Unexpected blessings…

This week has been good (so far). I met with my bishop on Sunday and we had a good conversation about tithing. For the first time in my life, I am behind. Well, I resolved on Sunday that in a month I would be caught up. I had no idea how that was going to happen, but I made the decision and, for those of you who don’t know me, that’s all it’s ever taken for something to happen in my life (except for losing weight…and that’s a whole different story full of emotional issues that doesn’t ever need to be discussed :-).

I went to work on Monday and I got an email from a friend to whom I had loaned a large amount of money a little over a year ago. Now, I always knew that my friend would pay me back (although my mother taught me that when you loan money, if you want to never risk ruining a relationship, you have to do it under the assumption that you may not be paid back and that just has to be okay). So, in this email, my cute friend told me she had the money and that she would be sending it to me. And it was exactly the right amount of money to pay my tithing and my HOA fee…okay, not to the penny or anything, but still, I feel very blessed.

The other neat experience (I like the word neat) was going to MTC (missionary training center) today to roll play with the missionaries, allowing them to practice their French. I’ve done this once before, but it isn’t really convenient with my work schedule. Well, this week I decided that I would just give up my lunch hour (and I have overtime, so my “hour” was really about two and a half) and volunteer. It was so great! Just like the baguettes brought me back to Lyon, this experience put me right back on the mission. All of these great memories just flooded into my mind and washed over me, reminding me how much I love my beliefs and how blessed I am to know that God exists and that He loves me, personally.

So, that’s my preaching for today! Life really is good…and I’m almost ready for my accounting exam that I will take tomorrow, right before heading to Salt Lake to see Joshua Radin.

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