Monday, November 3, 2008

Good works day

Saturday-
Chris took Adria for me and went to his parents house so I could get some stuff done, and only worry about one kid, and she takes long naps, so it was even easier. Kimberly and I went and did some grocery shopping. While we were out I started to just feel really happy for some reason. I don't know if it was the break, or Kimberly's cuteness, or the fact that it was good works day, but I just really felt like making other people happy too. My neighbor down the street just had surgery and so I was buying food to make them dinner with also, and I think that put me in the happy mood also. I couldn't help but smile at everyone and be really friendly to them. It was fun! People that were feeling grumpy weren't going to get past me without having to smile back at me. lol
I was going through an isle that was a little crowded and a young father started to tell his daughter to move out of the way. She was allready moving and he continued to get mean to her by degrading her worthness with mean words. He told her "you are allways in somebody's way" "like mine". I will never forget the way she looked at her dad when he said that. He didn't even notice her hurt face, and she quickly walked away from him and went off to hide her tears. He didn't even realize that she had left. I felt like going to her and apologizing because I was the one he was telling her to move for. She looked to be about 12 or so and was such a cute girl. I couldn't believe the harshness that her dad had used with her over something so silly. He started to go to a new isle and was calling her name. I knew where she was but didn't want to tell him. I wanted him to find her upset. As I past him again( I was going all sorts of directions trying figure out what I should do, hehe) I decided I would apologize to him, so he could realize that I saw the way he treated her. I told him "I'm sorry, I didn't mean to get her in to trouble", and then he said "what? Alysa? Oh, I was just teasing her." Then he walked past me and found her and said in a jerk tone of voice "lysa I was just teasing you". I thought to myself, if someone was teasing me like that, I would have been hurt too. I didn't see them after that, but I hope he realized he needed to be more gentle to his own daughter.
Then, as we walked around, I proceeded to smile at everone, and I am a sucker for the elderly. I just loooooooovvvveeee them!!! In fact if you are retirement age or older, you are probably on my list of the cutest people in the whole world. Don't worry if you are not that old yet, you will get there someday and then I will absolutely just love you whether you are grumpy or not! This little old man saw Kim and said, "oh, is this a little boy or a little girl?". I told him she was a girl, and he said "Oh, she's a cute one!" I loved it! I just wanted to hug him for being so cute!
After that we left and were walking out to our van. I noticed an old couple outside there car, and I wanted to hug them too. I thought about the turkey vouchers I have been collecting. I don't really have a need for them, so I got in my van and pulled out the ones that I had. I had $2.00 and .50 cents towards a Macey's turkey. Just then a little blue toyota pickup truck pulled up next to me in the parking lot. Inside was the sweetest little old person. I decided I would see if he wanted them. So I jumped out, I think I may have suprised him a bit, and then said to him while handing him the vouchers "These are for a turkey, I am not going to need them and I was wondering if you would want them." He took them, and said "By golly! I think we will!" and then he thanked me and told me I was kind. AAAAAWWWWWW!!!!!
I went home smiling ear to ear! I was so thankfull for the opportunity I had to do something for someone else. I know heavenly father blesses us for our good works, if anything he blesses us with happiness. Which we all need!
I went home and cleaned up our house for the sabbath the next day. I got everything done that I wanted to do, and really enjoyed the rest of the night. I am thankfull that I have been taught the importance of giving off posotive energy. Its so true that positive thoughts and deeds attract positiveness. When you allow yourself to see things the happy way, you are able to find other things that make you happy. I think with the law of tithing. Its not just to show obedience, but I think we have it to help us attract posotive things. When we give our tithing, we are showing an act of service, which makes us feel good, which attracts posotive energy, which allows us to attract positive experiences. I see it the more I use it. Its great!
I am gratefull for my saturdays, and for the opportunity they give me to create good works, to make others happy and myself.

3 comments:

Gwen said...

Yea for postings! I love this. I think you were so good for bringing the father's actions to his attention. Maybe he'll realize that he is in the wrong. And I love that you gave the old man your turkey vouchers. (Did you know though that you can use them on just regular groceries? Not just on a turkey.) Way to follow your prompting.

jules said...

I didn't know you could use them on your regular groceries. Thats cool!

Tara said...

Julia, you are inspiring. You always make me smile. I love you.