Saturday, May 25, 2013

It Could Have Been Worse....

I got this on my e mail this week, I liked it, thought I would share it with you.

A Great Lesson on Stress

A young lady confidently walked around the room while explaining stress management to an Audience with a raised glass of water. Everyone knew she was going to ask the Ultimate question, 'half empty or half full?'... She fooled them all .... "How Heavy is this glass of water?" she inquired with a smile.
Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. To 20 oz.
She replied , "The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long I hold it.
If I hold it for a minute, that's not a problem.
If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in My right arm.
If I hold it for a day, you'll have to call an ambulance. In each case it's the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes." She continued, "and that's the way it is with stress. If we Carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, as the burden becomes Increasingly heavy, we won't be able to carry on."

"As with the glass of water, you have to put it down for a while and rest before holding It again. When we're refreshed, we can carry on with the burden - holding stress Longer and better each time practiced. So, as early in the evening as you Can, put all your burdens down. Don't carry them through the evening and into The night... Pick them up tomorrow."
Proverbs 3:5 "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart..."  As my daughters say, "Everything happens for a reason".
 I like this quote from President Hinkley:
"I don’t worry too much about the future, and I don’t worry very much about the past.  The past is gone, and you can’t change it, you can’t correct it.  The future,  you can anticipate, but you can’t necessarily do very much about it.  It is the present you have to deal with.  Reach out for every good opportunity to do what you ought to do.”    President Gordon B. Hinkley
Mary, Ronnie and Lonnie-Sunday we went to visit Elder McOmber's twin brother.  He lives about 68 miles from us.  He works in Iraq for 4 months, then comes home for one month.  He went back to Iraq on Tuesday.  We had a wonderful visit sitting in their yard visiting, watching the birds.
This week on a mission has been wonderful.  We had 4 zone conferences.  We are growing and we used to have 3 zone conferences, but with so many wonderful elders and sisters, we now have 4.  I presented a health section power point called, "The Best Way for Me to Serve MY Mission with all my Heart, Might, Mind and Strength."  I love these missionaries and I hope I impress things to help them with life. 
Sara and her girls made button bookmarks and pretty bows for all our missionaries.  I gave them a quote that I used in my presentation to attach the bookmarks and bows to.
Some of the Elders put their bookmarks on their pockets.
Elder McOmber explaining some important point.
We are so impressed with our wonderful Elders and Sisters.  They get up and teach and discuss so naturally.  There were two talks that were discussed at all 4 conferences, Elder Holland's talk from General Conference "Lord, I Believe" and Elder Christofferson's talk from Nov. "Brethren, We Have a Work to Do".  Different elders gave the talk in all 4 sessions, and all did an awesome job and I would get something new from each of them. 
This week,Elder McOmber and I have enjoyed watching the hummingbirds and other birds outside our window.
The hummingbird flies over our cat cage we have out our window. (there is a doggie door the cat goes out to sit in the cage and watch the birds, rabbits and squirrels). Sorry there are window reflections in this pic.
Liz, our daughter gave us two easy recipes.  Lonnie loved them,  he licked the bowl clean.
Easy Lemon pie from Liz Page
1 large bowl cool whip
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 can frozen lemonade concentrate
Mix and put into a graham cracker crust.  Elder McOmber loved it frozen.

Easy Lemon Cheesecake from Liz Page
2 bricks cream cheese
2 cans sweetened condensed milk
1/4- 1/2 cup lemon juice
1 package instant lemon pudding
Mix and put into a graham cracker crust
Both are yummy!

Our daughter, Amy was awarded the "Legacy of Service" for her work.  She is an ER nurse in Mesa, AZ.  One of the doctors calls her "Buffalo Girl".  Everyone has a nickname and Amy and her husband hunted buffalo one time, hence her nickname. Someone drew this picture of her.  We are proud of her. 
Got this picture this week, Neli had some fun while her mom was taking a shower.  She seems quite proud of herself.  (Sara had just cleaned house.)  Reminds me of when her mom and twin spilled a gallon of oil on the floor under the kitchen table and I found them giggling and sliding all over at about the same age.  Then after cleaning them, while cleaning the floor, they got into the dirt of a plant.  What goes around, comes around.
Neli had to clean it up.
Ouch!  Our driver's door and frame got screwed up.
We were in an accident today-we were going to go to the LA zoo.  The person driving did not have a license and tried to pass us as we were turning left. She did not even put her brakes on.   Spoiled our trip to the zoo.  I did not feel like going.  Too bad for her friend's 2013 new car. Lonnie is sore, but could have been so much worse!!
Richard G. Scott has said.
"Just when all seems to be going right, challenges often come in multiple doses applied simultaneously. When those trials are not consequences of your disobedience, they are evidence that the Lord feels you are prepared to grow more (see Prov. 3:11–12). He therefore gives you experiences that stimulate growth, understanding, and compassion which polish you for your everlasting benefit. To get you from where you are to where He wants you to be requires a lot of stretching, and that generally entails discomfort and pain."

1 comment:

  1. Oh no! I was enjoying your post so much until I saw the photo from your accident! I'm so sorry! Your presentations at Zone Conference were wonderful and Elder McOmber's work taking care of the mission vehichles this week is so appreciated! We love and appreciate both of you!