me a very-long-endorphin-increasing hug that was much needed. You also were part of a wonderful concert that I am sure lifted everyone in the audience. In addition to that you listened to me when I so badly needed someone to talk to. And those were only the small acts that affected me! I am sure there are many more ways that you served all of the other people you came in contact with. You are amazing. The end.

  2. You're just the most amazing and wonderful person. Speaking of older than their age...

    And dress shopping, hello?


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