What’s Your “Something?”




“You can do something for another person that no one else ever born can do.”

            —President James E. Faust, former counselor in the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, October 2005 Talk.

Pretty bold statement, don’t you think? I mean, think about all the billions of people who have ever lived and do live on the earth. No one else can do something that little old me can do? It’s hard to believe, isn’t it?

But a prophet of the Lord, Jesus Christ said it.

And I believe him.

So, why the random picture to go with this topic? Well, it’s random to you. It’s not random to me, however, and I am the writer so I get to choose the picture.

This is the Greenville 2nd Ward Primary as of Oct. 2011. Every man, woman, and child in this picture has effected me in a positive way. By their kindness, their examples, their words of wisdom (even the kids!), their random acts of service. They have touched me in ways no one else ever could!

The question now stands: What is the something that I was born to do? Have I done it yet? Is it still to come? And is it just one something, or is it many somethings?

I’m not sure the answer to that question. But the thought that my work here is undone, that I still have someone left to help in a way that no one else can, makes me want to BE better and to DO better, every day. It makes me want to be the kind of child that my Heavenly Father would be proud of.

What about you?

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