This week went totally better than last week! It was still kind of a rough week (lots of crazy things going on! Super stressed) but my tasks went beautifully. It made me smile to think of what girl was going to find the note on the mirror (I left them mainly in the Snow and the Spori and in the Hinckley) and how it would brighten her day. Every girl, I don't care who you are, likes to be told something nice about herself once in a while. I also made some cinnamon bread for a relief society sister that was having a rough week and when I saw the smile on her face, it just made it all worth it!
SO, this week I'm going to try and keep at it with my random service tasks in addition to whatever else I'm doing this week. Service is a great, fool-proof way to feel good about yourself because in addition to changing someone else's life in the process, you're also changing your own. It's a win-win situation!
Also, there is something else I would like to mention before I give out this week's tasks. I discovered a wonderful coping mechanism that helps with bad thoughts. Whenever you think of how Satan won't leave you alone and the bad thoughts are near constant and you're getting overwhelmed, think of Adam. Satan worked overtime to bring Adam down to his level, but Adam acted like he didn't care; when he acted indifferent and Satan saw that he wasn't having an affect on Adam, he left. SO remember Adam. Write the name on the inside of your wrist so you have a little reminder to give you a boost when you're having a hard time. If you act like Satan isn't affecting you; if you act like what he's saying doesn't matter, then he'll leave you alone. It's as simple as that. Don't give him that power over you.
1. Pursue something you’re passionate about each day, even if it’s just for fifteen minutes. This can be gardening, reading a bedtime story to your child over the phone if you have to work late, actively seeking out projects at work that generate passion, and so on.
2. Don't compare yourself to others. There will always be people that have more than you, but there are also those who have less than you. Focus on what you do have rather than what you don't have, and on what you can do well rather than what you can't do well.