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Our Hands and Hearts

Today, I’m just sharing a quick thought since I’m really enjoying my long weekend with my kids and a bunch of cousins.

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf gave an amazing talk in 2010 entitled “You are my Hands”.  The whole talk is full of gems.  I’ll just share one.

“As we extend our hands and hearts toward others in Christlike love, something wonderful happens to us.  Our own spirits become healed, more refined, and stronger.  We become happier, more peaceful, and more receptive to the whisperings of the Holy Spirit.”

I firmly believe that when we are going through hard times, the best way to feel better is to serve others.  And not just once in a while, but frequently.   Make it part of our daily routine.  Do something, even if it’s just writing a note, giving a hug or a smile, genuinely want to help when your child asks for help (this one can be tricky!).  Our attitude make such a big difference as to how deeply the person we are serving feels of our love.

Build that habit of looking out instead of focusing on our own worries.  I know for me, that the days I specifically try to serve someone else, I am so much happier.  My worries seem to shrink.  And I know that I am better able to receive the inspiration I am seeking for my own struggles.

I hope that you all have a wonderful Labor Day.  I hope that as you serve, Elder Uchtdorf’s promises will shine bright: our spirits healed, more refined and stronger; we’ll be happier, have more peace, and be more receptive to the Spirit.

Life is Good.  Share the Good.

PS If you ever go to Rockport Reservoir in Utah, they have a fun archery range.:)

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