i printed/framed this lovely
that i got borrowed from this cute blog.
*it's a line from this hymn:
Have I done any good in the world today?
Have I helped anyone in need?
Have I cheered up the sad and made someone feel glad?
If not, I have failed indeed.
Than dream of your mansion above.
Doing good is a pleasure, a joy beyond measure,
A blessing of duty and love
(Hymns, 1985, no. 223).
i used to kind of hate that hymn.
am i allowed to hate hymns?
am i going to hell?
...but as an adult, i seriously love it.
i, angie dunn, can often be found
"dreaming of my mansion above."
*focusing on my own problems
*listing my needs & wants all day in my head
*expecting to be loved exactly how i want to be shown love
*feeling sorry for myself
*longing for days when things will be easy/perfect for me
but the hymn speaks truth.
it's like the savior says,
“he that findeth his life shall lose it:
and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.”
i want to practice that more.
i want to be better than i have.
i want to overcome selfishness.
i will wake up and do something more.
*and i'll start with this service project,
so that my family has clean underwear: