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A Powerful Experience

This is a bit embarrassing but powerful experience for me.

A few weeks ago I had signed up to volunteer for Tabitha’s Way. I’ve done it before, I’ve brought my kids, I’ve had wonderful experiences.

But as the date approached last week, life had become very busy and I was very tired. The truth was, I didn’t want to go. I wanted to sleep.

I thought about doing something I’d never done before–canceling. It’s just a two-hour shift, after all. And they have lots of volunteers. And I’d never canceled before.


But I went.

And you know exactly what happened. Working alongside beautiful soul people, all on a common cause, just because we want to, changed my heart. I found myself smiling, humming, and helping with whatever was needed.

Lesson learned.

Or not.

Later in the week, I had also scheduled to help clean the temple late at night while my son was gone for the weekend. And as it approached, what do you think happened?

That’s right…I was tired. I didn’t want to go. I wanted to sleep.

[Right about now you’re saying, girl, you’ve got to take a nap and work on your time management skills…]

But I went. And it was beautiful. Dear friends were cleaning too and we laughed (temple style), chatted, and connected. More smiling, more humming, more happiness.

Lesson totally learned.


The very next morning I had scheduled a temple ordinance (way before realizing I had signed up for the cleaning).

But THIS time, I was excited. I felt the anticipation of what was to come. I knew there would be smiling, connection, and possible humming. I KNEW it was the right place to be.

The power of three. Three experiences I needed in direct succession for Him to teach what He wanted me to learn.

And I got it.

We are all busy. We are all often tired. Very tired. And yet, He taught me that my attitude, my heart, my intention were all that He needed in order to restore me.

And possibly better time management skills…

How have you been blessed by doing a difficult thing even when you’re tired?

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