Monday, December 9, 2013

Don't wait until the first of the year

December 9, 2013

Dearest friends around this spherical globe we call earth,

Let's all say this together. Thomas. Tho-mas. T-H-O-M-A-S. (tah)-mus. Thomas.

Thank you…Just a little review because to 80% of the members and investigators here I am Hermana Thompson. 

O.K. Begin. 

This week was one of personal reflection and self-evaluation (redundant synonyms, acknowledged and purposefully left alone.) This is one reason why I love having missionary transfers: They cause you to ponder on the person you are, the kind of missionary you have become, and how you can better improve during the next transfer. 

I think that in normal people life, we often forget to evaluate our progress and get stuck in a predictable rut; not only of routine, but of personality and attitude. This continued apathy toward progression eventually and oh-so-subtly leads to a deteriorating quality of life and self......How sad! How much more productive and happy would we be if every 6 weeks we were forced to honestly reflect on the people we have become. Self-improvement should not be limited to the first of every year, when our bad habits have rusted into us for 365 whole days.  Rather, we should always be shaking off the dust of yesterday to make room for a better ME today.

I found this Mormon message that goes along with what I'm trying to talk about.  Please watch it and we will reconvene. 

Good right? So here is your homework. Think of three things that you've been slacking on, and work on those things for the next six weeks (we'll be doing it together.) And so you don't forget, write them down and put them somewhere you can see them often. I invite you to have a transfer right now in your life,  a transfer from where you are to a better "place" in your life.

-Hermana Thomas 

Oh, p.s. I'm staying in the same area, but getting a new companion.    

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