#Be-Attitudes

Let Your Light Shine!

October 29, 2017


Thomas S. Monson said, "Every day of our lives we are given opportunities to show love and kindness to those around us."  For me, Bailey's October challenge to "Be the Good," is easier done than said.  Yes, that's what I said - easier done than said.  I'm not as articulate as Bailey - haven't won any awards for my writing.  In fact, as I'm writing this, tears are streaming down my cheeks.  They are happy tears.  Thank you for the challenge, Bailey.

I love to give service to others, whether it's taking a meal, baby sitting, spending time with someone; I hope it helps them, but the blessings I feel are priceless.  It just makes me feel good.  So in addition to trying to find ways to serve, this month I have been watching as others shine.

There is my Bishop's wife, who claims to be shy.  She gathered her courage and knocked on a new neighbor's door to see if she needed any help getting ready for an oncoming hurricane.  She actually, "walked across the street to serve her neighbor."

Speaking of neighbors, a few years ago a couple moved into our neighborhood.  They were retired law enforcement from Las Vegas.  Since they've been here they have organized neighborhood get-togethers and generally united us all.  I shared my first gratitude token with them.  The husband reached into his picket and gave me a Las Vegas Law Enforcement token that I will treasure.

Many times as I go through the drive-thru of my favorite fast food establishment, I like to pay for the car behind me.  Imagine my surprise when I offered to pay for that one girl in the car behind me and it was over $30!  Evidently she was picking up lunch for the whole office!!  The next week as I drove through (with no cars behind me) the cashier told me that it snowballed that day as about 10 cars were all paying for the car behind them.  That $30 was worth it!

Yesterday at church was the children's program.  It's always fun to see a group of children from 3 to 11 years of age, each with their own small speaking part, and singing like a choir of angels.  We have a young man in our congregation that is deaf and moved into our area because we have a few people that know sign language and sign the talks and lessons for him.  One of those that help with this is the lady in charge of our children's program.  She had taught all of those kids - from 3-11 - how to sign the closing song, which happened to be Love One Another.  It was beautiful.  

Even though this was an October challenge, I'm going to keep trying to Be the Good and to watch as others shine their light to make the world a better place.


No one can reach everybody, but everybody can be reached by somebody.



4 comments

  1. I love it all, especially your drive-thru experience! You inspired me to try it :)

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    1. It really can be fun. You may not get a response, after all it is a drive-thru; but then again you may get a honk, or a waive, or they may even pull up beside you on the street to say thank you. Whatever happens, you will feel good about yourself - and that's always worth it.

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  2. Bailey and Brooke, you ladies are AWESOME! Thank you so much for the stories and insights you share to motivate us all to be a little bit better. I'm pretty much a hermit, but even I get once in a while. I'll follow your lead. Thanks for these beautiful tokens.

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  3. Bailey and Brooke, you ladies are AWESOME! Thank you so much for the stories and insights you share to motivate us all to be a little bit better. I'm pretty much a hermit, but even I get once in a while. I'll follow your lead. Thanks for these beautiful tokens.

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