Wednesday, December 15, 2010

10 Days TO Christmas

We've been doing our kind deeds throughout the day, it's made my mind very conscious of how many kinds things we might do during the day but don't noticed. Being in a mindset to serve and be kind to others makes me realize how little things really can brighten someone's day.

IDEAS: Saying hi to everyone, talking or sitting by someone who is by themselves or who you might not usually talk to, opening a door, writing a thank you note, taking inititive with a situation, calling someone you haven't talked with in a while, making the bed for roommate or spouse, drop extra goodies at someone's place, do something for the needy.

There are so many things we can do and do not take a lot of time. Being conscious about our surroundings and serving others this week has definitely helped widen my perspective in showing even more love to others. You should try it out too, writing it down and talking about it with my spouse has been even better.

Christmas song of the day: I don't know why, but I've heard the "Little Drummer Boy" song a billion times already this season. Ha, when I was little I thought the song was in French because I could never understand the song.

Something that has touched me when I have listened to the words, is that the Drummer Boy was "a poor boy too" and didn't have a gift to bring so he played his drums. Whether we are rich or poor we need to realize we always have something to give whether it be time, money, goodies, or our talents. Sometimes we don't realize how our talents can touch or inspire the lives of others.

Like the little drummer boy we can use our talents to worship and show love toward the Savior as we understand and share them with others.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Elise. I found a link to your blog on facebook. I'm Rebecca Gollaher (now Walker) and I used to babysit you in Michigan and I lived with you guys in Utah for the summer. I was so excited to find you. I have so many great memories with your family. I remember having long chats with you and how you were having a hard time finding good friends. I'm so happy that you stayed strong in the gospel and married in the temple. You were such an amazing young lady and I'm sure you are still amazing. Tell your parents and family I said hello. My blog is I'd love to see pictures of your family. I bet little Jane is not so little anymore. Anyways, it was nice to find you. If you get a chance, could you send me your parents e-mail so I could send them a note? My e-mail is or just post it on my blog.


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