"So often in life a deserved blessing is quickly followed by a needed stretching...Even routine, daily life provides sufficient sandpaper to smooth our crustiness and polish our rough edges, if we are meek." Neal A. Maxwell, Ensign, Apr 1997, 7
I had to laugh when I received this gem!! I think there are more than just one or two of us right now who are feeling like we're getting a great opportunity to be stretched and polished!!
I got to thinking about how self-centered I can be and I am pretty ashamed!! It seems like ever since I heard I was being called as RS President all I could focus on was myself- how am I ever going to do this? how am I ever going to overcome my fears? everyone should feel sorry for me because I'm not ready for this. The list could go on and on! And then it dawned on me- I'm not the first person that's been called to a position that required tremendous courage and growth! I'm not the only one being challenged and tried! I'm not even the only one getting a new calling! (Duh!!) I'm so thankful that Heavenly Father pulls me out of myself and makes me take a look around and see what other people are going through and reminds me that I'm not the only human in existence!!
Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to congratulate me and has shown such tremendous love and support. You are all such a strength to me and I love each and every one of you!