Friday, January 8, 2010

Get A Life

Wow, what a long week. Sometimes by the end of the week I am just so tired and so worn out it is hard to be able to focus on the spiritual side of things. It becomes so easy to be bogged down and to find the negative aspect of things rather than keeping an eternal perspective. With that in mind, I found a beautiful quote given by our beloved prophet which if followed is a cure all for whatever ails you. It will lift anyone out of the rut of the weekend and help us all to prepare ourselves to take the sacrament again on Sunday.

"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' (Luke 9:24)."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, "What Have I Done for Someone Today?" Ensign, Nov. 2009, 85

If we will but lose ourselves in service that pervading gloom will dispel, and we will be much happier. The eternal perspective will be easier to see, and I believe the atonement will be able to work in our lives much better because we stop focusing on ourselves and our own petty problems and loose ourselves in the lives of others, thus making our lives more full.

So get out and serve somebody today! It can be children or husband, but if it is someone so close to you, do it with a smile and with a remembrance of why you are doing it: because you love them and the Savior!

1 comment:

  1. I think that's why I felt so good about cleaning up after two huge messes yesterday; it was all about making my kids happy and keeping them clean!



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