Thursday, January 8, 2009


I've been thinking a lot lately about beauty. There is beauty all around us, and I'm not talking about Hollywood's definition of beauty. I'm talking about the kind of beauty we find in people, and good deeds, and truth.

In our church, there is a women's organization called the Relief Society and they provide relief. In situations where someone has passed away, or has had a baby, or is ill, or a family member is ill... they cook, they clean, they care for children, they form a plan to make sure that the family is cared for. It is called charity, or the pure love of Christ. And it is beautiful.

I am grateful to be included in this beautiful organization and to occasionally have the opportunity to serve my fellow man. And it is comforting to me to know that when I am in my hour of need, I will have sisters to rely on.

A couple of beautiful stories to share today:

Nie is back
C Jane is back
Recognizing Beauty (my mom is thinking about beauty too, and this fascinated me.)

*** I edited this post after originally publishing it.