Missions are great because you have really hard times and really good times but when you sit down to really think about things its like only good things have been happening. It a blessing and I'm grateful for it!
The legacy of the grateful circle:
So when I went to Tonga back in 2009 with the AYS group every night before prayer and scripture study we said one thing we were grateful for that day. I LOVE IT. So when I got home I made my family do it. I loved it and it always made us stop to think about our blessings and Gods hand in our day. My friends and I also did a group text with one grateful the summer before I came out on my mission. And in the MTC we did it as a district. I love the grateful circle...
And it never dies, this week I felt like we needed to do it with our investigators the Abit family. And it was wonderful, brother and sister where both there and one of their daughters and you can really tell a lot about a persons day by what they say when its their turn. Then you can know how to help.
Also lets be honest if you say "I can't think of anything, today was bad." You are lying. Bad days are no joke but there is always and I mean always something to be grateful for. Like that you are alive, that washing machines exist, music, shoes, sun, rain, the beach, family, friends, pets, new clothes, old clothes....seriously anything right?
I'm just glad I have parents who taught me to be grateful, to say please and especially to say thank you.
I am so grateful for the gospel and it overwhelms me to think of God's love for me and for each of you. Can you even fathom it? I really just can't. We read John 3:16 with one of our new investigators Wendy last week and asked her how it made her feel, she just said "Grateful, I don't really know how else to say it."
This week I'm grateful for the Matsumaru and Guion family and the love and spirit we feel there.Also grateful we sing hymns in their lessons and sang silent night last night. #MerryChristmas
I'm also grateful for Jannah who is only 9 and has such a strong desire to be baptized and never fails to think of us and bring us treats on Sunday.
Grateful to be a missionary always
I am so grateful that we have a loving Heavenly Father who loves us so much he gave us a plan so we could have
eternal peace and happiness.