Yesterday my lesson was on knowing your personal, individual worth. As usual I gave my lesson, feeling like I am talking to a brick wall. A few girls, one especially, interacts a lot. The others, not so much. It is hard for me, becuase it makes me wonder if I am getting to them at all.
At the end of the lesson, I asked each of them (well I bribed them with homemade goodies next Sunday) to tell me something about themselves, that makes them special.
It was amazing how hard it was for all of them to tell me something, it was hard for me to think of something. Eventually they all did, with a little coaxing, but at least it happened. I really pray that they think about it, and realize how important each one of them are.
Recently I have been feeling not so important. I wouldn't say worthless, but I have had a hard time remembering that my Heavenly Father knows me personally, and knows what I am going through. On the Saturday morning session of conference, I had moved into my bedroom towards the end. I was snuggling with Macy, and worrying about her, and her problems. I was feeling very alone. President Uchtdorf came on, and started his talk on Hope. Instantly I knew why I had moved in to a room where it was quieter, and I knew that I was meant to hear his words. I knew Heavenly Father was with me, and even though I felt alone, I knew I wasn't. I was so thankful for that moment.
I am important, I am special. I have special things about me that make me important to a lot of people. I have to remember that. I also hope all of you know that you are important to, it may not seem like it. I'm not curing cancer, or saving starving children, but I am doing the best I can, for the people that need me. I think that's pretty good!