Every now and then the universe sends you a message so loudly and clearly that you do not miss it. This is often the case when I listen to General Conference held semi annually in our church. It was October 2007 and Elder Henry B Erying was speaking about a subject with this same title. O Remember, Remember.
He shared an experience about his father in law working late to build a system to pump water to their house. As he gratefully reflected about this situation he heard a voice in his head, not his own say, “I’m not giving you these experiences for yourself. Write them down.” Elder Erying said he started that night what was to become a life long process of daily taking the time to ponder and record the answer to the question”Have I seen the hand of the God reaching out to touch us or our children or our family today?” He said it took a lot of sacrifice and discipline to daily record the answers.But the blessings he and his family received were beautiful.
This idea of recording daily has been an idea that I fell in love with. As I was active with a business that promoted preserving lifes beautiful memories, I felt the truth of his words. This is an idea that I would start and stop many times. I guess it’s one of those… the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak… But I always return to it… the universe gently caresses me back to a spot where I keep recording the moments were God has truly blessed me and my family.
I love when Elder Eyring states, “My point is to urge you to find ways to recognize and remember God’s kindness. It will build our testimonies. You may not keep a journal. You may not share whatever record you keep with those you love and serve. But you and they will be blessed as you remember what the Lord has done.”
I am grateful that life keeps providing me with opportunities to recommit to this wonderful principle… to take time to record the moments that truly matter. And the promise is so beautiful… as you do your life and the lives around you will be blessed.
Today I am glad that I remembered all the goodness I felt as I have tried to let this principle guide my actions and bless my life.