Thursday, September 4, 2008

Truth #1 Jesus Wants me For a Sunbeam

I read my 20 year old daughter, Abby's blog about the sign in the grass that said "Don't step on me I"m growing". She wished she could wear a sign like that also. How cute and philosophical is that! So I started thinking a little deeper just for a moment.

I recently read a book written by a Psychiatrist which consisted of 30 truths he had discovered in his life experience. I agreed with some and thought he was looney at other times. I decided that I would write my own personal truths (when I figure them out).
So this is my "Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam" truth.
In church, I have occasionally had jobs that I just don't care for, or jobs that are really time consuming or isolating. I struggle and struggle and find myself complaining and not enjoying church or the job or life in general. I often think of moving to get released. I am currently the Junior Primary and Nursery Chorister. Yes, it was "one of those jobs".
I dreaded Sundays, until one week I looked into the eyes of one of the kids and saw how much he was enjoying the music that I was so bored with. I had a Eureka! moment when I realized I had the power to help those children LOVE primary music. I started researching how children learn and every week I look into the eyes of those kids and love what I am doing.
Any way, the truth is, if you have a job you hate, chances are you will keep getting that job again and again, until you learn to love it. If you learn to love it, it doesn't matter if you get released or not, you will be happy.


  1. That is exactly what I needed to hear! Enrichment is my dreaded calling that I seem to keep getting. Thanks for the insight-can't wait to hear about Truth #2!

  2. I was thinking the same thing as Val. I love you Mom!

  3. Good thought. I'm sure our wards would run so much more smoothly if everyone had that attitude. I love the cute sunbeam pictures.

  4. A great truth!!! (Way to be deep, too!)

  5. Some of my 'so I thought' worst callings - taught me the most. I too, had your calling.I don't sing well, as I can't get above a 'A' and all primary songs are higher than that. We had just had a new presidency called and I thought they probably just didn't know I didn't sing. No. They wanted me for my creativity and love for kids. Who would have thought? I learned to love those kiddies and the songs had so much meaning. As I attended Regional Conference today and listened to the words of the primary song-QUOTED BY THE SPEAKER, I WILL, I remembered teaching that in Primary. It had so much truth to me at the time and it has always stayed with me. I had so much fun teaching that song as we all shared experienced we'd had of people hurting our feelings. What an opportunity to be enveloped through music, by all those gospel truths. You would be a perfect person for that calling. And, by the way, I love my quilting bag that I made at quilt guild.