Today has been a sweet day. We switched to 1:00 church, so our mornings are really nice and mellow. My kids were being so sweet and fun this morning. I felt like I had extra patience this morning as well. I’m not sure if I had extra patience because the kids were being cute and sweet or if they were being cute and sweet because I had extra patience. In between reading the kids books this morning, I spent time preparing a talk for church and also a lesson to be taught in Relief Society (the women’s organization). I feel like almost any time I prepare a talk or lesson, the topics or themes are things that I really need to learn more about at that particular point in my life. Everything went well with the talk and then during the lesson, we spent a lot of time discussing characteristics of God, how to draw nearer to him, and how He knows us each individually. I felt the spirit so strong and felt a burning inside of me as I discussed and pondered God’s love for me and all of my brothers and sisters. My children’s faces kept flashing into my head as I though about His love for them. As much as I love my own children, I know that Heavenly loves each of us even more than a parent loves her child. That is just so hard for me to comprehend. And if Heavenly Father loves us that much and all of my brothers and sisters in the world this much, then it got me thinking about how amazing it would be if we all tried harder to view people more as God would. If we could see people with all of their goodness and with all of their flaws and still see the great potential that lies within them. God sees great potential in every single one of us. He doesn’t think, “Oh.. this person will probably be quite average, and I’ll give all of the talents to that person.” He has given each of us such great potential, and I am going to try harder to live up to my own and to help people I know in their journey to understand and live up to their own potential.
None of what I heard today was brand new information, but my testimony of God’s love for me and each of us was strengthened today. No matter where you are at in your life, I hope you know how much you are loved by our Heavenly Father and how much good he sees in you!