Sunday, November 3, 2013

One time, I asked my best friend what she has learned on her mission.

And this is what she said:

"I have learned that the life I have lived is super blessed. There are so many people who would do anything to go to the US and I was lucky enough to be born there and enjoy the freedoms that I did and will again when I return.

I have learned that a smile is more powerful than an atomic bomb, even if you only have two teeth!

I have learned that the eyes are the windows to the soul and where your spirit talks.

I have learned that wrinkles and sun spots are gorgeous.

I have learned the a hug can cure anything. 

I have learned that the spirit speaks every language.

I have learned who my heavenly father is and what his love feels like.

I have learned that every question has an answer.

I have learned that I am nothing and the gospel is everything.

I have learned to be an instrument and not the music.

I have learned to never stop learning. I have so much more to learn but the thing most of all that I have learned, it to love the people and the Savior. If I can do that and nothing else, then everything else will fall into place because my desires will be for them and not for myself. I have learned to forget myself and got to work."

I'm so grateful for the incredible example of gratitude, humility, hard work, service, and unconditional love this woman has been to me. Her words are a constant reminder to me to see the beauty and blessings in everything and everyone around me. Can't wait to snuggle her again.