Today I woke up bright and early, the sun outside seemed to be calling me. I thought about my endless list of to-do's and wondered where I should start. My mind quickly remembered a conversation I had early in the week with my visiting teaching companion. She is a wonderful women who does alot for others, and was recently called to be the Relief Society President. I admire her greatly. She was telling me about her garden and how the raspberries were almost ready...I LOVE Raspberries! As our conversation continued I said I would help her pick if she wanted. She said yes. I have know her almost 3 years now, and can tell you that she does most stuff herself, so I didn't really think she would call...so I threw on my stuff grabbed a couple bowls and headed out the door. As I pulled up to her home, it looked so peaceful. The calmness of the morning was just what I needed. Alone time, being able reflect on things and see the rich blessings of her families hard work. I had a good time, peeking under leaves and seeing the pump juicy raspberries hiding underneath. When I was done, I placed the bowl on her deck table and returned home.
Last night I was reading with my husband about the last supper and how Christ washed the feet of the disciples. What an amazing story and learning experience for all of us to serve and show our love. My time in the berries does not compare to Christ and his lesson but it did remind me how we can enjoy such sweetness in our lives, by showing our love toward others.
"Through service to others, we develop a Christlike love and we experience joy. Service teaches patience and long-suffering as well as gentleness, goodness, and faith."
--Merrill J. Bateman