Thursday, April 17, 2008

Thank heaven for little miracles

Admittedly, yesterday was not the best day for Greg and me. I won't delve into all the details, but I'll suffice to say that we've both been a little worn out lately, and the events that occurred yesterday discouraged us more than they would have under normal circumstances.

After work, I got a call from Greg, and we discussed what had been going on that day, and afterward I just felt really disheartened. Then, I saw that I had a new voice-mail on my cell. It was a call from a lady that lives down the street from us, who I've known forever because she's the mom of one of my very best friends. She said she'd made some soup and had some extra and wanted to know if Greg and I would like some. (She ended up giving us delicious soup, great rolls and some yummy chocolate chip cookies, bless her heart.) At the moment I was listening to this message, Greg was wondering what we were going to do for dinner, and I called him back with the news during this contemplation. Talk about an answer to our prayers!

I know it's dumb, but I got a bit teary in my car because I was SO grateful that she was so in tune with the Spirit to know that Greg and I needed a little pick me up. This simple act of kindness was a little miracle to me that helped lift my spirits and let me know that Heavenly Father is mindful of Greg and of me and of what we're going through. An event like this inspires me to constantly seek to be in touch with the Spirit so that I may also help those who are in need... even if it's just a simple phone call or a note. Yesterday reminded me that we are all connected and that we all have the potential to perform little miracles in people's lives. It also reminded me how blessed I am to have a companion to share my troubles with... they go away faster that way, I promise.

So, in spite of everything, I have to say that yesterday was a good day after all. :)


Natalie Barratt said...

Hey! I hope everything is ok, and works out :) So which of my bothers did you see? Both were actually looking for jobs recently. I'm guessing you saw Scott? He just accepted a job offer in Chicago. I'm happy for him, but it will be sad to not get to see them and Lily as much (mostly Lily!) Anyways, we will be down there for Todd's reception, will I get to see you there?

Anonymous said...

i hope things work out but thank you for the reminder of the good that does exist. you are a great person lauren.

Ashley said...

I'm sorry you were having a bad day. it is so nice to get a reminder that someone is mindful of you.

Allison & Noah Riley said...

And I loved this post. Reading/hearing these experiences always reminds me to look for opportunities to serve - and I wish it was something that was a little more constant in me, not just inspired by a great lesson, talk or story. Thanks for sharing it.