Do Unto Others

Have you ever thought something nice about someone but never told them? Yesterday, I was praying for various people at my church when I realized how much I missed a certain lady! I thought about all the wonderful things I love and admire about her. Then I realized- I have never actually told her. So, I sent her a text expressing all the lovely things I appreciate about who she is as a person and role model in my life.

Saying the nice things that I am thinking is something I would like to work on. Maybe I’m the only one who does this, but I don’t believe so. I think we are so afraid to offend someone that we keep all our comments to ourselves to the extent of even compliments! How sad that this is what society has come to, and surely, it’s not this way everywhere. Do you do this as well? Maybe we can start a compliment revolution!

Another thing I want to work on is contacting people more often. I cannot tell you how many times I have sat in my apartment, pouting because nobody ever calls me. Then I thought to myself, “Well, when is the last time you called them?” Yes, phones definitely work both ways. So, instead of moping about, waiting for someone to call and check on me, I will just give them a ring instead!

We all lead busy lives (although we are all supposed to be in lockdown right now, but sometimes being home with children can be busier than being at work!), but I feel we should make time for the people who are important in our lives. I don’t want to let weeks and months go by without at least checking in with my loved ones to see how they’re doing. Some people need help or someone to talk to, but they won’t reach out. Let’s be the one to bridge the gap and stay connected in this day and age.

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Yolanda Sommers

Single mother of four children living in Washington state. Received the precious Holy Ghost on June 7, 2011 and living the good life ever since!

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