Tuesday, July 15, 2014
This past Saturday, the other sister missionaries in Diffun had a baptism for a family that they have been teaching for a couple months now. Afterwards, all of us were taking pictures and one thing that the people like to do is look up. There was always a normal smiling picture, then a waki (goofy) picture, and then they all yell "LOOK UP" and take a "look up" picture.
I love the principle of looking up. It symbolizes being positive and looking up to our Lord in all situations in life. Things happen everyday that may knock us down, or give us a hard time, but everyday we are given something to be grateful for. So look up and be happy! Remember all the good we have in our life, even if it is as simple as having a bed to sleep on, or a roof over our heads. Being here in the Philippines is a really humbling experience. Everyday I see how hard it is just for the people to live, but one thing I always notice is how people still seem to smile. It is truly inspiring.
Look up and Smile! There is always something to be happy about!
For me, I am truly happy to be here. Serving a mission is the hardest thing that I've ever done, but every day as I teach the people and help others feel the spirit in their lives, there is an overwhelming joy that is felt. This work is my joy; I do not glory in myself, but I glory in that which the Lord hath commanded me (Alma 29:9).
Posted by tkskmd at 5:11 AM