I had another blog prepared for today but a recent experience demanded that I pre-empt it and write about something different.
Three days ago, I heard the sound of scraping coming from outside. I peered out the window and saw a young girl from our ward shoveling the snow from our sidewalks and driveway. She had come of her own accord. When I told her that I must pay her for her work, she adamantly efused. Finally, she accepted a few candies as a token of my thanks.. Her selfless act is evidence of the Savior at work in her life ... and mine ... and the righteous example her parents set for her and her brothers and sisters.
I've written before about this remarkable family of seven children and their loving parents. They quietly serve others and the Lord with no thought of recompense or reward. I sometimes wonder why the media does not feature such families. Would not this be a welcome replacement to the mayhem and violence on which too often they focus?
This I know for sure: I am blessed to have this sweet family in my life.