Lately I have experienced a bout of depression. Everyone has times when they feel that things just aren't going their way. I had a falling out with a "friend." I have been really struggling with infertility. I have also been trying to adjust to being a stay at home wife. Geez, there is much more to it than I thought. I was getting pretty down and depressed.
Then I remembered something amazing! Service can ease the pain! I had almost forgotten there for a second, it could have been tragic :o)
So, here is what I did; I got out there and researched and researched. It looked for local opportunities to serve. I looked for opportunities in far away places. Then it happened, right when I thought I couldn't get any worse. I was asked by a bilingual school in Honduras to come and teach English for the summer. I swear it was straight from heaven!
I will be leaving this summer and I will spend six weeks in Honduras with the children. I will travel alone (unless any of you want to come of course.) I have a house to stay in and food to eat and most of all I have a place to give of my time everyday.
There are many ways we can serve in our communities as well as abroad. Just being a good neighbor is service. Do what you can to help someone else and I promise you will find peace in doing so. I know that Heavenly Father helped this opportunity fall into place for me. He knew what I was feeling. He knew my heart. He knew just what to do. What a blessing!
Remember next time you are feeling a bit down, Service! Service! Service! It will do wonders for your soul.
Giving What I Am,' her online journal, and also doing graphic design to raise money for her adoption at Modern Blitz Designs.
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