Just because this is a goodie. From the talk Your Happily Ever After, April 2010 "How beloved you are of your Heavenly Father. Though it may seem that you are alone, angels attend you. Though you may feel that no one can understand the depth of your despair, our Savior, Jesus Christ, understands. He suffered more than we can possibly imagine, and He did it for us; He did it for you. You are not alone."
It’s finals week and I’m dragging my ass to the finish line. One would think that everything would just flow, as I/we take steps shortening the distance between my/our divine and human self, but it doesn’t always ‘feel’ like it’s flowing it feels like I’m pulling teeth with no anesthesia. I am legit busting my ass processing everything (last four classes before graduation, keto lifestyle, losing layers of weight/cushioning between me and the world, my dad’s still in PR and I strive NOT to worry about him, my son is recuperating from a pretty invasive surgery. I could go on, but the point has been made) we’ve all got ‘shit’ to deal with, cuz this is a human existence and even if we chose the road less traveled, life continues to unfold with all of it's sometimes gnarly twists and turns.
I’m SO fucking grateful for everything. I mean flushing toilets have still not lost their magic for me after Puerto Rico… hot showers are still amazing, the fact that I haven’t put a carb to my lips in 40 something days, that I’m not attaching to anything that rises, but just observing and honoring shit, then letting it go… that I’m up to 160 steps after each of my miles and once an hour is stunning to me. The fact that my RHR has SO improved in a month… I mean ONE MONTH, and it’s dropped what??? 10 or more points???? How do I define success these days??? I celebrate everyone who wakes up, feeling a bit tired, maybe not so motivated and does the good shit anyway. Whether it be working out, sharing, helping, loving, being of service to self and others IN SOME way… that moves me. When we feel like snapping cuz the journey is JUST.TOO.MUCH, but we do the work, so we can reassess and readjust to follow love as our north star… that’s success to me these days.
Where is this road gonna take me, I have no freaking clue, and that I think is the point of this existence, to watch it unfold as we surrender to the ebbs and flow of the universal wave.
So maybe the flow doesn’t always feel like the flow, but our higher selves know, the flow is the flow as long as we keep taking steps no matter how small.
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Day 374 (b) of 365
Tuesday, February 13th
Emma befriended the lady that sat next to us on the airplane as well as the stewardess, who sat right in front of us. Among the cutest things she did while on flight, she held our neighbors hand on take off, throughout flight (on occasion), and upon landing to help her “not be afraid.” She also chatted her up and playing, along with Elena, peek-a-boo. In fact, the stewardess 👩✈️ mentioned how cute she acted like a “little adult” the entire flight. I just wish I would have had my phone on hand to snap a photo of the kindness she showed and the kindness Patricia, our seat-mate, showed her. It was truly sweet and kept me from being so preoccupied with the worries that go through my head due to the fact that I was flying alone with the girls.
I wish I could tell Patricia, the sweet interior designer who travels the country making nursing homes look good, how much it meant to me that she played along with the girls; and, let Emma hold her hand “so she wasn’t scared.” It’s nice to see that kindness is not limited to space or time.
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Day 357 of 365
Saturday, January 27
Different Shades of Service
With all the effort and time put into the Valentines Service Project and everything else going on, we really haven’t had a chance to report on the other RAKs we provided late January through mid February, but I’d now like to report on them.
The weekend of Saturday, January 26th through Sunday, January 27th, while the rest of the family was crafting away the entire weekend, he was holding up the RAK fort, per say, and provided multiple acts of kindness through service. Most, however, due to confidentiality he didn’t document.
Here Jason is dressed in his Sunday best while holding up a metal bin full of cleaning supplies, to represent two of the service tasks he provided. The first, was to help, along with other members of church, clean a few bathrooms for some elderly special needs couples, who belong to a local church congregation our congregation supports throughout the year. Later that night, he took a break from studying to go help a member of our church congregation receive a blessing due to some health issues. I’m proud that he not only tries his best to stay worthy to be able to perform such a spiritual act, but also willing to put his studies on hold, get dressed in his Sunday best so he’s dressed appropriately, and leave the house late at night intoned the cold of the night to go help another who’s in need. Got to love his disciplineship, example, and dedication!
Helps demonstrate that service comes in many shades, but all is beneficial and welcomed.
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2️⃣ If anyone hasn’t seen @simplysadiejane story you need to. (If it’s expired, go to her Highlights and watch “Meet Tony”.) #actlikebaylor
3️⃣ I hope you all have had a great weekend and your week is even better!
*Portland Oregon Temple* “If we constantly focus only on the stones in our mortal path, we will almost surely miss the beautiful flower or cool stream provided by the loving Father who outlined our journey. Each day can bring more joy than sorrow when our mortal and spiritual eyes are open to God's goodness. Joy in the gospel is not something that begins only in the next life. It is our privilege now, this very day. We must never allow our burdens to obscure our blessings. There will always be more blessings than burdens--even if some days it doesn't seem so. Jesus said, "I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." Enjoy those blessings right now. They are yours and always will be.” — Jeffrey R. Holland
As Elder Uchtdorf once taught, “Love is really spelled t-i-m-e.” I hope you get to spend lots of it with the people you love today. ❤️ Happy Valentine’s Day!
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*Newport Beach California Temple* “You are never lost when you can see the temple. The temple will provide direction for you and your family in a world filled with chaos. It is an eternal guidepost which will help you from getting lost in the “mist of darkness.” It is the house of the Lord.
It is a place where covenants are made and eternal ordinances are performed.” — Gary E. Stevenson
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