May 21, 2015
Enlightenment of the Day: when we are acting in accordance with what Heavenly Father has taught us, our lives are so much better... our chances of happiness are like the chances of survival as so eloquently explained in the movie "Knight and Day": "With me, without me, with me, without me... " with the appropriate hand signals. Don't know what I'm talking about, check out the movie or watch a YouTube clip or something, good stuff.
Today we had a bunch of hospitaling, and we also helped clean the church building, and we taught 2 lessons. Whoo!
Hey, big news of the day, in our lesson with Karina (sister of Halsey, she wants to be baptized soon! Yay! I guess that's pretty big news, too, whoops, anyways...) we had milk to drink for the first time when teaching lessons, instead of Coke or Pepsi, miracle of miracles! So that was transcendentally delicious, and much appreciated. And she also shared with us a cool story about this cup of milk that I will always remember whenever I drink milk now:
In a little pueblo, there was a wandering orphan boy who went from house to house for food. Eventually he had to go to a different pueblo, and the people there didn't give him anything. He went from house to house and went away hungrier and hungrier. He started to think about stealing something so he could eat, and so decided to knock on one more door, and if they didn't give him anything he would come back in the nighttime and take some bread. He decided on the house at the end of the road, and when he knocked, an older lady answered the door. Losing his nerve at the thought he had of robbing this older lady, he only asked for some water. She went back inside, and then brought him a big glass of milk. He thanked her, drank the milk, and then went on his way, determined to never steal from someone. He eventually was able to go to school, get an education, and became one of the best doctors in the country. Meanwhile, the old lady got very, very sick, and went to receive treatment from this great doctor. She was very poor, and didn't have enough money to pay all of the medical costs. But the doctor recognized her from all those years ago, and decided that he would return the great favor that she did for him when he was a starving orphan boy, so he paid for all her medical costs, without telling her. Later when she received the bills for everything, there was written: "Paid with a glass of milk".So I thought that was a sweet story, I'm sorry that it's kinda choppy in the telling of it, basically the moral of it all is to help everyone out, no matter your circumstances. There are little things we can do everyday that we might not ever find out how much influence they had for good in the lives of those around us, kinda like the Butterfly Effect (also check that out). Just pretty neat to think about the power we have for good... makes me happy inside.