Monday, January 12, 2009

Why Do People Say "Aloha From Hawaii?"

Does it mean that they're in Hawaii and they're saying "Aloha?" Or are they remarking that "Aloha" is a Hawaiian word? It seems redundant that one would say that.

A lady spoke in a sacrament meeting yesterday. I don't remember what it was about, but she told a story that caught my attention. She sells quilts and jewelry and things at the PCC mission home, and their earnings goes toward students' education. One day they weren't selling enough quilts, and she and the other sister in the home prayed for the sale of quilts so they could make their earnings goal for the day to help the students. Toward the end of the day, a couple came by and bought three quilts, which satisfied their goal for the day.

That's it. That was her experience she shared. She shared that as a testimony of the Lord's hand in our lives.

Of all the testimony-bearing stories I've heard throughout my life, this one is probably one of the least effective to me. But I watched this lady's face, and she was teary-eyed; this little experience moved her. From seeing how it affected her, I've gained an even stronger realization of miracles and how the Lord is present in every aspect of our lives. I was very appreciative of it, so I decided to recognize the "little" miracles in my everyday life.

- Some nights I get so tired that I just can't wake up for Baby; if she cries, I can't even hear it. But those nights are when my mister comes to the rescue and cares for her.

- I gave Baby a bath one night and my phone fell in her bathwater, but the phone didn't short circuit, so Baby was completely unharmed. The phone was fine, too.

- The carrier came in, and the wife of the seller said that her 4-month-old didn't like it at all. Luckily, our 2-month-old does.

- My parents now have a better internet connection, so they can make more calls and write more emails than they had before. Even though that has almost nothing to do with me, I know that they were praying for that, and now I'm glad they have it.

And, of course, every day of life is a miracle in itself. I'm deeply grateful for that.

1 comment:

Oooh, so you read my post? Yipee! Let me know what you think! I'd love your two-cents on the matter!