Day 288

I loved watching the Sunday sessions of General Conference today. I was a really tired though, so feel I missed out on quite a bit of it- I am looking forward to listening/reading the addresses again over the next few weeks.

I was touched by the talk reminding us to “first observe, then serve“. So often we get so caught up in taking care of our own, that we forget to observe what is going on in the lives of others, and being mindful of how we can bless the lives of our friends and those in our communities.

I felt that message was a reminder just for me… as I was singing to Abe to sleep yesterday, the song popped into my head, “Have I done any good in the world today?”. I sang it to him and took a moment to reflect on how I am doing. Am I truly serving? Am I really following Christs example?

“Have I done any good in the world today? Have I helped anyone in need?
Have I cheered up the sad, or made someone feel glad?

If not I have failed indeed.

Has anyone’s burden been lightened today, because I was willing to share?
Have the sick and the weary, been helped on their way?

When they needed my help was I there?

Then wake up! And do something more, than dream of your mansion above.
Doing good is a pleasure, a joy beyond measure, a blessing of duty and love.”

I am looking forward to applying this mantra into my life, to first observe, then serve.

Tonight I decided to make some banana bread. One loaf for my family and another to take as a gift to someone tomorrow. I’m not sure who I will take it to yet… Hopefully, inspiration will help to direct me:)

After cooking our bread together, Ammon started wiping down the bench, without being asked to. He cleaned away paying much attention to detail (very rare indeed!).

Ammon had been playing on my phone, when I picked it up later I found this- hehe. Sending himself a message as it seems! I love finding his little name typed in random places:)
The picture is a photo I took last week of a drawing he did of bird in his cage… it was brilliant!

 

 

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