At the beginning of this week, we let little things into our companionship (i.e. little frustrations and things), and so we didn't have the Spirit with us. And we know that "if ye receive not the Spirit ye shall not teach" (D+C 42:14). So we didn't get a lot done this week. Then we went on exchanges and after Sister Jamile came back to the area, we kept saying "I'm so glad you're back! I missed you!" It was super fun. We get so used to being with our own companions that we expect the other to fill in our words/sentences etc. Anyways, it was a super good week.
AND we are working on being grateful. We are saying things that we are grateful for every time we are frustrated or tired or disanimadas or anything. So it's great! We love it! We are ten times more happy now because we are being grateful.
I'm reading a talk from President Monson called "The Divine Gift of Gratitude." In it he says:
"We can lift ourselves and others as well when we refuse to remain in the realm of negative thought and cultivate within our hearts and attitude of gratitude. If ingratitude be numbered among the serious sins, then gratitude takes its place among the noblest of virtues."
I love being grateful. It is not happy people who are grateful, but grateful people who are happy.
So, take it from me: BE GRATEFUL!! You'll be happy, and you will feel less selfish. :)
Con amor, Sister Fry
Oreo cookies? or sister missionary arms?