This past week I had the blessing of experiencing pain…upon my feet. And before that I spent eight weeks healing a broken toe. It has been irritating, frustrating, and at times a little depressing for I have not been able to do two of the physical challenges that I had been training to do, even dropping out of a third before it started.
To combat my personal woes I have tried to serve others and spent a lot of time counting my personal blessings so as not to turn into a crybaby whiner. Watching videos and reading uplifting words reminded me that service blesses the giver and the receiver and both are edified.
Pain serves a purpose. And I can become a better person for my minor discomforts.
Go, and Do Thou Likewise ~ Ensign May 1997
[Can we] set aside our love of substance and hear the cry of the hungry, the needy, the naked, and the sick? ~ H. David Burton
Infinite Needs and Finite Resources ~ Glenn L. Pace