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Find Happiness Everywhere (FHE)

This is a simple little story about the most darling 2yr old girl in the WORLD! (yes, I am slightly biased. She is my sister)

Kimi didn’t really talk much before I left on my mission. She would use ASL to communicate mostly. We had a lot of fun times going on walks, watching the train go by & painting. On one particularly sunny day, we were on the front porch. I was drawing clouds & she was colouring them in.  Nothing else was going on, we were just enjoying the day together. At one point Kimi sat back, looked up at the sky & signed happy in ASL as she sighed. Then quietly she spoke the word, “Happy.” with a smile.

How often are those small moments over looked? It’s easy to recognize hard times we have, but we are also given moments of peace & happiness. I believe children are given to us so we can remember & reflect on what is most precious & simple.

Kimi

Kimi

“If we have a heart to learn and a willingness to follow the example of children, their divine attributes can hold a key to unlocking our own spiritual growth.” 

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A Komodo Dragon Story

So this is sort of a break from the Christmas rush & overwhelmingness of the season. It started the other day with a text from the Elders that went something like this:
“Hey, Sisters! Could you go help with a Sister in the ward ASAP? Let us know if you can help her!! ASAP!!”

So of course, we say yes we can help. Then we get a message that says:
“Ok good. We don’t know what’s going on but something about a Komodo Dragon!” 

On our way there, we get a call from another couple asking us if we’re going to help with the Dragon. They suggested we call the fire department just in case. We wanted to check out the situation before we did that. Have you ever seen two girls in skirts chasing a Komodo Dragon?! We were trying to figure out how we were going to catch it. And how it even got in this lady’s house! Needless to say, we were exuberant!!

So we get there and she the front door is open, we walk in. The lady who needed help was sitting on the couch crying & told us not to laugh. She pointed at the front door & said: “It’s behind the door!”

We look behind the door & find a small lizard, about the size of the palm of my hand.

I’m sure you’ve felt like that. Where it’s just been a rough, awful, tough day. Nothing could go worse. The stress levels are high & and if any little thing goes wrong then it just feels like you’ve been hit by a Goliath… or Kimono Dragon. And to some people, it may not seem like a big deal, but to you it matters.

When Christ suffered for us, He didn’t just suffer for our sins. He has felt every stress, every moment we feel alone, every time we’ve felt we just can’t push on one more day or hour. Christ knows what that feels like. He didn’t just do that because those moments matter to you, but because you matter to Him.

“Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”  – Luke 10:19

So whenever a Komodo Dragon or Goliath enters into your life, you always have someone to call on for backup.