" I have wept in the night for the shortness of sight. That to somebody's need made me blind; But I never have yet Felt a tinge of regret, For being a little too kind."
I really loved that poem....and it made me want to start a goal for myself. I know that I can't really communicate my feelings very well in French. But I figure I can serve the people by smiling and being happy each day. I decided to challenge myself to smile at someone EVERY single day for the rest of my mission. I probably won't remember tomorrow the little things I do for people today, but what I do may have a lasting effect on them. I am working hard to just stay optimistic! Sometimes the days suck & you wish that you could change the outcomes...I have come to realize that you can't control the things that happen to you, you can only control the way you react to them. Francoise is still set to be baptized on the 20th...WOOT WOOT! We are uber excited for her!! We have started planning the program & are trying to make it special. We spent all day Friday doing a "Finding" day. We went outside from 9-9...just talking to random people and trying to find new ami's. All of it is way out of my comfort zone; but it is a good challenge. I think trying to approach people in French, has given me more confidence to do it in English:) Soeur Mason & I taught Patrick and Francoise this week about Prayer. I tried my best to tell them how since being in France, it has been really hard for me to talk to people because of the language barrier. But I have been saying beaucoup of prayers. I told them that even though its been difficult for me and that Heavenly Father doesn't always answer right away or the way I am expecting--I still know that He hears my prayers. I think that most of the answers to my prayers have been through the people. I don't know how I would be able to have the courage to talk to people without some extra help from Heavenly Father. I don't always realize the miracles in the moment...but looking back on each day....I can see that even through the smallest things, I have received GIANT miracles!I hope all of you have a fantastic week and know how much I love you and pray for you! I would be here without you....thank you so so much for everything!Bonne Semaine!Bisous!xoxoxo