More Than Ten Things That Made Me Smile
1. Helping a sister who is sick go get dog food and medicine for her little blind doggie. Service is something I love out here. 2. Playing Badminton in a circle using our hands with the family that had us come eat with them in the church after church was over. 3. When Bishop came walking down the hall and stopped and joined us in our game for a few minutes. He is a really wonderful guy. 4. Organizing with a color-coded sticker by year and language all of the Ensign and Liahona magazines in our apartment. 5. Laughing about the word bumblebee with the recently reactivated member and her two daughter that might start taking lessons in the near future (fingers crossed) 6. The Peonies and Jasmine flowers that a member cut from her garden and gave to us in a hurriedly crafted vase. They smell wonderful. 7. The lady who finally talked to me on the bus when I offered for her to smell the flowers from the member on my way home. Her face lit up when I offered. She had been eyeing them. 8. Talking with the Mullburgers about them seeing Evita and then they pulled out their Mary Poppins Program to show me all the production photos from when the tour came to the Graz opera house. 9. A less active that had not been answering our phone calls came to church all on his own and the ward welcomed him back. 10. An umbrella with a broken handle was in the trash, and I flipped it around, opened it and then nestled it on top of the trashcan so that it looked like a little silo. 11. The opera singer a floor above while we were doing a member lesson. 12. The opera singer in our ward, who told me about it. 13. Our two potentials that have blossomed into full on investigators. 14. Having someone to speak Romanian from the ward at our Lesson with L. 15. When people let you into your building from the klingle (doorbell) below and it was pouring rain and hailing all of the sudden without warning. 16. The outdoor flower market I passed. 17. The spirit and love I feel from reading the Book of Mormon and stories from conference talks. 18. The beautiful way that one person’s struggles, once a debilitating curse in their life; when overcome becomes a way to lift others with a similar plight. 19. The way the sky changes from day to day, once clear and bright becomes a moody grey, then back again as the time keeps going and the trees keep growing.