Swarms of goodness in my head

Sometimes I have a hard time going to sleep at night.  It’s hard to stop doing what I do to go up to bed, then it’s hard to stop thinking what I think to go to sleep.  Last night I was awake most of the night with swarms of goodness in my head.  I just love thinking about all the good things going on in my life.  Sometimes I feel like my mind is full of beautiful butterflies landing here and landing there, then circling around and fluttering every which way.  I like to pay attention to each, and study each, like a thought that deserves its own time.  There are so many things to think about, some nights I hardly sleep.

Last night was one of those nights.  I think I finally slept this morning as light began filtering into our bedroom.  I think about my friends and my interactions with them.  Last night I thought about another DfG Event we had last evening in Springville with some beautiful young women.  I wonder about their lives and the lives of the girls they are helping–girls they don’t even know.  I think about the faces of beautiful girls in Mali who’s lives will change for the better in a few weeks when I take them the kits everyone is making.  Today I received 250 more finished shields for those kits. And last night we prepared more than 600 more liners.

I think about my research projects and my ancestors and wonder about their lives and how I might learn more about them–where I might look, and what I might find.  I think about all those people who came to my Family History classes this week–more than 400 of them–and how I might best help them learn to be more actively engaged gathering the histories of their families.

And I think about my family here and now, and the goodness that surrounds me.  It’s enough goodness to keep anyone awake at night.  I feel so grateful for my life and all the good people and work around me every single day.  I love thinking about it all–it’s so much more fun than sleeping.

Here are a few of my favorite things this week:

2013-1-16 Cutting Party Stonewood Orem (1)   2013-1-16 Cutting Party Stonewood Orem (5)

A cutting party in Orem, Utah with neighbors and friends, shields turned in this week, and the event last night in Springville pictured here.

2013-1-16 Cutting Party Stonewood Orem (3)   2013-1-23  Shields (1)

2013-1-23  Shields (4)   2013-1-23  Shields (9)

2014-1-22 Springville Ward (6) 2014-1-22 Springville Ward (9) 2014-1-22 Springville Ward (12) 2014-1-22 Springville Ward (15) 2014-1-22 Springville Ward (16) 2014-1-22 Springville Ward (25) 2014-1-22 Springville Ward (28) 2014-1-22 Springville Ward (30) 2014-1-22 Springville Ward (31) 2014-1-22 Springville Ward (33)

About annlaemmlenlewis

I am member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and I am currently serving as a Missionary in the Washington Yakima Mission. Welcome to my personal blog, Ann's Words, and my Mission blog, Our Yakima Mission. If you are interested in family history stories and histories, you can find those posted in Ann's Stories. Thanks for looking in!
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