I got some mail a few days ago from Miss Birdie. You see when I worked at the College, Nathaniel would bring me deliveries often from my Miss Birdie - fresh loaves of bread that I did NOT share, little notes, little signs to remind me that she loved me BECAUSE I'm flawed on every level! I miss those deliveries.
I opened my package and found a little book. It's called, "Blessings." The note on the inside cover says, "To my beloved sister Heidi, I know you are tired and worn and stretched as thin as a watery pancake. I know things are tricky with finances and trying to balance it all. BUT I know you can do this. YOU ARE STRONGER THAN YOU THINK YOU ARE!! I love your guts always!!" The other side of the cover says, "Thinking of things we are grateful for is a healing balm." That is a quote from Elder Joseph B. Wirthin.
Miss Birdie knows me. She has always been so stinking in touch with the Spirit that I seem to receive notes from her JUST. IN. TIME. This is one more point of proof that I have that I am a child of God. And that He knows me. He uses his greatest daughters, really THE greatest of His daughters to bless me and to remind me that I am known and heard and loved. These daughters get my boy home from school, send me sweet messages, offer to bring dinner so my children don't starve, make me laugh at work, and remind me that I really can do hard things.
I have written in my new book each and everyday. It sits on my desk, next to my phone, at work. I write five things in my book everyday. Today, I am thankful for a boss who keeps a stash of Starburst candies in his office for me, among other things.