...Oh you guys! Always making people smile. Well it's a true point and one that we often times forget. As one Book of Mormon prophet explained "Adam fell that men might be and men are that they might have joy." But the question is "are we living that statement? Are we really using the gift that our first father gave us and enjoying life" It is a reflection that I honestly think is the most important we can have as humans. We have been blessed with the Gospel by our Heavenly Father that's one main purpose is that we are filled with joy and yet are we living and thinking of that? Are we in the mental mood of grumbling that we are in a crowded rapidito bus with fifty other people and it is hot and sweaty or are we thinking of the fact that WOW we have cars and I am in a different country and speaking another language fluently?
I feel that the moment that we all start focusing in on the things that really matter we will all in turn start to realize that we are here and we have joy with the simple things. The 2nd thing that I have learned from Honduras is that when all else fails and the safety net falls out from under you, all you need is an ice cream sandwich and to stop and think about just how good you've got it.
(gets down off soapbox) Sorry that the adventures from this week are not as action packed as normal but this week's report is one that I wish we would all just apply more. Take time to sit back once in a while for a good ice cream, a good conversation and to enjoy the roses. This is what I am now expecting all of you to do this week and take pictures of your most joy filled moment from this week and send that to an elder right now down in Copan. I love you all and can't wait to hear and see what brings you joy this next week,