Thursday, March 22, 2012

Just keep serving

Recently, BYU's newspaper, The Daily Universe, did an interview with AJ and me about our service on campus after the accident.  Here is the link. I thought it was a very well-written article, and I really appreciate the kind words.  However, I just want to note this wasn't all me or AJ alone;  it was with God's help that we got through the most difficult time in our lives yet - my accident.

The accident has taught us so much about how we all depend on each other and service is the way to help each other get through this life. We learned how much we need to rely on the Lord as well for all the power that he possesses and the abundance he is willing to impart. We love Him more than ever because of it.  We decided to repay him and all those around us by always making time to serve others.  I feel like no matter what I do, I can never truly repay Him because He has provided me with so much--life, learning, family, friends--everything that I need to become a better person especially because of this accident.  I'm so thankful for all of this.  But I will still try to be the best I can and do whatever is needed of me.

I also learned that I became less worried and sad about myself when I was able to look for others to serve. Great things come when we are able to look beyond ourselves. Life isn't all about us. We are not the center of the universe. Others make up part of this infinite world as well. I find I am happiest when I serve. So if there is one advice I can give to those who are suffering in one way or another, it is to just keep serving.  In doing so, you'll find great peace and happiness.

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