A nice quote for you: "Every person is different and has a different contribution to make. No one is destined to fail." -President Henry B. Eyring
On I think Tuesday night, I went over to Brock's and we had one of our deep/interesting conversations. As we mentioned to his roommate's girlfriend, our conversations usually entail how pleased I am with my hair or a new cardigan, his latest idea for a good date, and maybe a spiritual tidbit or two. This week, however, our conversations have included how to have an increase of the Spirit into our lives so that we can be the sort of people that radiate goodness, and stem cell research. I know, the connection is so clear.
So anyway, in our discussion of having an increase of the Spirit, we talked about how much more awesome your life is when you do things God's way. So, that became the goal: to make life awesome.
Here's the crazy thing- it worked! I started looking for opportunities to be good. I figure you can't radiate goodness if you're not doing and thinking good things, so that became my mission. It was nothing major- just holding doors open, smiling more, having a better attitude when driving, little things like that. As I've tried to be a little more good, however, I have been amazed at the change that's taken place within myself. First of all, I'm in a way better mood. And I have found that being in a good mood makes all of my stresses a lot less weighty. I get less headaches, and it's easier to live with myself.
Also- and this is what matters most to me currently- work has been going so well! I was really worried about my missionaries because things were good, but I knew they could be better. It was stressful because I really didn't know what to do, and as their teacher, I felt a lot of personal responsibility. I'm sure there are multiple factors, but as I've tried to make my life more awesome, or more filled with goodness, I've been a lot more inspired as to what I can do to help my missionaries. It has been great.
So, this week has been really good. And I like feeling like I'm doing good things. The only bad thing is that I woke up today feeling rather ill. Perhaps I just wasn't used to the awesomeness that was this week. So, I'm sleeping it off today, and hoping to gear up for another awesome week. Which, it is finals week, so... I better go back to bed.