Yesterday I wrote about downsizing of possessions. No doubt about it, that's hard. Even harder, though, is the downsizing of harmful feelings. You know the ones I mean: jealousy, envy, anger. These tend to result in grudges and even harder and more harmful feelings. I call these "the nasties."
I don't know about you, but for me, it's a lot easier to get rid of a dress that I no longer wear than to rid myself of the yucky feelings that creep into my mind and heart. Once there, they tend to fester and cling and, pretty soon, they take on a life of their own. They've morphed from a tiny, niggling hurt to a full-blown tumor of pain.
There's only one way I know of to vanquish these feelings: turn them--and myself--over to the Savior. Only when I do that, am I able to erase them from my heart.
So, for today, I am grateful for the Savior, Who's always willing to help me downsize the nasties.