Saturday, November 2, 2013

November 1st-Love like a little child

Since Thanksgiving is coming up I have decided to post one thing that I am thankful each day in the month of November!

November 1st:

Today I am thankful for......

Children and their sweet spirits!

Today I was with two families who I adore and their children are the most precious souls that I have ever met. The little boy said to me and my companion "Sister Missionaries...I love you Sister Missionaries!" The other families little girl always gives us big hugs. Both of them always have huge smiles on their faces when we come by. 
Isn't it amazing how quick children are to love? They love everyone no matter what they have done in their past or how much money they have. Not only do they love but they show that love and it is always sincere. 
Can you imagine what the world would be like if we were all more like a child?
The scriptures mention multiple times the attributes of children and how they reflect the attributes of our savior. This is one of my personal favorites:

 "19 For the natural man is an enemy to God, and has been from the fall of Adam, and will be, forever and ever, unless he yields to the enticings of the Holy Spirit, and putteth off the natural man and becometh a saint through the atonement of Christ the Lord, and becometh as a child, submissive, meek, humble, patient, full of love, willing to submit to all things which the Lord seeth fit to inflict upon him, even as a child doth submit to his father."
-Mosiah 3:19


I love, love, LOVE this video! It just shows you how precious the little children are to our savior Jesus Christ. 
I am so thankful for the example children are to me! What a blessing and what a miracle!


Brittany Brewer said...

I love this sister smedley and it is so true.. Do not get caught up in all the things of the world and remember the simple beauty of world.. like in a child's eyes

katie Smedley said...

Thank you so much! It is so easy to get caught up in everything. But if we are like a child things can be so simple and beautiful!

"Fear not, little children, for you are mine, and I have overcome the world, and you are of them that my Father hath given me."
-Doctrine and Covenants 50:41

I love this scripture! I love when we are referred to as children because we are all our Heavenly Fathers children and it is what we should strive to be!

Thanks for all that you do Sister Brewer! I love you!