Have you ever been having one of those types of moments in your life where anything and everything is making you…what is the word…melancholy? Well, I have been having those types of moments.
These moments have brought many tears. Aw…my tear ducts are extremely clean. (Wink). It has been interesting to know that people can criticize and be hurtful without thinking about how it is affecting the other person.
Tonight, I am really missing my family. They are out of town. I really wanted someone to talk to…someone to laugh and giggle with…someone to just be with…to feel genuine peace and happiness. I wanted to be in a place where I wasn’t being criticized for every little thing. I wanted to be in a place where people only said nice things. I wanted to be in a place filled with happiness.
As I was thinking about how I could get rid of this melancholy moment, I noticed two letters addressed to me from two of my favorite missionaries sitting on the counter. I grabbed a blanket, curled up on the couch, and carefully opened the first letter. I felt this amazing peace rush through out my whole body as I read her comforting letter. She had felt prompted to share things with me that truly touched my heart and soul. Tears (of happiness) fell from my eyes. The next letter that I opened brought me much laughter and plenty of giggles as she had shared the story of chasing a pig around a pen, snuggling with a goat and holding a snake. I am so grateful for these two amazing sister missionaries that are truly blessing my life.
Not wanting this feeling to go away, I grabbed some frozen (ha ha) cookies out of the freezer, sent a text to turn on the oven to 350 degrees, and headed over to one of my favorite families in my stake. I knocked on the door. The door opened and I was greeted with hugs and smiles. For the next little while, I talked, laughed and giggled. Leaving their home, I reflected back on the events of the day. I realized the power of a letter, the power of hug, and the power of smile can destroy any type of melancholy moments.
I am truly blessed to have such amazing people in my life. I am grateful for their love for me and for the ability to accept me as a person…even with all my weaknesses.
I am truly blessed.