Monday, March 21, 2011

Day 415: Missionary Work

I like sharing what I believe with others.  It is why I am who I am.  It helps me be a better wife, mom, and friend.  It reminds me that I have reason to hope when depression casts a shadow over my future.  It gives me purpose and direction in life.  So, I like to share it with others, so they can have this as well.  I share Joyful Moments with all of you daily and it is the greatest source of Joy in my life.

I don't want to be pushy with it, though.  I recognize that not everyone wants to hear about what I believe.  And so I feel shy and hesitant to share sometimes.

But today a friend asked me many questions about what I believe and having the opportunity to share with it with her--someone I care about and who genuinely wanted to know--was my Joyful Moment.  I was late to be somewhere and almost dismissed the opportunity, but then I thought about priorities and decided this was the better choice.  So, I stayed and I answered her questions.  And the experience has brought me joy throughout the rest of the day as I've reflected back on it.

Wishing you all Joyful Moments that linger!


Melanie said...

way to go! I love ya.

Cheryl said...

Mel, YOU are some of my major inspiration in this matter. Thank you!

Linda said...

Sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ has a very unique joy attached to it. To me it's not like any of the other joys in life. I don't know how to describe it; you have to feel it to know. I'm very happy for you.

I had a great day - doing a lot of housework that needed to be done and having a great conversation about preparing kids for missions (and life) with your oldest sister-in-law.